UBS is a Zurich, Switzerland based financial services boutique that is engaged in providing retail banking, corporate and institutional banking and investment banking. Founded in 1862, the firm focuses on providing various financial advisory services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private placements, brokerage, equity swaps, equity, and debt trading, risk management, credit financing, capital market financing. UBS is present in all major financial centres worldwide. Additionally, the firm also provides asset management and wealth management services for corporations, institutions, hedge funds, governments, and bankers and brokers. Other services of the firm include acquisition, bank loans, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts and buy-ins, syndicated buyout loans, debt capital, mezzanine and spin-offs among others.