The Passion And Know-How Behind Southridge Capital’s Services

A Connecticut-based private equity firm that makes investment banking and securities brokerage services available has bankrolled more than $1.8 billion into growth companies worldwide since its launch in 1996.


The range of services Southridge Capital offers takes in customized financial policies, securitization as well as ways for clients to augment their credit. The company has provided such services to more than 250 publicly held firms.


As founder and chief executive officer, Stephen Hicks heads up the management team of Southridge Capital along with Controller and CFO Narine Persaud; CFA, CPA as the Director of Research Laurence Ditkoff; JD, CFS as the Chief Operating Officer Henry Sargent and General Counsel and Linda Carlsen as Portfolio Manager.


Under their leadership, Southridge Capital helps companies improve their creditworthiness by working in partnership with their creditors to do away with debt in support of common stock. Southridge also establishes detailed, estimated financial statements based on financial and operational theories which determine a company’s enterprise value.


What’s more, Southridge Capital may recommend streamlining manufacturing procedures for companies to reorganize their operations while some times a bankruptcy filing may be the needed tactic.


Southridge Capital also finds merger applicants and carries out initial careful examination of possible targets. The company works with clients to support them with resolving legal actions by reducing the time and costs clients may encounter and identifying every legal obligation. For more info you can visit their website



It also provides advice on restructuring analysis, convertible debentures or a wide variety of other assets. Southridge Capital’s Equity Purchase Agreement (EPA) lets companies raise capital exclusively at their request no matter what the conditions of the market.


The company actively supports volunteer work as well as community leadership through its philanthropic actions.  You can visit for more details.



For example, Hicks and his wife Mary started the Daystar Foundation, which jointly with Southridge Capital, supports charitable organizations such as the Huss Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation at Danbury Hospital, the Ridgefield Community Center, the Save a Child’s Heart Foundation and more.(



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A Review Of The Brazilian Economy And Market By Igor Cornelsen

Being the second largest and eighth largest economy in South America and the world respectively, Brazil has been among the top traders globally. This country has in the past few decades managed to grow extensively to be one of the biggest trading partners for most of the countries in the word. Due to its economic growth and success, the country has grown to the extent that it was able to host the World Cup last summer. During this year’s summer, the country is expected to host the 2016 Olympic Games in its Rio. According to an experienced business person and investor from Brazil Igor Cornelsen, the coming Olympic games will be a true test for the countries economy and its stability. The country was recently trying its new economic matrix to help boost its economy further, will be able to gauge the might of its economy during this time. Igor Cornelsen says that the country will have no option but to move back to its market-oriented economy which has so far helped the country come this far to support this event.

Igor Cornelsen says that the country’s new economic matrix badly affected stock prices. The effect was so bad especially on those sectors that related to the government. During the period for this economic plan, the country recorded a GDP growth rate below 2%. As the figure stood at $2.5 trillion, most investors had lost their confidence in the economy as it had been going down for over six years. Igor Cornelsen states that natural resources which are available in plenty in the country and stable agriculture production are the supporting pillars of this countries economy. The country also has a fast growing middle class that has the potential to change the country’s economic face if it is empowered.

Igor Cornelsen goes ahead to add that market-oriented reforms working together fiscal austerity offer the best possible chances for the country to succeed. Most of the investors in this country’s markets are careful to evade any negative reaction that may arise in the economy. This prominent stock markets investor adds that Brazil should also concentrate some of its efforts to its major trade partner, China. He says that China may have a great role to play in the revival of the country’s economy as both countries have an intrinsically linked economy. As the Chinese economy grows and gets stronger, Brazil might be able to borrow a leaf and also grow as its raw materials will be able to get good prices. The country should also check its markets and rectify its overvalued currency. Igor Cornelsen says that economic sagas such as that of Petrobras badly hurt the nation’s economy. The country should fight corruption within its government and try to cut down on its expenditure. This money as Igor Cornelsen says should be used to provide more opportunities for the country’s middle class.