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Stephens Inc. Hires Seven From Bluffview

Stephens Inc., a Dallas-based investment bank, has hired seven investment professionals from neighboring investment bank Bluffview Capital. Jennifer Bishop and Phyllis Riggins will serve as managing directors of the media group, Kerry North will serve as a managing director of the M&A group specializing in restructuring, and Michael Stuart will serve as managing director in a newly formed real estate investment banking practice. Further, Ryan Murphy, Jason Timothy and Greg Garbuz have been appointed vice president, associate and analyst, respectively. Read more

(Dallas, TX; July 7, 2008) Stephens Inc., a full-service investment banking and brokerage firm headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, today announced the expansion of its Dallas-based investment banking group. 

Jennifer Bishop and Phyllis Riggins have been named Managing Directors in the Media Investment Banking Group at Stephens. Kerry North will serve as a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, where he will specialize in strategic advisory and restructuring.  Michael Stuart has been appointed as a Managing Director in the newly formed Real Estate Investment Banking practice.  In addition, Ryan Murphy has been named a Vice President, and Jason Timothy will be joining as an Associate.  Greg Garbuz has been appointed as an Analyst.   The seven professionals, all of whom hail from Bluffview Capital, LP, will be headquartered in Stephens' Dallas offices at 300 Crescent Court, Suite 600, Dallas.   


“Stephens continues to enhance its investment banking practice in the Southwest, highlighted by this recent effort in Dallas