FocusPoint Private Capital Group adds Russell Boggess to its North American Distribution Team

Russell Boggess has joined FocusPoint Private Capital Group (“FPCG” or “FocusPoint”) as a managing director in its New York office. Boggess will be responsible for coverage in North America with emphasis on the Midwest, and some East Coast clients. Prior to FocusPoint, Russell worked as a Managing Director at R6 Capital where he developed and managed its private placement platform.

Press Release

In a significant addition to its North American distribution team FPCG, LLC d.b.a. FocusPoint Private Capital Group (“FPCG” or "FocusPoint”) announced today that Russell Boggess has joined the firm as Managing Director in its New York office. Mr. Boggess will assume responsibility for coverage in North America.

Mr. Boggess is an experienced marketer with significant experience raising funds for private equity, real estate and hedge fund strategies. Most recently, Mr. Boggess ran his own consulting firm which advised a number of private equity, private credit and hedge funds on business development and was affiliated with R6 Capital. Before then, Boggess was Director of Marketing for two New York based hedge funds: Kingdon Capital Management and Sandell Asset Management in New York. 

Mr. Boggess successfully raised capital for private fund strategies including buyouts, venture and specialty finance. “Russell combines senior-level experience with a strong track record of a deep understanding of the private fund business and outstanding relationships with experienced investors,” said FPCG’s Chief Executive David Conrod. Mr. Conrod added, “Russell’s expertise brings immediate relationships and strategically expands our Midwest coverage, to capitalize on increased alternative investment allocations from that region.”

Commenting on synergies of FPCG’s market initiatives in the Midwest, Mr. Boggess said, “FocusPoint has a deep expertise in private markets and a robust product offering that institutional investors find highly compelling. The firm has a proven record of executing significant capital raises for established investment firms and selectively, spin-outs and emerging firms with unique strategies. In addition, FocusPoint has helped firms strengthen their investor base by helping identify and market specifically to underrepresented and new investor constituencies not met in previous capital raising efforts.”

FocusPoint Private Capital Group is an independent capital raising firm specializing in private capital markets and wholly owned by LANDC Investment LLC.

For more information, please e-mail info@fpcgllc.com or telephone on +1 212 887 1141.

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 About FocusPoint Private Capital Group

FocusPoint Private Capital Group is an independent capital raising firm specializing in private capital markets. The firm focuses on raising capital for private equity, credit, real estate, real assets and opportunistic strategies for funds and direct transactions in both developed and emerging markets. FocusPoint advises on all aspects of the fundraising process, including competitive positioning and market assessment, marketing materials and related documentation, partnership terms and conditions as well as investor relations. FocusPoint’s distribution capability extends to endowments, foundations, corporate and public pension funds, ultra-high net worth families, sovereign wealth funds and other limited partners throughout the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia. FocusPoint operates as a FINRA regulated broker-dealer in the U.S. and is a member of SIPC and is wholly owned by LANDC Investment LLC.  

About LANDC Investment LLC

LANDC Investment LLC is a financial services firm with complementary platforms. LANDC launched an asset management platform with the creation of Rise Line Business Credit (“riselinebc.com”), a specialty finance asset-based lending firm. Along with equity ownership in Rise Line, LANDC has secured equity and carried interest stakes in select funds and direct transactions. Closely held LANDC was formed in 2014.

FocusPoint recommends Space Reading

FocusPoint works with a unique set of GPs focused across diverse sectors. We have recently begun fundraising for a venture capital firm raising its first fund with investments in high-growth start-up business in the Space Industry. The Space industry has been rapidly growing, and is expected to continue, tripling in size in the next two years.  This is an excellent time to gain exposure to a fund in this sector. Recent publications pertaining to the Space Industry are set forth below.

  1. ROCKET BILLIONAIRES, by TIM FERNHOLZ
    This book focuses on key entrepreneurs in the space industry who have a strong conviction that commercial space transportation will transform our world for the better. Key narratives include Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, among others including Richard Branson and Greg Wyler.  
     
  2. START-UP SPACE 2018: UPDATE ON INVESTMENT IN COMMERCIAL SPACE VENTURE
    The report outlines the significant investments that have been made in space start-ups, the strong and growing VC interest in space, and space unicorns like OneWeb, Planet and Rocketlab which have joined SpaceX in commanding a valuation greater than $1B.
    Link: https://brycetech.com/reports.html 
     
  3. VC’s NEW MISSION IN SPACE
    “Falling launch costs, improvements in satellite technology and growing levels of private funding are turning space into an industry ripe for disruption” This article takes a look at the growing interest of Venture Capital firms investing in the space industry. 
    Link: https://www.pehub.com/vc-journal/vcs-new-mission-in-space/ 
     
  4. THE NEW SPACE AGE (BLOOMBERG) – July 30, 2018 Issue
    This edition of Bloomberg Businessweek takes a look at the space industry being much more accessible and the work being done by renowned companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin as well as other start-up businesses.

