Rick Cofer’s Current Philanthropic Endeavors

Austin is a weird place, let’s face it and embrace it. But when it comes to the philanthropy efforts of native Rick Cofer, there’s nothing weird going on. Rick has nothing but pure love for the LGBTQ community through an effort to support the sexual wellness and being of LGBTQ members called the “Kind Clinic”. A new Texas Prides Impact Fund study has found that during a survey of 850 LGBTQ Texans, more than half had been homeless at some point in their life! A third of people surveyed admitted to not disclosing their sexual orientation to their healthcare supplier.

What’s worse is that Rick Cofer found out that almost 80% of all existing LGBTQ organizations existing in Austin didn’t even provide mental health help for its members. Seeing this drastic lack of service and care for the community’s members, Rick knew that he had to do something to help one of the most integral communities in Austin. The whole idea actually started from Christopher Hamilton who is the Chief Executive Officer of Texas Health Action. The main way that THA is able to help the LGBTQ community of Austin is by nearly eliminating HIV in total through “PrEP” or “pre-exposure prophylaxis”.

Kind Clinic is not only a name, but it’s also an acronym for “Knowledge, Inclusion, Nurture, and Dedication”. The idea is that with these four elements combined, the LGBTQ community can become a totally safer and more protected place free of fear of contracting the deadly HIV virus. With both free medication for PrEP and PEP (post-exposure as compared to pre-exposure), in addition to free HIV testing, hormone therapy, STI testing / treatment, and mobile care, Austin is going to be kept weird in a safer and more efficient manner that respects all of its members with dignity and pride. Because when the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community is taken care of with the due course of health treatments which it has been so lacking in the past, Austin as a whole will become a more happy, healthy, and productive society as a whole that is less filled with fear, anger, confusion, sadness, or all of the above. To know more about Rick Cofer visit gazetteday.com

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HGGC Engages in the Sale of Their Minority Stake at Davies Group

HGGC is a successful middle market private equity firm. The company has many portfolio companies. Recently, the corporation was their minority state at Davies Group Ltd. The transaction was between the private equity firm and Alberta Investment Management Corp. The transaction went on successfully although no details were released to the public. Davies Group is an insurance and claims company that is based in London. The corporation deals with communications and utilities.

By investing in Davies Group, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. will be able to strengthen the corporation’s shareholder base. They will also enhance the expansion and organic growth within the corporation. Despite selling their minority state, HGGC will still own the majority stake within the firm. Davies Group also provides its services to more than 400 clients based in Ireland, the United Kingdom, North America, and Bermuda.

HGGC initially invested in Davies Group in January 2017. The collaborative approach that has been provided by the private equity firm has led to the growth of the Davies Group. The insurance and claims company has also benefited from the presence of strategic resources. After the investment by HGGC in January 2017, Davies Group has been able to engage in the acquisition of 11 businesses. The corporation has also invested heavily in technology thus enabling them to improve their client value proposition. The Davies has also doubled their revenue, and they are now making more than $150 million annually.

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HGGC initially invested in Davies Group in January 2017. The collaborative approach that has been provided by the private equity firm has led to the growth of the Davies Group. The insurance and claims company has also benefited from the presence of strategic resources. After the investment by HGGC in January 2017, Davies Group has been able to engage in the acquisition of 11 businesses. The corporation has also invested heavily in technology thus enabling them to improve their client value proposition. The Davies has also doubled their revenue, and they are now making more than $150 million annually.

HGGC has always been geared towards acquiring compelling platforms. They also ensure that the companies that they purchase have enough resources at their disposal. The availability of resources ensures that a company will be able to propel its growth rate. Dan Saulter leads Davies Group. He serves as the chief executive officer of the firm. He was excited about the partnership between Davies Group and Alberta Investment Management Corp. According to Dan Saulter, HGGC has proved to be a worthy investment partner. The middle market private equity firm has also been providing invaluable support as well as strategic guidance. The partnership has enabled the firm to triple its annual investment. They have also significantly invested in their people. Their services are also diverse thereby proving to be beneficial to more than 400 insurance clients that rely on Davies Group.

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Wes Edens’ Passenger Train Company Featured on Bloomberg

Wes Edens is one of two men behind the Virgin Trains USA. IPO, a new business, featured in an article on Bloomberg, which intends to improve the experience of passengers on commercial trains. Although Wes Edens and his business partner Richard Branson are ambitious in this project, they still need to attract investors for their new business venture. Virgin Trains USA has already started to operate an east coast Florida express train. Wes Edens and Richard Branson hope to reach a $500 million dollar goal in their first IPO, which shows that the two hope that the company is currently valued at around $3 billion dollars. This number is reflected by how the company has already invested around $2 billion dollars in debt and equity to achieve what it currently has now.

The company operates the line between West Palm Beach and Miami, which is the first major private intercity rail service built in a century. Virgin Trains USA is also planning to add stops in Orlando and Tampa as well as adding a new service on the west coast connecting Nevada to California. These ambitions will require several billion dollars to fulfill. In the modern era, it’s uncommon for an equity markets to provide funding for such projects. In terms of contributions to the project, the Florida line is more of his pet project whereas Richard Branson lent the Virgin name to the company in order to help give it some brand recognition.

