Republic’s values of integrity, creativity and long-term results drive our investment and operational philosophy. We tenaciously pursue unique opportunities. Throughout its history, Republic has partnered with exceptional entrepreneurs and technology experts to create uncommon value.
2022 - RFC Drilling begins drilling operations in
Louisiana and Mississippi
2021 - GMT Global acquires 3 A320 family aircraft on lease to a major Asian carrier.
2018 - Starts Private Lending through Republic
Special Situations group.
2018 - Vac-Tron is purchased by the McLaughlin Group.
2017 - Launches RFC Drilling with oilfield drilling rigs located in the Permian basin of Texas.
2016 - GMT Global purchases 3 E190s, 1 A319 and 1 B777 all on lease to major airlines.
2015 - Republic enhances its capital strategy and begins working with larger Family offices to invest in Republic's transactions.
2015 - Republic invests in CeDUR (polyurethane roofing shingle) and moves operations to Colorado. (See CeDUR roof pictured on left.)
2014 – Tinuum reduces mercury and nitrogen oxide on 50 million tons of coal annually throughout the US.
2011 - Tinuum places an additional 26 units in service and all are eligible for Section 45 tax credits.
2010 - 2014 - Special Assets purchases commercial loan balances of over $500 million during this time period and $1.5 billion since the group's inception.
2009 - 2010 - Tinuum operates in its first power plants and closes with its first investor.
2008 - Republic partners with Dr. Greg Everson and makes its initial investment in HepQuant to help develop the first commercialized liver function test.
2008 - Buys the majority of Vac-Tron, a commercial vacuum truck manufacturer.
2006 – Republic Special Assets invests in E-Z Pack a manufacturer of refuse hauling trucks. Company was sold in 2013 to Navistar.
2006 – Company invests in Great Lakes Casting, a grey iron Foundry. Company was sold to a Private Equity firm in 2013.
2006 - Partners bring clean coal to the market place to take advantage of Section 45 tax credits through Tinuum Group. Goldman Sachs joins the partnership in 2011.
2004 - Acquires General Roofing, the largest commercial roofer in the US. Takes the Company through bankruptcy and successfully emerges 90 days later. General Roofing is sold to Tecta America in 2006.
2003 - Republic's first investment in American Identity (AI), the leading promotional products company at the time.
AI was sold to Staples in 2007.
2003 - Other operating company investments made in CyberTrails (managed service/data center), Headway (temporary staffing) and Kelson (physician management).
2001 - 2002 - Republic acquires the assets of two leasing companies - LINC Capital and Capital Associates Inc.
1990s - The Company continued its growth trajectory through purchasing one of the country’s largest salt dome caverns (an asset it still owns), forming its Special Situations Group, investing in Synfuel a business supported by Section 29 tax credits and investing in a coal transportation business (an asset it still owns).
1980s - As a result of a maturing market conditions (compressed margins) and sweeping federal tax changes, Republic explores new investment opportunities where it can apply its core competencies.
1970s - The business grows organically and builds a strong reputation
July 1971 - Republic Financial Corporation is launched by Jim Possehl