— Expands Capabilities for Both Hunt and Brean—
Hunt Capital Holdings, a leading real asset investment manager, throughout the United States, announced today that, through a subsidiary, it made a strategic investment into Brean Capital, LLC. This alliance will provide enhanced investment banking, fixed income sales and trading, securitization, and derivative capabilities for Hunt.
"Our strategic investment in Brean Capital enables us to retain and develop a strategic partnership within the broker dealer line of business," said Hunt CEO Chris Hunt. "We have been impressed with Brean's leadership team and look forward to working closer with them."
The investment will allow Brean to extend its breadth of coverage in asset classes where Hunt already has a solid footprint, including real estate and infrastructure. It will also enable Brean to continue to grow its securitization banking capabilities with a focus on using its capital to support client activity.
"We are confident this new alliance will enable Brean Capital to provide additional resources and greater value to both Hunt and Brean clients," added Rob Fine, CEO of Brean Capital, LLC. "Our comprehensive investment banking, trading, and sales platform provides outstanding service to a broad array of institutions, including those of varying size in the banking community. This new arrangement aligns perfectly with Brean's extensive relationships and expertise in the marketplace and we look forward to working with Hunt's leadership team."
Hunt was represented in the deal by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Brean was represented in the deal by Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.
About Hunt Capital Holdings
Hunt Capital Holdings ("HCH"), part of Hunt Companies ("Hunt"), is a leading real asset investment manager with more than $46 billion in assets under management. Our extensive capabilities in sourcing, developing and managing real assets, and our willingness to use our balance sheet to incubate opportunities, allows us to provide unique solutions to our partners, whether they supply capital or use it. With more than 4,600 employees in over 40 offices worldwide, we remain dedicated to Hunt's 70-year-history of integrity and seeing opportunities where others see challenges. For more information, visit www.HuntCompanies.com.
About Brean Capital, LLC
Brean Capital, LLC is a full-service broker-dealer founded in 1973 and rebranded under its current management team in 2012. Brean began as a leader in Mortgage Backed Securities sales and trading, eventually expanding its product offering to include loans, treasuries, munis, ABS, etc. Brean has leveraged its expertise in sales and trading to include a full-service investment banking team and equity research desk – rounding out a full suite of services that they are able to provide for their institutional clients. Brean Capital has a nationwide footprint with offices in New York, Chicago, Memphis, and Seattle, among others.