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FocusPoint Expands Project Management Team

New York, NY, May 16, 2018 – FPCG, LLC, d/b/a FocusPoint Private Capital Group (“FocusPoint”), a New York-based, independent capital raising and advisory firm for private funds and direct transactions has announced the addition of Steven Curtis to its Project Management team. 

Steven joins from Lazard’s Middle Market group where he advised clients on various M&A transactions primarily in the Industrials sector. Akrati Agarwal, Director of Project Management, commented “We are pleased to announce that Steven has joined our Project Management team. We are always seeking to serve and support our General Partner clients and having Steven’s skill sets and sell-side experience will surely bolster that effort.” 

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About FocusPoint Private Capital Group

FocusPoint Private Capital Group is an independent capital raising firm specializing in private capital markets. The firm focuses on raising capital for private equity, credit, real estate, real assets and opportunistic strategies as well as direct transactions in both developed and emerging markets. FocusPoint advises on all aspects of the fundraising process, including competitive positioning and market assessment, marketing materials and related documentation, partnership terms and conditions as well as investor relations. The firm utilizes a rigorous manager selection and due diligence process. FocusPoint’s global distribution capability extends to endowments, foundations, corporate and public pension funds, ultra-high net worth families, sovereign wealth funds and other limited partners throughout the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia. Over the past decade, the senior team of professionals has been dedicated to developing and fostering these relationships.  FocusPoint operates as a FINRA regulated broker-dealer in the U.S. and is a member of SIPC. 

FocusPoint announces direct investment private placement on acquisition of 25 Extended Stay America (“ESA”) hotel properties (2,424 keys) in high growth markets across Texas and the Mid-West.

New York, NY, March 7, 2018 – FPCG, LLC, d/b/a FocusPoint Private Capital Group

FocusPoint Private Capital Group (“FocusPoint”) announced its completion of a private placement for an affiliate of Three Wall Capital, LLC (“Three Wall”) with an investor group on the acquisition of twenty-five Extended Stay America (“ESA”) hotel properties. FocusPoint was an exclusive agent for raising capital for the transaction.  Three Wall strategically acquired 25 ESA hotel assets diversified across 9 cities in 4 states (Texas, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky) with a concentration in high growth markets near dense retail corridors, regional hospitals, major universities, and growing residential communities.  TWC entered into a 20-year management/franchise agreement with ESA, the leader in the midscale extended stay market with over 620 hotels and 69,000 rooms across the United States.  

David Conrod, Chief Executive of FocusPoint and its parent LANDC Investment LLC, commented “This compelling investment opportunity was especially attractive for family offices given the strong cash on cash returns and beneficial tax structuring.  We have high confidence in the operations and experience of the Three Wall team and look forward to working with them on additional transactions in the hospitality sector.”

Alan Kanders, founder of Three Wall Capital commented “This opportunistic investment with Extended Stay America allowed us to successfully work with FocusPoint to expand beyond our existing capital relationships and continue to establish strategic long-term partners to invest in hospitality real estate.  We are excited to have new investors alongside the “best in-class” operator in the midscale extended stay segment.” 

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About FocusPoint Private Capital Group

FocusPoint Private Capital Group is an independent capital raising firm specializing in private capital markets. The firm focuses on raising capital for private equity, credit, real estate, real assets and opportunistic strategies for funds and direct transactions in both developed and emerging markets. FocusPoint advises on all aspects of the fundraising process, including competitive positioning and market assessment, marketing materials and related documentation, partnership terms and conditions as well as investor relations. FocusPoint’s distribution capability extends to endowments, foundations, corporate and public pension funds, ultra-high net worth families, sovereign wealth funds and other limited partners throughout the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia. FocusPoint operates as a FINRA regulated broker-dealer in the U.S. and is a member of SIPC and is wholly owned by LANDC Investment LLC.  

About LANDC Investment LLC

LANDC Investment LLC is a financial services firm with complementary platforms. LANDC launched an asset management platform with the creation of Rise Line Business Credit, LLC (riselinebc.com), a specialty finance asset-based lending firm. Along with equity ownership in Rise Line, LANDC has secured equity and carried interest stakes in select funds and direct transactions. Closely held LANDC was formed in 2014.

About Three Wall Capital LLC

Three Wall Capital LLC has completed a $1.0B in transactions with their institutional and high net worth investors through acquisition, redevelopment and development opportunities. Three Wall’s current portfolio includes The Quin, New York, Aloft Atlanta Downtown, Canopy by Hilton, Jersey City, Coral Beach & Tennis Club, Holiday Inn Express, Brooklyn, Holiday Inn, Secaucus, Red Lion Inn & Suites, Brooklyn, The Mayflower Grace and 25 Extended Stay America hotels.

