Stephens Specialized Investment Banking Services | Stephens

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.


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

What We Do

Our deep insights and excellent service foster investment banking relationships that go beyond mere transactions. With senior bankers across the U.S. as well as in the UK and Germany, we earn the trust of our clients.

Who We Serve

We provide investment banking services to public, private and family-owned businesses, as well as financial sponsors, family offices and other institutional investors. Our bankers specializing in each of these company types collaborate with our service and sector-focused bankers to tailor innovative solutions unique for each client.

Public Companies

Firms that have gone public need capital markets advice and execution which solves for everything from rapidly evolving shareholder and regulatory concerns to economic trends and communications with stakeholders.

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Private Companies

Businesses with private and family ownership structures often prioritize cultural fit, estate taxes and multigenerational liquidity. Whether staying private, going public or conducting M&A, they may also need access to financing.

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Family Offices

Due to their ability to act as a permanent capital base without limited partners, family offices can benefit from independent guidance in seeking stable, long-term investments, which may include private and family-owned companies.

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Financial Sponsors

Private equity firms and other institutional investors are always in search of fresh ideas and deal flow opportunities for their target markets, developed based on market intelligence and detailed sector knowledge.

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Our Investment Banking Services

We provide unvarnished advice and precise execution on the full array of investment banking solutions: mergers and acquisitions, underwritings of public debt and equity securities, private placements of debt and equity, restructurings and recapitalizations, as well as site and incentive opportunities.

M&A Advisory

Full M&A advisory services, strategic committee reviews, and fairness opinions in change of control, divestiture and spinoff transactions. Independent perspective and conflict-free advice for buyers or sellers.

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Equity Capital Markets

IPOs and follow-on offerings to enable growth. Secondary offerings to help private investors exit holdings. PIPES and other approaches tailored to the client’s situation. An attractive mix of institutional and retail distribution.

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Debt Capital Markets

Full range of debt capital raising capabilities including structuring, marketing, negotiating and placing all types of debt capital. Experienced specialists assisting clients with pursuing customized debt solutions.

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Capital Solutions

Structured debt and equity financing. Debtor and creditor advisory. Distressed M&A. Liability management transactions. Addressing complex capital structures and developing comprehensive balance sheet solutions.

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Site & Incentive

Site and building evaluation. Labor and demographic analysis. Logistics analysis. Comparative cost review. Financial incentive negotiation with public entities. Alignment with overall investment banking strategy.

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