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January 2019

Amerocap LLC, a US-based investment firm, is pleased to announce expansion of its own private equity investment activity, which identifies stranded assets and emerging trends in the energy and defense sectors.

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The firm currently has active investments in the US, UK, CEE and Latin America. Partnering with Amerocap is the Washington-based strategic advisor the Abraham Group, headed by former US Senator and Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham, and by former IEA Vice Chairman Joe McMonigle. Secretary Abraham mentions that “Amerocap remains very focused on special situations where we can combine our access to capital centers in New York and London, with strategic positioning in key markets.”

The firm’s current investments include: US military contracting (primarily energy), LNG infrastructure, upstream and midstream oil, and specialty mining. Amerocap is currently evaluating investments in the Port of Constanta.

Over the last 3 years, in Romania, Amerocap supported Chimcomplex’s acquisition of the operating chemical assets of the state-owned Oltchim. The acquisition consolidates Romania’s base chemical sector while also enhancing utilization of domestic natural resources.

Amerocap’s transaction teams provided extensive advisory support to Chimcomlex since 2015 with: (i) due diligence of Oltchim’s assets, (ii) coordination of the bidding process, (iii) direct negotiations with the Sellers in securing the Asset Purchase Agreement for Oltchim’s assets, and (iv) assets acquisition financing through the identification and introduction of Chimcomplex to investors, including some of the most prestigious US and Global funds, confirming their strong interest to invest in Romania.

October 2017

Amerocap completes follow-on equity investment into its defense contracting portfolio, primarily Defense Energy Syndicate LLC, an emerging supplier of energy products to the United States Department of Defense.

August 2017

In the Atlantic Council, Ambassador (Ret.) Mark Gitenstein and Jacques Tohme discuss opportunities for Ukraine to grow its economy and attract foreign capital, with lessons learned from Romania’s own success story.

Jan 2017

Andrew Dayton speaks on UATV about investing in Eastern Europe

May 2016

Amerocap initiates midstream oil and gas investment platform, focused on the Black Sea region.

November 2015

Amerocap hosts the Romania Investor Soiree at the Romanian Embassy in London, to discuss success stories and our positive investment outlook over the next five years.

September 2015

Amerocap and 15 other U.S. firms join the American-Romanian Business Council roundtable to discuss with President Klaus Iohannis on eliminating constraints to Romania’s economic growth and freedom.

March 2015

Romania Investor Days conference in New York highlights positive developments in Romania, including a reference in the Wall Street Journal by Jacques J. Tohme regarding anti-corruption efforts.

December 2014

Amerocap joins GE and Alstom on a panel discussion at the CEE Energy Conference in Warsaw, discussing the future of CEE Energy, specifically with regards to pricing and cross-border trading inside the EU single energy market.

July 2014

Amerocap initiates agri commodity financing in Romania, securing commitments for a top 5 agribusiness group.

April 2014

Managing Partner Jacques Tohme speaks at the Emerging Markets Summit hosted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. After the keynote address by Paul Wolfowitz, the panel discussed the distinction and challenges between investing in Emerging Markets vs. Frontier Markets.

February 2014

Romania Investor Days is hosted at the New York Palace Hotel by Fondul Proprietatea (Templeton Emerging Markets), Raiffeisen Bank and Bucharest Stock Exchange. Following a string of successful capital markets offerings by Romania (the first 30 year sovereign bonds, record low rates, and oversubscribed privatizations/IPOs), presentations were made by key Romanian Ministries and leaders of financial and energy sectors.

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