We entered 2019 with a stronger-than-ever team of investment, financial, data, and administrative professionals, present in five locations across eleven time zones.
In partnership with the InterFinance Group of Croatia and a New York-based family office we launched Adriatic Capital Partners d.o.o. in Zagreb, Croatia, focused on the investment opportunities in newly-admitted E.U. countries. The inaugural investment was in to a regional coastal ferry line operator.
Our global infrastructure investment strategy is propelled considerably as we, in partnership with an international institutional investor, acquire over $1 billion syndicated debt and equity positions of various infrastructure projects.
In partnership with industry executives we launch Epic Hospitality, asset/property manager focused on mid-scale, economy, extended and senior stay properties. Epic's asset base reached the $100 million mark by mid-2019.
After fourteen years of cooperation and gradual integration, Defoe Redmount and Defoe Fournier & Cie. became one, with presence in Newport Beach, New York City, and Vienna.
Our head office moved to Newport Beach, housed at 23 Corporate Plaza.
Our head office moved to New York City, housed at 48 Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan.
We centralized our research & analysis specialists to better serve the needs of our investment teams. The group started with four professionals, growing to 15 by 2019.
Our investment advisory team became registered investment advisor and broker/dealer representative on the platform of BofA Merrill Lynch, with offices in Midtown Manhattan and Newport Beach.
Backed by Defoe Fournier & Cie., a venerable private and merchant banking firm founded in 1824, we bought back from Lehman Brothers the business sold in 1998. We merged it with Redmount Financial and named it Defoe Redmount.
As our activities grew, in 1998 we sold Credit Sovereign to Lehman Brothers, with our team staying on board to grow the business, now as part of a $300 billion firm.
We founded Redmount Financial immediately after the sale of Credit Sovereign to Lehman Brothers with the purpose to invest capital and manage investment portfolios for the selling owners.
Our firm was founded in 1994 Atlanta as Credit Sovereign, to manage U.S. middle market-focused investments, including private equity and debt strategies of two E.U.-based family offices, and later a handful of global financial groups, including Nomura, Daiwa, Deutsche Bank, Euro Hypo and Lehman Brothers.
Fortitude. Unity. Trust.
Our logo is the shield pattern of the legendary Roman Theban Legion, a symbol of fortitude, unity, and trust in the areas defended and stewarded by the Theban Legion, including where Redmount vineyards, farms, and aggregate mines are currently located. To this date, the coins minted by the Theban Legion are found in and around Redmount.