Des Moines, Iowa

An experienced banking team committed to public finance in Iowa.*

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.

We have 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. With 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 third parties in the public finance community. 

As one of the top new issue underwriters nationally, D.A. Davidson understands municipalities, enabling us to better structure, price and sell bonds. Offering a full service platform, we provide service beyond the transaction from pay-go capital planning, escrow procurement or investment of proceeds.

Combining municipal advisory, placement agent, and underwriting experience, we offer clients a comprehensive range of services. Our direct and frequent market participation allows us to provide our clients with superior market information while our strong relationships with local and regional banking institutions can provide unique opportunities when it comes to placement agency.

Indicative of the strength of our advice, D.A. Davidson is responsible for 38% of the Iowa bond underwriter market share. Representative clients of ours include the cities of Atlantic, Canton, Clear Lake, Decorah, Red Oak, Shenandoah, Le Mars, and many more. D.A. Davidson has also served the counties of Plymouth and Poweshiek, numerous school districts, colleges, municipal utilities, and more.

*Source: Refinitiv/SDC January 2020



515 E. Locust St.
Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50309


(515) 471-2700


(800) 642-5082


Amount Date Issuer Role Deal Type Branch
$15,500,000 12/30/2019 City of Fort Oglethorpe (Georgia) Water and Sewer Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds Series 2019 Manager Negotiated Des Moines
$1,880,000 12/20/2019 City of Sibley, Iowa Electric Revenue Capital Loan Notes, Series 2019 Manager Negotiated Des Moines
$17,940,000 12/20/2019 City of Independence, Missouri Lease Purchase Agreement, Series 2019 Placement Agent N/A Des Moines
$9,625,000 12/18/2019 New Hampton Municipal Electric Utility New Hampton, Iowa Electric Revenue Capital Loan Notes, Series 2019 Manager Negotiated Des Moines
$9,058,000 12/09/2019 Dubuque Community School District, Iowa School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue bonds Series 2019 Placement Agent Negotiated Des Moines

Des Moines Team