Hassan Nemazee – Social Involvement
HKN, UniPure Energy and Nemazee Capital Exchange Stocks in New Deal
July 26, 2009
A major shareholder in UniPure Energy Acquisition Company, Nemazee Capital has announced a stock exchange deal with HKN Inc. Hassan Nemazee Chairman and CEO of Nemazee Capital will transfer 19.5% of its interest in UniPure in order to acquire 1,000,000 shares in the restricted common stock of HKN Inc.
UniPure Energy specializes in supplying hi-tech, patented solutions which increase the value as well as the purity of refined products. They also develop solutions which improve the economic and environmental impact of the disposal of the waste materials and leftover, residual fuels. Because UniPure builds and owns their own energy assets, they are able to work with their investment partners to avoid bogging down important capital dollars in refinery and production infrastructure.
Also included in the deal with UniPure, HKN also established a separate Loan Agreement to provide secured loans to UniPure for up to a maximum of 2.5 million dollars.
Hassan Nemazee Has High Hopes for Energy Exchange Deal
July 19, 2009
In early July of this year Nemazee Capital announced a deal in which UniPure Energy Acquisition Company will exchange 19.5% of Nemazee Capital’s interest in UniPure for 1,000,000 restricted shares of the common stock of HKN Inc.
Hassan Nemazee of Nemazee Capital expects
“this agreement involving HKN, Nemazee Capital and UniPure Energy to mutual strength and flexibility for all parties moving forward.”
Nemazee, the CEO and Chairman of Nemazee Capital continued,
“We are confident that HKN will prove to be an excellent partner in helping steward UniPure in its future energy-related projects.”
Nemazee is a 30 year veteran with a comprehensive record investing in a broad range of business sectors including publishing, real estate, technology communications, oil and gas.
Nemazee Capital Invests in Wireless Solutions with ARC
July 10, 2009
The investment company of Nemazee Capital has announced an investment in the communications company ARC Wireless Solutions, Inc. Led by Hassan Nemazee as Chairman and CEO. Nemazee Capital has been making investments in a large variety of sectors since 1987.
ARC Wireless Solutions is a company that specializes in responding to the electronic needs of businesses and individuals as well as helping them to satisfy their electronic entertainment needs. The key to the ARC Wireless Solutions for success is their focus on supplying integrated communications at anytime and in anyplace instantaneously. Now, with this new partnership with Nemazee Capital, ARC Wireless will be expanding into the marketplace through investing in inclusive as well as traditional wireless solutions here in the United States as well as internationally.
Nemazee and The Iran Foundation
June 30, 2009
Hassan Nemazee’s father, Mohammed Nemazee, held a diplomatic position in Iran for a number of years until 1944. On his return to the United States, he started acting for the betterment of the health conditions in his home city of Shiraz. In 1948 Nemazee established “The Iran Foundation for Advancement of Health and Education in Iran.”
The Iran Foundation encouraged close ties between the United States and the city of Shiraz, in order to “act as a link between the Medical Center in Shiraz and scientific organizations of similar nature” in America.
The Nemazee family under the leadership of Mohammed, and now, continued by Hassan, assembled an international leadership team to manage and run the different activities of the Iran Foundation.
These activities included the construction and establishment of medical facilities and a modern piped water system.
Read more at: www.iran-foundation.com
Namazee Teams With Quadrant to Restructure Genius
May 19, 2009
Nemazee Capital, along with Quadrant Management are partnering in a major restructuring of Genius Products after they purchased 60% of ownership interest from The Weinstein Company.
Genius Products is a distribution service which includes the production, licensing as well as distribution of a large selection of movies and other entertainment platforms. Including such renown brands as Discovery Kids, Animal Planet and ESPN, Genius has retained the rights to all of TWC content, which includes many successful home entertainment formats and programming.
In discussing the restructuring, Hassan Nemazee, CEO and Chairman of Namazee Capital commented, “”We are confident that Genius Products will move ahead into new and emerging entertainment platforms.”
Co-chairman of TWC, Bob Weinstein explained that Quadrant’s “impeccable track record and leadership” is a vital part of the equation that will effect Genius Products’ ability to expand while at the same time giving TWC more time for developing films.
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Nemazee Capital Subsidiary Invests in Genius Products
Genius Restructuring Led by Namazee Capital
May 12, 2009
An affiliate of Namazee Capital and Quadrant Management, GNPR Investments will participate in acquiring 60% of the ownership in Genius Products. Until now Genius was owned by affiliates of The Weinstein Company (TWC).
