Investment Banking

Rice Financial has grown its underwriting practice from $7.7 billion in 2006, our first year as a fully committed bond underwriter, to $35.6 billion in 2016.* Our underwriting, sales and trading team has senior managed issues totaling more than $6 billion,* including bond financings for some of the nation’s most prominent issuers, such as the cities of Chicago, Houston and New York City, and the states of Connecticut, Illinois, New York and Ohio. All of our bankers trained at top-tier Wall Street firms.

Rice Financial’s bankers and quantitative analysts have a reputation for creativity and thoroughness that sets them apart from their investment banking peers. They have pioneered some of the industry’s most talked about financial products and always think outside of the box to meet the unique needs of each client. Our senior quantitative analyst gained over 20 years of experience at Precision Analytics and DBC, where he was credited with developing the leading municipal finance analytic and structuring software application in the United States (DBC Finance).

Rice Financial also employs a full-time veteran credit analyst to assist the banking team in identifying and working through key credit issues.  We are able to isolate and address key issues to help improve clients’ chances of securing a new or upgraded credit rating, which leads to more favorable public reception of an issuer’s bonds and cost savings.

 

*Source: Securities Data Company

Transaction Highlights

$28,000,000
Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University

Refinancing
8/4/17
$747,025,000
State of Connecticut

State of Connecticut

General Obligation
Bonds
$100,000,000
Grambling State Univeristy

Grambling State Univeristy

Refinancing and
New Money Loan
11/30/16
$36,600,000
South Carolina State University

South Carolina State University

Loan Refinancing
9/27/16
$420,214,000
NY Convention Center Development Corp.

NY Convention Center Development Corp.

Senior and Subordinate
Lien Revenue Bonds
9/14/16
$47,455,000
City of Charleston (SC)

City of Charleston (SC)

Waterworks and Sewer
System Refunding Bonds
8/25/16
$744,375,000
Miami-Dade County (FL)

Miami-Dade County (FL)

Aviation Revenue
Refunding Bonds
8/4/16
$25,000,000
Jarvis Christian College (TX)

Jarvis Christian College (TX)

Refinancing and
New Money Loan
7/28/16
$863,860,000
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY)

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY)

Transportation
Revenue Bonds
7/21/16
$309,834,000
Miami-Dade County (FL)

Miami-Dade County (FL)

Subordinate Special
Obligation Refunding Bonds
7/15/16
$500,955,000
NYS Environmental Facilities Corp.

NYS Environmental Facilities Corp.

State Revolving Fund
Revenue Bonds
6/15/16
$59,035,000
City of Charleston (SC)

City of Charleston (SC)

Waterworks and
Sewer System
Refunding Bonds
5/12/16
$56,820,000
City of Charleston (SC)

City of Charleston (SC)

Waterworks and
Sewer System
Refunding Bonds
3/18/16
$27,285,000
Kern Community College District (CA)

Kern Community College District (CA)

Refunding Certificates
of Participation
1/13/16
$38,000,000
Livingstone College (NC)

Livingstone College (NC)

Refinancing and
New Money Loan
12/3/15
$96,000,000
Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University

Refinancing and
New Money Loan
9/24/15
$31,270,000
Charleston Public Facilities Corp (SC)

Charleston Public Facilities Corp (SC)

Installment Purchase
Revenue Bonds
9/3/15
$21,000,000
Lawson State Comm. College (AL)

Lawson State Comm. College (AL)

Refinancing and
New Money Loan
7/16/15
$140,105,000
City of Charleston (SC)

City of Charleston (SC)

Water/Sewer System
Capital Improvement
Revenue Bonds
7/16/15
$205,350,000
Miami-Dade County (FL)

Miami-Dade County (FL)

Aviation Revenue
Refunding Bonds
6/25/15
$20,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2015
$14,727,000
Philander Smith College (AR)

Philander Smith College (AR)

Refinancing
6/11/15
$536,840,000
Miami-Dade County (FL)

Miami-Dade County (FL)

Aviation Revenue
Refunding Bonds
6/10/15
$12,665,000
West Hills Community College District (CA)

West Hills Community College District (CA)

General Obligation
Refunding Bonds
5/28/15
$19,000,000
University of the Virgin Islands

University of the Virgin Islands

New Money Loan
2/27/15
$1,005,755,000
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

PIT Refunding Bonds
1/7/15
$761,140,000
Miami-Dade County (FL)

Miami-Dade County (FL)

Aviation Revenue Bonds
12/3/14
$30,035,000
Arkansas Baptist College

Arkansas Baptist College

Refinancing and
New Money Loan
12/3/14
$115,090,000
Hampton University (VA)

Hampton University (VA)

Refunding Revenue Bonds
10/20/14
$12,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2014
$55,390,000
City of Atlanta (GA)

City of Atlanta (GA)

General Obligation
Refunding Bonds
10/28/14
$2,035,330,000
NYC Sales Tax Asset Receivable Corporation

