Our History

H.C. Wainwright & Co.

H.C. Wainwright & Co. was founded in 1868 at the Union Bank Building in Boston, Massachusetts, located at the heart of the strongest financial center in post-Civil War America. Housed at 40 State Street in the same building as the Boston Stock Exchange, H.C. Wainwright & Co. had the advantage of crafting each line of business in-step with the financial landscape of the time. Furthermore, the firm’s location on State Street, where the activities of a thriving merchant port converged with the commerce of downtown Boston, provided a cutting-edge environment for experience and growth. Quickly becoming a prominent and respected member of the Exchange, H.C. Wainwright & Co.’s values of discipline, trust, and client stewardship set the company on a distinctly reputable trajectory towards financial stability and dependability.

Establishing a strong reputation as a proven intendant of client accounts, steadfast fiduciary, and validated bedrock of American finance, H.C. Wainwright & Co. moved deliberately to expand and progress as the contours of modern finance became increasingly complex to navigate. While many other firms struggled, H.C. Wainwright & Co. not only maintained stability, but also grew to transcend the limits of what was expected of the financial community.

Known from our inception as an honest, calculable, and reliable financial services firm, H.C. Wainwright & Co. is prepared and proud to be at our clients’ side for generations to come. The values first instilled in us on State Street have never waivered and we continue to build upon our legacy of service in our new headquarters in New York City. Staffed by a diverse group of seasoned financiers, advisors, and researchers, H.C. Wainwright & Co. blends traditional values with innovative services, operating with care and integrity while offering leading-edge investment banking, corporate finance, and strategic advisory services to public and private growth companies across multiple sectors and regions.

According to Sagient Research Systems, H.C. Wainwright’s team is ranked as the #1 Placement Agent in terms of aggregate PIPE and RD transactions cumulatively since 1998.

For more information, please contact Mark W. Viklund, CEO, at 212.356.0500.

For more information on the Sagient Research Systems study and rankings, please click here.