Barcelona, Spain & Singapore -KOP invests in 50% stake of Stein Hotel Group and is to acquire various group assets.
Stein Hotels received a strategic investment which will aid in the expansion of its hotel management business in Asia and the United States as well as accelerate growth in Europe. David Stein said, "We are delighted with the investment which will permit Stein to expand its hotel management activities in the luxury lifestyle sector."
"We have always wanted to acquire an international chain of hotels and resorts, and were looking for a product that we felt was missing from the market. Stein looked like a good strategic fit," KOP's managing director Leny Suparman told Reuters in an interview.
Stein Group founder David Stein, who remains as chairman and chief executive following the acquisition, said the company will look at buying smaller luxury hotels of up to 85 rooms in big Asian cities such as Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The firm controls 15 small luxury hotels in European cities including in London, Monte Carlo as well as in Tuscany.
Landmark Global Associates LLC acted as strategic business advisor to Stein in structuring and the investment negotiations. Mr. Deutsch of Landmark will continue as a strategic advisor to Stein Hotels.
London - Melville Holding Ltd today announced that it secured $9.1 MM in equity funding from a private placement. The company will operate the World Waterways website as well as numerous related websites to create a global consumer portal for small cruise ships, yachts and barges. Daniela Wagner, the company's CEO, stated; "We are thrilled with the investment which enables us to significantly upgrade the capabilities of World Waterways as well as aggregate global content to deliver an outstanding experience for consumers seeking bookings of cabins on small boats around the world as well as a community for boat owners."
The company has opened offices in New York and London.
Landmark Global Associates acted as exlusive strategic advisor to Melville Holding Management.
April 25th, 2008
New York, NY -Brand Capitalists LLC, a strategic advisory firm, announced that it has received a strategic investment.
BrandCapitalists provides business transformation processes to companies with $5 to $500 Million in revenues focusing principally on revenue creation, service innovation, and brand based partnership development, utilizing a series of proprietary processes and methodologies.The company also has the capability to provide best of breed strategic and tactical marketing implementation. Drew Sheinman, Chairman of BrandCapitalists, commented that, “Our strategic investment in combination with the innovation of BrandCapitalists provides an opportunity for our company to reach the apex of those companies providing business growth consulting services.Our unique application of business practices with behavioural science and world class creative talents give our clients one of a kind results.”
Bob Raleigh PhD, Chief Executive Officer of BrandCapitalists, added, “ Brand Capitalists creates a new model that begins with strategy and follows through execution with our client partners resulting in highly customized revenue generating solutions.”
“The company creates a new “hands-on” consulting powerhouse which focuses on small and mid-size companies utilizing a wide range of skills and proprietary tools.Brand Capitalists helps companies think outside the box and amongst other capabilities works side by side with their clients to help them maximize the power of their brands,” said Markus Deutsch, principal of Landmark Global Associates LLC, and a board member of Brand Capitalists.
The investment was negotiated on behalf of Brand Capitalists by Landmark Global Associates LLC with legal advice provided by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.
Maple Grove, Minn. (June 9, 2008) – Affinity Events, a division of Affinity (Ventura, Calif.), the nation’s largest provider of outdoor recreation clubs, services, media and events, has announced the acquisition of 12 RV and boating consumer shows. Nine shows were acquired from MAC Events, LLC of Spring Lake, N.J. The shows are produced in Providence, R.I., Edison, N.J., Atlantic City, N.J. and Richmond, Va. In a second deal, three shows were acquired from Mid-America Expositions, Inc., all produced in the Kansas City, Mo. area.
With shows produced in 22 cities across the United States, Affinity has expanded its diverse outlets to meet the needs of the growing outdoor marketplace, reaching passionate RV, boat and outdoor recreation consumers. Affinity produces 40 publications and 53 Web sites that serve various niches within the “recreation in motion” marketplace. They also manage five RV/recreation clubs, the crown jewel being the million-member Good Sam RV owners club.
The acquisitions give Affinity a total of 45 consumer shows, all acquired or launched over the past four years. Now, Affinity, the major multi-media powerhouse within the outdoor recreation space, increases its reach with additional high-touch, face-to-face consumer shows. The total audience of RV, boating, powersports and outdoor recreation enthusiasts who attend Affinity-run shows now exceeds 500,000.
“This company is amazing in the many ways it reaches its base of enthusiast consumers,” said Steve Hedlund, president of Affinity Events. “We’ve been building relationships with RVers, boaters and motorcyclists for years with our clubs, magazines and Web sites, but these shows are something else altogether. They allow us to create live, in-person communities of people who are passionate about the RV or boating lifestyle.
“When you bring product vendors, enthusiasts and field experts together in a face-to-face setting, magic happens,” continued Hedlund. “Combine that with our traditional communication channels, and we provide an unbeatable resource to our advertising and sponsorship customers.”
With 8.2 million RVs and 8.8 million motorcycles on America's roads, and 16.9 million boats on the water, the marketing opportunities within the outdoor recreation industry are limitless.
"Affinity's tremendous reach into the RV and outdoor recreation marketplace is what attracted us to signing a long-term partnership to promote our co-branded credit card to its customer base,” said Matt Massaua, senior director, Strategic Alliances and Partnership at Barclaycard US. “Affinity’s precisely targeted magazine, Web and database marketing have been very effective for growing our affinity-based products. By significantly expanding the consumer show and events business, Affinity is providing us with yet another marketing channel where we can communicate face-to-face with potential customers."
Mike Schneider, Affinity’s President and CEO concurs. “We regularly touch something north of six million RV, boating and outdoors enthusiasts with our various products and services, but the real key is the quality and frequency of those interactions. Affinity doesn’t just sell; we nurture ongoing relationships with our members and our readers. This is a business premise that has continued ever since we launched the Good Sam Club more than 40 years ago, and it continues with our aggressive expansion into the events arena.”
Affinity Events will maintain local management for its newly acquired consumer shows through agreements with MAC Events, LLC and Mid-America Expositions, Inc. For additional information, contact Hedlund at 1-800-848-6247 or email@example.com.
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Frank Murphy of Landmark Global Associates acted as strategic advisor to Mac Events.
About Affinity Affinity, www.affinitygroup.com, is the nation’s largest provider of outdoor clubs, services, media and events that service the safety, security, comfort and convenience needs of the North American recreational vehicle (RV) and outdoor enthusiast market. By providing information, insights, and resources, the company champions the fun, freedom, and adventure of recreation in motion. The company works to enhance its customers’ recreational experiences and build the communities that share and promote their fun and adventurous lifestyles.
Affinity is organized into four different business units – Affinity Media, Affinity Clubs, Affinity Events and Affinity Ventures. Their corporate headquarters are located in Ventura, Calif. Subsidiary operations and divisions can be found at multiple locations throughout the United States.
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August 1st, 2008
New York, NY - Legacy Direct, Inc. today announced that it secured seed financing from a private placement.
The company operates a technology based advisory company which enables athletes and celebrities to manage and enhance their legacy "off the field". Ken Brenner , the company's CEO, stated; "We are thrilled with the investment which enables us to significantly upgrade the capabilities of Legacy Direct to deliver an outstanding value add experience for our clients through a web based infrastructure and world class advisory services drawing on years of experience in the sponsorship and sports industries ."
The company has opened offices in New York and White Plains.
Landmark Global Associates acted as strategic advisor to Legacy Direct.
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