Investment Banking Services


Wells Fargo Advisors Capital Markets Services provides access to the services provided by Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. Wells Fargo Securities is the trade name for the capital markets and investment banking services of Wells Fargo & Company and its subsidiaries, including Wells Fargo Advisors. 

Overview: Equity Capital Markets (ECM) oversees the Firm’s activities in the primary equity markets and works closely with corporate clients to structure and execute financing solutions. ECM provides support in the origination of primary market transactions and manages the structuring, syndication, marketing and distribution. Origination capabilities available to Wells Fargo Advisors' corporate clients include all that's listed below.

IPO and Follow-On Offerings

Public common stock issuance (primary or secondary) registered with the SEC and underwritten by one or more investment banks.

Debt Capital Markets

Overview: Debt Capital Markets (DCM) is a fully developed platform with extensive origination, structuring and distribution capabilities offering multiple products and providing issuers with funding availability in a variety of debt alternatives. A top platform in High Grade and High Grade Loan Syndications, DCM also maintains one of the strongest non-investment grade franchises with leading market positions in High Yield and Leveraged Loan transactions. Origination capabilities available to Wells Fargo Advisors corporate clients include: High Grade, High Yield, Loan Syndications, Preferreds, 144A Bonds, Traditional Private Placements, Asset Securitization.

M&A Advisory Services

Wells Fargo Advisors can provide a comprehensive suite of M&A Advisory Services offering a wide range of advisory solutions covering every aspect of selling your client’s business, including:

  • Analysis of timing, company position and transaction strategy on valuation expectations
  • Analysis of internal company issues that should be addressed prior to going to market
  • Development of marketing materials that highlight the opportunity to potential buyers
  • Development of buyer lists with relevant strategic and financial buyers
  • Contact and interface with prospective buyers on a confidential basis
  • Solicitation, evaluation and negotiation of the overall deal price and specific transaction components of potential offers
  • Facilitation of transaction negotiations with legal and accounting team advisors on the purchase and related agreements