02.17

Periculum Capital Announces Its Founding of Aequus Advisors, LLC

Periculum Capital Company, LLC (“Periculum”) is pleased to announce its founding of Aequus Advisors LLC (“Aequus”), a differentiated provider of financial advisory and investment banking services focused on the unique needs of smaller companies. Co-founded and led by Kurtis Speer, Aequus offers a comprehensive range of professional services normally reserved for larger middle market companies.

Aequus’ services include sell-side representation of businesses and business owners and placements of senior debt to support growth. In addition, Aequus provides owners with guidance on the value of their businesses and strategic alternative reviews. The firm advises closely-held businesses located within 250 miles of Indianapolis with operating earnings of $1-3 million.

Kurtis Speer, Managing Director of Aequus, has extensive experience in addressing the specialized corporate finance needs of smaller clients and has served in various capital formation, advisory, and operating roles. Mr. Speer explained, “After researching the micro-cap market, I was struck by the lack of professional investment banking services for smaller firms. There are a large number of high-quality companies that are too small for traditional middle-market investment banks, but require advisory services beyond those offered by traditional business brokers.”

Chris Caniff, Senior Managing Director of Periculum, stated, “We are excited to have Kurtis as a co-founder and leader of this new firm. His considerable experience working with clients in the micro-cap segment of the middle market and serving as a private equity portfolio company executive position him well to offer the high-quality services to Aequus’ advisory clients that are typically reserved for larger middle-market companies.”