Public Finance Office Information
Underwriting more Iowa public bond issues than any other company in the country. *

Des Moines, IA
Address: 515 E. Locust Street, Suite 200
Des Moines, IA, 50309
Direct Phone: (515) 471-2700
Toll Free: (800) 642-5082
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D.A. Davidson's Iowa bankers provide a broad range of advisory and financing services. Whether you are issuing general obligation or revenue debt, special assessment or interim notes, our public finance bankers know the issues and can help you finance your project at a competitive price.

Project Finance

From planning through maturity

D.A. Davidson & Co. has the experience to guide municipal issuers through capital projects your community needs such as street or building improvements, water or sewer infrastructure or other economic developments.

Why Davidson?

Local Knowledge - our team lives in and around the communities where we do business, knows the state regulations and financial markets and works regularly with the third parties in the public finance community.

Price Execution - as one of the top new issue underwriters nationally, Davidson understands municipalities, which allows us to better structure, price and sell bonds.[1]

Full Service Platform - we provide service beyond the transaction from pay-go capital planning, escrow procurement or investment of proceeds.


The right combination

Financial Advisory

  • Our direct and frequent market participation allows us to provide our clients with superior market information.
  • As a broker-dealer, our understanding of credit and the investor community help us structure transactions to minimize our clients' cost of borrowing.


  • Leading underwriter in the state and ranked fourth nationally by number of transactions.[1]
  • Local sales force focused on Iowa and the Midwest.

Placement Agent

  • Our strong relationships with local and regional banking institutions can provide unique opportunities.
  • Credit and/or market circumstances can create situations where a private placement is the best financing option.

[1] Source: Thomson Financial 1/16/14

Representative Client List
City of Atlantic, Iowa Iowa Lakes Regional Water City of Orange City, Iowa
City of Canton, Illinois John A. Logan College (Illinois) Plymouth County, Iowa
Carbondale Elementary School District, Illinois Keokuk Municipal Waterworks, Iowa Poweshiek County, Iowa
City of Clear Lake, Iowa City of Le Mars, Iowa City of Red Oak, Iowa
City of Decorah, Iowa Lincoln, Nebraska Public Works Utilities City of Shenandoah, Iowa
City of Dennison, Iowa City of Marion, Illinois City of Silvis, Illinois
Greenfield Municipal Utilities, Iowa City of Newton, Iowa Southern Iowa Rural Water Association
City of Indianola, Iowa and Indianola Municipal Utilities Montgomery County, Iowa Warren Water District, Iowa
Iowa Central Community College City of Mount Vernon, Illinois Webster County, Iowa
City of Iowa Falls, Iowa North Iowa Area Community College City of Winterset, Iowa
Name Title Branch
Senior Vice President, Public Finance Banker Des Moines
Managing Director, Public Finance Banker Des Moines
Vice President, Public Finance Banker Des Moines

Transaction History
Amount Date Issuer Role Deal Type Branch
$1,760,000 03/30/16 Waverly-Shell Rock CSD School Infrastructure Sales Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds Series 2016 Placement Agent Negotiated Des Moines
$278,000 03/29/16 City of Ellsworth, IA Electric Revenue Bonds Series 2016 Placement Agent Negotiated Des Moines
$1,588,000 03/23/16 Clear Lake General Obligation Refunding Notes, Series 2016 Placement Agent Negotiated Des Moines
$9,565,000 03/10/16 Iowa Lakes Regional Water Water Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2016 Manger Negotiated Des Moines
$4,005,000 03/03/16 City of Orange City, IA General Obligation, Series 2016 Financial Advisor Competitive Des Moines


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