Equities First Holdings is a global company that specializes in research and development of coal and iron making technologies. With offices in nine countries, it’s no surprise the company has numerous subsidiaries, including recently acquired Australian company Environmental Clean Technologies Limited. The newly purchased company was purchased with the goal of providing funding for major development projects that are happening in India, including a research and development facility with a 30 million dollar price tag. Environmental Clean Technologies specializes in developing new energy and mineral technologies. Equities First Holdings has seen tremendous growth and success in part because banks are tightening their lending practices and criteria, making equities lending an increasingly popular choice.