Capital Markets

Griffin assists clients, including banks, thrifts and insurance companies in public offerings, institutional placements, sales, syndication and other capital markets activities. Our Principals have advised a number of institutions in their initial and secondary offerings of debt and equity securities.

Our experience and expertise in the financial institutions industry, our longstanding relationships in the investment sector and our ability to customize offering structures permit us to assist our clients in implementing successful capital strategies to achieve their strategic growth objectives. Through our unique platform, we also have the ability to assist our clients in accessing alternative sources of capital, including capital from the private equity, hedge fund, insurance, reinsurance and structured finance brackets.

Debt and Equity Sales and Trading

Griffin trades securities and is a market maker in many of the bank, thrift and insurance companies we cover. We are committed to and devote substantial resources to the sectors we cover. Our calling effort and on-the-ground mentality permit us to provide investors with market color and intelligence that differentiates our platform from our competition.

The Griffin platform is well-positioned to execute share repurchases in accordance with SEC Rules 10b5-1 and 10b-18. Our investment bankers are well suited to advise on the corporate finance aspects of a transaction, while our capital markets team can leverage numerous execution platforms for nimble and discrete execution.

Griffin’s capital markets team maintains strong and long-standing relationships within the trading and investment communities, which provide the distribution channels and liquidity necessary to facilitate efficient and effective trade execution for investors. Our capital markets team’s primary objective is to earn and maintain the trust of investors and to instill the confidence in knowing that above all else, their Griffin team maintains integrity and client order discretion.

Griffin maintains a fully disclosed clearing relationship with Wedbush Securities, Inc. (www.wedbush.com).