BPG PROPERTIES CHANGES NAME TO EQUUS CAPITAL PARTNERS, LTD.
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head></head> <body> <p><strong>PHILADELPHIA, PA – (February 4, 2013)</strong> - BPG Properties, Ltd., one of the nation’s leading private equity real estate managers, has announced its name change to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.equuspartners.com">Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. (Equus)</a> effective today.  The firm’s new name, Equus, is derived from the Latin word for “horse.”  Equus was chosen because the horse symbolizes strength, agility, dependability and hard work, all of which have been hallmarks of the firm’s culture and performance since its inception.<br /><br /> There will be no other changes in the firm’s operations, including its value-add investment funds, as a result of the firm’s new name.  Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. is ranked as a Top Consistent Performing Real Estate Fund Manager by Preqin, the alternative asset industry’s leading source of data and intelligence.  <br /><br /> “Our new name reflects and celebrates the diligent hard work that has resulted in 30 years of real estate excellence, and speaks to our company’s continued and untiring focus on our hands on, value-add investment approach,” said Daniel M. DiLella, President and Chief Executive Officer of Equus Capital Partners, Ltd.  “With the launch of Equus, our investors can expect continued strong performance and steadfast commitment to applying our successful direct operator platform in maximizing returns for our clients, who include over 90 institutional investors as well as more than 50 high net worth individuals and family offices.”<br /><br /> Equus has recently established an independent board of advisors that will provide valuable insights and monitor key real estate trends and investment opportunities.  The Equus board is comprised of real estate industry leaders who, combined, bring more than 120 years of experience in real estate investment, finance, and economic development to the firm.  In addition, Equus has unveiled a new optimized website, www.equuspartners.com, and logo.<br /><br /> <strong>About Equus Capital Partners, Ltd.</strong><br /> Equus Capital Partners, Ltd., formerly BPG Properties, Ltd., is one of the nation’s leading private equity real estate fund managers with more than $4.5 billion in assets under management across 11 value-add investment funds.  As a direct operator with a broad range of experience across all real estate asset types, Equus has consistently delivered value on behalf of its institutional partners.<br /><br /> The firm’s current portfolio consists of over 24 million square feet of office, retail student housing and industrial properties, as well as nearly 18,000 apartment units in more than 70 communities across the United States.  <br /><br /> Equus Capital Partners is a Registered Investment Advisor.  For additional information, please visit the company’s website at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.equuspartners.com">www.equuspartners.com. <br /> </a><br /> For more information, please contact Joseph Nahas, Jr, Vice President, 215-575-2363<br /><br /></p> </body> </html>