HGGC Experiences Significant Five-Year Volume Increase

Co-Founded in 2007 by a NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, the middle-market private equity firm HGGC today reports an aggregate transaction value of more than $12 billion. That includes 60 individual investments and 46,000 portfolio company employees.

Steve Young found fame winning three Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers leading a team of superstars that included Jerry Rice and others. But now Mr. Young leads a team of financial superstars that have put together a groundbreaking financial firm that has earned wide recognition and accolades from media and industry observers.

For example, in 2014 HGGC was named the M&A Mid-Market Private Equity Firm of the Year by Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine. Ii is based in Palo Alto, California.

Young serves as managing director with Rich Lawson taking the helm of CEO. The company deals in leveraged buyouts as well as growth equity investments in middle market companies. A focus for HGGC are entities that are bogged down by out-of-date technology. Examples might be car dealers, grocery stores, insurance agents and marketing agencies.

HGGC has recently bolstered its bench with the addition of new talent. That includes Colin Phinisey who has come on as a principle. He will be responsible for taking the lead on efforts in capital markets across a range of company portfolio. Phinesey most recently served as a director for Deutsche Bank Securities. Before that he was senior financial analyst for Wachovia.

Also joining the team is Christopher Guinn who will hold an executive director position. His background includes a stint with the Golden Gate Capital company Ply Gem Industries. He also served as CFO for Atrium Corp and Neways International, both Golden Gate portfolio companies.

CEO Lawson called 2017 the “busiest year ever” for HGGC. The company put to bed seven platform investments and made 23 add-on transactions. It also conducted five liquidity events. During the last five years HGGC saw a 130 percent deal volume increase compared with the previous five-year period.

Finally, Randy Jacobs who is CEO of Idera, was named M&A Mid-Market Award for 2017 Dealmaker of the Year. Idera is an HGGC-backed operation.


https://www.pehub.com/2018/04/hggc-adds-six-new-executives/

Felipe Montoro Jens’ Works on Lighting and Infrastructure Developments in Brazil

Updated 1/13/2019:

Felipe Montoro Jens is a Brazilian who works at EnergiparCaptacao S.A and serves as the chief executive officer of the company. He also serves in various other organizations in leadership positions where he is chairman and CEO. Over the years of his service to various companies, Felipe Jens gained financial expertise which helped him to have exposure in the financial strategies for individuals and corporations. One of the organizations that Felipe gained most of his experience in the sectors was when he served as the director of the Santo Antonio Energia Company. What’s more, Felipe Montoro Jens’ area of expertise is in infrastructure and providing solutions of dealing with economic waste. Learn more about Felipe Montoro Jens at terra.com

About Felipe’s PPPs Projects

Felipe Montoro is also involved with a project known as the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) which deals with the public lighting in the country. The PPPs projects of lighting the Brazil have already been undertaken in 138 municipalities in Brazil including the city of Belo Horizonte. The Belo Horizonte which is located in the state of Minas Gerais is the pioneer of the improved version of modern lighting in Brazil done through the PPPs project that is conducted by Felipe. Nonetheless, Felipe Montoro Jens who is a specialist in the infrastructure projects says that by 2020 the state capital will have all the 182000 lighting points using the LED technology.

Moreover, the other project that Felipe undertook was the Sao Paulo’s public-private partnership housing capital. The project was established on January 18, 2018, by Sao Paulo’s Municipal Housing Secretariat of the Municipality in conjunction with the Metropolitan Housing Company. Further, Felipe Montoro Jens points out that the project which will take approximately six years will be able to spearhead in the construction of 34,000 residential units. Additionally, the project which is expected to be completed in 2023 will generate employment opportunities for more than 100,000 individuals.

Serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Energipar Captação SA, Felipe Montoro Jens, is a reckoned financial specialist. He majorly attained his expertise from serving as a Director at Santo Antonio Energia. He is also the chairman of the concessionary of the Administrative Centre of the Federal District SA.
Felipe specializes in finding solutions for cooperations and state governments on how to reduce wastage of facilities and maximization of profits. He attended Getulio Vargas Foundation School in Brazil where he managed to graduate with a degree in Business. This institution is well known for its quality of education delivery in the business sector since its inception in 1944. Due to his passion for business, he furthered his education at Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona.

