Our Company

B. Riley Financial is a publicly traded, diversified financial services company which takes a collaborative approach to the capital raising and financial advisory needs of public and private companies and high net worth individuals.

Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in major U.S. financial markets, the firm consists of over 900 employees whose cross-platform expertise is mobilized to provide a myriad of financial solutions. Its wholly-owned subsidiaries include:

  • B. Riley FBR, Inc. (B. Riley FBR), a FINRA-licensed broker dealer
  • Great American Group, LLC (GA), provider of advisory and valuation services, asset disposition and auction solutions, commercial lending, and real estate advisory services
  • B. Riley Capital Management, LLC, a SEC-registered investment advisor includes B. Riley Asset Management, a provider of investment products to institutional and high net worth investors, and B. Riley Wealth Management, a multi-family office practice and wealth management firm focused on the needs of ultra-high net worth individuals and families; and Great American Capital Partners, a provider of senior secured loans and second lien secured loan facilities to middle market public and private U.S. companies.
  • Wunderlich Securities, a registered broker/dealer and Registered Investment Advisor, provides wealth management services to individuals and families, corporations and non-profit organizations, including qualified retirement plans, trusts, endowments and foundations.
  • B. Riley Principal Investments, focuses on investing in or acquiring companies and corporate assets that present attractive cash-flow driven returns


Our History

B. Riley Financial

2017

Combines its two broker-dealers, B. Riley & Co. and FBR Capital Markets & Co., forming B. Riley FBR, Inc.

Acquires FBR & Co.

Acquires Wunderlich Securities

2016

Acquires United Online, Inc.

2015

Acquires MK Capital Advisors, now B. Riley Capital Management to establish wealth management group

Launches Great American Capital Partners to provide non traditional debt opportunities

RILY stock listed on NASDAQ

2014
Privately-held B. Riley & Co. LLC and publicly traded Great American Group, Inc. combine to form a uniquely positioned and diversified financial services firm.

B. Riley FBR, Inc.

2014
B. Riley & Co. launches B. Riley Asset Management, its affiliated investment advisor.

FBR launches securities lending business

2013
B. Riley & Co. acquires Caris & Co.

FBR celebrates 25th anniversary

FBR expands into healthcare and technology practices

2012
B. Riley & Co. makes strategic investment in National Holdings

2011
B. Riley & Co. significantly expands its equity research and institutional sales group.

B. Riley & Co. launches a single fee fund of hedge funds.

2010

FBR acquires AFBA 5star funds operations

2008

FBR launches equity-linked/high yield/debt capital markets servicesFBR launches equity-linked/high yield/debt capital markets services

2004
B. Riley & Co. introduces prime brokerage and capital introduction services.

2003
B. Riley & Co. expands into investment banking.

FBR completes largest IPO of the year, FBR/FBR Asset merger in a $450MM follow on equity offering

2000
B. Riley & Co. launches affiliated investment advisor Riley Investment Management, LLC and activist hedge fund Riley Investment Partners, LP.

1997
Bryant Riley founds B. Riley & Co., LLC as an institutional brokerage providing proprietary research and trading to the Buyside, with a focus on thinly traded small cap stocks.

FBR Asset Founded: Created FBR Technology Venture Partners L.P.

FBR goes public

1996
FBR announces FBR Family of Funds

1994
FBR launches first Investor Conference

1989
FBR founded

Great American Group, Inc.

2013
GA’s valuation practice increases presence in energy sector with expansion of team in Texas.

2011
GA acquires a real estate transactional and advisory services team.

2009
GA becomes a publicly listed company.

GA expands its service offering again to include commercial lending.

2008
GA’s valuation practice expands capabilities into heavy mobile equipment and metals sectors.

2006
GA’s valuation practice adds intellectual property valuations to its suite of services.

1999
GA’s valuation practice grows to include machinery and equipment appraisals.

1995
GA deepens and refines its understanding of asset values by adding a new service offering – inventory appraisal.

1991
The two entities co-market their services creating a comprehensive asset disposition firm, Great American Group (GA).

1985
Wholesale and industrial auctions gain traction in the marketplace.

1973
Gary Mintz pioneers the retail liquidation industry.