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File #: 21-4190   
Type: Misc - Financial Services
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 6/17/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a Financial Underwriter Syndicate selected from the Financial Underwriting Pool for financing of General Improvement Bonds; Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation Tax Exempt and Taxable; and Tax Notes to be issued in August 2021. [Ben Gorzell, Jr., Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer]
Attachments: 1. Exhibit I, 2. Draft Ordinance
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DEPARTMENT: Finance


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Troy Elliott


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-wide


SUBJECT:

Approving a Financial Underwriter Syndicate


SUMMARY:

This ordinance approves the Financial Underwriter Syndicate selected from the Financial Underwriting Pool for financing of General Improvement Bonds; Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation Tax Exempt and Taxable; and Tax Notes to be issued in August 2021.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The City established a Financial Underwriting Pool ("Pool") comprised of firms to be utilized for the selection of underwriting syndicates for financial transactions effectuated by the City over the term of the Pool. Once a potential bond financing transaction is identified, an underwriting syndicate is selected from firms within the Pool. The roles of each firm in the syndicate are determined based on performance and innovative ideas presented to the City and to the City's Co-Financial Advisors in addition to other considerations including capital position and sales and distribution capabilities. Firms included in the Pool can potentially serve in the capacity of Senior, Co-Senior, or Co-Managing Underwriter.


The Finance Department and the City's Co-Financial Advisors met to review and finalize recommendations for a Financial Underwriter Syndicate for the financings planned for August 2021 to include: General Improvement Bonds; Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation Tax Exempt and Taxable; and Tax Notes.

The proposed Financial Underwriter Syndicate is included in Exhibit I. In the development of the proposed syndicate for these transactions, consideration was given to the following:

1. Background and expertise of firm, lead banker, and lead underwriter.
2. Performance on past City financing transactions.
3. Capitalization and the firm's willingness to commit capital in recent transactions.
4. Expertise and experience in specific types of transactions.
5. Sales and distribution ca...

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