Experienced bankers, strong distribution, and municipal finance expertise are the backbone of Academy’s Public Finance business.
Academy Securities offers its clients a comprehensive array of public finance services including: municipal finance banking, underwriting, marketing, and innovative structures for tax-exempt commercial paper and exchangeable offerings. Our team of seasoned bankers and traders leverage decades of experience on a broad range of tax-exempt issues to provide dynamic solutions on challenging municipal bond transactions for various issuers. Issuers include:
- State and local governments
- Higher education institutions
- School districts
- Economic Development
- Utilities and essential services
- Agencies focused on transportation and housing
Academy officially launched its public finance division in January of 2012 at a time when many firms were exiting the municipal space. Our commitment to issuers has been clearly demonstrated by the continuous growth of our municipal team and its track record over that short period.
As of January 2017, Academy has successfully participated in over 800 underwriting transactions with a par amount in excess of $247 billion in forty-six (46) states and the District of Columbia. Academy has served as Co-Manager for over 355 different issuers in both the competitive and negotiated bid processes.
Our municipal sales team at Academy has placement capabilities with numerous top tier and middle market institutional investors, and our ability to perform for issuers is enhanced by having distribution agreements with numerous retail brokerage firms, exponentially increasing an issuer’s access to retail customer accounts.