Felipe has taken key positions in various renowned companies such as Enron, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Enel. Due to his proper management ethics and skills, Felipe has helped this company grow and hold better positions in the business world. With averagely 25 years of experience in international business, Felipe has laid a major interest in helping cooperate with infrastructure projects on a large scale. He derives cost-effective solutions for this institutions to enable them to enhance profitability to compete in the business world effectively.

Felipe Montoro currently reported on CNI study on stationery works in Brazil. He stated that according to the CNI study, they are currently 2,796 works paralyzed in Brazil which constitutes 18.5% of the total works. He also stated that the research pointed out interruption of construction of sports facilities and day-care centers within the country.

The CNI study gave some of the reasons for the discontinuation of the construction works which included; technical problems, financial shortages, and improper budgeting. According to Felipe, the main cause of the discontinuation was poor project planning. CNI recommended some solutions that would help to curb the paralysis of the construction works. Some of the measures they gave out included; improvement of micro planning, equipment of teams, strengthening of the management teams and designing of balanced contracts.

The spiraling cost of improving the infrastructure of any nation is moving forward at such a speed that even the most developed of countries are struggling to keep up. Brazilian infrastructure expert, Felipe Montoro Jens has spent much of the last few years seeking to develop partnerships between private corporations and public agencies to improve the infrastructure of developing nations. In his home nation of Brazil, Felipe Montoro Jens has become a respected expert in private-public partnerships often looked to by the government agencies for advice on how best to achieve their infrastructure goals.

The career of Felipe Montoro Jens began with his college education in his home nation at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, one of the world’s most respected business education institutions. This was followed by a Master’s Degree pursued through the Thunderbird School of Business Management, which provided the basis of the work being done by the expert in finance and infrastructure.

Charting the career of the investment specialist sees Felipe Montoro Jens take up numerous positions at companies across Brazil and later in Portugal as his skills became known internationally. Among the globally-recognized companies who have sought the talents of Montoro Jens are Braskam, Atvos, and Foz who have become increasingly involved in the development of infrastructure in the developing world.

Since moving into the infrastructure and PPP sector, Felipe Montoro Jens has been concerned about the lack of public investment in new technologies. The investor believes the level of waste being managed by Brazilian municipalities is a sign of this lack of investment in new technologies. The veteran business leader with more than 25 years of experience believes the lighting project undertaken by the Brazilian city of Bolo Horizonte should stand as a success story for all. The city is leading the switch to energy efficient LED lighting technologies designed to reduce economic waste in a program brokered as a private-public partnership by Felipe Montoro Jens.

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Dr. rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides contributions to InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is an organization that is focused on working together with practicing physicians, health systems, stakeholders and other interested parties to design sustainable models of operation that fully integrate current technologies and cost-effective.

The CEO of InnovaCare, Dr. Rick Shinto and the CAO Penelope Kokkinides are on the frontline to ensure that InnovaCare LAN goals are achieved. These LAN objectives are an essential factor to InnovaCare Health plans for making reforms in healthcare provision. Both Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides experience and medical background will be beneficial to the achievement of this objective.

Dr. Rick Shinto founded InnovaCare Health, and the firm has been under his firm leadership since. He studied at the State University of New York, Stony Brook for his medical degree, and at Redlands University for his MBA. He studied for his B.S at the University of California. Dr. Rick Shinto has written many clinical medicine and healthcare related articles. He now has over 20 years of working experience in healthcare management and operations. He has won many awards and recognition due to his outstanding talent and revolutionary idea; InnovaCare Health Inc.

Penelope Kokkininides has been the CAO at InnovaCare since 2016. Her experience in the running and management of clinical programs is extensive, having worked before in such capacity under government programs involving public health, social work and overseas medical aid programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. Before joining InnovaCare Health, Penelope Kokkinides, served under various organizations such as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at CenterLight HealthCare, at Touchstone Care Health as the Chief Operating Officer, at AmeriChoice, and as the Vice President in the Department of Disease and Care Management.

