Rockland County, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/01/2014 -- Irwin Katsof is recognized as a businessman, author, educator and serial entrepreneur.He was appointed by Secretary of Commerce Locke to advise the U.S. Commerce Department on international trade issues, in 2011. He is an adviser to New Biomass Energy LLC which manufactures torrefied wood, a green alternative to coal and was a Board member of Genie Energy (NYSE:GNE) from 2011 to June 2014. In 2012, Irwin Katsof was appointed an adviser to Thinaire Transmedia network, a leader in NFC technology.Irwin Katsof who is the president of Katsof consulting announced today a U.S. Commerce Department Certified Trade Mission to Toronto, Canada.
The Trade Mission will organize for fifteen preeminent U.S. Private Equity, Venture Capital and Real Estate Private Equity Fund managers meetings with the leading Canadian Institutional Investors. The Trade Mission will be held on December 3-4 2014. U.S. Fund managers have to apply to be considered as a part of this selective group of business leaders. The Fund managers will represent a group of the nations leading Fund managers, a variety of investment strategies as well as a geographic diversity.
In a confidential audit performed for the U.S. Commerce department in December 2013, it was announced that in the prior three years GP participants raised $650 million dollars from foreign LP’s on these global missions. The US Certified Trade mission program is a distinctive and noteworthy opportunity for American GP’s to meet international LP’s under the auspices of the U.S. Commerce Department.
Three hundred and fifty different U.S. PE and VC Funds have attended atleast one Trade Mission in the past three years and fifteen of the top one hundred U.S. Funds attended one in the past three years and over thirty percent of the Funds returned for a second Trade mission.
The Certified Trade Mission is not merely a conference. It is a tightly structured and a highly focused fund raising event intended to offer U.S. private equity, venture capital, real estate and infrastructure fund managers the chance to meet potential LP’s in Canada from the largest Institutions and family offices. Canada is the fifth largest investor in the United.
Canada has five of the largest institutional investors around the globe including OMERS, CPPIB, AIMCO, La Caisse and the Ontario teachers Fund. The Trade Mission is an exceptional yet inexpensive way to meet the leading Canadian Institutional investors.
About Katsof Consulting
Irwin Katsof founded Katsof Consulting in 2013 and the firm is an extension of Global Capital Associates also founded by Irwin Katsof in 2005 and Katsof Energy Consulting (founded in 2012) Irwin Katsof established these companies in a determined effort to help entrepreneurs around the world connect with sources of capital. Katsof Consulting has successfully helped many of America’s chief corporate executives, fund managers and entrepreneurs get access to capital, developing markets and profitable partnerships.
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