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About Solo Capital & Sanjay Shah

Sanjay Shah is a solid businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist at heart. His value to society as well as his surrounding communities have impacted and left a memorable, impeccable presence. As the founder and CEO of Solo Capital, a private equity global investment firm, he is known as the founder of many companies. Solo Capital being one of the successful ones that has brought in millions of dollars. He originally started the company after quitting his accounting job and fairing off on a ray of hope that the company would succeed. That’s what starting businesses are all about, hope and hope some more. Solo Capital more than exceeded his expectations for the company. After five years of solid business transactions, Solo Capital was bring in quite a large sum of cash flow. Solo Capital allowed Sanjay Shah to semi-retire and be able to sit back from the company and really get down to what his passions are.

Shah owns many different companies. In fact, he owns over three dozen companies to be exact. They are spread throughout the region and some of them are inter-linked together, provided substantial benefits upon one another.

As a pre-med student at one point in his life, Shah was ready and set to become a doctor. Coming from Kenya, it was his dream to study medicine and began a career as a physician. His family moved to Central London in the 1960’s where he started college and began to study medicine. It didn’t take him long to realize that his dreams were taking him somewhere else. That somewhere else was the accounting and finance industry. He started to study accounting and eventually graduated with his degree where he would find himself working at an accounting firm. Over the years he jumped from one firm to the next. With each move he continued to gain more and more knowledge with an added feature of expertise with each transaction. He finally got to the point one day where he just didn’t want to do it anymore, and that’s when Solo Capital came along. He started the company in 2011 and by January of 2016, Shah had an estimated net worth of $280 million. This company has allowed him to pursue his newest passion, autism.

He started his own charity to help raise money for autism. It is such a misunderstood condition, that not many people have a lot of knowledge about. That is where Autism Rocks comes in along with founder Sanjay Shah. He hopes that the charity will help educate people and raise awareness. Right now it’s a private, invite only concert performed by musicians to help raise donations. Shah donates the money to various research projects and universities.

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Brazilian Banker Ricardo Guimarães Shares His Thoughts About The Recession And China Online

Brazil is a member of the BRICS nations. BRICS is the term used to describe the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Emerging markets, like Brazil, have been in the global limelight for the last eight years because of the importance of their exports. Emerging markets have kept the global economy strong, but according to Ricardo Guimarães and economists around the world that fact is just a memory these days.
Ricardo Guimarães, the wealthy banker, investor and economic advisor, is known for taking a small family owned bank and turning it into a national brand. The three letter Logo of his BMG Bank is prominently displayed on the jerseys of soccer players every week thanks to Ricardo’s decision to sponsor soccer clubs. According to, a respected online magazine, Ricardo Guimarães is a superstar in Brazil’s financial industry. He is often asked to talk about the current economic conditions in Brazil and what can be done to get the economy moving again.
Guimarães was interviewed by recently, and he told the interviewer that the recession has been hard not only for businesses in Brazil, but also for millions of Brazilians that are unable to find work. Ricardo said they can’t apply for BMG Bank’s payroll loans. Ricardo also told the interviewer that China has been the culprit in ruining Brazil’s economy, but he doesn’t just blame China for the deep recession. He blames the shortsightedness of the Dilma Rousseff administration for the economic disaster. The agreement between China and Brazil was too one-sided, according to Guimarães, and Brazil is paying the price.
The latest news coming out of Brazil is, the economy will contract by more than 3.5 percent in 2016, and Ricardo thinks that will have a dramatic impact on his bank’s payroll loan business. More Brazilians are losing their jobs, and they are unable to collateralize loans. BMG Bank has a very healthy business even though the country is in a recession, but that could change in 2016 if the world falls into a Great Recession that mimics the recession of 2008.
But Guimarães doesn’t dwell on the negative aspects of the recession. He likes to talk about the Summer Olympics and other positives issues when he is interviewed by online magazines like He recently told that the lean structure of BMG Bank will help the bank survive the difficult months ahead. BMG Bank is known as a bank that operates with a low overhead and healthy gross margins.
Guimarães isn’t sure when Brazil will pull out of the current recession. But he said the BMG Bank will continue to sponsor soccer clubs and players in spite of the hard times. Ricardo thinks people need soccer to ease the pain that exists in Brazil at the moment.

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Kevin Seawright Implements Online Application for Summer Youth Jobs

The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (CECD), with Chief Financial Officer Kevin Seawright, is again implementing its Summer Youth Employment Program. This is the first year the applicants were required to apply online, and that has made the process easier and more efficient. They already have 350 applicants. Last year the Summer Youth program paid 3,000 students, and this year the CECD plans to pay 3,500. All of the students will receive the minimum wage.