About Wes Edens is also the chairman of the company. Edens’ view of the future for the company is to connect cities that are too close to fly, but too far to simply drive to. Some investors are worried about investing in Virgin Trains USA as a result of both its large ambitions as well as the shortfalls of other companies in the same industry. Investors are also hesitant due to the company’s quick spending of cash on projects. Another major concern for the company is the ramifications of climate change on Florida’s eastern coastline. Flooding of any kind could damage the company’s infrastructure and lower its profitability from losses due to maintenance. Click here.

Technopreneur Alex Hern

Alex Hern is a great businessman that is expanding his reach to be all over the business world so that he can help companies that are in the baby stages of life get off the ground and thrive so that they can have a strong future. Many people have a great idea for a business but really have no idea how to run that business which is why Alex made his tech company in the first place.

Because he knows how a company should look and how it should run from top to bottom he is able to teach the owners what to do and who they should look to hire not just now but in the future as well. The companies that he does end up helping to become a successful business afterward and continue to grow into their future.

Expert Alex Hern though is expanding his reach a bit and helping even well-established companies with the technology that they have so that they can have a competitive edge. Right now virtual reality is a big thing in the gaming world and people all over the world are talking about it pretty consistently but what people aren’t talking about is the fact that these headsets make for great communication devices and could be used in the business setting.

An International Leading JHSF Company Led By Jose AuriemoNeto

Founded in the year 1972, JHSF is a public company and one of the leading real estate companies in Brazil. The company is termed to be a leader when it comes to real estate due to its ability to generate more revenues that facilitated its expansion widely in Brazil. Since the company’s inception, sustainable and creative solutions towards achieving and providing the best quality service to their clients has been fully demonstrated by quality leadership and committed staffs who work diligently to ensure the customers satisfaction.Having its headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the company has been able to venture and place its expansion to other major cities in Brazil such as Salvador also in New York, United States and Punta Del Este in Uruguay thus gaining its recognition and attracting more clients.

Investment have been a driving force for the company and it has been pioneering in innovative development projects and developments widely and do not only invest in real estate but also in fashion sector, hotels and restaurants, commercial centers and international executive airport. The company was still in its full intact until 1990 when it was split into two separate wings named JHSF and JHSJ. About JHSF company was the real estate operation company and JHSF dealt with other sectors of the initial JHS Company. Jose AuriemoNeto took over the JHSF Company of real estate and currently he is the CEO of the company.

He portrayed good leadership serving as the company’s chairman before branded as the CEO and he is widely recognizable due to his expertise ability in business innovation where he unbridle and identifies an opportunity to chip in the market and take advantage when other business companies do not recognize it so. It is due to his commitment as the CEO that has led the company’s expansion and featuring in various articles and social media platforms and it stood a chance to be listed in the Bovespa and this has enabled the company gain popularity and thus named to be an international leader. Not only is he an entrepreneur master but also a leader to be followed as well as an inspiration and influential person to all and in 2018, he stood a chance to be listed as one of the most influential persons in Fashion Industry.

Serge Belamant

Serge Christian Pierre Belamant was born and raised in Tulle, France till the age of fourteen. At that time his family moved to South Africa. Before entering high school, he had to learn English, making it his second language. Throughout high school, he excelled in everything from chess to sports to academics.

Serge Belamant graduated from Highlands North High School for Boys in 1972 and continued on to Witwatersrand University to study engineering but only for one year. During his second year, he chose to study computer science and applied math. Transferring his third year to the University of South Africa, he chose to study information systems.

Even with all this education, Serge never did finish his degree but instead chose to enter into the workforce at the age of twenty-two. He did work for a few companies and invented some promising financial applications that have proven to be worth every penny.

In 1989, Serge Belamant founded Net1 Technologies. This company was built upon one of his very first achievements which are the Funds Transfer System. Although, Net1 Technologies was very slow when it came to building its customer base.

One of the major breakthroughs for Net1 was in 1995 thanks to Visa. Visa had hired Serge to invent a new application to help Visa using his FTS/UEPS technology. After some controversy, Serge did end up leaving Net1 Technologies.

After leaving Net1, Serge Belamant founded Zilch Technologies Limited. This new company focuses on many of the inventions that Serge had created as a developer while in the banking industry.

Even though he is the founder, Serge is staying active in the company by inventing more blockchain technology that is furthering the cryptocurrency markets. With his first blockchain technology being created in 1989 which he does hold the patent to, he adds his twenty plus years of experience to continue to make it even better.

Serge Belamant is a well-rounded man with experience in many fields including research, artificial intelligence, security, and both online and offline transaction processing systems. He is great at inventing new applications to make things easier and holds many patents on many of his inventions.

