Investment Banking

The Investment Banking team at Stephens offers a full-range of services to an array of sectors and industries, from consumer and healthcare to energy and technology.

Stephens Investment Banking For The Middle Market - Sectors

The Stephens Investment Banking team focuses on an expanding range of industries, from consumer and healthcare to energy and technology. In each area of focus, we combine in-depth industry knowledge with strong execution.

Stephens Inc. is an investment banking advisor to a broad spectrum of financial services companies. Representative clients include: regional and various community banks and thrifts, consumer finance companies, broker/dealers, wealth managers, insurance brokers and underwriters and third-party administrators. The Financial Services Group serves public and private companies in addition to private equity groups.

Since 2009, Stephens Inc. has advised on 19 M&A transactions in the financial services sector with a total transaction value approaching $3 billion.  In addition to our M&A experience, we have lead-managed or co-managed more than 30 equity and debt offerings in the sector since 2008, with a total offering value approaching $5.3 billion.

Financial Institutions

  • Banks and Thrifts
  • Broker / Dealers
  • Wealth Managers
  • Mortgage Companies


  • Insurance Brokers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Third-party Administrators

Specialty Finance 

  • Consumer Finance Companies
  • Small Business Lenders
  • Commercial Rental & Leasing Companies




Bruce Miller
Managing Director, Head of Financial Services (404) 461-5122
Atlanta, GA
Brian Branson
Managing Director (404) 461-5111
Atlanta, GA
Kevin Cunningham
Senior Adviser +44 20 3757 9876
London, UK

Stephens Europe Limited
Steve Egli
Managing Director (415) 548-6912
San Francisco, CA
Hugh Elwes
Managing Director +44 20 3757 9860
London, UK

Stephens Europe Limited
Justin Evans
Managing Director (214) 258-2722
Dallas, TX
Blair Farinholt
Managing Director (404) 461-5109
Atlanta, GA
Jim Hemmer
Managing Director (312) 292-5754
Chicago, IL
Kade Machen
Managing Director (214) 258-2711
Dallas, TX
Frank Sorrentino
Managing Director (212) 891-1767
New York, NY
Scott Studwell
Managing Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets and Head of US Depositories (212) 891-1708
New York, NY
Jimmy Troy
Managing Director (415) 548-6904
San Francisco, CA
Michael Young
Managing Director + 44 20 3757 9898
London, UK

Stephens Europe Limited
Patrick Allen
Senior Vice President (404) 461-5124
Atlanta, GA
James Clingman
Vice President (214) 258-2768
Dallas, TX
Adam Cunningham
Vice President (312) 292-5763
Chicago, IL
Adam Glasier
Vice President (501) 377-2237
Little Rock, AR
Bryan Pyne
Vice President (404) 461-5147
Atlanta, GA
Buster Williams
Vice President (214) 258-2730
Dallas, TX
Jake Delaney
Associate Director +44 20 3757 9891
London, UK

Stephens Europe Limited
Justin Alarcon
Associate (212) 891-1798
New York, NY
Alex Jasiek
Associate (312) 292-5788
Chicago, IL
Michael Kitts
Associate (312) 292-5781
Chicago, IL
Philip Macaluso
Associate (404) 461-5167
Atlanta, GA
Paul McKelvey
Associate (404) 461-5144
Atlanta, GA
Annie Shelley
Associate (212) 891-1711
New York, NY

$50 Million

Has Agreed To Acquire

Comunibanc Corp.

Advisor and Fairness Opinion

$1.1 Billion

Has Been Acquired by

FirstCash, Inc.


$30 Million

Follow-On Offering


$22 Million

Secondary Offering


$56 Million

Has Agreed To Acquire

Legacy Bank

Advisor and Fairness Opinion

$200 Million

Subordinated Debt

Joint Bookrunner

$581 Million

Has Agreed to Merge With

Simmons First National Corporation

Advisor and Fairness Opinion

$37 Million

Initial Public Offering

Joint Bookrunner

$101 Million

Initial Public Offering

Lead Bookrunner

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