Investment Banking

The Investment Banking team at Stephens offers a full-range of services to an array of sectors and industries, from consumer and healthcare to energy and technology.

Stephens Investment Banking For The Middle Market - Sectors

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. Our investment banking group has 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 investment banking 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


  • 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
Sarah Gill Campbell
Managing Director (501) 377-3491
Little Rock, AR
Mark Belford
Managing Director (212) 891-1777
New York, NY
Robert Horton
Managing Director +44 20 3757 9884
London, UK

Stephens Europe Limited
Austin Collins
Vice President (212) 891-1795
New York, NY
Daniel Gordon
Vice President (212) 891-1764
New York, NY
PJ Usak
Associate (212) 891-1718
New York, NY

$1.2 Billion

Senior Unsecured Notes


Not disclosed

Has Been Acquired by

Refuel Operating Co. LLC

A Portfolio Company Of

First Reserve


Not disclosed

Has Received Investment From

Stephens Capital Partners LLC


Not disclosed

Has Acquired

Sneak Energy Limited


$152 Million

Follow-On Offering


$14 Million

Has Been Acquired by

BBQ Holdings, Inc.


$400 Million

Dole plc

Initial Public Offering


$150 Million

Initial Public Offering

Joint Bookrunner

$50 Million

Follow-On Offering


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