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Leading Lower Middle-Market Specialist Investment Firm Star Mountain Capital Bolsters its Secondaries and Investor Solutions Team Adding Bryan Johnson as a Managing Director Based in Los Angeles

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Star Mountain Capital, LLC (Star Mountain), a rapidly growing specialized private credit and secondaries investment firm targeting systematic alpha and low market correlated returns for its global institutional and high-net-worth investors, is pleased to announce that Bryan Johnson has joined as a Managing Director based in Star Mountains Los Angeles office, one of its teams 20+ locations nationwide.

With over $4 billion in assets under management (committed capital including debt facilities as of 4/30/24), alignment of interest is a core value of Star Mountains investor-centric business, including being 100% employee-owned and sharing investment profits with 100% of its U.S.-based full-time team. Star Mountain is a purpose-built business with one of the largest teams focused on investing in established, profitable, small and medium-sized private U.S. businesses (the lower middle-market) which represents approximately 50% of U.S. GDP and one of the potentially most attractive locations for investors to diversify their portfolios.

Bryan Johnson has nearly 20 years of leadership experience advising and consulting on strategic investment solutions to some of the worlds largest and most sophisticated wealth managers, family offices and high-net-worth individuals. In addition to his financial expertise, business owners and investors appreciate his seven years of management and operating experience in the semiconductor industry.

We are committed to providing our investors with the best resources and service possible in accessing the benefits of the less efficient and large U.S. lower middle-market which can include a higher cash yield, tax advantages and portfolio constriction benefits of less correlated assets, said Brett Hickey, Star Mountain Capital Founder & CEO. We are thrilled for Bryan to join our Los Angeles office and add to our presence on the West Coast where Star Mountain has numerous important investors and investments.

"I've been impressed by Star Mountain's leadership team and the existing client base of sophisticated clients and investors," Mr. Johnson said. "I was also intrigued to learn how large and highly fragmented the lower middle-market is at nearly 50% of the U.S. economy. This presents a great opportunity for investors to target higher potential returns by either providing liquidity to these smaller, yet resilient, businesses or by providing liquidity to other investors through Star Mountain's secondaries platform. Investors may benefit from exposure to this fragmented segment of the market and economy, which many portfolios do not have exposure to. This is also a compelling and timely opportunity due to the expected increase in M& A activity with small businesses due to aging demographics. Star Mountain has a distinctive origination and underwriting platform to capitalize on these opportunities."

Most recently, Mr. Johnson spent 15 years in Los Angeles at AQR Capital Management, an alternative investment management firm with over $200 billion in assets under management at its peak, rising from a Vice President to a Managing Director including leading RIA business development on the west coast and strategic relationships nationally. During his tenure, he consulted with RIAs, wealth managers, and single/multi-family offices on sophisticated alternative investments. He joined AQR from Dimensional Fund Advisors, a ~$650 billion asset management firm where he spent three years, most recently as a Regional Director based in Los Angeles.

Mr. Johnson began his career at Infineon, a ~$15 billion revenue global semiconductor solutions company, where he held business development and project management roles over the course of a seven-year tenure.

He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and earned an MBA from University of Southern California. Mr. Johnson is FINRA Series 3, 7, 24, 30 and 66 licensed.

Mr. Johnson is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and also holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society Los Angeles, which he has lectured for since 2011.

About Star Mountain

With over $4 billion in assets under management (committed capital including debt facilities as of 5/15/2024), Star Mountain takes a data-driven approach to investing into the North American lower middle-market through two complementary investment strategies: (i) direct debt and equity investing and (ii) secondaries (acquiring LP interests and direct assets and making primary LP commitments). Star Mountain believes these complementary strategies provide data-enhanced, scalable, diversified, and customizable access for its institutional and qualifying high-net-worth investors to established businesses that generally have at least $15 million in annual revenues and under $50 million in EBITDA. Its investors include public pensions, private pensions, insurance companies, commercial banks, endowments, foundations, family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Star Mountain is 100% employee-owned and shares its profits with 100% of its U.S. full-time employees as part of its focus on maximizing value for its stakeholders and investors through alignment of interests.

Since 2010, Star Mountain has made over 250 direct investments in businesses and over 45 secondary / fund investments within its Collaborative Ecosystem, focused on the North American lower middle-market. One of Star Mountains specialties is seeking current cash income for investors that is materially above the typical yields found in the public markets, often accompanied with potential long-term capital gains equity returns and low correlation to public markets through its distinctive origination, underwriting and value-added investment capabilities.

Star Mountain was recently named one of the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America.

For the fifth straight year, Star Mountain was again named one of the Best Places to Work by Crains New York Business as well as once again one of the Best Places to Work by Pensions & Investments.

