First International

Transactions of Note

Ascentis Corporation

FIC acted as lead financial advisor to Ascentis Corporation in preparing and executing its financing and strategic partnership strategy.

Amount

Undisclosed

Atlantic Marine

Due diligence and preparation of Transaction Memoranda and arranged the sale of this privately owned US shipyard corporation to private equity investors.

Amount

Undisclosed

Chiquita Brands

Short-term “warehousing” and ownership of four refrigerated vessels subsequently chartered to the food conglomerate.

Amount

Undisclosed

DSR

Constructed and leased fleet of multi-purpose cargo ships for the East German state-owned shipping company.

Amount

Undisclosed

ISSI/Biofuels

Retained to assist in structuring and arranging debt and equity finance for $150 MGPY Ethanol Plant to be built in Indiana.

Amount

Undisclosed

Foster Yeoman

Due diligence and preparation of Transaction Memoranda  and arranged the finance of two self-discharging bulk carriers for charter to the aggregates company.

Amount

Undisclosed

Krupp Shipping

Take-over of newbuilding contracts, ownership and subsequent long-term bareboat charter of two Very Lare Ore Oil (VLOO) combination carriers to the German steel manufacturer, Krupp AG.

Amount

Undisclosed

Royal Dutch Shell

Contracted by the oil major to construct and own a series of six Products Carriers, built to Shell specification, for long-term bareboat charter.  Arrangement of pre-delivery finance and a subsequent investment-grade capital markets bond issue in New York.

Amount

Undisclosed

Space Florida

Retained to advise and structure equity and debt financing for space transportation projects in the Kennedy Space Center.

Amount

Undisclosed

Thyssen Krupp

Arranged financing for the acquisition of the entire fleet of fifteen large bulk carriers and three car carriers and the operating company.

Amount

Undisclosed

Add2phone Ltd (Technology)

FIC is advising Add2phone Ltd on various strategic options (Pending)

Amount

Undisclosed

Concave (Technology)

Pricipals of FIC advise acquiring group on purchase of assets related to a leading sportswear technology (www.concave.com).

Amount

Undisclosed

Excalibur CXO (Technology)

FIC acted as lead financial advisor to Excalibur CXO in conjunction with the arrangement of $100 million in financing for the management led buy-in of a leading Latin-American integrated telecommunications provider.

Amount

Undisclosed

Karmaloop LLC (Technology)

Principals of FIC complete an equity investment (and exit) in Karmaloop LLC a leading provider of e-commerce solutions to the influencer and early adopter segment. Karmaloop achieved revenues of $30 million in 2008. for more information please visit www.karmaloop.com.

Amount

Undisclosed

Mobile Information Access Corp (Technology)

FIC acted as lead advisor to Mobile Information Access Corp. on its Series A financing.

Amount

Undisclosed

Nodeogic Networks (Technology)

FIC acted as lead advisor to Nodeogic Networks on its convertible note financing provided by Nokia Innovent Fund. For more information please visit www.nokia.com

Amount

Undisclosed

Solid Sense (Technology)

FIC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Solid Sense on its merger with Verndale Corporation.

Amount

Undisclosed

YellowPepper Wireless Solutions (Technology)

FIC acted as exclusive financial advisor to YellowPepper Wireless Solutions on its sale to Touch Applications LP, a European Private Equity Fund.

Amount

Undisclosed