DC Investment Banking Tiers
Who am I missing?
Top: Baird, Raymond James, Stephens, Houlihan, Rothschild, Stifel
Robust: KippsDesanto, KPMG Corp Finance, DHG Corp Finance, DC Advisory, District Capital Partners
Solid Boutiques: McLean Group, Hovde Group, Outcome Capital, Clearsight Advisors, Ziegler, Compass Point, Seale and Associates
Other: FON Advisors, Height Capital Markets, Matheson Advisors
You can't really rank the banks in DC considering many of them have different focuses (eg. some only have their ADG groups in DC, some have multiple groups, Rothschild only has metals and mining, etc)
Agreed. I guess an "overview of DC banking scene" might have been a more appropriate title. Just trying to give some insight on the large, medium and small options in the region.
Harris Williams has a DC office. Idk anything about it though.
It houses half the ADG group.
I think it's just one guy lol
I'm pretty sure WFS has regal in DC
Yeah I forgot JPM also has a regional office that does MM deals in DC as well. Basically just sounds like they house a JV team in DC to compete on stuff the NY/SF offices have little interest in.
Does anybody know more about Baird, RJ, or HL in the DC Area? Also any other info on the MM space in the DC Area would be helpful as well.
Baird has ADG and REGAL in NOVA. No clue about the REGAL team, but the ADG team is solid, does very well with MM sponsor sell-sides.
HW has ADG in DC. The team is relatively newer and smaller, and they're still scaling up their deal size, but considering HW's track record of MM sponsor sell-sides they're probably also solid.
HL has their ADG team in McLean. It's the most established one in DC, and is a volume shop. They church out deals but their deals tend to be slightly smaller than Baird on average.
RJ has their Defense & Gov team in DC. Small team, no more than 10 bankers. Deal flow isn't as good as the firms above.
Baird doesn't technically have ADG. It is government services. Houlihan used to have the strongest team in that space and Baird brought them over a few years ago. It is now one of Baird's strongest teams. Pure ADG is run by the Industrials team out of Milwaukee / Chicago.
You seem to forget all the MDBs in DC. What about IDB/IFC?
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