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OGS Capital Announces Major China Campaign to Assist Businesses



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To assist businesses with successful market entry, OGS Capital is announcing a China Campaign that will bring in local business leaders from China to assist entrepreneurs and business leaders with effective strategy development.

OGS Capital has a team of consultants providing a wide range of services that include business plan writing, market research and plan development, feasibility studies, financial planning, and more. In the first six months of 2015 the company has experienced a 35% percent increase in business plans for startup and expansion into China, and a 25% increase in request for assistance with market research and feasibility studies to explore the China market opportunities. To support the increasing interest in doing business in China, OGS Capital launched the China Campaign to bring in local leaders from China to assist businesses with planning for successful market entry.

In June 2015, the OECD projected average GDP growth of 6.7 percent by 2015 with continued robust domestic consumption, urbanization, and services industry expansion. These factors represent enormous opportunities for U.S. and other Western businesses interested in entering the China market, either operating locally or importing goods and services produced in China. When the National Bureau of Statistics of China published the first quarter 2015 GDP statistics (last official statistics published), the economy had increased at a rate of 7.0 percent year-over-year. For the same period, China continues to experience steady growth in online and store front retail sales of consumer goods (10.8 percent) and industrial production (6.4 percent). Household per capita disposal income grew by 9.4 percent.

“Though there are reports that China’s economy grew at a slower than expected rate through June 2015, China’s economy remains robust, especially in comparison to Western economies,” says Alex Silensky, the Founder and CEO of OGS Capital. China has a strong interest in foreign investments that bring innovation and/or serve the domestic consumption market.

There are risks to entering the emerging China market, so it is critical that businesses, whether interested in starting local China enterprises or acquiring materials and goods, complete in-depth market research, strategize to address changing market opportunities, and address specific risks. “How the business enters the Chinese market is a major factor in long-term success,” says Silensky. To support the efforts of businesses interested in expanding into China, OGS Capital initiated the China Campaign to assist business startup and expansion efforts in which local industry experts from China share cultural and business knowledge to strengthen market entry strategies.

There are many challenges businesses must overcome to successfully conduct business in China, and all of these issues are addressed in the business plan.

The challenges and risks include successfully establishing local Chinese partnerships and alliances; maneuvering through a complex bureaucratic process; establishing an effective communication system that fits within established Chinese cultural norms; developing a staffing plan that recognizes local ethnic and cultural practices; sourcing materials and manufactured products for import/export within a complex regulatory system; and many others.

OGS Capital has a team of business consultants with expertise across industries and business functions. The company offers a range of services from business plan development to financial planning, and also conducts in-depth market research and feasibility studies for startups and business expansion. Each consulting project provides customized services based on client needs. OGS Capital also assists businesses with raising capital from private and public entities.

For more information or to submit an online contact form, please visit https://www.ogscapital.com/.

Contact:

Alex Silensky    

(USA) 1-619-727-5304

(UK) 44-203-318-1069







Planet DDS Secures Growth Capital

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2015

Irvine, California based dental practice management software company Planet DDS has received an infusion of capital from District Line Partners, a specialized investment firm out of Washington, D.C.

Planet DDS, which was founded in 2004, is the leading provider of cloud-based dental practice management software in the United States. Planet DDS also offers outsourced business services to dental practices across the country.

When asked to comment on the transaction, Richard Lee, founder of Planet DDS, said, “We are well positioned to accelerate our growth, and District Line brings more than just capital. Blake and Eric [Giesecke] fit in well with the team and share our vision for what this company can become.”

Blake Rice, Principal at District Line Partners, remarked, “Planet DDS has developed a very impressive cloud-based offering over the last decade. Denticon software is well ahead of the competition in helping practices achieve better results across a broad spectrum ranging from solo practitioners to large, multi-location groups. We’re very excited to be part of the next stage of the journey with Rich and his team.”

About Planet DDS

Planet DDS is the established leader in cloud-based dental software. The company’s Denticon practice management software is a powerful, flexible tool trusted by thousands of dental professionals across the country. More information on Planet DDS is available online at http://planetdds.com/.

About District Line Partners

District Line Partners is an acquisition firm dedicated to acquiring a single business. More information on DLP can be found at http://www.districtlinepartners.com/.







Steelwedge Announces $22.5M of New Growth Capital to Accelerate Supply Chain Planning Innovation and Enhance Customer Support


Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2015

Steelwedge, the leader in cloud supply chain planning and sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions, today announced that it has received $ 22.5M in new growth capital led by Camden Partners. Other investors include return backer Mainsail Partners and Shea Ventures. New CEO Pervinder Johar is also investing personally in this round.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to invest in cloud-based software that represents the next generation of supply chain planning solutions,” said Jason Tagler, managing member of Camden Partners, the lead investor. “I have tracked Steelwedge for several years and have been impressed with the results the team has delivered. I am particularly impressed by the number of blue chip customers the company has added during that timeframe.”

