NEW YORK, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RCS Capital Corporation ("RCAP") (NYSE: RCAP) announced today that two of its operating subsidiaries outperformed management's expectations for 2013 year-to-date. RCS Capital, its investment banking division, advised on over $13.7 billion of closed and pending mergers and acquisitions transactions, including corporate mergers and acquisitions totaling approximately $11.4 billion and strategic property portfolio acquisitions totaling approximately $2.3 billion.
In addition, Realty Capital Securities, LLC, RCAP's wholesale broker dealer, reported record year-to-date equity capital raised of approximately $4.7 billion across its alternative investments platform, surpassing management's 2013 year-to-date projections by approximately 24%.
William M. Kahane, Chief Executive Officer of RCAP, commented, "This has been an extraordinary time for RCS Capital Corporation. Our investment banking and capital markets businesses have worked on a number of ground-breaking transactions, further solidifying our position as the leading M&A advisor in the industry. Our M&A advisory work also surpassed management's year-to-date projections by approximately 49%. In addition, not only does the $4.7 billion of equity capital raised exceed our projections, but it represents approximately 50% of every dollar raised in the direct investment channel thus far this year."
RCAP's full service investment bank focuses on the alternative investment sector, a channel that tends to be underserved by other investment banks. RCS Capital specializes in providing strategic and financial advice to non-traded investment programs and their sponsors, which could include advising on the following: (1) the structure and development of new programs; (2) merger and acquisition transactions; (3) liquidity alternatives; and (4) furnishing debt and equity capital raising advice.
RCAP is a publicly traded Delaware holding company listed on the New York Stock Exchange that was recently formed to operate and grow businesses focused on the retail direct investment industry. RCAP holds a direct economic interest in Realty Capital Securities, LLC, a FINRA registered wholesale broker-dealer and an investment banking and capital markets business, American National Stock Transfer, LLC, an SEC registered transfer agent, and RCS Advisory Services, LLC, a transaction management services business. Additional information about RCAP can be found on its website at www.rcscapital.com.
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