Aequitas Management, LLC Investigation

Federman & Sherwood Investigates Aequitas Management, LLC for Possible Violations of Federal Securities Laws

 Oklahoma City, OK (March 16, 2016) – The law firm of Federman & Sherwood has initiated an investigation into Aequitas Management, LLC, its affiliates and officers and directors, with respect to possible violations of federal securities laws.

Aequitas Management, LLC is a company offering alternative financing options to promising companies in select industries and is headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon.  Federman & Sherwood’s investigation focuses on allegations Aequitas Management and its affiliates, Aequitas Holdings, LLC (“AH”), Aequitas Commercial Finance, LLC (“ACF”), Aequitas Capital Management, Inc., Aequitas Investment Management, LLC and its officers, Robert J. Jesenik, Brian A. Oliver and N. Scott Gillis have defrauded investors into thinking that they were investing in a portfolio of trade receivables in the healthcare, education, transportation, or consumer credit sectors.  However, Aequitas allegedly never disclosed to investors that:  (1) ACF and AH were effectively insolvent; (2) that the vast majority of investor funds were not used to purchase trade receivables but instead to pay redemptions and interest to prior investors and to pay operating expenses; and (3) only a fraction of the notes issued by ACF and the Aequitas Funds were backed by trade receivables. 

If you executed a promissory note or purchased an interest of an Aequitas-affiliated investment fund through Aequitas Commercial Finance, LLC or Aequitas Holdings, LLC between January 2014 and January 2016 and have information to assist in our investigation; or, have any questions or concerns regarding this notice or preservation of your rights, please contact Robin Hester at rkh@federmanlaw.com.  Federman & Sherwood has extensive nationwide experience in representing investors in securities, derivative and merger-related shareholder class actions, and has been appointed as lead counsel in multiple complex cases.

 


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