Realized Investments

  • Tricom S.A.Majority InvestmentFull service telecommunications providerFounded in 1988, Tricom was one of only two full service telecommunications providers in the Dominican Republic, offering over 800,000 customers cable television, residential and corporate internet / data, as well as fixed and wireless telephony. Amzak Capital Management and Inversiones Bahía acquired Tricom out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in April 2010 and embarked on a substantial capital investment program to upgrade and expand the existing network to state-of-the art triple play and 4G mobile capabilities. In 2014, Amzak and Bahia sold the majority of their holdings to the Altice Group. Tricom now forms part of Altice Dominican Republic, along with Orange Dominicana
    Headquarters: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Website: http://www.tricom.net

  • Amnet TelecommunicationsControl EquityFormerly, the largest triple play company in Central AmericaAmzak was the majority shareholder of the largest triple play (cable, internet, and local access) company in Central America, with operations in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The group's network passed over 1 million homes with its "last mile" cable plant and had 3,000 kms of fiber backbone throughout the region to support both corporate and residential services. The company began operations with the first acquisition in 1997, and grew steadily through construction as well as an aggressive acquisition strategy of +40 add-ons to reach 2,000 employees and 50 offices throughout the region. In 2006, Amzak partnered with a group of well-respected Central American family groups and investors and exited in 2008 via a 100% sale to Millicom International Cellular SA (MIC:SS).
    Headquarters: Coral Springs, FL
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  • KPAQ IndustriesControl EquityManufacturer of virgin unbleached pulp and paper productsKPAQ Industries, LLC was founded in April 2010 by Amzak after acquiring the assets of a former coated publication paper mill located on 600 acres of land adjacent to the Mississippi north of Baton Rouge. Amzak and the management team repositioned the mill as a producer of enhanced lightweight, high strength Kraft linerboard, Kraft paper, and Kraft paper specialty products. In September 2015, KPAQ Industries was acquired by Hood Container Corporation.
    Headquarters: St. Francisville, Louisiana
    Website: http://www.kpaq.com

  • Teletower DomincanaControl EquityA portfolio of telecommunications towers in the Dominican RepublicTeletower owned and operated a portfolio of over 190 wireless sites in the Dominican Republic and provided services to two of the three major operators in the country.
    Headquarters: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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  • Celtic Capital CorporationSubordinated DebtABF lender to non-retail businesses in the Western USCeltic provides Asset Based Financing (ABF) to non-retail businesses in the Western United States that find it challenging to get traditional bank loans. Celtic’s credits range from $500,000 to $5 million and are used for the various business needs such as working capital, sales growth, debt restructuring, DIP financing, turnarounds, among others and within various industries. Celtic success has been based on its specialized knowledge and quick response time to provide its clients with effective and rapid funding, allowing them to become one of the most respected ABF lender in the industry. Amzak supplemented Celtic’s private equity funded capital base from Pine Tree Equity Partners with a subordinated debt investment that was repaid in 2013.
    Headquarters: Santa Monica, California
    Website: http://www.celticcapital.com

  • Ohio Medical CorporationPreferred EquityA manufacturer and supplier of medical productsOhio Medical is a manufacturer and supplier of suction and oxygen therapy products, medical gas equipment, and input devices, controlled by MVC Capital (NYSE:MVC).
    Headquarters: Gurnee, Illinois
    Website: http://www.ohiomedical.com

  • CapitalSpringMinority EquityA specialty lender to operators of franchisesCapitalSpring is a specialty lender focused on providing financing to operators of franchises. The firm has two operating divisions, a high-yield business, and a conventional low-yield lending and government-guaranteed lending businesses, which it operates under the NFA brand name.
    Headquarters: New York, NY
    Website: 

  • Blueberries S.A.Secured DebtA producer of superior quality blueberries and citrus fruitsBlueberries S.A. is an Argentinean company engaged in the production of superior quality blueberries and citrus fruits. Blueberries S.A. focuses on foreign markets but also supplies the domestic market and engages in other secondary activities. Amzak provided a senior secured term loan to the company, which was repaid in 2010.
    Headquarters: Concordia, Argentina
    Website: http://www.blueberriesarg.com.ar/

  • The Graham HotelMinority EquityA boutique hotel in Washington DCThe Graham Georgetown is a seven-story boutique hotel that caters to international dignitaries, embassy staff, corporate clientele, and higher rated transient guests. The hotel is home to The Observatory, a 3,000-square-foot rooftop bar with panoramic views of many of Washington D.C.'s sights such as the Kennedy Center, The Washington Monument, historic Georgetown, and the Rosslyn skyline. The 57-room hotel also includes a new 24-hour fitness center and a 1,000-square-foot cocktail lounge just below the first floor.
    Headquarters: Georgetown, DC
    Website: http://www.thegrahamgeorgetown.com

  • Networking Management ServicesMinority EquityOwner and operator of cellular telecommunications towers in Latin AmericaNetworking Management Services (“NMS”) is an independent owner and operator of broadcast telecommunications towers and other real estate in Colombia, Mexico and Nicaragua. NMS was founded in late 2011 to create Build to Suit (“BTS”) wireless tower sites in the Latin America region, primarily for large multinational carriers.
    Headquarters: Aventura, FL
    Website: http://www.nmstowers.com

  • Marbles: The Brain StoreControl EquityMarbles: The Brain Store is the only U.S. omni-channel specialty retailer of productsMarbles: The Brain Store is the only U.S. omni-channel specialty retailer of handpicked and expert-tested products specifically designed to strengthen and stimulate the brain. Marbles has followed one mission: “Build Better Brains.” Marbles fulfills its mission through a multi-channel platform of stores, catalogs and ecommerce. Merchandise includes best-in-class games, puzzles, books and software. Products fall under five brain-building categories: word skills, coordination, visual perception, critical thinking, and memory.
    Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois
    Website: http://www.marblesthebrainstore.com