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.

Technology, Media & Telecom

Media

We maintain an active dialogue with key strategic decision makers and investors to meet the needs of Media businesses, from private founder-led, sponsor-backed and family-owned firms to large public companies, as they adapt to technology and consumer behavior.

Our senior bankers have decades of experience advising on some of the most significant M&A and debt and equity capital raising transactions in Media. Our clients are active in music, film and video content and distribution; out-of-home, digital media and marketing services; publishing, advertising, legacy-to-digital transitioning; and live events and entertainment.

Featured Transactions

  • M&A Advisory

    A Portfolio Company Of

    Has Been Acquired By

    M&A Advisory

    J.R. Thompson Company, LLC

    Financial Advisor

    Media

    Private Companies

    Not Disclosed

    12/09/2021

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  • M&A Advisory

    Has Been Acquired By

    M&A Advisory

    New Engen, Inc.

    Exclusive Financial Advisor

    Media

    Private Companies

    Not Disclosed

    12/08/2021

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  • Debt Capital Markets

    Senior Secured Term Loan & Delayed Draw Facility

    Debt Capital Markets

    Direct Digital Holdings, LLC

    Financial Advisor

    Media

    Private Companies

    Not Disclosed

    12/03/2021

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  • M&A Advisory

    A Portfolio Company Of

    Has Been Acquired By

    With Financing From

    MEP Capital

    M&A Advisory

    Sound Royalties

    Financial Advisor

    Media

    Financial Sponsors

    Not Disclosed

    09/16/2021

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