As I watch some members of Congress attack the U.S. Export-Import Bank, I wonder why they ignore the high price we all would pay for its loss—especially small American businesses. What’s the next target, the Small Business Administration?
Washington DC -June 20,2014, ExWorks Capital LLC, a new company dedicated to financing U.S. exports, was recently approved to be an official exporter under the Framework Agreement signed between The Export-Import Bank of the United States and the China Ministry of Finance to promote the importation of goods and services made in the U.S. Last year USD 55.6 millions were used under this framework to support the export of American aircraft and agricultural machinery to China.
Washington DC - With the launch last year of ExWorks Capital, LLC, a specialty lender, which offers export financing solutions to underserved U.S. small to medium sized enterprises (SME's) and their qualified international buyers using U.S. Export-Import Bank (ExIm Bank) loan guarantees and insurance, we achieved three important milestones in the first quarter of 2014
The Dubai Economic Council (DEC) sponsored a symposium to discuss international trade finance and its impact to economic development. Among the key participants were FIIC, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered, and Pinsent Masons. Alan Beard moderated the panel "The Role of Export Credit Agencies" and John McAdams delivered a keynote about the crucial role that the U.S. Export-Import Bank plays in facilitating development finance to emerging markets.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—October 1, 2013, ExWorks Capital LLC, newly formed joint venture between Interlink Capital Strategies and RedRidge Finance Group (www.ExWorksCapital.com), which offers export trade financing solutions to underserved U.S. exporters and qualified international buyers using ExIm Bank loan guarantees and insurance, has announced that John McAdams will become its CEO.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—September 19, 2013, Interlink Capital Strategies (Interlink) and RedRidge Finance Group (RedRidge) today announced the capitalization of a new lending joint venture (ExWorks Capital, LLC) which will offer export trade financing solutions to underserved U.S. exporters and qualified international buyers using ExIm Bank loan guarantees and insurance.
Melak Investments and Interlink Capital Strategies Sign Teaming Arrangement to Finance Projects in Iraq
WASHINGTON, D.C.—August 13, 2013, Interlink Capital Strategies, a Washington, D.C.-based emerging market financial advisory firm, and Melak Iraq, an Iraq-based advisory firm offering investment and merchant bank services, 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 Iraq.
RMP Capital Corp. Partners with Interlink Capital Strategies to Offcer Cash Flow Solutions for U.S. Business Importing Goods from Overseas
WASHINGTON, D.C.—July 18, 2013, Interlink Capital Strategies (“Interlink”), a Washington D.C. based financial advisory firm, announced today that it has entered a strategic partnership with New York based RMP Capital Corp. (“RMP”) to provide reverse factoring services to help existing and new clients grow their businesses and solve their cash flow concerns.
Washington, D.C. – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) announced today a pair of comprehensive guarantees of two HSBC loans totaling $55.6 million to support the export of American aircraft and agricultural machinery to China
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) and GeoMetWatch Corp today announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic partnership to host the first of six Sounding & Tracking Observatory for Regional Meteorology (STORM) instruments on board a new satellite planned to be launched by AsiaSat in 2016.
Interlink Capital Strategies announced that Paul Chaffiotte has joined the Interlink team as Vice President for the launch of new services of Cyber Risk Management. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Chaffiotte is a specialist in risk management and insurance. He was a corporate risk manager for FFIC/Beam Inc. and an insurance broker for Bermack, Champion and Lewine. He has also worked at State Farm and Northwestern Mutual Life. Mr. Chaffiotte has written about the importance of applying technology and engaging engineers into the insurance underwriting process. Mr. Chaffiotte recommends placing a greater amount of focus on risk management techniques and strategies rather than traditional insurance policies in treating the risk exposures of the 21st Century economy.
Interlink Capital Strategies (Interlink) today announced the return of Brady Edholm to its Washington, DC office after spending the past three years in the Middle East working for the OPIC-funded Iraq Middle Market Development Foundation (IMMDF). Mr. Edholm leaves IMMDF—which has disbursed about US$100 million in loans to SME in Iraq to finance the purchases of local or foreign equipment, expansions, inventory and joint ventures for manufacturing, industrial and agricultural projects in Iraq—to be able to focus on assisting the financing of larger transactions needed in the region. Before moving to the Middle East, he helped launch Interlink’s successful African operations.
MicroKing Finance concluded and signed an $8million long term facility from FMO and PTA Bank for the benefit of small to medium enterprises. This is a culmination of discussions that started in 2010 amongst the three parties. MicroKing is a subsidiary of AfrAsia Kingdom Zimbabwe Limited and its mandate is to promote financial inclusion through provision of financially-empowering products to the low income earning sector.
