Who We Are

What We Do

We provide investment banking, research, sales and trading, asset and wealth management, public finance, insurance, private capital, and family office services.

About Us

We are a family-owned financial services firm that values client relationships, long-term stability, and supporting the communities where we live and work.

The Stephens Story

The idea of family defines our culture, because each of us knows that our reputation is on the line as if our own name was on the door.

Leadership

Our reputation as a leading independent financial services firm is built on the stability of our longstanding and highly experienced senior executives.

Impact Initiatives

We are committed to corporate philanthropy; economic and financial literacy advocacy; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Our Brand Ambassadors

Stephens is proud to sponsor the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, and PGA TOUR Champions careers, as well as applaud the philanthropic endeavors, of our Brand Ambassadors.

Making Connections

We host many highly informative meetings each year with clients, industry decision makers, and thought leaders across the U.S. and in Europe.

Investment Banking

Technology, Media & Telecom

From how information is transmitted to how it is consumed, we know the trends affecting companies in the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) sector, as well as how to apply those insights to successful capital raising and M&A strategies for our clients.

The TMT team creates innovative solutions for firms that build the code, content and infrastructure of modern communication systems. Whether it is cloud-based software or multimedia publishing, our experts grasp nuances within each subsector that are essential to the client’s investment banking needs.

Internet of Things

We access debt and equity capital for firms on the forefront of connecting the physical environment to the internet.

Financial Technology & Payments

Stephens helps companies shaping the borrowing and spending landscape to achieve their M&A and capital raising goals.

Healthcare IT

We work with software and tech-enabled firms serving healthcare providers and payers, employer and consumer health programs, the life sciences sector, and more.

Media

We serve some of the largest names in media and advertising, and maintain active dialogue with key decision-makers.

Property and Lending Technology and Services

We have expertise across the residential and commercial proptech value chains. Our team provides a full range of services to the real-estate related technology vertical.

Security Software

Senior bankers provide M&A and capital raising solutions for businesses focused on securing endpoints, networks, the cloud, communications, applications, data and identities.

Telecommunications

Service providers in the telecom space require advice for the digital age that understands how their past informs their future.

Vertically Focused Software Applications

Consolidation throughout the value chain is a core strategy for many software providers, including those in search of capital.

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