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Company Overview of Aequitas Capital Management, Inc.

Company Overview

Aequitas Capital Management, Inc. is a private equity firm specializing in investments in small and middle market companies. The firm typically makes investments in the form of private credit arbitrage, project finance, secured short term fixed income, secure debt, subordinated debt, mezzanine finance, term and bridge loans, private equity value, working capital lines of credit, equipment financing and leasing, commercial real estate financing, government and municipal financing, refinancing, sale and lease back, working capital, tax advantaged financing, and growth capital in small to mid-sized companies. It primarily invests in healthcare, education, financing services, consumer services, ...

5300 Meadows Road

Suite 400

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

United States

Founded in 1993





Key Executives for Aequitas Capital Management, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 54
President and Executive Vice President
Age: 47
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President of Business Operations
Executive Vice President
Age: 50
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Aequitas Capital Management, Inc. Key Developments

Aequitas Capital Launches Aequitas Capital Partners

Aequitas Capital announced that the company launched Aequitas Capital Partners (ACP). ACP is a new business division created to support growth-oriented Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) with intellectual, financial, and human capital to fuel succession planning and firm mergers or acquisitions. This amalgam of best-of-breed RIA member firms is Aequitas' new investment advisor operating division. ACP serves as a strategically for RIAs who have demonstrated a desire and capacity for growth, and have an appreciation for institutional-quality alternative investments as a core holding in their high-net-worth client portfolios. The firm offers extensive resources with access to human intelligence, financial capital, and shared services, resulting in operational alpha to help RIAs gain economies of scale, operational efficiency, profit margin expansion, and ultimate enterprise-value enhancement. As an ACP member, RIAs can access growth capital, as well as industry thought leaders in multiple disciplines through the Aequitas Financial Services Network. The network is a collection of dynamic financial services companies with deep roots and diverse capabilities in alternative asset origination, investment banking, business valuation, outsourced CIO services, alternative product platforms, and training and education on alternative investments, all provided by industry experts who serve the RIA community.

Aequitas Capital Management, Inc. Presents at CFPN's 5th Annual Innovative Alternative Investment Strategies Conference, Jul-31-2014 04:35 PM

Aequitas Capital Management, Inc. Presents at CFPN's 5th Annual Innovative Alternative Investment Strategies Conference, Jul-31-2014 04:35 PM. Venue: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, United States. Speakers: Alan A. Lordi, Vice President of Investor Solutions.

Judge Orders Aequitas Capital Management, Inc. to Set Aside $2.5 Million Ahead of Trial

A federal judge has ordered fast-growing investment firm Aequitas Capital Management Inc. to set aside nearly $2.5 million ahead of a December trial in a civil lawsuit. The lawsuit relates to commissions on a portfolio of student loans. Plaintiffs American Student Financial Group Inc. and TD Consulting LLC allege Aequitas owes $2.48 million in commissions and asked U.S. District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo for a writ of attachment that would require Aequitas to essentially put the money in escrow until trial. Such writs of attachment are rare and must pass a difficult four-part test, including establishing 'probable validity,' meaning the outcome will likely favor the plaintiff. In her order granting the writ of attachment, Bencivengo said the plaintiffs satisfied the requirements. She also noted Aequitas has already paid nearly $15 million in commissions. The Lake Oswego-based investment firm raises money from institutional investors and wealthy families and invests it using various strategies, including buying unpaid patient hospital bills and student loans. The firm has been on a hot streak since winning a large lawsuit in 2011 related to a different soured deal to buy $50 million in loans from CashReady LLC, a Southern California small business lender. In May it announced that it secured a $60 million line of credit for its CarePayment subsidiary from Bank of America. It also recently invested in QuarterSpot, an online lender that serves small businesses. Earlier this year it announced the acquisition of Portland's Maple Bay Asset Management, which employs five and manages about $1 million in assets, according to the firm's latest annual report.

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