Stephens Investment Banking: Privately Owned & Full Service | 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

Site & Incentive Opportunities for Companies Pursuing Strategic Enhancements

Many companies overlook opportunities to boost their ROI on strategic enhancement initiatives, often by leaving discounts, tax credits, and cash awards on the table, underestimating costs, or overlooking local rules and regulations.

Read our latest Capital Thinking article to learn more about Stephens’ Site and Incentives Advisory practice.

With offices in the U.S. and Europe, we have a strong record of adding value to our clients. By virtue of being a family-owned investment banking company we offer unique perspective and objective advice.

Who We Serve

Advisory Services We Offer

Sector Expertise

At Stephens, sector expertise is just the starting point. Our investment bankers also have deep knowledge, on the subsector level, about how historical trends and the latest developments are shaping opportunities for our clients.

Specialized Services for Families & Investors

Private Company Advisory

Stephens has been a family-owned business since its inception in 1933, and privately held companies often call upon us for advanced strategies involving M&A and capital raising.

Family Office Advisory

We work with a large network of family offices, helping them meet their liquidity and growth needs by connecting them with investment opportunities in companies within their interest parameters.

Financial Sponsors

Our senior bankers have some of the longest sponsor relationships in the industry. We advise sponsors across services and sectors, including for sponsor-to-sponsor trades.

Featured Transactions

Stephens served as financial advisor to Happy Bancshares, Inc. in their definitive merger agreement with Home BancShares

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Stephens served as exclusive financial advisor to CURO in its Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility

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Stephens served as exclusive financial advisor to Industrial Service Group on its acquisition by The Jordan Company

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News & Perspectives

From Our People

The M&A team at Stephens is among the most talented in the industry. We constantly strive to deliver the best outcomes for clients. I am fortunate to work on so many exciting transactions here. The Consumer sector is an exceptionally vibrant space.

Kiran Prasad
Managing Director, Consumer M&A Advisory, Investment Banking

I appreciate that, at Stephens, every day we give our clients the same advice we would give to our family and friends – even if it is not always what people want to hear. We value honesty and integrity, first and foremost.”

Elizabeth Daniel
SVP, Lower Middle Market M&A, Investment Banking

Stephens has been essential to my work with clients on some of the largest and most significant dealership transactions in the history of the sector. I am honored to share in that success with my colleagues here.

Matthew Marks
Managing Director, Dealerships, Investment Banking

Meet Our Investment Bankers

Our investment banking professionals are client focused and committed to building strong relationships with firms in need of capital markets advisory and execution services.