The investment will be used to accelerate product development, expand sales and marketing, and deliver the highest quality service to the company’s growing customer base. Integral to these efforts is a new office, which will open in Austin, Texas later this year. The Austin office will serve as a technology, sales, and services hub that will enable Steelwedge to better serve the increasing number of customers and prospects in the region. The office will house a large, state-of-the-art R&D Co-Innovation Lab where product managers and software engineers will work directly with customers to push the boundaries of supply chain management forward.

“This new capital positions us well to build on the company’s incredible growth over the past several years,” said Pervinder Johar, CEO of Steelwedge. “We are excited to have Jason Tagler join the board of directors and to leverage his experience investing in enterprise SaaS businesses. This will help us attack the large market opportunity in supply chain management.”

“We selected Camden as our partner based on Jason Tagler’s understanding of our business and our aligned perspectives on building the company in its next phase of growth,” added Jason Payne, Managing Partner of Mainsail Partners.

Steelwedge was ranked #200 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ in 2014 based on the company’s 500% revenue growth in the 2009-2013 period. Steelwedge was also positioned as a Visionary in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record*. In the past two years the company has added some of the biggest names in manufacturing as customers, including GoPro, Hewlett Packard, and Nissan.

About Steelwedge

Steelwedge’s cloud supply chain planning and S&OP solutions enable leading manufacturers to profitably align demand, supply, strategy and financial goals. Connecting people, processes and technology, Steelwedge big data solutions transform supply chain ecosystems. Leading manufacturers like HP, Lenovo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Nissan, and Monsanto trust Steelwedge to help them mitigate risk and profitably navigate a rapidly changing business environment. Visit http://www.steelwedge.com.

About Camden Partners

Camden Partners, founded in 1995, operates private equity funds that provide growth capital to emerging companies in the Technology-Enabled Business Services, Healthcare and Education sectors. For more information, please go to http://www.camdenpartners.com.

About Mainsail Partners

Mainsail Partners is a leading growth equity firm that invests exclusively in growing bootstrapped businesses and builds them into industry leaders. The San Francisco-based firm has raised nearly $ 400 million in committed capital to back outstanding entrepreneurs. Mainsail has been leading investments in software and technology-enabled companies for more than a decade, including investments in eSecuritel, Netchemia, PayLease, Steelwedge Software, and Zen Planner. For further information, please visit http://www.mainsailpartners.com.

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record, Tim Payne, 06 March 2014







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Real Capital Solutions Announces Hire of New President

Louisville, Colorado (PRWEB) February 06, 2015

Real Capital Solutions, a nationally focused investor of workout and value-add real estate, announces the addition of a new President.

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Shaun O’Connor as President, effective January 2, 2015,” indicates Real Capital Solutions founder and CEO Marcel Arsenault.

Shaun’s appointment as President comes as part of a planned leadership transition for RCS over the next three to five years. With the expectation that Marcel Arsenault will move to Chairman of the Board, and former President Sharon Eshima (now COO) will transition to the Arsenault Family Foundations and the Arsenault Family Office, it is anticipated that Shaun will ultimately be promoted to Chief Executive Officer, under Marcel’s and Sharon’s leadership.

Mr. O’Connor began his real estate career in 1997 with GE Real Estate and over the next 11 years he progressed through a series of roles including earning a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and was ultimately promoted to CFO of US Equity Real Estate. During the market crash in 2008, Shaun was recruited by CB Richard Ellis Investors as Global Chief Finance and Risk Officer. In 2011, Shaun was recruited by Tourism Development and Investment Company as CFO. TDIC is a master developer of major tourism destinations for both the public and private sectors in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Arsenault adds, “The addition of Shaun to the Real Capital Solutions team is truly a great opportunity for RCS, its employees and investors. Shaun will help RCS continue its rapid expansion, both nationally and internationally. With Shaun at the helm, and with new capital partners, RCS has the opportunity to grow its business from our current $ 1.3 billion assets under management, to an exciting company with assets exceeding $ 5 billion.”







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HVS Capital Corp and iFunding form Strategic Alliance for Crowdfunding Hospitality Real Estate Investments


New York, NY (PRWEB) January 26, 2015

HVS Capital Corp, the real estate industry leader for hospitality investment banking solutions, and iFunding, the crowdfunding platform that makes real estate investing simple, announce a strategic alliance to expand financing for hospitality real estate projects. HVS Capital Corp (“HVSCC”) will use iFunding’s crowdfunding platform to expand the investor base for hospitality real estate, while iFunding will rely on HVSCC exclusively to underwrite its crowdfunded hotel, resort and timeshare deals.

