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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 been a key player in the Communications & Media industry from its formative years.  Stephens has been both an investor and advisor to the Communications sector since the 1960s.  Stephens has developed a nationally recognized Communications & Media practice with a deal team with a combined 75+ years of experience, both as advisors and principals in the space.

We continue to expand our relationship and coverage of the industry, and in the past five years, Stephens has completed transactions totaling in excess of $60 billion.  Few banks compare, large or small.


  • Advertising & Marketing Services
  • Digital Media
  • Entertainment
  • Broadband & Broadcasting
  • Out-of-Home Media
  • Publishing

Aerospace & Defense   

  • Defense and Intelligence Communications
  • Government Contract Financing
  • Government IT Services

Telecommunications Services   

  • Large and Small Wireline networks (ILECs)
  • Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs)
  • National & Regional Wireless
  • Wireless Spectrum
  • Wireless and Wireline Infrastructure
  • Broadband Service Providers
  • Data Center Providers
  • Unified Communications Service Providers
  • Satellite Communications Service Providers
  • Mobile Payment Providers
  • Intellectual Property
Simon Eccles-Williams
Chairman & Managing Director +44 20 3757 9851
London, UK

Stephens Europe Limited
Christopher Gidden
Managing Director (202) 372-5869
New York, NY
Phyllis Riggins
Managing Director (214) 258-2706
Dallas, TX
Dominic Wallis
Managing Director +44 20 3757 9867
London, UK

Stephens Europe Limited
Ryan C. Murphy
Senior Vice President (214) 258-2721
Dallas, TX
Greg Gordon
Senior Vice President (214) 258-2738
Dallas, TX
Richard Hobbs
Vice President (501) 377-3756
Little Rock, AR
Dan Parfitt
Vice President (501) 377-2239
Little Rock, AR

$195 Million

Senior Secured Credit Facility


$148 Million

Follow-On Offering


$228 Million

Has Agreed To Acquire

Broadview Networks


$89 Million

A Portfolio Company Of

Senior Secured Unitranche Facility

Sole Placement Agent

$170 Million

Has Agreed To Acquire

Hunt Telecom


Not disclosed

A Subsidiary Of

Has Agreed To Acquire

SunTel Services


$400 Million

Senior Unsecured Notes


$725 Million

Senior Subordinated Notes


$230 Million

Has Acquired

Tower Cloud


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