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.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno and Plaza Logistica CEO Eduardo Bastitta Harriet yesterday signed the contract for a senior secured loan for up to $20 million for a project to build to state-of-the-art logistics parks in Argentina.
Technologists, Inc. Awarded $30.6 Million to Construct Afghan Ministry of Interior Headquarters in Kabul
Arlington, Va. – Technologists, Inc. (Ti), an international engineering, construction, and management company that works primarily in challenging and remote environments, has been awarded a $30.6 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Kansas City District to construct a new headquarters complex for the Ministry of Interior in Kabul Province, Afghanistan.
American Capital Financial Group (“ACF Group”) announced that as of January 31st 2011 it launched the American Capital Development Fund L.P. (“ACDF”) with a $2.2 million investment from the general partners and projecting to raise up to $ 50 million dollars in this first year. ACDF has established a branch office in New York City to facilitate investor relations with institutional investors, and has also formed a strategic partnership with Washington D.C. based Interlink Capital Strategies (“ICS”), ...
Zions Bancorporation and its subsidary launch Zions Energy Link in partnership with Interlink Capital Strategies
Zions Bancorporation and its subsidiary National Bank of Arizona (NBA) announced today the launch of Zions Energy Link, a division that will specialize in the sustainable energy finance sector
Zions Energy Link will provide financing for all levels of sustainable initiatives including residential, commercial and utility-scale projects. In particular, the Energy Link lending team is actively seeking financing opportunities that will access billions dollars of loan guarantees available from the Department of Energy and Department of Agriculture’s loan guarantee programs as well as other government programs in conjunction with its Washington D.C. based partner, Interlink Capital Strategies..
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Swiftships, a Louisiana based ship manufacturer, has been a leading patrol boat builder in the U.S. Its two shipyards in Morgan City and New Iberia manufacture high quality and durable patrol boats for its clients. Iraq recently inaugurated its new fleet of U.S.-built patrol boats to expand its naval capacity. Click here for a clip from CNN. To learn more about Swiftships, please visit: www.swiftships.com.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has closed a USD 10 million loan with Plaza Logistica S.R.L. (Plaza) to fund the expansion of Plaza’s Class A warehousing facility located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The company is controlled by Benjamin H. Griswold and Eduardo Bastitta Harriet.
BioMedical Technology Solutions Holdings Signs Distribution Agreement with Interlink Capital Strategies
ENGLEWOOD, CO, May 18, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) – BioMedical Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. ("BMTS") (BMTL 0.17, 0.00, 0.00%) is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive international distribution agreement with Interlink Capital Strategies for the sale of its Demolizer(R) II in Africa and the Central Asia republics. The agreement calls for the sale of 250 systems in the first year with a minimum of 50 systems per quarter to maintain exclusivity.
Interlink Client Raser Technologies Receives USTDA Grant for Feasibility Study for Geothermal Project in Indonesia
Provo, UT, March 29, 2010 – Raser Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RZ), an energy company, announced today that the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded Indonesia Power (IP) grant funding in the amount of $934,308 for a feasibility study of the Tangkuban Perahu geothermal concession. IP has selected Raser as the sole-source contractor to perform the study, which will assess the technical, economic, and financial feasibility of the geothermal resource, including the potential impact and opportunity the project will have for Raser and other U.S. suppliers in the Indonesian market. Raser will receive payments from the grant funds directly from USTDA as study milestones are completed. The grant will cover approximately 70% of the study, with Raser, as sole-source contractor, contributing a cost share of approximately $400,000.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. satellite equipment makers from coast to coast will sell $237 million of equipment and services to Avanti Communications of London to launch the Hylas 2 satellite, backed by a $215.6 million direct loan from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).
Orbital Sciences Corportion, Dulles, Va. will provide a 8,230-MHz Ka-band telecommunications satellite for the project. Hughes Network Systems, Germantown, Md.; STM Group, Inc., Irvine, Calif.; and General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, Duluth, Ga., will provide satellite dish and related ground segment infrastructure. Marsh & McLennan, New York, N.Y., has been designated to provide launch insurance. Many additional U.S. suppliers and sub-suppliers will contribute to the project.
WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary Steven Chu today announced $59 million in conditional loan guarantees from the Department of Energy for Nordic Windpower, USA, and Beacon Power. Nordic Windpower has been offered $16 million to support the expansion of its assembly plant in Pocatello, Idaho, to produce its one megawatt wind turbine. Beacon Power, an energy storage company, has been offered $43 million to support the construction of its 20 megawatt flywheel energy storage plant in Stephentown, New York that will help ensure the reliable delivery of renewable energy to the electricity grid.