NEW YORK, July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP) ("RCS Capital") announced today that its wholesale broker-dealer subsidiaries, Realty Capital Securities, LLC ("Realty Capital Securities"), SC Distributors, LLC and The Hatteras Funds raised $407 million of total equity capital in the month of June through 30 direct investment programs and registered investment companies.
RCS Capital's wholesale broker-dealer subsidiaries continued to report solid results through the first half of 2015, with June marking the fourth consecutive month of over $400 million of total equity capital raised. For the second quarter, total equity capital raised was approximately $1.3 billion, representing a 20% increase from the first quarter. Sales of direct investment programs totaled nearly $376 million for the month of June, and $1.2 billion in the second quarter, representing a 24% increase from the first quarter. Sales of non-traded REITs totaled $324 million for the month of June, and nearly $1.0 billion in the second quarter, representing a 31% increase from the first quarter.
Bill Dwyer, Chief Executive Officer of Realty Capital Securities, commented, "We are pleased to report a 20% increase in total equity sales in the second quarter despite an overall industry slowdown in sales. Our market leading position reflects the continued demand we are seeing as a result of our differentiated platform, the breadth of our product offerings, and the value we deliver to our selling group members. June equity sales marked a fourth straight month of over $400 million of equity capital raised, again demonstrating solid month over month results, especially considering the closings of offerings, including our highly successful Business Development Corporation of America program; these closings create challenging month-over-month comparables. We continue to believe that strong equity sales in the second half of 2015, driven in part by a number of completed and anticipated liquidity events, coupled with strategic expense reduction across the platform, will result in positive Adjusted EBITDA for the business for the full year 2015."
About RCS Capital
RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP) is a full-service investment firm expressly focused on the individual retail investor. With operating subsidiaries including retail advice services, wholesale distribution, investment banking, capital markets, investment research, investment management and crowdfunding, RCS Capital's business is designed to capitalize, support, grow and maximize value for the investment programs it distributes and the independent advisors and clients it serves. Additional information about RCS Capital can be found on its website at www.rcscapital.com. RCS Capital may disseminate information about itself, including the results of its operations and financial information, via social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Andrew G. Backman
Investor Relations and Public Relations
RCS Capital Corporation
Brian D. Jones
Chief Financial Officer
RCS Capital Corporation
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