NYC Sales Tax Asset Receivable Corporation

Sales Tax Asset
Revenue Bonds
9/24/14
$300,000,000
New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority

New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority

Water and Sewer
System Revenue Bonds
9/16/14
$26,150,000
Johnson C. Smith University (NC)

Johnson C. Smith University (NC)

Refinancing and
New Money Loan
8/28/14
$155,665,000
District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Income Tax Secured
Revenue Refunding Bonds
8/19/14
$18,500,000
Voorhees College (SC)

Voorhees College (SC)

Refinancing and
New Money Loan
6/26/14
$200,000,000
State of Connecticut

State of Connecticut

General Obligation
Bonds
6/11/14
$7,500,000
Grambling State University (LA)

Grambling State University (LA)

New Money Loan
5/29/14
$44,635,000
Durham County (NC)

Durham County (NC)

General Obligation
Refunding Bonds
5/14/14
$201,470,000
Miami-Dade County (FL)

Miami-Dade County (FL)

Seaport Variable Rate
Revenue Bonds
5/8/14
$32,335,000
Toledo Public Schools (OH)

Toledo Public Schools (OH)

GO School Facility
Improvement Ref. Bonds
5/8/14
$347,385,000
NYS Environmental Facilities Corp.

NYS Environmental Facilities Corp.

State Revolving Fund
Revenue Bonds
3/19/14
$812,140,000
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

PIT Refunding Bonds
3/13/14
$13,500,000
Central State University (OH)

Central State University (OH)

Refinancing
9/24/13
$19,000,000
Morehouse College (GA)

Morehouse College (GA)

Refinancing
9/10/13
$56,000,000
Benedict College (SC)

Benedict College (SC)

Refinancing and
New Money Loan
6/27/13
$89,990,000
City of Jackson (MS)

City of Jackson (MS)

Special Obligation Bonds
6/26/13
$60,065,000
Hampton University (VA)

Hampton University (VA)

Refinancing
5/30/13
$350,900,000
City of Houston (TX)

City of Houston (TX)

Public Improvement
GO and QECB Bonds
4/25/13
$642,420,000
Empire State Development Corporation (NY)

Empire State Development Corporation (NY)

PIT Revenue Bonds
3/13/13
$64,940,000
City of Jackson

City of Jackson

Convention Center
Refunding Bonds
2/22/13
$36,165,000
Jackson Public Schools (MS)

Jackson Public Schools (MS)

Special Obligation Bonds
1/9/13
$50,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2012
$1,125,000,000
City of New York (NY)

City of New York (NY)

General Obligation Bonds
10/4/12
$2,000,000,000
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Consolidated Bonds
9/7/12
$55,000,000
Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University

New Money Loan
9/27/12
$1,268,445,000
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY)

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY)

Transportation Revenue
Refunding Bonds
9/20/12
$7,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2012
$40,000,000
Stillman College (AL)

Stillman College (AL)

Refinancing
9/13/12
$9,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2012
$50,000,000
Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2011
$60,000,000
Meharry Medical College (TN)

Meharry Medical College (TN)

New Money Loan
8/30/12
$50,000,000
Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2011
$50,000,000
Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2011
$10,000,000,000
State of California

State of California

Revenue Anticipation
Notes
8/16/12
$1,236,898,000
Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (NY)

Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (NY)

General Revenue
Refunding Bonds
8/3/12
$25,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2011
$100,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2011
$25,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2011
$31,026,000
Inglewood Public Financing Authority (CA)

Inglewood Public Financing Authority (CA)

Lease Revenue
Refunding Bonds
7/24/12
$523,245,000
State of Connecticut

State of Connecticut

General Obligation
Refunding Bonds
6/12/12
$22,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2010
$16,060,000
Florida Memorial University

Florida Memorial University

New Money Loan
6/7/12
$30,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
(Two Transactions)
2010
$46,725,000
City of Charleston (SC)

City of Charleston (SC)

Stormwater System
Revenue Bonds
5/24/12
$155,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2009
$1,797,740,000
State of Illinois

State of Illinois

GO Refunding Bonds
5/1/12
$16,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2008
$69,145,000
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority

Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority

Electric System Revenue
and Refunding Bonds
4/26/12
$30,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2008
$150,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2008
$33,130,000
Midtown Redevelopment Authority (TX)

Midtown Redevelopment Authority (TX)

TIF Contract Revenue
and Refunding Bonds
7/27/11
$250,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2008
$29,535,000
City of St. Louis (MO)

City of St. Louis (MO)

Airport Revenue
Refunding Bonds
6/23/11
$25,000,000
Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2007
$41,560,000
Houston Community College (TX)

Houston Community College (TX)

Maintenance Tax Notes
2/10/11
$25,000,000
Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2007
$25,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2007
$29,000,000
District of Columbia

District of Columbia

PILOT Revenue
Bond Anticipation Notes
3/22/10
$100,000,000
Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac

Taxable Fixed
Income Investment
2007