OKLAHOMA PUBLIC FINANCE

We're at home in Oklahoma — just like you. And our team of knowledgeable leaders in municipal finance has years of experience in the Oklahoma municipal marketplace.

Experienced Leader in the State

In 1998, BOK Financial Securities effectively solidified the foundation of our public finance division by purchasing the assets of Leo Oppenheim & Co., Inc., a privately-owned investment banking firm established in 1919. Our services include underwriting, financial advisory services, debt policies and placement agent services. Today, as the largest Oklahoma-based municipal bond investment banking firm, we deliver results for Oklahoma clients.

Opportunities in Funding Alternatives

BOK Financial Securities has had the good fortune to work with many of the issuers in the State of Oklahoma. Our investment bankers help meet the capital improvement needs of many of Oklahoma’s state and local governments, colleges and universities, schools, Native American entities, hospitals, public trusts and corporations.

Qualified and Specialized

We offer our Oklahoma clients a strong combination of underwriting capabilities, distribution network and financial advisory services. Rely on our knowledgeable relationship managers from our Investment Banking, Institutional Sales and Trading, and Retail Sales divisions.

Oklahoma's Leading Underwriter in 2017

BOK Financial Securities was once again the dominant underwriter of municipal bonds in the State of Oklahoma in 2017. Our firm acted as Senior or Co-Managing Underwriter on 84 separate issues during 2017 – over 50% more than our next highest competitor.

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OUR TEAM


Christopher A. Gander

Investment Banker
T: (405) 272-2075
M: (405) 831-0789
cgander@bokf.com

Chris Gander bio photo Chris Gander has been with BOK Financial Securities since March 2000. He graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Prior to joining BOK Financial Securities, Gander worked as a hub manager for Community First Bank's Investment division in Colorado. Gander is a registered investment advisor and CFP®.
Zack Robinson

Investment Banker
T: (405) 272-2199
M: (405) 412-6006
zrobinson@bokf.com

Zack Robinson bio photo Zack Robinson joined BOK Financial Securities, Inc. in August 2010. He has been an investment banker since 2007 and over that time has assisted state agencies, universities and colleges, school districts, municipalities and corporations with their financing needs. Robinson received his B.S. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University in 2005 and his Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma State in 2007.
Jeff Edwards

