Investment Banking

FBR’s investment banking franchise is focused on middle market companies aligned with our sales, trading and research efforts. We offer a full range of investment banking, advisory and financing services across a wide variety of capital markets offerings, including IPOs, follow-on’s, private placements, ATM’s, preferred equity, convertible and other equity-linked securities and high yield bonds.

Our banking team takes pride in our ability to develop an in-depth understanding of our clients and their businesses and the potential they bring to investors as we introduce them to the markets. We have a comprehensive marketing approach – from interactive teach-in programs with our sales team, to extensive industry and market research to uncover hidden potential, and the dedication of the full resources of the firm to each process. Our team has access to a broad range of investors who understand and value these opportunities. In fact, from January 2000 through April 2015 FBR has raised over $20 billion in private equity capital in sole managed 144A transactions for our banking clients, more than 70% of the total private equity capital raised from 144As in that period.

Additionally, through our recent acquisition of MLV, FBR is a market leader in At-the-Market (“ATM”) shelf-based offerings, which enable a public company to sell registered shares at the then prevailing market price, at the time and in amounts of its choosing. Having completed more than 200 ATM transactions since 2010, our team has a proven track record and market leadership with these transactions.

Our dedicated advisory teams work diligently with management teams as well as private equity and other business owners to measure and monetize opportunities consistent with the goals of our clients. We advise companies across a broad spectrum of services including mergers and acquisitions, asset dispositions, fairness opinions, business creation and restructuring, and other advisory assignments. Our Financial Sponsors group works closely with FBR industry groups to deliver an array of solutions to the private equity community and their portfolio companies.