FocusPoint Announces Addition to its Distribution Team

New York, NY, February 26, 2018 – FPCG, LLC, d/b/a FocusPoint Private Capital Group (“FocusPoint”), a New York-based, independent capital raising and advisory firm for private funds and direct transactions has announced the addition of Niall O’Connor to its distribution team. 

Niall joins from a New York and Boston – based family office where he was active in raising capital for an internal consumer and growth oriented private equity fund.  David Conrod, Chief Executive of FocusPoint commented, “we are pleased to have Niall join our distribution team as we bolster our family office and institutional coverage in North America.  Niall has developed impressive investor relationships and FocusPoint provides a great platform with a compelling set of attractive offerings in experienced investors.”    

About FocusPoint Private Capital Group

FocusPoint Private Capital Group is an independent capital raising firm specializing in private capital markets. The firm focuses on raising capital for private equity, credit, real estate, real assets and opportunistic strategies as well as direct transactions in both developed and emerging markets. FocusPoint advises on all aspects of the fundraising process, including competitive positioning and market assessment, marketing materials and related documentation, partnership terms and conditions as well as investor relations. The firm utilizes a rigorous manager selection and due diligence process. FocusPoint’s global distribution capability extends to endowments, foundations, corporate and public pension funds, ultra-high net worth families, sovereign wealth funds and other limited partners throughout the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia. Over the past decade, the senior team of professionals has been dedicated to developing and fostering these relationships.  FocusPoint operates as a FINRA regulated broker-dealer in the U.S. and is a member of SIPC.

FocusPoint Adds to Fundraising and Project Management Teams; Announces Three New Hires

New York, NY, January 9, 2018 – FPCG, LLC, d/b/a FocusPoint Private Capital Group (“FocusPoint”), an independent capital raising and advisory firm, announced appointments in its Distribution and Project Management Teams with the addition of Akrati Agarwal, Sarah Kowarski and Kevin Pizzolo. “With a growing pipeline and increased market demand, we continue to add talent to FocusPoint, our fundraising platform” said David Conrod, Chief Executive of FocusPoint, a wholly owned subsidiary of LANDC Investment LLC, an alternative investment platform. 

Akrati Agarwal joined as an Associate on FocusPoint’s Project Managemet team in April. She is primarily responsible for due diligence, preparation of marketing and transaction management materials, Distribution team coordination and business initiatives. Previously, Ms. Agarwal was an Investment Banking Associate in UBS’s Financial Institutions Group. Prior to that, she was a management consultant at Capgemini in their Capital Markets Group.

Sarah Kowarski joined FocusPoint’s Capital Placement and Distribution team where she will be working with institutional and family office investors in the mid-Atlantic and New York metro area working closely with senior members of the distribution team. Previously, Ms. Kowarski was at Guggenheim Securities where she was an equity sales associate and later, a sales associate on the credit team.

Kevin Pizzolo has joined as an Associate on the Distribution team and is responsible for marketing and capital raising from institutional investors and family offices across the U.S. Kevin will also be covering RIA networks, a new and growing market sector. Prior to joining FocusPoint, Mr. Pizzolo was with AXA Advisors covering high net worth investors and family offices.

About FocusPoint Private Capital Group

FocusPoint Private Capital Group is an independent capital raising firm specializing in private capital markets. The firm focuses on raising capital for private equity, credit, real estate, real assets and opportunistic strategies as well as direct transactions in both developed and emerging markets. FocusPoint advises on all aspects of the fundraising process, including competitive positioning and market assessment, marketing materials and related documentation, partnership terms and conditions as well as investor relations. The firm utilizes a rigorous manager selection and due diligence process. FocusPoint’s global distribution capability extends to endowments, foundations, corporate and public pension funds, ultra-high net worth families, sovereign wealth funds and other limited partners throughout the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia. Over the past decade, the senior team of professionals has been dedicated to developing and fostering these relationships. FocusPoint operates as a FINRA regulated broker-dealer in the U.S. and is a member of SIPC.

About LANDC Investment LLC

LANDC Investment LLC is a financial services firm with two complementary platforms. FocusPoint Private Capital Group, an independent capital raising and advisory firm specializing in providing fundraising services to high quality General Partners, was acquired when LANDC was formed in 2014. In 2017 LANDC launched an asset management platform with the launch of Rise Line Business Credit, a specialty finance asset-based lending firm. Along with equity ownership in Rise Line, LANDC has secured equity and carried interest stakes in select funds and direct transactions for providing advisory and capital raising services. LANDC is led by principals with decades of experience in capital placement and investment management.