Griffin Financial Group, LLC Enhances International Capabilities by Signing Teaming Arrangement with Interlink Capital Strategies
WASHINGTON, D.C.—August 6, 2012, Interlink Capital Strategies (“Interlink”), a Washington, D.C.-based emerging market financial advisory firm, and Griffin Financial Group (“Griffin”) signed a Teaming Agreement to cooperatively offer value added financial advisory and other professional services to existing and new clients seeking funding for their activities in emerging markets and in renewable energy projects.
Interlink and Griffin, together with Griffin’s multidisciplinary professional services platform, will jointly market a complete range of financial advisory and other professional services, adding Interlink’s expertise in the use of financing structures from Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) and Developing Financial Institutions (DFIs) to the Griffin’s full range of traditional investment banking and other professional services. The Teaming Agreement is the outgrowth of current work in process by Interlink and Griffin as co-advisors on a large, international weather satellite financing project. Based on their new teaming relationship, the Interlink/Griffin team will now be able to offer their unique qualifications to companies expanding into the rapidly growing BRICS (i.e., Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), as well as other developing countries.
“Interlink is a proven innovator in delivering unique financing structures from DFIs and ECAs on a global basis and its relationship with the EXIM Bank and other ECAs and DFIs is second to none. We expect that the partnership will substantially enhance our platform’s ability to structure non-traditional solutions for both current and new clients on a global basis,” said Joe Harenza, CEO and Senior Managing Director of Griffin. “Our deep understanding of the economic drivers in sectors like banking, private equity, energy and healthcare combined with Interlink’s segment and technical expertise utilizing DFI and ECA financing will lead to revenue-generating solutions that will benefit all of our clientele.”
“From Interlink’s perspective,” Managing Director Alan Beard said, “working with Griffin to provide both long-term debt from DFI’s and ECA’s and the corresponding equity is the kind of turn-key solution many of the companies we come in contact with are seeking for their transactions and projects in emerging markets. We are confident that with Griffin’s support, we can provide unparalleled support to the middle market.”
About Interlink Capital Strategies
Founded in 1994, Interlink provides financial consulting services and business development focused on emerging markets. Interlink arranges structured and project financing, trade finance, business development and marketing support with an expertise on how to access government lending programs (i.e., ECA’s and DFI’s) and technical assistance for transactions in Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia, former Soviet Union countries and Eastern Europe.
For more information please visit www.interlinkdc.com
About Griffin Financial Group
Griffin Financial Group provides capital formation, merger and acquisition advisory, structured finance and strategic consulting services to financial institutions, private equity sponsors and commercial and industrial companies of all sizes in various industries in the U.S. and developing countries. Griffin also assists businesses facing special situations, such as financial restructuring and turnarounds. Griffin is part of an integrated multidisciplinary professional services firm which, in addition to Griffin, consists of Stevens & Lee, an AmLaw 200 law firm, a D&O and E&O insurance risk consulting business, federal and state lobbying units, a health care risk consulting business, and a state and local government consulting business, as well as several other professional services businesses. Griffin is a registered broker dealer and a FINRA and SIPC member.
For more information please visit www.go2griffin.com