Des Moines, Iowa

Underwriting more Iowa public bond issues than any other company in the country. *

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 financial 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 30.1% 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: Thomson Reuters January 2017



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


(515) 471-2700


(800) 642-5082


Amount Date Issuer Role Deal Type Branch
$4,999,000 12/29/2017 Algona Municipal Utilities, Iowa Electric Revenue Refunding Captial Loan Notes, Series 2017 Placement Agent Negotiated Des Moines
$14,259,000 12/20/2017 Saline Valley Conservancy District, Illinois Water Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2017 Placement Agent Negotiated Des Moines
$13,150,000 12/13/2017 Jefferson County, Missouri - Refunding Certificates of Participation, Series 2017, Evidencing a Proportionate Interest of the Owners thereof in Base Rentals to be Made by as Lessee Pursuant to a Lease/Purchase Agreement with UMB Bank, N.A., as Lessor Manager Negotiated Des Moines
$2,388,000 12/06/2017 City of Newton, Iowa Taxable General Obligation Urban Renewal Note, Series 2017C Placement Agent Negotiated Des Moines
$5,295,000 12/05/2017 City of Orange City, Iowa Sewer Revenue Capital Loan Notes, Series 2017 Manager Negotiated Des Moines

Des Moines Team