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September 04, 2015 5:59 PM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Aequitas Capital Management, Inc.

Company Overview

Aequitas Capital Management, Inc. is a private equity firm specializing in buyout investments in small and middle market companies. The firm typically makes investments in the form of private credit arbitrage, specialty finance, 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 ser...

5300 Meadows Road

Suite 400

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

United States

Founded in 1993

Phone:

503-419-3500

Fax:

503-419-3530

Key Executives for Aequitas Capital Management, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of Investment Committee
Age: 55
President, Managing Principal of Private Equity practice, and Executive Vice President of Private Equity
Age: 48
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Member of Advisory Board
Age: 62
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Age: 50
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Compliance Officer
Age: 51
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Aequitas Capital Management, Inc. Key Developments

Aequitas Capital Appoints Two New Members to Executive Management Team

Aequitas Capital announced that Jeff Mazer and Katya Baron have joined the firm to help Aequitas Capital enter its next stage of growth in the alternative investments space. Mazer, who joins Aequitas Capital as senior managing director of capital markets and treasury, has more than 30 years of financial services industry experience. He most recently served as a director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Global Liquidity Investment Solutions unit, where he led a team that helped deliver investment management solutions for clients with approximately $63 billion in assets. Mazer will be responsible for managing the company's portfolio of investment offerings, executing senior and junior debt and credit strategies, and serving as an advisor to executive management on all matters of liquidity and capital structure for Aequitas Capital's business units. Baron joins Aequitas Capital as managing director of capital markets. She brings 15 years of investment banking, structured finance and fixed-income sales experience from boutique and major investment banks such as Sterne Agee, Gleacher, Barclays Capital and J.P. Morgan Securities. Baron will be responsible for sourcing and structuring new asset financing transactions, as well as capital markets outreach on behalf of Aequitas, its funds and portfolio companies. Mazer will be based in Aequitas Capital's Lake Oswego, Oregon office and Baron will be based in the firm's recently opened New York City office. Both will report to Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Scott Gillis.

Aequitas Capital Opens NYC Office to Expand Capital Markets Group; Appoints Andy Macritchie, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development to Lead the New Office

Aequitas Capital announced the opening of its New York City office to expand the firm's capital markets group and facilitate greater access to international clients and markets management roles. In addition to providing greater access to global decision makers, the New York City office will help attract talented professionals to firm and further diversify credit portfolios for clients. Andy MacRitchie, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Aequitas Capital, will lead the new office. MacRitchie, a partner at the firm for eight years, has over 25 years of experience in general and executive management roles.

Aequitas Capital Announces Executive Appointments

Aequitas Capital has appointed Scott Gillis, a member of its advisory board and former American International Group (AIG) executive, as Partner and Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Mr. Gillis will oversee the firm's accounting, financial planning and analysis, capital markets, legal, and information technology/business operations groups. This streamlining and reorganization of the Aequitas management structure will enable CEO Bob Jesenik, who also serves as Chief Investment Officer, to focus on business development and investment opportunities. As part of the management team expansion, Brian Rice, Executive Vice President and President of Aequitas Wealth Management, will expand his responsibilities with oversight of the firm's marketing, human resources and client service operations. Mr. Gillis joined the Aequitas Capital Advisory Board in 2014. In his role as Chief Financial Officer of AIG Retirement Services, Mr. Gillis was on the boards of dozens of AIG subsidiaries. Before joining AIG, Mr. Gillis was Vice President and Controller of SunAmerica Life Companies, where he played a key role in driving the firm's growth (30% annually for 15 years). In addition, Edward Texeria, another AIG veteran, has joined Aequitas as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. He reports to Olaf Janke, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Aequitas, Mr. Texeria served as Senior Vice President of AIG Life and Retirement, where he was responsible for both internal and external reporting and worked with Mr. Gillis. Mr. Texeria spent 13 years at AIG, and before that, he spent 13 years at Ernst & Young in Los Angeles.

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