Hospitality Real Estate Investing and Crowdfunding are Growing

Real estate crowdfunding is evolving from typically financing smaller investments, often single-family and multi-family projects and rentals, to also providing individual investors and family offices greater access to more sophisticated commercial real estate investments. Meanwhile, economic growth in the United States has driven renewed hospitality sector profitability and new hotel developments, particularly in the mid-scale to upper-scale segments. The HVSCC / iFunding relationship meets growing demand to combine the profitability and sophistication of hospitality real estate with the progressive financing of crowdfunding.

Hospitality real estate developers and operators with an interest in HVSCC / iFunding’s joint crowdfunding financing and underwriting approach are invited to contact the companies to propose investments. The iFunding team can be reached via 844-367-4386 ext.2 or partners(at)ifunding(dot)co. The HVSCC team can be reached via 303-512-1226 or wsipple(at)hvs(dot)com.

William Sipple of HVS Capital Corp joins iFunding’s Advisory Board

In addition to the collaboration on hospitality real estate crowdfunding, iFunding welcomes William Sipple, Executive Managing Director of HVSCC, to iFunding’s advisory board. Bill Sipple contributes over 30 years experience in hotel development, finance, valuation and operations to the collaboration and board. He has worked for, or advised, top hospitality brands including Regent International, Carlson Hotels (including Radisson & Park Plaza) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Mr. Sipple’s team at HVSCC serves institutional and high net-worth investors, developers and management/ownership companies, with services including:

Investment sales and acquisitions of hotel and mixed-use properties;
Capital markets advisory services for securing project debt and equity; and
Deal structuring, including financial analysis, due diligence, and deal closing.

Mr. Sipple stated, “In an effort to utilize today’s cutting edge technologies, HVS Capital is thrilled to align ourselves with this new and reliable source of equity and debt capital, in what we call the democratization of real estate capital.” He added, “Crowdfunding can be an excellent source of funding, well-suited to fill a recognized void in smaller- to medium-sized hotel transactions. It is cost-effective and can be used for gap equity, mezzanine financing and bridge loans in particular.”

CEO of iFunding, William Skelley, noted: “We are finding interest from property developers and real estate investors alike in the hospitality sector. Our investors have inquired about opportunities in boutique hotel developments, marquee hotels and resorts, and active living communities. Crowdfunding investors like the option of being able to invest in hospitality properties, but expect the depth of underwriting and advisory capabilities that HVS Capital Corp brings to every deal. That’s why I’m confident that our exclusive reliance on HVSCC for hospitality underwriting will drive more crowdfunding interest, well-positioned properties, and quality investment outcomes.”

About HVS Capital Corp

Founded in 2001, HVS Capital Corp (“HVSCC”) is the investment banking arm of HVS for the Americas. The firm’s executives have an average of 20+ years experience through several real estate cycles, completing tens of billions in transactions. HVSCC is an innovative industry leader that delivers comprehensive hospitality investment banking solutions based on performance, collaboration and trust. HVSCC’s core areas of service are debt & equity placements, investment sales / brokerage, capital advisory projects and workouts for hotels, resorts, and mixed-used developments. Through strong relationships with an extensive list of active investors, lenders, management companies and hotel brands, HVSCC identifies the most appropriate parties for any given transaction. This capability maximizes value while facilitating an expedited timeframe for execution. For more information, visit http://hvscapital.com.

About iFunding

iFunding is a leading real estate crowdfunding platform, facilitating debt and equity fundraising for properties range from single family homes, to multi-family residences and condominium estates, apartment towers, hotels and resorts, retail locations, malls, offices and mixed use buildings, and more. iFunding provides opportunities for accredited investors to invest in institutional-quality real estate deals, with a minimum investment of just $ 5,000. The company directly oversees deals throughout their lifespan, providing extensive information and transparency to give investors insight and oversight into their investments. It also generates financing for multi-project funds, and partners with family offices to co-fund opportunities with its individual investors. Visit http://www.ifunding.co for more information, or connect with us on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/innovational-funding, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/iFunding , or via @inno_funding on Twitter. The phone number for investor and operator inquiries is 844-367-4386.

HVS Capital Corp Contact:

William Sipple

303-512-1226

wsipple(at)hvs(dot)com

iFunding Contact:

Scott Lichtman

203-747-8557

press(at)ifunding(dot)co







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