Equus Total Return, Inc.

Equus Total Return, Inc.

Sector: Venture Capital/Private Equity Region: TX, United States

: | New York Stock Exchange: EQS

Equus Total Return Inc, a traded fund, invests in small to mid-cap companies located in the US. The fund targets companies operating in the fields of entertainment & leisure, media, real estate, and alternative energy. It provides financing for LBOs, recapitalizations and growth capital requirements.^^


Alessandro Benedetti , Executive Chairman
Executive Chairman of the Fund Since June 2011. Mr. Benedetti is also the CEO of SAE Capital Ltd., which he founded in January 2007. He has also been a Director of Attali Investment Partners Ltd. since October 2010 and a Director of SPQR Capital Holdings S.A. since August 2010; Non-executive director of Cadogan Petroleum plc since August 2010; Non-executive director of Versatile Systems Inc. since December 2008. Over the last 20 years Mr. Benedetti has been involved in the structuring and financing of complex transactions, acting on behalf of companies and governments in North America, Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. In 2005, he structured and led the acquisition of Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA, based in Italy, which had 16 million wireless subscribers, 1.6 million fixed line customers and 28 million registered internet users. At that time the transaction was the largest leveraged buyout in European history, in a deal valued at over 12 billion Euros.
John A. Hardy , Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer of the Fund since June 2011; Executive Chairman of the Fund from June 2010 to June 2011, Director of the Fund since May 2010; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Versatile Systems Inc. (“Versatile”) (technology consulting) since January 1997. Mr. Hardy has had extensive experience in the insurance, finance and banking sectors, as well as mergers and acquisitions and litigation and resolution of multi-jurisdictional disputes practicing as a Barrister from 1978-1997. Mr. Hardy was also an adjunct Professor lecturing in insurance law at the University of British Columbia from 1984-2000.
L'Sheryl D. Hudson , Vice President and CFO
Kenneth Denos, Secretary and CCO
Secretary of the Fund since 2010 and a Director of the Fund since 2007. Deputy Executive Chairman of London Pacific & Partners, Inc. since August 2009. President of the Fund from December 2007 to June 2009; CEO of the Fund from August 2007 to June 2009; Executive Vice President and Secretary of the Fund from June 2005 until August 2007; CEO of MCC Global NV and its subsidiaries from May 2006 to October 2009; Chairman and CEO of SportsNuts, Inc. (sports marketing company) from April 1999 to August 2007; President of Kenneth I. Denos, P.C. since January 2000; CEO and Chairman of Acadia Group, Inc. since March 2009. Other Directorships Held by Director or Nominee Director of Secure Netwerks, Inc. (technology hardware reseller)since 2007

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