Investment Banking

Stephens specializes in providing advice on mergers and acquisitions, underwritings of public debt and equity securities, and private placements of debt and equity.


With investment bankers in Little Rock, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Richmond, San Francisco, and London and Frankfurt (through its Stephens Inc. affiliate, Stephens Europe Limited), Stephens specializes in providing unvarnished advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, recapitalizations, underwritings of public debt and equity securities, and private placements of debt and equity securities.

Capital Solutions Group

Stephens Inc. is a leading advisor to companies and their stakeholders in assessing and developing comprehensive balance sheet solutions. With expertise in complex capital structure challenges, our services include structured debt and equity financings, transitional capital raises, liability management transactions, debtor advisory, creditor advisory, distressed mergers and acquisitions, distressed financing and debt modifications, and expert witness testimony. Our senior professionals have a wealth of expertise advising clients in a broad range of solutions and outcomes across the capital structure.

Our practice draws on the full resources of the Stephens platform, including debt capital markets, equity capital markets, financial sponsor coverage and the specialized knowledge and expertise of our industry banking groups. Our practice is focused primarily in North America and Europe and boasts deep experience in cross-border transactions.

Clients benefit from our independence, agility, focus, ownership mentality and discretion. When we engage with clients, we immerse ourselves in their business, give candid advice, and advocate on their behalf in pursuit of the optimal solution.

On February 26, 2018, Stephens Inc. acquired the restructuring advisory business of Blackhill Partners, LLC. View press release, here. Certain transactions listed below were completed by Blackhill Partners, LLC prior to its acquisition by Stephens Inc.

Lance Gurley
Managing Director
(214) 258-2778
Dallas, TX
Scott Thomas
Vice President
(214) 258-2736
Dallas, TX
Sachin Lulla
Managing Director
(212) 891-1716
New York, NY
Joe Stone
Managing Director
(214) 258-2765
Dallas, TX
Tomás Lynch
+44 20 3757 9853
London, UK

Stephens Europe Limited
Joel Brown
Senior Vice President
(214) 258-2775
Dallas, TX
Todd Heinz
Vice President
(214) 258-2785
Dallas, TX
Justin O'Malley
Vice President
(214) 258-2774
Dallas, TX
David Palmer
+44 20 3757 9858
London, UK

Stephens Europe Limited

Not disclosed

GDFC Group Limited



$960 Million

In-Court Chapter 11 §363 sale and Plan of Liquidation

Financial Advisor to the Ad Hoc Group of Second Lien Noteholders

$1.3 Billion

In-Court Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization

Financial Advisor to the Debtor

£50 Million


A Portfolio Company Of

Hutton Collins



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