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
Ken Wasik
Managing Director (212) 891-1777
New York, NY
Sarah Gill Campbell
Managing Director (501) 377-3491
Little Rock, AR
Austin Collins
Vice President (212) 891-1795
New York, NY
Alex Zykov
Vice President (212) 891-1702
New York, NY

Not disclosed

Has Received Investment From

Fenwick Brands


$26 Million

Issuer Tender Offer


Not disclosed

Has Been Acquired by


A Portfolio Company Of

Kingswood Capital Management, LLC


$65 Million

ABL Revolver & Subordinated Debt


Not disclosed

RV Retailer, LLC

Has Received Investment From

Redwood Capital Investments, Inc.


$60 Million

Follow-On Offering

Lead Bookrunner

$825 Million

Boat Holdings LLC

Has Agreed To Be Acquired by

Polaris Industries Inc.


Not disclosed

Has Received Investment From

Redwood Capital Investments, Inc.


$500 Million

Senior Unsecured Notes


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