During her interview with IdeaMensch, Penelope Kokkinides explained why she has been successful and fundamental in the growth of and excellence of InnovaCare Health over the years. As a successful entrepreneur, she stated that one of the most important habits to have is to always focus on positivity on the job and the willingness to take a chance to be different. Her advice is that one should always take the time to gather information and be aware of what is happening in the industry and see how it could fit into an overall strategy. She also stated that being organized and paying attention to details is a very important part of who she is.


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Bernardo T. Chua is Riding the wave of Direct Marketing Sales

Bernardo Chua is a businessman, as well as an entrepreneur. He has become an expert in the field of direct marketing. He saw it as the most effective means of product sales and generate an income. He has developed a direct sales system that works for him and he generously shares with others. His business plan operates on the multi-level marketing strategy and independent distributors. It gives each individual involved the opportunity to set up and build a business for themselves. View Bernardo Chua’s full profile at LinkedIn

Chua has been successful establishing several companies including Gano Excel and Organo Gold. The company focused on mainly tea and coffee, but have branched out with other products. He discovered the hetnganodermo, a type of polypote mushroom that grows on the wooden logs worldwide and is regarded as a healthy additive in Asia.

Bernardo Chua is a very successful businessman and that success and his commitment to business has been recognized with several awards. He has received the National Shoppers Choice Award for being a top direct sales company and the Dangal ng Nayan Award for Business and Industry from the Joint 22nd Annual People’s Choice and National Consumers Quality Awards. He has also received the Direct Sales Company of the year several times.

Early in his career, Bernardo Chua saw the benefits of direct sales. It proved to be the quickest way to grow a business and create momentum for that business. Even with a thriving business, Chua looks for ways to improve strategy and methods for direct sales, as well as new and improved products. He also stays focused on staying ahead of the competition and being at the forefront of direct marketing sales. Chua is also an advocate of education. It is important to provide informational about the benefits of the products his company sells, as well as edicatipnong individuals who wish to take on the business opportunity and be successful.

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Robert Ivy: Why Architects Should Join the AIA

Most of the architects working in the United States belong to the American Institute of Architects, an organization founded in the 19th century. The AIA is considered as one of the oldest professional groups in the country, and they are still operating today to ensure that the architects working in the United States are protected. They also act as an ethical body which provides punishment for architects who will be breaking the law. Robert Ivy is the organizations’ chief executive officer. He also serves as the organization’s executive vice president. He was promoted to the position in 2011 when the senior officials decided to step down because of their old age.

 

Under the leadership of Robert Ivy, the AIA was put in a positive light, and their reputation as an organization was well-received by the public. Robert Ivy made efforts in transforming the image of the architects, explaining to the public why they are important, and what their contributions in building a nation are. He is also responsible for the increasing number of architects who wanted to become a member of the AIA. What the organization head did was to show the benefits of joining the AIA, and because of the advantages of being in a professional organization, architects showcased their willingness and interest to become a part of the growing professional organization.

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According to Robert Ivy, the members of the AIA would have numerous perks, such as educational resources, networking opportunities, job hunting assistance, industry interests, and reputable credentials. Architects who wanted to pursue a master’s degree or a doctor’s degree could rely on the members of the organization for reviewing materials that would help them gain additional knowledge on their subjects. Members of the AIA would also have the chance to build their connections in the architectural industry, making it easier for them to find jobs and projects where architects are needed. Being a member of the AIA would also assure that one would be benefiting from any law changes lobbied by the members of the professional group for the benefit of its members. Robert Ivy said that those who wanted to become a member of the AIA must submit the requirements, and he also referred them to their office in Washington D.C.

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Malcolm CasSelle Launches The First Virtual Exchange Blockchain

OPSkins is the global leader in sales for in-game virtual assets and the largest bitcoin merchant in the world. Regarding online gaming many players wish to purchase in game content (virtual assets) and wish to due so second hand from other players. Since the goods they wish to purchase are not physical items, fragmentation and fraud are chronic problems gamers run into when conducting transactions. CasSelle and OPSkins have solved this problem by creating the first block chain platform for virtual asset trading, the WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange) Platform.

