July 28, 2014 7:21 AM ET

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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

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.

Aequitas Capital Secures $60 Million Credit Facility with Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Aequitas Capital announced that it has reached an agreement with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for a three-year credit facility of up to $60 million to support Aequitas' funding commitment to the CarePayment healthcare finance program. This credit facility is another significant milestone in what has been a very successful year for Aequitas, with close to $120 million in senior debt raised from mainly commercial banks adding to a diverse capital base that also includes debt investments from high net worth individuals and family offices and fund investments from accredited investors and endowments.

Aequitas Capital Appoints R. Scott Wood as General Counsel

Aequitas Capital announced that R. Scott Wood has joined the firm as General Counsel. Mr. Wood is responsible for driving the firm's legal strategy and managing the day-to-day operations of the legal team. He has extensive experience providing counsel to organizations regarding employee relations, contracts, finance, corporate and transactional matters, and corporate governance matters. Mr. Wood served as General Counsel for Golfsmith Golf & Tennis. Mr. Wood is a member of the Oregon, Texas and Utah Bar associations.

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