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.

Services

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.

Stephens has a long history in equity financing of helping clients access growth capital necessary to meet their financial goals and objectives. We offer value-added insight to the public markets and believe our focus on small and middle-market institutional buyers, coupled with our rapidly growing private client group, brings an attractive mix of institutional and retail distribution. 

We advise clients on a range of public equity offerings and types of securities, including IPOs and follow-on offerings. We also have considerable experience in helping selling shareholders, including private equity investors, to realize the value of their investments through secondary offerings of their holdings. Contact us today to learn more about the advantages of equity financing.

   
J. Bradford Eichler
Executive Vice President, Head of Investment Banking
(501) 377-3761
Little Rock, AR
Steve Dearing
Managing Director
(212) 891-1727
New York, NY
Wilbur N. Ellis
Managing Director
(404) 461-5108
Atlanta, GA
Scott Studwell
Managing Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets and Co-Head of Financial Institutions
(212) 891-1708
New York, NY
Sandra Farmer
Senior Vice President, Syndicate Manager
(501) 377-2130
Little Rock, AR
Kristi Clark
Senior Vice President
(501) 377-2130
Little Rock, AR

$289 Million

Initial Public Offering

Co-Manager

$132 Million

Secondary Offering

Joint Bookrunner

$504 Million

Secondary Offering

Co-Manager

$650 Million

Convertible Senior Notes

Co-Manager

$115 Million

Secondary Offering

Joint Bookrunner

$124 Million

Initial Public Offering

Lead Bookrunner

$135 Million

Initial Public Offering

Joint Bookrunner

$42 Million

Initial Public Offering

Joint Bookrunner

$176 Million

Follow-On Offering

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