The current virtual asset economy has many limitations, these are caused by different currencies, language barriers and security concerns. Because of these limitations, virtual trading is currently restricted by trading only within local regions. The WAX Platform seeks to move pass this localization and break up these restrictions by using a blockchain form of trading. The WAX Platform will enable users to tokenize their virtual assets, and trade them without logging off from their game. The WAX Platform will also help eliminate the currency barrier by using its own currency, the WAX token. The WAX platform will allow the buyers to access the global supply of virtual goods while eliminating any financial risks.

The WAX Platform will also eliminate fraud, as it uses blockchain smart contracts to conduct all asset exchanges. The Blockchain smart contracts will eliminate the receiving of incomplete assets or any delivery issues as exchanges will happen instantly.

Malcolm CasSelle is the current CIO of OPSkins and the president of the WAX Platform. His educational background includes a Bachelor’s of Computer Science at MIT, and a Master’s of Computer Science at Stanford University. He processes a high IQ and has an extensive business and investing background. In 2014 he was previously the president and CTO of Tronc (formerly Tribute Publishing), in 2013 he co-founded and was the CEO of Timeline Labs. Timeline Labs is a solution company, that allowed companies to discover, display, and measure engaging content based on social signaling. CasSelle also founded a few startups including Media Pass, a digital subscription to major media companies, and in 2012 was CEO of Xfire a gamer social network.

Aside from being a CIO and President, CasSelle is also an Angel Investor. He was an early investor in Facebook, Zynga and several blockchain related startups. Aside from angel investing, CasSelle is a strong believer in cryptocurrency and has been a mentor to Plug and Play Bitcoin a startup that helps other start ups work with Bitcoin.

Find out more about Malcolm CasSelle: https://twitter.com/malcolmcasselle?lang=en

Flavio Maluf Explains The Purpose Of Financial Incentives

Financial incentives have one ultimate goal says Flavio Maluf. It is to stimulate economic activity. There are many different mechanisms on how financial incentives can achieve this goal states Flavio Maluf, who is now president of a large Brazilian company called Eucatex.

Financial incentives can try and lure businesses to set up shop in a new city, town or region. This is achieved through the use of tax breaks. For example, a city may offer no taxes for a period of 10 years to get a company to relocate to their city. They may also provide reduced taxes or free land for corporations.

When businesses set up shop in a city, they create jobs for the locals. This stimulates economic activity in the area. New jobs can also mean higher wages and more opportunity for people. So even with tax breaks, a city and its people benefit from the tax breaks.

Another form of financial incentive is a little more complicated. It involves allowing businesses to write off investments in workers, equipment, and plants instead of paying city, state or national taxes. This has a similar effect on workers and the area. More jobs can be created as a company expands. Higher pay may result, and economic activity generally expands.

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The focus of financial incentives is encouraging corporate and small business growth. If there is little to no business or corporate presence, then the focus is to attract these companies and businesses to relocate. Of course, financial incentives should not allow firms or corporations to get away without paying any share of taxes duly owed to local, state and national governments. They need to contribute, but it is in everybody’s interest to have a thriving and stable corporate presence in their region. That is the crux of the financial incentive policy adopted by many Brazilian officials says Flavio Maluf.

Mr. Maluf is following the footsteps of his family by serving as the chief executive officer and president of Eucatex. It is one of Brazil’s largest firms and exports many products abroad. Flavio Maluf also believes that despite being a leader in its industry, Eucatex can continue to grow and expand its presence in many market segments.

Find out more about how Flavio reports on and supports the Brazilian economy at barbacenaonline.com

 

Sahm Adrangi Is No Lemming

The thing about lemmings is that they will follow, without thinking, the other rodents and, en mass, will commit suicide. When looking at markets, however, few likely realize that as everyone moves in one direction, following the latest trend, that eventually such a strategy may turn them into a unsuspecting lemming. With technology, a lot of investors have embraced the idea of putting their accounts on the equivalent of auto-pilot, letting price drops, or increases in price, trigger a buy or sell order.

Sahm Adrangi, founder of Kerrisdale Capital, believes that a somewhat antiquated approach to investing is likely, at least in part, a good partial strategy to take. Machines can tell us most anything, but having a look at a stock’s fundamentals will tell us a lot more about where the stock is now, how the company is being managed, and if it is in short or long-term distress.