It has partnered with NewarkWorks and other prominent companies and organizations to provide summer jobs for young people in Newark this year.

The six-week programs begins July 5th and will run through August 16. The employment program seems to include a lot of education for the young people. On the program are training on the work, training on empowerment, information on getting ready for college, and personal finance. Santander Bank and TD Bank have agreed to provide the education on how students can manage their basic finances, so they learn how to use checking and savings accounts.

As the CFO and Executive Vice President of CECD, Kevin Seawright stays busy working to develop the economy of Newark, which is New Jersey’s largest city. Before that he worked a variety of public service and financial jobs. He served as Executive Director of Operations in Maryland and Vice President of of Operations and Human Capital of Tito General Contractors.

In September 2015, Seawright completed the Nonprofit Fund Development Program and Executive Leadership Program of the Mendoza College of Business of the University of Notre Dame.

He completed the second part, Leading Nonprofit Boards. It delves into the structure of nonprofit boards and how to run them. The program awarded Seawright with a Certificate of Achievement for excelling in it.

Seawright received his Master’s of Business Administration in Accounting in 2006 from Almeda University. He is a board member of the Babe Ruth Museum. He belongs to a number of professional organization, including the American Society for Public Administrators and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators.

Seawright brings accounting and financial acumen and expertise to serving nonprofit organizations such as CECD and others he has served with in Baltimore and Washington DC. In his career, he has raised $400 million in bond funds for both private and governments. He understands the need to work with state, city and neighborhood organizations and associations.

As Chief Financial and Facilities Officer of a large department of parks and recreation, as an angel investor Seawright administered more than $50 million in funding from the city, the state and the federal government. Once in charge of education, he managed over $200 million.

For the Collington Life Care Community, Seawright was Director of Operations. The facility had over 500 residents. He is an expert at using Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), which is software for human resource functions such as payroll and scheduling employees.

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Slyce Business Highlights, Technical Highlights And Other News

Released originally by Marketwired in Toronto, Slyce reports their 2015 year updates and the fourth quarter updates. Yahoo Finance reports on these changes. Changes include new partnerships with major retailers, news in the financial structures of the company, major changes in the technology powering Slyce’s application and other relevant information.

Quick Recap Of Business Highlights

In the Yahoo Finance report, several announcements are indicated as to Slyce’s rapid growth in finding major retailers to partner with in their image recognition application.

On August 12, 2015, Slyce partnered with SHOES.COM. This company is a major retailer in online footwear in North America, and the partnership includes visual searches of all women’s footwear. On August 26, 2015, Slyce partnered with Neiman Marcus to allow users to use their application to search through the entire product offering of this major retailer, including but not limited to women’s apparel, men’s fashion, home furnishings and children’s items. On October 6, 2015, Slyce signed an agreement to offer the products of Urban Outfitters. Lastly, on October 22, 2015, Slyce agreed to offer their visual search technology for the products offered by Shoe Carnival.

Financing Updates

One of the biggest changes in Slyce’s financial plan is their move from using a short term financing option to a more substantial private investing party. The private investor was given options as to how they would invest in the company. On February 29, 2016, the lead investor decided to subscribe for a total of $3.5 million units of Slyce’s company. Slyce is still accepting further submissions to their financial planning strategies, and they plan to close the remaining amount of their financial needs in the near future.

Other Important News

There are numerous Technical Highlights in the Yahoo Finance report that indicate the rapid growth of this company. Some of these updates include the Universal Scanner and Slyce Link. Both of these upgrades contribute to Slyce’s main focus, which is to develop a robust application and introduce compelling new cases for their visual search technologies.

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Sanjay Shah Pivots Away from Solo Capital to Focus on Autism Rocks

Sanjay Shah is devoting his attention and wealth on Autism Rocks, a charitable organization founded by Mr. Shah for the purpose of raising money to support autism research. Mr. Shah’s focus on autism research was born of necessity – his son was diagnosed as autistic at a young age. Fortunately, Mr. Shah was able to provide the expensive care and dedicated therapy that his son would need to achieve his development goals. But Mr. Shah knew that other children were not as fortunate as his son. And he knew that other families struggle to afford the same level of care, or cannot afford it at all. Mr. Shah knew that something could be done.

Drawing on his considerable resources from a successful career at the head of Solo Capital, Mr. Shah was in a position to provide much needed funding to autism research centers. But he wanted to do more. He founded Autism Rocks, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to raising funds for autism research. Mr. Shah connected with leading entertainers, including Prince, Lenny Kravits, Michael Buble and Drake, to host invitation only, private shows, with the proceeds benefiting Autism Rocks.

