PORTLAND, Ore.--()--D.A. Davidson & Co., an employee-owned, full-service investment firm based in the Northwest, today announced that it has hired J. Brit Stephens to lead its equity capital markets origination and execution effort.
“Brit’s knowledge of the public equity markets and process combined with his commitment to providing issuers the best possible capital solution make him a tremendous addition to our capital markets team.”
Stephens joins as managing director, with a focus on identifying prospective public equity issuers and marketing the firm’s qualifications and capabilities. He comes to Davidson with a proven track record in transaction execution and will play a key role in the continued growth of Davidson’s Equity Capital Markets Group based in Portland, Ore.
“Brit brings 22 years of experience and a proven track record of well-executed public equity transactions to D.A. Davidson & Co.,” said Doug Woodcock, president of Davidson’s Equity Capital Markets Group. “Brit’s knowledge of the public equity markets and process combined with his commitment to providing issuers the best possible capital solution make him a tremendous addition to our capital markets team.”
Stephens joins Davidson after serving as a managing director with Morgan Keegan and earlier with Wachovia Capital Markets. Previously he was with Raymond James. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and History from Vanderbilt University.
Stephens joins a team of equity capital markets professionals who provide a suite of services and products to institutional and corporate clients across North America, including investment banking, institutional sales, trading, research and corporate services. D.A. Davidson’s investment banking group underwrites public offerings, serves as a placement agent for private financings, and advises companies across the United States on mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on middle market transactions. The firm’s award-winning institutional research team provides research on public companies and a focus on several key sectors, with 16 analysts following 260 national and regional companies. The firm’s research is supported by professional sales and trading, including market making.
Davidson’s equity capital markets group is based in Portland, Ore., and also operates from offices in Boston; Denver; Chicago; Minneapolis; Salt Lake City; Seattle; Great Falls, Mont.; and Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach and Los Angeles, Calif.
About D.A. Davidson & Co.
Founded 77 years ago, employee-owned D.A. Davidson is the largest full-service investment firm based in the Northwest. The company’s professionals provide a range of investment and financial services and products to institutional, corporate, nonprofit and individual investors nationwide.
D.A. Davidson is part of Davidson Companies, an employee-owned financial services company with more than 1,100 employees working in 18 states and almost $33 billion in client assets under management.