Underwriting Administrator
T: (405) 272-2132
jedwards@bokf.com

Cecile Baskett

Executive Assistant
T: (405) 272-2383
cbaskett@bokf.com

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Recent Transactions: Financial Advisor
Date Amount of Offering Issuer/Description
03/29/18 $34,580,000 Moore Independent School District
$28,040,000 Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2018
$6,540,000 Building Bonds, Federally Taxable Series 2018
03/29/18 $55,000,000 Comanche County Educational Facilities Authority
(Lawton Independent School District)
Lease Revenue Note, Series 2018
03/15/18 $30,900,000 Edmond Independent School District
General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2018
03/09/18 $5,120,000 Woodward Municipal Authority
Utility System Revenue Note, Series 2018
02/15/18 $77,060,000 Oklahoma County Finance Authority Educational Facilities
Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2018
(Midwest City-Del City Independent School District Project)
01/23/18 $16,980,000 Midwest City-Del City Independent School District
$14,140,000 Building Bonds, Series 2018A
$2,840,000 Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2018A
12/15/17 $4,000,000 Major County Public Facilities Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2017
(Major County Exposition Center Project)
12/14/17 $3,775,000 Lawton Independent School District
Combined Purpose General Obligation Bonds, Series 2017B
11/29/17 $8,875,000 Oklahoma Industries Authority
Lease Revenue Note, Series 2017
(Metro Technology Centers Project)
11/16/17 $3,700,000 Moore Economic Development Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2017
(Municipal Capital Improvement Project)
11/03/17 $11,000,000 Altus Municipal Authority
2017 Drinking Water SRF Note to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board
10/26/17 $5,840,000 Yukon Municipal Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2017B
10/19/17 $167,025,000 Edmond Public Works Authority
Sales Tax & Utility System Revenue Bonds, Series 2017
09/28/17 $8,020,000 Weatherford Public Works Authority
Utility System Revenue Note, Series 2017
08/17/17 $20,000,000 Edmond Independent School District
General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2017
07/25/17 $10,000,000 Yukon Municipal Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2017
07/05/17 $44,000,000 Oklahoma City Independent School District
Combined Purpose General Obligation Bonds, Series 2017
07/03/17 $23,533,380 Durant Tax Increment Finance Authority
Tax Increment Revenue Bonds, Taxable Series 2017A & 2017B
06/29/17 $31,000,000 Lawton Industrial Development Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2017
06/16/17 $3,000,000 City of Lawton, Oklahoma
General Obligation Bonds, Series 2017
06/09/17 $30,985,000 Oklahoma City Independent School District
General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2017B
06/07/17 $4,065,000 Idabel Public Works Authority
Series 2017 Note to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board
05/25/17 $138,300,000 Canadian County Educational Facilities Authority
Educational Facilities Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2017
(Mustang Independent School District Project)
05/25/17 $3,355,000 Broken Bow Public Works Authority
Utility System and Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2017
04/27/17 $4,200,000 City of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma
General Obligation Bonds, Series 2017
04/27/17 $15,360,000 Mustang Independent School District
General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2017
04/27/17 $37,580,000 Edmond Independent School District
General Obligation Building Bonds, Series 2017
04/20/17 $9,000,000 Oklahoma City Independent School District
Combined Purpose General Obligation Bonds of 2017
04/20/17 $25,940,000 Norman Independent School District
General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2017
Recent Transactions: Underwritings
Date Amount of Offering Issuer/Description Role
03/22/2018 $80,055,000 Oklahoma Water Resources Board
Revolving Fund Revenue Bonds
Drinking Water Program, Series 2018
Co-Manager
01/30/2018 $67,575,000 Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust
Tax Increment Revenue Bonds (Increment Dist. #2)
Taxable Series 2018
Co-Manager
12/28/2017 $19,665,000 Tulsa Industrial Authority
Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2017
(The University of Tulsa)
Sole Underwriter
12/21/2017 $684,355,000 Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
Second Senior Revenue Bonds
$95,835,000 Refunding Series 2017A
$312,840,000 Series 2017C
$275,680,000 Refunding Series 2017D
Co-Manager
12/07/2017 $2,850,000 Oklahoma Development Finance Authority
Oklahoma State System of Higher Education
Master Equipment Lease Revenue Bonds
$1,715,000 Series 2017D
$1,135,000 Federally Taxable Series 2017A
Sole Underwriter
11/29/2017 $45,380,000 The University of Oklahoma
General Revenue and Refunding Bonds
$14,360,000 Series 2017A
$2,555,000 Federally Taxable Series 2017B
$28,465,000 Series 2017C
Co-Manager
11/29/2017 $23,325,000 Oklahoma Water Resources Board
State Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2017C
Senior Manager
10/12/2017 $48,310,000 Oklahoma Development Finance Authority
Oklahoma State System of Higher Education
Master Real Property Lease Revenue Bonds
$31,210,000 Series 2017C
$17,100,000 Federally Taxable Series 2017D
Senior Manager
09/06/2017 $54,180,000 Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust
General Airport Revenue Refunding Bonds
Taxable Series 2017
Co-Manager
08/30/2017 $90,455,000 Grand River Dam Authority
Revenue Bonds, Refunding Series 2017
Co-Manager
08/18/2017 $46,900,000 The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
General Revenue Refunding Bonds
Federally Taxable Series 2017A
Co-Manager
08/09/2017 $27,215,000 Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority
State Facilities Revenue Bonds
Federally Taxable Series 2017C
(Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture Project)
Senior Manager
06/22/2017 $50,135,000 Oklahoma Development Finance Authority State System of Higher Education Master Real Property Lease Revenue Bonds Series 2017 A&B Senior Manager
06/21/2017 $52,850,000 Oklahoma State University General Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2017A Co-Manager
06/06/2017 $8,310,000 Oklahoma Water Resources Board State Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2017B Sole Manager
05/10/2017 $28,645,000 City of Oklahoma City General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2017 Co-Manager
04/27/2017 $3,770,000 Oklahoma Development Finance Authority State System of Higher Education Master Equipment Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2017C Co-Manager
04/03/2017 $70,000,000 Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority State Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2017B (Capitol Repair Project) Co-Manager
03/08/2017 $3,075,000 Oklahoma Development Finance Authority State System of Higher Education Master Equipment Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2017A & Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2017B Sole Manager

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