Current Investments

AOC Metal Works
Control Equity
A full-service custom metal fabrication and stamping company
Assurance Operations Corporation (“AOC”) is a full-service engineering and manufacturing company of custom metal fabricated parts and stamping, located in Lawrenceburg, TN. AOC specializes in the design, development, testing, program management, and production of custom industrial packaging and material handling, and stamping of light and heavy aluminum, stainless steel, and steel parts. AOC’s operations are run in two divisions, metal fabrication and stamping, which operate out of two facilities. AOC’s location enables its products to be sold to a growing number of manufacturers in the region while offering the benefits of low cost production in the Southeastern U.S.
Headquarters: Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
Website: http://assuranceoperations.com/
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BTS Towers
Minority Equity
Owner and operator of cellular telecommunications towers in Latin America
BTS Towers (“BTS”) is an independent owner and operator of broadcast telecommunications towers with operations in Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. It was founded following the successful sale of NMS as a partnership between NMS’ management team, Cartesian Capital, Amzak, and the IFC. The company focuses on constructing and operating build-to-suit towers for large multinational carriers located in Latin America.
Headquarters: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Website: http://www.btstowers.com
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CorePower Yoga
Minority Equity
The largest yoga studio owner and franchisor in the world
CPY is the largest yoga studio owner and franchisor in the World. The company opened its first yoga studio in Denver, Colorado and has since expanded to California, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. CPY offers not only cutting-edge yoga classes, but lifestyle programming such as Teacher Training, Yogi Training, and Weight Management/Nutrition. The Company also incorporates a vigorous retail line in the studios, providing our customers with everything they need to assist in their yoga practice and support their yoga lifestyle. In 2013, Amzak and the founding shareholders sold the majority of their holdings to Catterton Partners.
Headquarters: Denver, Colorado
Website: http://www.corepoweryoga.com
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Costa Norte Project
Minority Equity
A combined cycle LNG power plant in Panama
The Costa Norte project is a combined cycle LNG power plant that is currently under development in Panama. Once complete, the power plant will provide 18,000 terra BTUs and will supply 350 MW of new capacity. AES, through a subsidiary, will operate the facility. The power plant is expected to be complete in 2018. Amzak’s investment was made alongside Inversiones Bahia.
Headquarters: Telfers Island, Panama
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TNR Holdings
Minority Equity
Operator of oil and gas wells in Louisiana
TNR operates four fields in Plaquemines and Lafourche Parishes in SE Louisiana, with 22 producing wells and over 40 shut-in wells, generating 327 net barrels of oil equivalent per day.
Headquarters: Covington, Louisiana
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Trace Staffing Solutions
Control Equity
A leading commercial staffing provider in the Southeastern United States
Trace Staffing Solutions is a leading commercial staffing provider in the Southeastern United States. The company has sixteen offices throughout the region and focuses on five staffing segments: Manufacturing and Distribution, Office Professional, Healthcare, Legal and Hospitality. All five divisions offer career search plans where clients can hire professional talent directly from Trace’s pool of skilled talent and find permanent and temporary to permanent employment options.
Headquarters: Savannah, GA
Website: http://www.tracestaffing.com/
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Whitney University/Red Ilumno
Minority Equity
A for profit network of universities throughout Latin America
Whitney International University System is a rapidly growing network of universities serving students throughout Latin American. Whitney's mission is to expand access to affordable, high quality higher education throughout the region. It owns or provides services to institutions in seven countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, and Paraguay with combined enrollment of over 128,000 students. It also sponsors Red Ilumno, a network of nine innovative institutions offering on-site, virtual, and continued higher education programs in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, Paraguay and Peru. Students attend classes in 33 campuses and more than 400 learning centers. Over a third of the total student population is enrolled in more than 500 distance or virtual programs, and nearly 40,000 students are supported through $31 M in scholarships.
Headquarters: Miami, FL
Website: http://www.whitneyintl.com
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