Jefferies Capital Partners is associated with Jefferies & Company and is an institutional securities firm and an investment bank. As an investment bank, Jefferies offers capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring services for middle market companies. The firm also provides outstanding trading execution in equity, high-yield, convertible and international securities, as well as industry-based research for institutional investors. Jefferies employs more than 1,200 people in 20 offices worldwide, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Tokyo and Zurich. The principals of Jefferies Capital Partners originally established their private equity group in 1994 in affiliation with Furman Selz, an international securities and investment banking firm.