B. Riley Principal Investments

An experienced team of professionals with deep investment and operational expertise that leverages the resources of B. Riley Financial’s subsidiaries in order to identify attractive investment opportunities and deliver financial and operational improvement.

Why B. Riley Principal Investments?

B. Riley Principal Investments is a wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. Our unique access to the firm’s infrastructure, capital, and close relationships with lenders and other financial institutions, enable us to have a wide field of view on investment opportunities and bring an unparalleled ability to self-source these proprietary opportunities.

Our team develops creative solutions for distressed or orphaned companies/divisions that may include recapitalization, direct equity investment, debt investment, active minority investment, and buyouts. We seek to control or influence operations of our investments in order to maximize free cash flow.

We have the capability to address a broad variety of transaction types ranging from solutions for clients looking for capital or more efficient back-office operations, to public corporations looking to maximize shareholder value or release non-core assets.


  • Buyout and Control Investments
  • Direct Equity/Debt
  • Investment
  • Special Situations
  • Activist Situations
  • Liquidation Opportunities
  • Corporate Divestitures/Carve-outs
  • Recapitalizations
  • Distressed/Turnarounds


  • Broad investment size
  • Focus on free cash flow potential
  • Ability to control or influence operations of target

Leadership Team

Kenny Young

Chief Executive Officer
B. Riley Principal Investments

Ananth Veluppillai

Chief Operating Officer
B. Riley Principal Investments

Nick Capuano

Chief Investment Officer
B. Riley Principal Investments

Dan Shribman

President - Private Equity
B. Riley Principal Investments

Alan Forman

General Counsel and Secretary
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