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Wall Street’s Longest Tenured Black-Owned Firm Sets a High Standard

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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 7, 2020 / For almost 30 years, Blaylock Van, LLC has been a steady hand in the financial services industry. Formed through a merger of investment bank Blaylock and Company and financial services firm Robert Van Securities, Blaylock Van offers a comprehensive suite of services, including debt and equity underwriting, fixed income sales, and trading and financial advisory services.

With offices across the country, the New York financial powerhouse is poised to fully deliver on the vision of founders Ronald E. Blaylock and Eric V. Standifer: "Deliver financial services of the highest quality." That simple but significant mantra drives the culture of a firm that has delivered results for nearly three decades. Despite the twists and turns of financial markets and of the broader economy, Blaylock Van has been a steady partner for its clients, steadily growing its business. Blaylock Van's body of work includes major projects for an extensive list of clients. The firm has participated in equity capital market transactions for global brands like IBM, AT&T, the Coca Cola Company, Disney, and Wall Street banks. The firm has also been a part of debt raises for GM, Boeing, Wells Fargo and GE. Moreover, the firm provides investment related services to an impressive list of pension funds, asset managers, insurance companies, and other institutions.

As the country grapples with renewed questions around racial inequality across our society, business leaders have started to reflect on the importance of diversifying their internal and external relationships. As the longest operating black-owned financial services firm on Wall Street, Blaylock Van has been an advocate for greater inclusion for many years and is well-positioned to work with its partners in helping to achieve goals around diversity. The global economic downturn brought about by COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly destructive to communities of color, both economically and in terms of elevated infection and death rates.

With such challenges in mind, the firm has remained true to maintaining a sense of community and culture. The firm promotes community development in underserved communities of color by being able and poised to provide financial and services to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and other community lenders. As part of its focus on community development and equitable partnerships, Blaylock Van entered into a groundbreaking equity partnership with the Kalispell Nation of Washington State.

The discussions around racial inequality and its impact on American life will undoubtedly continue to be of significance going forward. Eric V. Standifer, the CEO of Blaylock Van, is keenly aware of the obstacles black businesses face and the significance of his company in that context. "We are fortunate to have the types of relationships we've built over the years, where major players trust us with very important financial transactions," he says. "That is a testament to the amazing team we have serving clients across the country, and the focus we have always maintained on doing absolutely impeccable work. When you deliver results and operate in integrity, word gets around and additional opportunities ensue. I am proud of what we've accomplished as a black-owned firm in this space."

Blaylock Van is positioned for significant growth and incremental influence for the foreseeable future. The combination of high-profile experience and an extensive track record coupled with its emphasis on promoting racial equality and diversity make it clear that Blaylock Van will continue to be a market leader for years to come.

Company: Blaylock Van
Email: estandifer@brv-llc.com
Phone number: 715-6600 main
Website: brv-llc.com

SOURCE: Blaylock Van

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