Gruppo, Levey helps sell the companies that sell. The boutique investment bank provides a range of financial advisory services for companies in the direct marketing and specialty retail industries; it established a group that focuses on growing technology firms in 2009. Gruppo, Levey offers support for mergers & acquisitions and divestitures, capital raising, and debt restructuring. GLC Securities is the firm's broker-dealer affiliate. The company has provided advisory services to such firms as online car seller Carfax, direct retailer Fingerhut, and home-shopping programmer ValueVision. President Claire Gruppo and chairman Hugh Levey co-founded the company in 1992.