Delivering Unparalleled Value
For Every Financial Need
B. Riley Financial, Inc. ("B. Riley") companies provide tailored financial solutions to meet the strategic, operational, financial advisory and capital needs of its clients through a diverse range of collaborative and complementary business capabilities.
Opportunistic. Focused. Results-Driven.
We have built an unmatched, diversified financial services platform with the expertise to lead in every sector. The fact that our financial solutions do not easily square into just one business sector sets us apart from our competitors and empowers us to better serve clients and return value to shareholders.
While our grassroots efforts have largely flown under the radar over the years, our demonstrated execution across the platform, and therefore our performance, have not. B. Riley's diverse suite of business capabilities goes beyond traditional financial service offerings. By leveraging cross-platform expertise and assets, our business units are uniquely positioned to provide full service, collaborative solutions at every stage of the business life cycle and in all market conditions. B. Riley is made more exciting by our willingness to invest our own capital in opportunities organically derived from the platform along with our ability to maximize return on investment by leveraging in-house operational expertise.
*As of 3/22/2021
In Nine Areas of Expertise
Bryant Riley formed B. Riley & Co.
January 1, 1997
Bryant Riley formed B. Riley & Co., an “anti-investment banker”, boutique stock-picking and research firm serving small cap companies.
Acquired Friend & Co.
July 1, 2003
Acquired Friend & Co. and expanded into investment banking and corporate finance.
Acquired Caris & Co.
December 1, 2012
Acquired Caris & Co., which enhanced our equity research and institutional sales divisions.
Merged with Great American Group
June 1, 2014
Merged with Great American Group and created a diversified financial advisory offering, adding asset appraisal and disposition services.
Acquired MK Capital Advisors
February 1, 2015
Acquired MK Capital Advisors and launched our Wealth Management division.
Launched Great American Capital Partners
April 1, 2015
Launched Great American Capital Partners, our Specialty Lending division, which remains dedicated to providing opportunistic and responsive capital to the underserved middle market.
RILY listed on NASDAQ
July 1, 2015
RILY listed on NASDAQ.
Acquired United Online
July 1, 2016
Acquired United Online, looking to benefit from UOL’s ability to achieve predictable recurring revenue and EBITDA, while optimizing business operations to maximize free cash flow for distribution to our shareholders.
Established Principal Investments division
April 1, 2017
Established Principal Investments division to focus on companies with attractive investment return characteristics that offer stability to our revenue platform and allow us to efficiently utilize our intellectual and capital assets to maximize value.
Acquired FBR & Co.
June 1, 2017
Acquired FBR & Co. which was merged with B. Riley & Co. to create an industry-leading, small-cap investment banking and brokerage firm.
Acquired Wunderlich Securities
July 1, 2017
Acquired Wunderlich Securities and expanded our wealth management division.
August 1, 2018
Acquired GlassRatner, expanding our financial advisory services offering, strengthening the platform with complementary expertise and adding market presence.
November 14, 2018
Acquired magicJack under Principal Investments.
Launched B. Riley Principal Merger Corp.
April 1, 2019
Launched B. Riley Principal Merger Corp., a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC).
Established Brand Investment portfolio
October 1, 2019
Established Brand Investment portfolio, which aligns with the Company’s strategy of pursuing strong free cash flow investment opportunities to generate accretive recurring revenue. B. Riley holds majority ownership of the assets and intellectual property of six brands, with plans to add others.
Established Real Estate division
February 1, 2020
Established Real Estate division which specializes in providing end-to-end solutions to maximize distressed real estate values.
Completed BRPM SPAC-Alta combination
February 10, 2020
B. Riley Financial Acquires Automotive Restructuring Firm, Alderney Advisors
June 23, 2020
Alderney's team of experienced crisis and turnaround advisors join B. Riley Advisory Services.
REBRANDED B. RILEY FBR, GLASSRATNER, AND GREAT AMERICAN GROUP
September 14, 2020
Subsidiary companies adopted new brand names to provide greater external consistency and affiliation among diverse stakeholders.
ESTABLISHED VENTURE CAPITAL DIVISION
October 6, 2020
Established Venture Capital division which will pursue investments in late-stage growth companies with a path toward public markets.
B. Riley Financial Launches B. Riley Operations Management Services
November 5, 2020
B. Riley Operations Management Services' focus is to assist middle market manufacturing companies that are seeking ways to produce more efficiently and operate leaner at any point during their business life cycle.
B. Riley Financial Hires Dan Kraft and Tim Bottrell to Launch Financial Sponsors Group
November 18, 2020
The team will focus on developing and maintaining relationships with alternative capital managers, including private equity firms, family offices, sovereign wealth, credit funds and hedge funds.
Acquired National Holdings Corporation
February 25, 2021
The completed acquisition created a meaningfully enhanced wealth management platform.
B. Riley Securities Enhances Award-Winning Equity Research Division
Securities Media Center
B. Riley Financial Announces Operating Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Range of $105 to $115 Million for First Quarter of 2021
March 23, 2021
B. Riley Financial Names Martin Bernstein Head of Private Investments
March 4, 2021
B. Riley Financial Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results, Declares $3.50 Dividend
February 25, 2021
B. Riley Financial Completes Acquisition of National Holdings Corporation, Creates Meaningfully Enhanced Wealth Management Platform
February 25, 2021
"We are excited to partner with B. Riley. The team is experienced and will help us take the next steps in executing our plan. This financing will help fuel growth as both BIGtoken.com and SRAXir.com are gaining traction in their goals to be the leaders in their respective data businesses."
Christopher Miglino, Founder and CEO of SRAX
"The addition of American Freight provides meaningful scale to our existing business and we could not be more pleased with the performance of the entire B. Riley team in making this acquisition an efficient and seamless process."
Brian Kahn, President and CEO of Franchise Group
"The B. Riley team played a critical role in completing this deal. Their transactional insights, process leadership and experience quickly became evident and their execution was flawless. We are exceptionally pleased with the acquisition and B. Riley Securities' post-closing assistance and guidance in integrating Lambeth Groves into the Perricone Juices organization."
Bob Rozvar, Chief Executive of Perricone Juices
"We are grateful to Dan Shribman, Bryant Riley and the entire B. Riley Financial team for their partnership and look forward to sharing our progress with our stockholders as we continue to deliver on our growth strategy. Our strengthened capital structure will further support organic growth as well as robust opportunities in our acquisition pipeline."
Ryan Greenawalt, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alta Equipment Holdings, Inc.