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Leadership in investment banking

You expect your investment bank to understand your company and industry inside and out. With Wells Fargo Securities, you get that – and much more. 

We take the time to listen and learn about your business — growth opportunities, challenges, and operations. We combine this informed perspective with our product knowledge and market expertise to work with you and your team on a vision for your business, and we have the capital strength to help support your goals.

As your trusted advisor in investment banking, we provide strategic and capital markets expertise, advice, and execution for public finance, real estate, and the following industries:

Consumer & retail

Our consumer and retail team provides industry knowledge and expertise to advise companies across the following industry sectors:

  • Consumer
    • Personal care 
    • Beauty 
    • Health / wellness 
    • Sports & recreation 
    • Household furnishings 
    • Packaged foods 
    • Beverage, bottling & dairy 
    • Spirits & beer 
    • Food distribution 
  • Retail
    • Apparel, footwear & accessories 
    • Restaurants 
    • Convenience stores 
    • Grocery retail

Energy & power

Our energy and power team provides industry knowledge and expertise to advise companies across the following industry sectors:

  • Upstream
  • Midstream
  • Service & supply
  • Major integrated power
  • Downstream
  • Merchant power
  • Renewables
  • Propane
  • Liquid natural gas
  • Electric & gas distributor
  • Integrated electric utility

Financial institutions

Our financial institutions team provides industry knowledge and expertise to advise companies across the following industry sectors:

  • Asset management
  • Depositories & banks
  • Insurance
  • Specialty finance
  • Exchanges & market structure

Financial sponsors

The financial sponsors group provides corporate and investment banking services to the private equity industry. We collaborate with our industry and product specialists to provide advice and execution for their portfolio companies, from acquisition ideas and financing to eventual monetization through an initial public offering or sale.

Gaming

Our gaming team provides industry knowledge and expertise to advise companies across the following industry sectors:

  • Land-based hotels/casinos
  • Riverboat casinos
  • Native American casinos
  • Gaming equipment manufacturers

Healthcare

Our healthcare team provides industry knowledge and expertise to advise companies across the following industry sectors:

  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Medical products
  • Healthcare services
    • Alternate site/outsourcing
    • Facilities
    • Drug stores
    • Information technology
    • Real estate investment trusts (REIT)
    • Long-term care
    • Managed care
    • Pharmaceutical outsourcing/distribution
    • Physician practice management

Industrials

Our industrials team provides industry knowledge and expertise to advise companies across the following industry sectors:

  • Building products & homebuilding
  • Forest products & packaging
  • Chemicals
  • Metals & mining
  • Capital goods
  • Diversified services
  • Defense, aerospace & technology services
  • Transportation & logistics

Media & education

Our media and education team provides industry knowledge and expertise to advise companies across the following industry sectors:

  • Traditional media
  • Diversified media, entertainment & leisure
  • Education
    • Tech-enabled services
    • Software & technology
    • Publishing & content
    • Corporate training/lifelong learning

Technology

Our technology team provides industry knowledge and expertise to advise companies across the following industry sectors:

  • Business & transaction services
    • Financial technology
    • Business & information services
  • Systems
  • Internet & digital media
  • Software
  • Semiconductors
  • Clean technology

Telecommunications & infrastructure

Our telecommunications and infrastructure team provides industry knowledge and expertise to advise companies across the following industry sectors:

  • Cable
  • Data center/hosting & tower infrastructure
  • Wireline/wireless

Our product specialists work closely with our industry bankers to deliver expert advisory services. We also provide comprehensive origination and underwriting across the equity and debt capital markets.

Advisory services

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Quantitative corporate finance
  • Financial restructurings
  • Strategic alternative assessments
  • Private placements
  • Ratings advisory
  • Defense advisory
  • Fairness opinions
  • Liability management

Equity capital markets

  • Primary and secondary common stock offerings
  • Initial public offerings
  • At-the-market offerings
  • Convertible securities
  • Market risk management

Debt capital markets

  • Syndicated loans 
  • Acquisition financing 
  • High yield bonds 
  • High grade bonds 
  • Preferred stock offerings 
  • Market risk management

Verizon – Joint Dealer Manager for Verizon’s $8.7 million high grade liability management transaction in January 2017   KKR – Left Lead Book-Running Manager for KKR Real Estate Finance Trust’s $242 million Initial Public Offering in May 2017 Sherwin Williams – Active Joint Book-Runner for Sherwin Williams’ $6 billion issuance of Investment Grade Notes in May 2017 Times +3 (QSI) – Exclusive Financial Advisor to QSI, Inc. in their $198 million sale to Don Quijote Group in June 2017 AMRG – Exclusive Financial Advisor to Air Medical Resource Group on their $750 million sale to Air Medical Group Holdings in July 2017 H&E Equipment Services – Sole Bookrunner for H&E Equipment Services’ $750 million issuance of High Yield Notes in August 2017 Voxx – Exclusive Sellside advisor to Voxx International Corporation in their 148.5 million euro sale of Hirschmann Car Communication to TE Connectivity Ltd. in August 2017 Calamos – Sole Agent for Calamos Investments’ $593 million issuance of Mandatory Redeemable Preferred Shares in September 2017 ClubCorp – Sellside Advisor to ClubCorp in their $2.2 billion sale to affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC in September 2017 Ten-X – Financial Advisor to Ten-X, a portfolio company of Stone Point Capital & CaptialG, in their $1.6 billion sale to Thomas H. Lee Partners in September 2017 Viking – Lead Left Bookrunner for Viking’s $550 million high yield bond issuance in September 2017 Legacy – Left Lead Book-Running Manager for Legacy Acquisition Corp’s $300 million Initial Public Offering in November 2017      

Wells Fargo Securities is ranked in the top 10 in U.S. Investment Banking market fees and in the top 3 in total number of U.S. Investment Banking transactions.

Equity capital markets

  • #1 MLPs
  • #1 Closed end funds
  • #2 Energy and utility
  • #5 Yield-oriented securities
  • #4 Consumer and retail
  • #6 Convertibles 

Debt capital markets

  • #3 Loan syndications
  • #3 Non-investment grade loan syndications
  • #3 Investment grade loan syndications
  • #2 Real estate loan syndications
  • #5 High yield bonds
  • #6 High grade bonds
  • #2 High grade preferred