Star Mountain believes its focus and dedication has been productive for job creation and economic development including in underserved areas and communities. Star Mountain is dedicated to this large market of underserved businesses purpose-built to address the challenges and opportunities of these companies. As part of its commitment, Star Mountain has trademarked Investing in the Growth Engine of America .

Star Mountains Charitable Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 focuses on improving lives through economic development, including job creation, health & wellness and cancer research. Notable missions include helping match veterans and women with high quality small and medium-sized business career opportunities across the country, including within Star Mountains portfolio.

Note: This does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase interests in any investment product. Awards and recognitions by unaffiliated rating services, companies and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he / she / it will experience a certain level of results if Star Mountain is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services; nor should they be construed as a current or past endorsement, testimonial endorsement, recommendation or referral of Star Mountain or its representatives by any of its clients or any other third party. Rankings published by magazines and others are generally based exclusively on information prepared and / or submitted by the recognized advisor. Moreover, with regard to all performance information contained herein, directly or indirectly, if any, readers should note that past results are not indicative of future results. The description and the selection methodologies of each award and recognition are subjective and will vary.

Awards and recognitions by unaffiliated rating services, companies, and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she/it will experience a certain level of results if SMFM is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services; nor should they be construed as a current or past endorsement, testimonial endorsement, recommendation or referral of SMFM or its representatives by any of its clients or any other third party. Rankings published by magazines and others are generally based exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized advisor.

Crains two-part survey process consisted of evaluating each nominated companys workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part involved an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Star Mountain must pay a fee to Crains only for survey collection purposes. Detailed eligibility criteria can be found here: https://bestcompaniesgroup.com/best-companies-to-work-for-in-new-york/eligibility/

To be named to P&Is Best Places list, all firms met Best Companies high threshold for inclusion and were evaluated against others of similar size. Individual firm profiles, which were compiled based on survey results, reflect U.S. employment numbers and were confirmed by Best Companies in the summer. Company and employee comments were edited for space, style and clarity. Assets under management or advisement are as of June 30, unless otherwise noted. To participate, companies had to have at least 20 employees in the U.S., at least $100 million of discretionary assets under management or advisement and be in business for at least one year. An anonymous employee survey, which aimed to evaluate employee engagement and satisfaction, accounted for 75% of a firms score; an employer survey, which evaluated workplace policies, practices, benefits and demographics, made up 25%. https://bestcompaniesgroup.com/best-places-to-work-in-money-management/eligibility/

Companies on the 2023 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2019 to 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2022. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine rankings were calculated to four decimal places. https://www.inc.com/inc5000/

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MMpro Trust and Tonkeeper Launch RWA Store for Pre-IPO Investments

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London, UK – 18/06/2024 – (SeaPRwire) – Tonkeeper, the #1 self-custody wallet for the TON blockchain, and MMpro Trust, a prominent platform for tokenized assets, have announced a strategic partnership to launch an RWA (Real-World Asset) Store. This initiative aims to provide investors with access to Pre-IPO investments through RWA NFTs, offering significant advantages to both traditional and crypto investors.

First project: The initial project under this partnership involves the hardware wallet firm Ledger. MMpro Trust now offers investors the opportunity to purchase Ledger Pre-IPO assets directly through the Tonkeeper wallet, which is available on all major platforms.

Simplified explanations:

  • RWA NFTs (Real-world asset non-fungible tokens): Digital tokens representing real assets that can be bought and sold.
  • Pre-IPO: An opportunity to invest in companies before they go public and start trading their shares on the stock exchange.
  • TON blockchain: A modern technology that ensures the security and transparency of all transactions.

Accessibility for all: MMpro Trust is transforming the Pre-IPO investment market by making it accessible to a broader audience. Through RWA NFTs representing options on assets of promising companies like Ledger, any investor can participate in Pre-IPO deals regardless of capital size. This solution removes barriers that previously existed in this segment, as many investors struggled to access the often opaque Pre-IPO marketplace.

Benefits of using RWA NFTs: Investors can easily buy and sell these Pre-IPO RWA NFTs through the Tonkeeper app, simplifying portfolio management and allowing for quick responses to market changes. The TON blockchain guarantees the security and transparency of all transactions, and investors receive real-time information about the status of their blockchain-based assets, minimizing risks and increasing trust in the investment process.

“This collaboration marks an important milestone in the evolution of digital investments,” said Oleg Andreev, CEO of Tonkeeper. “By ensuring accessibility, security, and innovation, this partnership with MMpro Trust offers unique opportunities for all types of investors.”

“Our commitment to innovation ensures that Tonkeeper remains the definitive choice for various projects across the industry, including services for digital nomads, games, NFTs — and much more.”