Having made it his point to head in the opposite direction of all the soon-to-be lemmings, Sahm Adrangi takes a closer look at why a company is troubled and reflects on whether it can be salvaged. He then moves on to developing strategies for either investing in a company, which can be construed as holding long-term, or using every possible tool and toy in his derivatives bag to make out on a company in a temporary situation.

Kerrisdale Capital, founded by Sahm Adrangi nearly 10 years ago, was created on utilizing situations that were driven by an event. An event is something a company can most likely come back from, but a systemic malaise is another story. This firm would likely long-term invest in a systemic malaise situation if the company had balance sheet, or even pipeline, promise. Situational investing is having a short-term interest in making some money on either a reversal-of-fortune for a company, or a short-term run that is lacking legs. Shorts and options can come together and allow any investor to make good on every move a company makes, turning it into a money-making opportunity.

Sahm Adrangi looks for opportunities in some unusual places, which is also why he unearths ignored sectors harboring future values. He will never be counted a lemming.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sahm-adrangis-kerrisdale-capital-issues-negative-report-on-eastman-kodak-company-300594897.html

 

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Is the Economy Headed for a Fall?

On February 5, 2018, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Shervin Pishevar went on a Twitter rampage that spanned 21 hours and 50 tweets. This sudden appearance was not just surprising for its randomness – Pishevar had been largely absent from public life since stepping down from Investment company two months previously – but for what he had to say about the state and future of the economy.

Buckle-Up, It’s Going to Be a Bumpy Ride

According to Shervin Pishevar, the strong stock market and sudden rise of Bitcoin are headed for a fall. He doesn’t predict that the crash of the stock market will be sudden. He’s talking about an aggregate, overall decrease of about 6,000 by the end of the year. The crash of Bitcoin will be more sudden and dramatic, but it will be able to make a comeback.

Several of these prophecies have already come to pass, and some seem to be looming on the horizon even to those who are unfamiliar with the markets and economics. Most notable among those predictions is the fall of Facebook. which recently had the highest one day drop in value of any corporation in the history of the stock market.

Shervin Pishevar bases these predictions on several factors that have been creeping up for a while and will converge around the same time. One is the overvaluation of stocks and bonds, the other is the artificial inflation of Bitcopin’s value. When investors realize this, the sell-off will lead to problems. Pishevar believes that the electronic currency will drop between $2,000 – $5,000 in value, but slowly regain much of it over a 24-month period. He is less optimistic about a recovery for the stock market, which has been Bullish to an unprecedented level for a record run.

Whether you have faith in Shervin Pishevar’s predictions, there’s no denying that he has been an influential and prescient voice in economics and investment for some time. His past record and foresight speak for themselves. Given the unsustainable trajectory of the markets these days, maybe we should listen.

 

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Felipe Montoro Jens Provides Practical Press

Brazil is currently the focal point for investors hoping to make a positive change in the Latin American country. A brief article about this subject matter is reported by Felipe Montoro Jens when he covered the special meeting of governors of the Inter-Armerican Development Bank (IDB) on the 24th of March. The article touches up on some important and interesting subjects regarding the South American country, Brazil. Visit consultasocio.com to learn more.

Being an infrastructure projects expert, Felipe Montoro Jens was able to thoroughly report on the special meeting. Dyogo Oliveira, the Minister of Planning, Development and Management stressed the importance of creating financial guarantee mechanisms that are capable of leveraging private investments in infrastructure projects for Latin America. The Minister also defended the increase of private investments in infrastructure projects for the country of Brazil.

Felipe Montoro Jens’ article also goes on to point out that the country of Brazil was highlighted as priority for Spanish investment by the Secretary of State for Economy and Business Support, Garrido. Luis Caputo, Argentina’s finance minister and chairman of the Bank’s Board of Governors agreed withDyogo Oliveira’s proposal for the IDB to work to leverage private investment in Latin America. Minister Oliveira predicts that there will be an upcoming fourth industrial revolution. For that reason, he feels that the new investments from the countries, as well as support from the IDB are necessary.

One of the current challenges that Brazil faces is the construction of roads and the creation of sanitation to provide clean water. More reasons to support the Minister Oliveira’s proposal. The report provided by Felipe Montoro Jens proves to be intriguing and informative.

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