Direct Markets Holdings Corp., formerly Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc., is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, it is engaged in the investment banking business. The Company’s principal operating subsidiary is Rodman & Renshaw, LLC (R&R). It is an investment bank, which provides corporate finance, strategic advisory and related services to public and private companies across multiple sectors and regions. It also provides research and sales and trading services to institutional investors. The sectors that it serves include life science/healthcare, energy, metals/mining, financial services and cleantech, and the regions it serves include the United States and China. Its product and service offerings include financing transactions, including private placements and public offerings. It also provides research and sales and trading services to institutional investors. In February 2012, the Company acquired certain assets of The Investor Relations Group, Inc.