August 1st, 2014 – R2F Investment Bankers, LLC Enters Into Strategic Partnership with Envisage Equity, LLC
Los Angeles, August 1, 2014 – R2F Investment Bankers, LLC (“R2F”), a boutique investment banking firm focused on the middle market, announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Envisage Equity, LLC (“Envisage”), a middle market private equity firm.
Operating under its new name, Envisage Advisors, the firm will continue to focus on its core business of serving middle market companies in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and strategic advisory services. Current management will retain a majority ownership interest in the firm and the firm will continue its status as one of the premier majority Hispanic-owned boutique investment banking firms.
“This strategic partnership will allow R2F to continue to expand our industry verticals and benefit from the deep operating background of the Envisage Equity team,” said Leo Fernandez, Founder and Managing Director of R2F. “Envisage Equity’s experience in the aerospace, defense, manufacturing and consumer products sectors will be extremely beneficial to our clients. The aerospace and defense market, in particular, is a market we will be looking to penetrate aggressively.”
Jeffrey Le Sage, Founder and Managing Director of Envisage Equity, said “R2F is well-positioned to capitalize on the current surge in deal flow in the mergers and acquisitions market. We are excited to invest in R2F and continue the build-out of our financial services platform. The firm’s principals have experience in all aspects of transactions including investment banking, private equity, and legal matters. R2F provides a unique set of skills that will benefit clients and Envisage Equity.”
R2F previously provided financial and strategic advisory services to Envisage Equity in connection with its investments in Marucci Sports, CleanPlanet Chemical, Sage Beverages and Bracero Tequila.