QUEBEC CITY, April 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ROI Land Investments, Inc. (OTCQB:ROII) ("ROI" or the "Company"), announced today it has entered into an investment banking agreement with Tokyo based Dragoon Capital Inc. ("Dragoon"). Dragoon will assist the Company in connection with land acquisition financing and bond offerings in Asia and worldwide.
Dragoon is a full service investment-banking firm (Japanese Financial Service Agency License No. 1032) headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, providing financial solutions to institutional investors and corporate clients throughout the world. Founded in 2003, Dragoon has been successful in sourcing emerging growth companies in Japan, Asia, United States and Canada to investors worldwide.
Under this agreement, the Company has engaged Dragoon as its exclusive placement agent and financial advisor in Tokyo, Japan, in connection with the Company's acquisition financing of up to US$6,500,000 in secured debt. The funds will be used for the purpose of acquiring a 211-unit residential development project based in Beauport, Quebec, Canada ("the Beauport/Cambert Project" or "the Project"), a suburb of Quebec City, Quebec. The appraised value for the Beauport/Cambert Project has been estimated at CDN$8,200,000, according to an independent evaluation conducted by the Group Altus, a world-renowned independent appraisal and consulting firm http://www.altusgroup.com
The Beauport/Cambert Project is the only low-density residential project planned in Beauport for the next 10 years. The Project should be developed in the next three years. There was a 6.45% total population growth in the 2003-2011 period in the Beauport area, compared to a 5.87% growth for the Province of Québec and a 4.46% growth for Canada over the same period, according to Statistics Canada. Quebec City has demonstrated a solid economy where the unemployment rate is very low and the economic growth has been stable since 2009.
The Company's Director, Chairman, Sebastian Cliche said, "We are very pleased to establish this relationship with Dragoon. Dragoon's team has an impressive track record spanning more than 10 years that includes successfully handling numerous capital-raising transactions and providing advisory services to companies in a full spectrum of industries throughout the world. We expect the assistance of this well-established investment banking firm to accelerate our growth strategy through acquisitions and with their assistance, move to the NASDAQ."
More detailed information on the land acquisition targets and Debt Bond Offering shall be disclosed to the public in due course.
About ROI Land Investments, Ltd.
ROI Land Investments, Ltd. ("ROI") is a real estate investment company specializing in land development. ROI's business model consists of acquiring attractive land developments free of zoning restrictions, obtaining the necessary development permits, outsourcing the development of the infrastructure and profiting from the sale of the subdivided land units to known large regional developers. For more information, please visit www.roilandinvestments.com
About Dragoon Capital, Inc.
Dragoon Capital Inc. is an independent investment banking firm that provides advice to institutional investors and middle-market and emerging growth companies in Japan and worldwide. Together, the firm's management professionals have more than 80 years of experience providing private and public companies with a broad spectrum of investment banking and financial advisory services, including: mergers and acquisitions; equity and debt capital raises; and restructurings. The firm provides objective, unbiased, results-focused services that clients need to achieve their goals. For more information, please visit: http://www.dragoon.co.jp/en/index.html
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