Donations to Autism Rocks benefit the Autism Research Trust (ART), which supports research at the Cambridge University based Autism Research Centre (ARC). Mr. Shah recognized that there were many support groups and service organizations providing excellent care for children and families affected by autism. Owing to his entrepreneurial spirit and his background in medicine, Mr. Shah determined that his efforts would be best served in determining what causes autism and seeking a better understanding of how autism affects development. Early intervention and treatment has been critical for improving the development of children afflicted with autism. To that end, Autism Rocks is supporting ongoing, long term research projects to increase understanding of early detection.

As Solo Capital goes through an orderly and managed wind-down, Mr. Shah can turn his attention to his life’s passion.

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Solo Capital’s Sanjay Shah Makes His Mark on the World

Solo Capital Markets is an international financial services company based out of London England.The company was incorporated in September 2011. Among their specialties is consulting, propriety trading, and professional sports investments.
Sanjay Shah is the founder and CEO of Solo Group Holdings. Shah owns three dozen other companies in London, the British Virgin Islands, Luxemburg, Dubai, Malta, and the Caymen Islands. Before Solo Capital incorporated, Shah earned 19 million pounds for the year 2011. In 2014 Shah acquired Old Park Lane Capital, an invitation only stockbroker firm that specializes in natural resources. It is believed that Shah has a net worth of 280 million dollars.
Shah did not begin his work life in the financial and investment industry. He began studying medicine until he decided to make a career change, Shah became an accountant and worked for several investment banks, which includes Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and Merrill Lynch. During the 20089 financial crisis he was laid off, Shah decided decided to start his own brokerage firm. This was the beginnings of Solo Capital.
Shah is the founder of Autism Rocks, an organization that raises funds and awareness of autism by staging music concerts. Shah was prompted to start Autism Rocks after his four year-old son was diagnosed with the disorder in 2011. Shah had the opportunity to meet the famous rapper Snoop Dog. This helped him come up with the idea for the benefit concerts. The first Autism Rocks concert was in 2014, and featured an invitation only concert by Prince. Follow up concerts have included the performer Drake, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Buble, Snoop Dogg, and many well known DJs.
To further fuel awareness of autism, Shah created the website Autism Rocks. Contributions for the cause can be made online. Shah is a trustee of Autism Research Trust. The organization accepts donations to Cambridge University’s Autism Research Centre. Shah himself has made several contributions to autism research.

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How Did Solo Capital Become Sanjay Shah’s Prized Investment Firm?

Sanjay Shah founded Solo Capital when he was a young man without his job at Merrill Lynch. Downsizing left Sanjay without his position, and he went into business for himself. Solo Capital was started with Sanjay operating in the office by himself, and the company was built on a foundation of proper customer service for everyone. The boutique firm grew to fall under a new umbrella corporation, and Sanjay began to purchase companies around the world that fit with his business model. This article explains how Solo Capital became the basis for a business empire that stretches across the western hemisphere.

#1: Solo Capital Offers Boutique Services

Solo Capital is a boutique firm that allows customers to get customized customer service at any time. There are many people working in the office who have answers for investors, and investors who plan to make savvy investment must contact Solo Capital for extra information. The company has a reputation for offering the best service, and their service reputation has helped bring in more companies that offer similar services.

#2: Solo Capital Acquires Old Park Lane

Old Park Lane of London is the most popular boutique investment house in the world. The company has been known for offering amazing service for over 100 years, and Sanjay purchased the company before it could fold. He brought Old Park Lane into the family just as a higher level service was required, and all of his best customers were sent to Old Park Lane for white glove service that is well-known in England.

#3: Sanjay Has Been Purchasing Companies Often

Sanjay’s early success allowed him enough cash flow to purchase companies in Luxembourg, the Caribbean, England and Dubai. His companies all fall under the umbrella of Aesa S.a.r.l., and his companies all offer a different revenue stream for the overall family. Sanjay has carefully chosen every company to ensure that his family of companies is served well, and he is working daily to select new companies that are worth the investment.

#4: How Successful Are Solo Capital Customers?

Solo Capital customers are quite successful when they begin working with the firm. The customer service and information offered to customers at Solo Capital provide for a pleasing experience, and customers are more likely to feel good about the decisions they have made. Portfolios tend to become more profitable at Solo Capital, and the company has consistently performed well as a result.

Solo Capital began a large family of companies under the leadership of Sanjay Shah, and his business model works in the modern age. Sanjay was successful soon after beginning his work, and he is an example of how proper decision-making can make all the difference in business.

