Public Finance in Georgia

We provide a wide range of financial advisory services to clients in Georgia that include capital planning, debt issuance, credit rating strategies and assistance with banking and treasury needs, amongst others.

Case Study: City of Decatur, Georgia

Davenport advised on multiple projects in which the City created a Public Facilities Authority through the General Assembly, secured a low interest rate loan through Georgia Environmental Finance Authority, successfully approved SPLOST Referenda and corresponding general obligation bonds and completed amendments to the Urban Redevelopment Agency. Davenport’s approach to Rating Agency discussions with regards to the City’s debt profile and an in person tour of the City, helped result in an upgrade from Moody’s to the prestigious Aa1 level.

Case Study: City of Chamblee, GA

Davenport has been engaged as the City’s Municipal Advisor since 2017. One of our assignments was to review the City’s current banking and treasury operations. Davenport’s experience assisting other clients with their banking and treasury needs allowed us to pinpoint innovations and online capabilities that needed to be updated as a result of the growth of the City. Using our extensive experience in this area, we designed a customized request for proposals with a scope of work grid that incorporated succinct, but thorough descriptions of the needs of the City. Davenport streamlined the RFP process which helped decrease finance staff hours spent reviewing proposals for enhancing the City’s banking services. We developed a matrix analysis of seven proposals which assisted City staff and its’ Council in the decision making process. In addition, we led a successful transition and implementation process.

Our role in the process resulted in a contract that brought the City’s banking and treasury operations up to present day standards. The new services contract reduced overall staff time by increasing efficiencies and helped the City realize net budgetary savings.

Public Finance Services

Davenport Public Finance assists our clients with a comprehensive range of services.

  • Strategic Financial Planning

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  • Transaction Services

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  • Investment Management

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  • Rating Agency Interaction

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  • Economic Development

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  • State Credits and Financing Programs

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  • Strategic Consulting Services

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Our Philosophy

Pro-Active · Holistic · Team Oriented · Fiduciary

We emphasize working with our clients at the beginning of the planning process through the use of comprehensive modeling and analytics.

Davenport has consistently ranked in the top 10 Financial Advisors in the nation for competitive transactions.*
*Source: Refinitiv, formerly Thomson Reuters.

Brief Overview

  • $21.5B

    Volume since 2014
  • 400+

    Transactions since 2014
  • 500+

    Clients served
  • 30+

    Professional Team Members

Meet Our Team

Davenport's 30+ professionals have extensive experience and backgrounds that include bond law, senior credit rating analysts and accounting.

Davenport has consistently ranked in the top 10 Financial Advisors in the nation for competitive transactions.

Public Finance

With a commitment to helping our clients grow, we have developed one of the largest, regional public finance practices in the Mid-Atlantic/Southeast.*

*In terms of number of transactions and volume in MD, VA, NC, SC and GA. Source: Refinitiv, formerly Thomson Reuters.

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