Public Finance in Washington DC

As financial advisor to NPR since 2006, Davenport assisted with the evaluation of numerous financing options, credit rating strategies and implementation of multiple financings, including the initial funding for its headquarters facility and subsequent refinancing transactions.

Case Study: NPR

Davenport was retained by NPR in 2006 to advise on the financing of its headquarters facility completed in 2010. Davenport worked with NPR for almost four years on the project and was instrumental in analyzing and advising on numerous financial options, in structuring the financing, obtaining NPR’s inaugural credit ratings, making presentations to NPR committees and the Board, and in negotiating the terms of the financing with the underwriters. Davenport has assisted NPR since then with the execution of multiple refinancings of its debt for savings as well as annual rating agency interaction. Davenport has advised NPR on over $500 million of bonds. We also have provided guidance related to SWAP transactions and other hedging opportunities.

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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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