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Solo Capital Investment Company is an international company which majors on boutique financial services. The company was established in the year 2011 and has its headquarters in London United Kingdom. The organization is sometimes referred to as Solo Capital UK. Its service delivery encompasses proprietary trading, consultation on business and boutique matters and professional investment in sports. Solo Capital the UK has a vast client base and customers come from almost all parts of Europe. The company was founded by Sanjay Shah, who is the current CEO. Sanjay Shah has played an active role in coming with new innovative ways of serving the company’s customers and maintaining the organizations face.
Solo group holdings’ owner, Aesa, and Sanjay are the main controllers and decision makers of Solo Capital. With the leadership of the two, Solo Capital UK was able to strike a cash flow of 30.26 million Euros and its total assets amounting to 15.5 million Euros. Shah is also the owner of other companies within the United Kingdom and outside it. The British Virgin Islands, Malta, and Luxembourg are among the companies owned by Shah apart from solo Capital the UK.
Shah was interviewed by Global Citizen Magazine and said that financial investment was not his primary career. He told the media house that he had earlier studied medicine only to find out that being a doctor could not work for him. He then took to accountancy and worked for some investment banks. The 2009 financial crisis affected Shah and after that decided to start his brokerage company. This marked the onset of Solo Capital.
Shah also founded Autism Rocks. This is an organization whose primary aim was to create more awareness of autism and raise money for the same through concerts and plays. Autism Rocks had its first stage concert in 2014 and attendance was only a reserve of those who had been invited. Different Autism Rocks concerts have featured different stars including Snoop Dogg, Drake, and many renowned DJs.
Shah can be considered as being the true icon in financial investment. The success that he has been able to achieve within the few years of his investment is enough to motivate upcoming financial investors. Solo Capital UK is now a significant solution to companies and individuals seeking proprietary trading and consultation. One can get everything when it comes to investment, performance and human capital from the company. Solo Capital has an experienced team that is always ready to provide perfect solutions and the best client services.

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Working With Stephen Murray During My First Week

I feel like I had been job searching for six months before I got hired at CCMP Capital. But the cold hard truth is that I had only been searching for around one and half weeks. It was all the stress and stacks of bills on my table that was making my job search seem more difficult than it really was. The last place I applied to was at CCMP and honestly if I hadn’t gotten hired there, I probably would have thrown my hands in the air and given up on my job search. I owe it to the economy for my search for employment taking as long as it did. I may complain about just a week or so of searching but deep down I am aware that there are others who have searched for months and even years before finding a job. During this time they probably lost everything and everyone they loved in life. I couldn’t imagine the struggles they went through.

My first week I got to work with Stephen Murray CCMP Capital himself. Never in my life had I worked with someone as professional and knowledgeable as him. Every question I asked, he answered in depth and detail. That is what helped me learn the ropes of the business so quickly. I honestly thought my first week there would be excruciating, but it was actually the easiest week of work I ever had in my life. What I think is great about my training period is that Stephen actually took the time out of his schedule to do it himself. I believe that the reasoning behind this is that he wanted me to learn everything the correct way which is the way he does things. When employees that have been there for awhile do the training they tend to teach the shortcuts which is not what any manager wants.

After my week with Stephen I felt like I was ready to take on my position alone. I also found out from pehub how educated Stephen Murray CCMP Capital really was. My first day out of training was a complete breeze and I owe it all to him. If it wasn’t for his persistent attitude and him being my motivator everyday, than I would probably be singing a completely different tune right now. But instead I am sitting here at my office desk with not one question in my mind about how things are run at Stephen Murray CCMP Capital. I have yet to make any mistakes and not to sound conceited, but I feel like it will be a long time before I do make one and when I do it will not be out of ignorance, but probably due to someone else contributing to the situation.

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Dynamic Expectations for NY real estate in 2016!

2016 is expected to be a very dynamic year in the world of New York City apartments for sale and  real estate.

A recent article from the New York Daily News has predicted, that due to the cooling down of Housing prices, we can expect to see a gradual rise in interest rates this year. A quote from the article states, “Many new condo developments that launched sales over the past few years will begin to see closings, new rental buildings will continue to hit the market in both Brooklyn and Manhattan, and progress in their lease-ups, and a shifting macro-economic climate — from interest rate hikes to stock market jitters — will have an effect on real estate.”

Let’s take a look at TOWN Residential, A NY based real estate company.

TOWN has been around for 5 years now and has earned it’s place in the luxury NY real estate market. They focus mainly in luxury retail sales, marketing and leasing. Due to their involvement in the upscale real estate scene, they have earned their respect in the demanding luxury market.

Because of the knowledgeable and experienced work force they have, they been recognized as one of the best firms to work for and one of the – Top 50 Best Places to Work in New York City. Their name is one of the most talked about in the NYC luxury real estate market. These are the many reasons that TOWN has earned the respect they are given. All of this, combined with the very professional, educated and hard working knowledge that their team possesses, make them an industry leader in today’s luxury real estate market.

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