Evercore Partners Inc. operates as an independent investment banking advisory firm in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Investment Banking and Investment Management. The Investment Banking segment offers advisory services on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, and related corporate finance matters; capital markets advice relating to debt and equity securities; and services related to securities underwriting, private fund placement services, and commissions for agency-based equity trading services and equity research. This segment also raises funds for financial sponsors; and provides restructuring advice to companies in financial transition, as well as to creditors, shareholders, and potential acquirers. The Investment Management segment manages financial assets for institutional investors; provides independent fiduciary services to corporate employee benefit plans; offers wealth management services for high net-worth individuals; and manages private equity funds. Evercore Partners Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in New York, New York.