The Real Estate Investment Banking Group provides advisory and capital-raising services to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Real Estate Operating Companies (REOCs). Our professionals have extensive experience in public underwriting of common stock, preferred stock, convertible securities, hybrid securities, and debt securities. Additionally, the Group engages in private financing activities, including initiating, structuring; and negotiating joint ventures, entity-level private placements, and Rule 144A private placements. The Group also performs financial advisory services; offering valuation, negotiation and execution expertise on mergers & acquisitions as well as providing fairness opinions and corporate structuring advice to management teams and Boards of Directors.
Since 2000, the Group served as lead or co-manager for over 380 common, preferred and debt offerings raising more than $79 billion. During the same period, the Group participated in 15 private placement transactions aggregating more than $1.4 billion and served as a financial advisor on 31 mergers & acquisitions valued at more than $16 billion.
Unless otherwise indicated, information presented herein with respect to the experience of Stifel also includes transactions effected and matters conducted by the Capital Markets Division of Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. (acquired on December 1, 2005), Ryan Beck & Co., Inc. (acquired on February 28, 2007), Thomas Weisel Partners LLC (acquired July 1, 2010), and their respective affiliates.