Academy works with clients seeking equity capital markets access in the public or private markets across asset classes. Academy delivers highly-tailored financing alternatives and solutions to public companies, privately-held businesses, and investment firms. Whether seeking to fund growth or optimize capital structures, we collaborate with clients to analyze and determine all funding options before implementing the optimum strategy. Since 2015, the Equity Division of Academy Securities has participated in over 1,100 transactions raising over $344 billion.
Academy Securities is a leader in the DEI space in Equity Capital Markets and has been a co-manager on many of the largest U.S. IPOs and secondary offerings over the past five years. Academy provides in-depth market knowledge to our issuer clients and our buy-side investor clients. We have expertise in taking private companies public in IPOs, spinning off existing businesses from public companies, accessing the markets for follow-on offerings, and underwriting convertible debt.
Academy’s team works directly with our Equity Sales & Trading group to provide clients with knowledgeable market insight and value-added distribution strategies for their equity and hybrid needs. Academy’s distribution penetrates smaller investment firms and family offices that provide valuable incremental demand for transactions, allowing issuers to achieve improved pricing for their securities.
In addition, our ECM team leverages the expertise of Academy’s Geopolitical Intelligence Group to provide value before, during, and after the transaction. Also, Academy’s share repurchase team executed a notional value of $17.4 billion 2022 and has been mandated by seven members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and 27 members of the S&P 500.