About Tonkeeper: Tonkeeper, a product of Ton Apps Group, is the leading non-custodial wallet for the TON blockchain. It has created innovations such as Tonkeeper Battery for handling token and NFT fees and TON Connect for secure connection to thousands of web3 apps. Tonkeeper also has the largest developer platform on the TON network — TON API, which is used by over 80% of projects in the ecosystem.

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About MMPro Trust: MMpro Trust redefines asset management and trading on a global scale. It is committed to innovation, security, and broadening access. With over 50 major banks and 300+ investment funds already in blockchain, including giants like BlackRock,Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan, this market is expected to grow to $16 trillion by 2030, presenting unparalleled opportunities for investors.

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Big Apple Admissions Pioneering Outcome-Based Contracting for Elite NYC Kindergarten Admissions

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Big Apple Admissions revolutionizes NYC kindergarten admissions by offering outcome-based contracting.

New York, New York, United States, 18th Jun 2024 – Big Apple Admissions, a boutique educational consultancy, is revolutionizing kindergarten admissions to elite private schools in New York City by being the first and only consultancy in the country to offer an outcome-based contracting model. This innovative approach ensures that parents only pay if their child gains admission to one of their top choice schools, providing unparalleled confidence and trust in the admissions process.

“Our outcome-based contracting model reflects our commitment to aligning our success with the success of our clients, providing peace of mind and ensuring the best possible outcomes for each child,” said Harsh Singh, Founder of Big Apple Admissions.

Big Apple Admissions goes beyond short-term aspirations, emphasizing thorough research and a deep understanding of each child’s unique strengths and potential. Their process is designed to tackle both immediate goals and long-term success, ensuring that each child is placed in an environment where they can thrive and develop holistically.

“Our differentiated approach focuses on understanding each child’s unique strengths and matching them to the right school where they can flourish,” added Singh. “We conduct thorough research and take a strategic, personalized approach to ensure that every child is placed in an environment conducive to their holistic development and long-term success.”

For more information about Big Apple Admissions and their innovative approach to kindergarten admissions, visit https://www.nycadmissions.com/.

About Big Apple Admissions

Big Apple Admissions is an entrepreneurial initiative by Harsh Singh, inspired by his family’s journey through the kindergarten admissions process for their daughter in New York City, which led to her successful admission to prestigious programs across NYC and the US. Throughout the process, the founders encountered widespread challenges and evolving answers, prompting them to demystify the admissions process for both parents and children. Their service portfolio helps parents understand key factors influencing admission decisions while providing valuable insights into children’s needs and aspirations, ultimately empowering parents to select the right school and enhance their child’s developmental trajectory and academic success.

 

 

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The Beauty of Solid Wood Floors with Hardwood Flooring Group Inc.

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When it comes to flooring options, the modern homes have one of the very first things that comes to your mind that adds to beauty and elegance is the solid wood floors. That adds to the durability and elegance and enhances the aesthetic appeal of any given space.

At Hardwood Flooring Group, we invite you to check out the natural beauty and durability of wood flooring. Helping our customers to create spaces that are timeless and durable in nature as well. All those people who are looking to add to the benefits of using wood flooring should take a look at some of the reasons why we urge our customers to incorporate wood flooring for you and your loved ones in their homes and commercial settings.

Here is a brief insight into what solid wood flooring could do to your space.

The grace of solid wood flooring:

No matter if you are interested in creating a modern look for your home or still looking to delve into the traditional settings. We offer you to take a sneak peek into the solid wood flooring. And how it adds elegance and grace to any given space.

Solid woods exhibit warmth and richness to the flooring that no other flooring could promises to replicate. You could play around with the richness of the wood at the same time look forward to create a dignified play of color variation for any flooring.

For people who are looking to experiment with the color variation of the solid wood, you have the option to choose from walnut, solid red or white oak wood colors or the striking grain of the Hickory. At Hardwood Flooring Group, we promise to install sold wood flooring that matches any given theme, setting, or, most importantly, the style that you might want to portray in your wooden flooring.

Durability: 

While there are many other reasons why you should choose to go for the solid wood flooring and one among them is the ability to remain true to its nature for a very long time.

However, it is important to mention that the solid wood flooring requires proper maintenance and therefore, if maintained properly you could find them to be the perfect partner for your floors that lasts longer for generations to come.

The ability to stay in the same manner from season to season makes solid wood flooring one of the best choices for homemakers, builders and business owners because these floorings are not only appealing but also cost-effective.

Seamless integration:

When you take a look at solid wood flooring, we understand that different clients have different tastes in their flooring requirements, and therefore, the versatility in design and shape and, most importantly, the integrity of the flooring is what makes them so desirable. Moreover, the important aspect of solid wood flooring is the seamless integration that it offers to homeowners.

No matter what style you pick and what design that you prefer the solid wood flooring is what amalgamates to new and existing design seamlessly.

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