Public Finance

Issuing municipal bonds in today’s complex market requires highly specialized investment banking services. Bernardi Securities is one of the Midwest’s most active underwriters. For over thirty years we have helped local governments and school districts raise capital for their public purpose projects.

Ranked number one by Bloomberg, Bernardi Securities underwrote 195 Illinois city, town and village negotiated municipal bond issues from 2012-2017 – more than any other investment bank in the United States.

Once engaged, Bernardi helps issuers with the debt issuance process:

  • Debt issuance planning support– We provide issuance options, such as structuring designs and borrowing alternatives, market timing strategy, and debt repayment feasibility.
  • Document preparation support– We help prepare documents in collaboration with issuer attorneys and other advisors.
  • Retail & institutional distribution– We oftentimes are able to lower issuer borrowing costs with a proven pre-marketing strategy.

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Municipal bonds not FDIC insured • May lose principal • Not appropriate for all investors