USDA Rural Development

Our services

To help support the unique needs of USDA borrowers, we draw on both our own rural development expertise and the substantial public finance strength of Raymond James. Through the firm, we can offer you an uncommon depth of resources and bring in sector experts to consult on projects as needed.

Underwriting

With more than 180 public finance professionals nationwide, Raymond James offers a comprehensive array of services to state and local governments, non-profit corporations, utilities, healthcare providers, higher education institutions, housing authorities, airports, and other entities that issue taxable and tax-exempt debt. Our extensive institutional sales force has a broad base of clients that purchase municipal debt and have been very successful in selling USDA-related products throughout our network of investors.

In senior led and co-managed issues, our public finance bankers completed 1,003 transactions in 2013 with a total par amount of $69.2 billion, representing more completed transactions than any other firm in the nation.

Private Placement

For the non-rated borrowers, smaller size issues or unique situations, Raymond James has helped borrowers successfully place their debt in the private markets. These placements take the form of taxable, tax-exempt, bank loans, bonds, fixed rate and/or variable rate.

Financial Advisory

For borrowers who need assistance with the debt issuance process, completing applications for federal programs, or advice on how to restructure existing debt, Raymond James can provide these valuable advisory services.


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