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The success story of JD.com

After seeing the success that his previous company called Jingdong had achieved, Richard Liu decided on opening an online version of the company. This is when he founded JD.com in 2004 which has seen it grow into china’s largest online direct sales company when it comes to transacting in volumes. Jingdong was a company that was dealing in the distribution of magneto optical products and launching an online version of it was meant to enhance its initial popularity. The next step in ensuring that his products were available to everyone in china was to build a national logistics system that would ensure that his products are reached everyone safely and without incurring any damages. By 2014, JD had established 3,210 pickup and delivery stations in 1,862 counties in China. The establishment of this model in the Chinese market helped Amazon in the switching from the use of third party logistics firms to making deliveries itself.

Fortress Investment Group careers and acquisition by Softbank Group

Fortress Investment Group is a global leader in asset management. The firm specialises in investment strategies and offers extensive credit advice to many clients. The firm was established in 1998 and has grown over the years by building partnerships with other companies. The firm has its headquarters in New York and many branches in the United States. Fortress Investment Group carries business over a wide range of sectors. These sectors include transportation, real estate, healthcare, energy, finance and infrastructure.

The chief executive officer of the company, Wes Edens has played a pivotal role in ensuring the steady growth and success of the institution. Wes Edens leads the company in the private equity sector and is the chief investment officer of the organization. The company has established the first railway transport system in the United States run and managed by a private organization. The Brightline Railway System has facilitated the transport of goods and people across the Florida city and Miami. The company is also planning to spearhead the construction of the second phase of the railway construction that will connect Southern California to Las Vegas.

Working at Fortress Investment Group

Fortress Investment prides to having a team of professional staff. The company has a robust recruitment team that pays attention to the recruitment of talented individuals. The company’s hiring process is free and fair, and candidates do not get discriminated on any grounds. The Fortress Investment Group has an active website where information about the company including services offered gets posted. The company’s website also gives updates on the available job opportunities. The employees at Fortress Investment Group engages research to solve client’s need as required.

Fortress Investment specializes in various activities such as operations management, facilitating mergers and acquisitions and leading in the capital markets. The company collaborates extensively with board members of other corporations which enhances the mergers and acquisition process. Fortress Investment Company also has been at the forefront of advocating for environmental sustainability Practices. The Company has made significant progress in the development of clean energy.

Acquisition of the company by Softbank Group

Softbank Group has recently acquired the Fortress Group. The announcement of the purchase was made public in Softbank’s official website. The management of Softbank Group said that the two companies would work independently.

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Herbalife Nutrition Continues Philanthropic Support of American Red Cross

In 1980, Herbalife Nutrition entered the international market as a multi-level distributor of herbal products for weight management and sports nutrition. After much success in the market, the company established Herbalife Family Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting community organizations including the American Red Cross. The two non-profits formed a long-term relationship to help tens of thousands of people in need of blankets, clothes, food, water, and shelter almost four years ago. Recently, the foundation announced plans to donate over 280,000 nutritional bars valued at $500,000 to blood-drive centers in the United States.

This is the fourth year Herbalife partnered with American Red Cross in its humanitarian endeavors and for promoting blood drives. The company hosted 50 blood drives in Los Angeles and other cities while operating a mobile van in Southern California. The Herbalife nutritional bars are being distributed to various blood-drive centers to give to donors after donating plasma. Both organizations joined forces in 2018 in a campaign for holding a blood-drive for missing groups other than the A, B, and O blood types.

Since partnering with American Red Cross, The Herbalife Family Foundation has given millions of dollars in products and financial contributions. Approximately 120 blood centers will receive Herbalife Nutrition’s protein deluxe bars to distribute to donors after donating their blood. During natural disasters, the foundation collects donations given to the non-profit organization for victims who suffers losses. According to Premier Gazette, on January 18th, 2019 Herbalife Nutrition and its charity helped with mobilizing shelter volunteers and supplies to displaced victims after Hurricane Harvey and the wildfires in California.

As of 2013, Herbalife is a leader and billion dollar company in the international multi-marketing and nutritional distribution industry. The company expanded to 95 countries and has over two million independent distributors and about 8,000 employees. Athletes and health conscience individuals rely on the company’s herbal products for weight management, personal care, sports nutrition, and dietary. For 38 years, Herbalife continuous to market its delicious protein shakes, bars, and supplements to consumers while giving back to local communities in which their independent distributors conduct international business.

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The Agera Energy Difference

Agera Energy, a top-notch energy retail supplier, takes a sophisticated approach to their practices. Established in 2014, Agera Energy vowed to be a standout in their realm following one of the worst winters the United States endured. Though other suppliers were concerned with getting their figures back up, Agera Energy kept their consumers the focal point of operations as hardships persisted. As a result, they earned an outpouring of support.

From their straightforward enrollment process to their robust line of services, Agera Energy is favorable for numerous reasons. Above all else, patrons enjoy their affordable services and customized energy plans. When they’re not dutifully serving their clientele, Agera Energy is pioneering big ideas. In fact, modernism is the hallmark of this five-year-old energy and natural gas provider.