A well-designed bond issue takes into consideration the issuer’s goals and needs as well as the requirements of underwriters and municipal market investors.
Market & Pricing Information
Advising on more than 300 public offerings annually, Ehlers is in near-daily contact with all major underwriting desks in the country, giving us keen insight into both dealer and investor demand and any shifts across the municipal market. In addition, we use a variety of market-monitoring tools (Bloomberg, EMMA, our network of underwriting contacts) to gather the most current, complete and relevant pricing information. Our proven track record results in more aggressive, on-market pricing for our clients.
We also leverage pricing and transactional insights on private market dealings from our roughly 40 advisors to knowledgeably evaluate all options for our clients.
Official Statement Preparation
Annually, we prepare hundreds of Official Statements and secondary market disclosures for our clients and fully coordinate with other professionals involved in the issuance process, including bond counsel, the rating agency(ies) and auditors. Our depth of experience ensures your Official Statement is high quality and attracts bids for a competitive offering.
For each bond sale, Ehlers conducts a comprehensive quality control process involving municipal advisors, disclosure coordinators and financial analysts. We hold a Quality Control (QC) meeting to review and analyze the bond structure, terms, market rate estimates, sale parameters and federal and state regulatory and legal considerations.