AFH Holding & Advisory and Blackhawk Partners Strengthen Ties
AFH's Amir Heshmatpour Joins Blackhawk's Associate Partner Group
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. and NEW YORK, Feb 12, 2009 -- AFH Holding & Advisory, LLC, a leading financial advisory and management consulting firm, announced today that Amir Heshmatpour, managing director of AFH Holding & Advisory, joined Blackhawk Partners' Associate Partner Group to collaborate on deal flow and financing opportunities on a global basis.
"In these markets, networks that create sources of expertise and innovative risk taking are rapidly assuming the vital roles once played by our moribund branches of the capital markets," said Ziad K. Abdelnour, president & CEO, Blackhawk Partners, Inc. "I see a number of synergies between our firms and look forward to working with Amir Heshmatpour."
Over the past year, AFH Holding & Advisory has grown over 90%, becoming a preeminent advisory firm to both U.S. and Chinese small and medium enterprises in the oil and gas sector and cable, metals and industrial appliances sectors. AFH offers strategies to both private-equity firms seeking exit strategies and companies seeking alternative public offerings.
"As AFH Holding & Advisory continues its growth we see this as a significant opportunity to ally our experience and skill sets with Blackhawk Partners' unique experience in the petroleum industry. I am excited to begin working with the firm," said Amir Heshmatpour, director of AFH Holding & Advisory.
About Blackhawk Partners
Blackhawk Partners, Inc. is a private "family office" that works with early stage companies to attract complementary skills to insure commercial success, develop high margin products, address growing markets, develop revenue models, and build investor syndicates. Black Hawk works with companies with revenues range from $10 million - $250 million with a minimum free cash flow (EBITDA) of $2 million upon funding. Blackhawk also is an international marketer of petroleum products, focused on providing a comprehensive fuel and lubricant offering to commercial and industrial industries
About AFH Holding & Advisory, LLC
AFH Holding & Advisory, LLC is a leading integrated financial advisory and consulting firm serving U.S. and international clients who seek capital formation and business strategies including the preparation and implementation of alternative public offerings, PIPE financing, acquisitions, corporate governance development, regulation and compliance, among other services -- all executed concurrently to provide a seamless transition to a United States-listed public company. Led by Mr. Amir Heshmatpour, AFH delivers objective thinking, proven practices and best-of-breed partners to help clients achieve their specific development and financial goals. AFH maintains offices in Beverly Hills, California and Shanghai, China. http://afhholdingandadvisory.com/