Founded in 1991, HSBC Capital (USA) provides a variety of private equity and mezzanine investment solutions in middle market and real estate companies. It specializes in the areas of acquisition financing, recapitalization, corporate divestiture, industry consolidation, and real estate acquisition and development. The company makes investments in companies with annual revenues of more than $10 million. It additionally provides mezzanine financing solutions in the manufacturing, service and distribution sectors. The company offers management buyout, capital expansion, operation administration and refinancing services. HSBC Capital (USA) has invested in various companies, including Information Storage Consolidation Company, Tulsa Welding School, Globe Food Equipment Company, VLS Recovery Services, JetDirect Aviation Holdings and Living Earth Technology. The company is a part of HSBC Capital (North America), which also operates HSBC Capital (Canada).