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Our Industries of Focus

The Stephens Investment Banking team focuses on an expanding range of industries, from consumer and healthcare to energy and technology. In each area of focus, we combine in-depth industry knowledge with strong execution.

Stephens Inc. has a long track record of successfully completing investment banking transactions on behalf of our Consumer industry clients. We have been actively involved in all types of M&A advisory work (mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, defense), as well as public and private equity and debt financings. We maintain strong relationships and deal activity with middle-market clients, including strategic companies and financial sponsors, and have also completed transactions with some of the largest and most prominent companies in the Consumer industry, including Walmart, Tyson and Viking.

Our Consumer team is active throughout all segments of the industry and maintains special focus and expertise in the following areas:

Auto Retail

  • Franchised Auto Dealerships
  • Recreational Vehicle Dealerships
  • Independent Used Car Dealerships
  • Auto Auctions
  • Auto Finance
  • Warranty Providers
  • Technology Vendors

Consumer Products & Services 

  • Health and Beauty
  • Household Goods
  • Leisure Activities
  • Sports Equipment
  • Direct Marketing
  • Durable Goods
  • Consumer Services
  • Luxury Goods
  • Giftware
  • Auto Parts

Food & Agribusiness

  • Agribusiness
  • Beverages
  • Branded Foods
  • Distribution
  • Ingredients
  • Private Label Foods
  • Produce
  • Meat / Protein Processing
  • Renewable Fuels

Healthy Living

  • Natural / Organic / Healthy Food
  • Natural Food Retail & Distribution
  • Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Weight Management
  • Fitness & Active Lifestyle
  • Sports Retail
  • Pets

Restaurants 

  • Casual / Family
  • Fast Casual
  • Fine Dining
  • QSR

Retail & E-commerce

  • Apparel, Footwear & Accessories
  • Convenience & Drug Stores
  • Department Stores
  • E-Commerce
  • Food & Grocery Retail
  • Mass / Club / Value
  • Online Consumer Services
  • Online Content
  • Specialty Retail
   
Christopher Huisinga
Managing Director, Head of Consumer (212) 891-1763
New York, NY
Ken Wasik
Managing Director (212) 891-1777
New York, NY
Patrick Wilson
Chief Executive & Managing Director +44 20 3757 9856
London, UK

Stephens Europe Limited
Sarah Gill Campbell
Managing Director (501) 377-3491
Little Rock, AR
Laura Nolan
Senior Vice President (212) 891-1712
New York, NY
Pete Phillips
Vice President (212) 891-1764
New York, NY
Alex Zykov
Vice President (212) 891-1702
New York, NY

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Has Received Investment From

Metropoulos & Co.

Advisor

$170 Million

Convertible Senior Notes

Co-Manager

Not disclosed

Has Been Acquired by

Build.com

Advisor

Not disclosed

A Subsidiary Of

Boat Holdings, LLC

Has Acquired

Nautic Global Group

Advisor

$13 Million

Spin-Off From

Fidelity National Financial, Inc.

Advisor

Not disclosed

A Portfolio Company Of

Has Been Acquired by

Kainos Capital LLC

Advisor

$127 Million

Has Sold Assets To

CHS Inc.

Advisor

$150 Million

Initial Public Offering

Co-Manager

$169 Million

A Portfolio Company Of

Initial Public Offering

Co-Manager

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