Nemazee Capital is an investment firm which invests in many types of sectors of industry. Genius is undergoing a restructuring of its corporate organization which Quadrant Management is coordinating.
“We expect the investment by Nemazee Capital into Genius Products to be a strong growth opportunity,” said Hassan Nemazee, Chairman and CEO of Namazee Capital.
Vanterra Closes First Fund
May 2, 2009
$152 million is the sum of capital Vanterra Capital Ltd. has raised, closing its first fund. After less than 4 months of operations, Vanterra has succeeded in setting up its first investment fund, in a time when the markets are far from stable. The projections for the coming months have Vanterra achieving another closing reaching $300 million by early 2009.
Nemazee Joins Vanterra’s Advisory Board
April 5, 2009
Vanterra Capital (vanterra.com) is a private equity investment management firm that is involved in the international arena. Vanterra manages assets for its investor base of varied private partners as well as leading institutions – all high net worth investors. Vanterra focuses its investment activities on “best of class” smaller and emerging private equity funds, while also making direct investments in its efforts to generate returns and yields of superior quality.
Vanterra Capital comprises a team of a number of businessmen and entrepreneurs, who serve the company in various capacities. The company has an Advisory Board of four central members, one of whom is Hassan Nemazee, CEO of Nemazee Capital Corporation. Vanterra’s Advisory Board is involved in much of the macro activities and strategies for the company. Nemazee and the other advisors’ role in defining the investment policies and basic spheres of development of Vanterra are factors influencing Vanterra’s growth and success.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Council on Foreign Relations
March 21, 2009
Hassan Nemazee is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serving on its Board of Advisors. His involvement in CFR and several other social and international initiatives underscores his continued commitment to global dialogue on business, healthcare, education, and social issues.
Founded in 1921, The Council on Foreign Relations is a nonpartisan organization involved in the independent analysis of the foreign policy issues facing the United States of America as well as the international community at large. The Council serves as a resource for its members, and all individuals across the widest spectrum of society – government official, business leaders, educators, students, journalists, religious and civic leaders and all interested parties – that aims to supply them with accurate information and insights on the foreign policy decisions facing various countries in the world.
The Council on Foreign Relations’ value and success in fulfilling its aims and mission statement rely heavily on the quality and depth of its research, analysis and the input from its members and staff. The Board of Advisors of the Council, of which Nemazee is a member, comprises a select collection of leading foreign policy experts. Members of the Board – among them, leading international entrepreneurs and businessmen, as well as senior former government officials – provide feedback and general critiques of the productions of the Council, and act in a supervisory and consulting capacity.
The co-chairs of the Board of Advisors are Richard N. Haas and Strobe Talbott. Hassan Nemazee, Chairman and CEO of Nemazee Capital Corporation, and also Co-Chair of Carret Asset Management and Brean Murray Carret, is able to contribute his international investment experience across several industries and countries to the Board.
Hassan Nemazee in the press
January 5, 2009
Hassan Nemazee is a successful entrepreneur, investment manager and social activist. Nemazee’s various activities span a large part of the previous 40 years, and he has held high positions in various leading companies, tertiary educational institutions, serving on a number of boards and committees at Harvard University, as well as deep personal involvement with the Democratic Party.
Hassan Nemazee is involved in a large number of charitable and international causes, including the Brain Trauma Foundation. Nemazee was born to Iranian parents, and despite having been born and bred in America, he is a leading figure in the Iranian community.
After Clinton’s conceding the battle for the Democratic nomination for the presidential bid, Nemazee immediately enlisted to the Barack Obama campaign for the Presidency, placing all else aside for the good of the party and America. It is his political involvement that has seen Nemazee featured in the news over the past period, especially his efforts for Obama in convincing Clinton backers to adopt the Obama campaign.
The most recent articles about Nemazee appeared in the New York Times as well as in the New York Observer. These, and other news stories, can be found at Nemazee Capital, which Hassan Nemazee founded, and where he is currently Chairman and CEO.
Wooing Clinton Backers for Obama’s Benefit
Sept 23, 2008
The New York Times print and online editions reported the efforts Hassan Nemazee is making to ensure Barack Obama's victory in the upcoming November elections. Nemazee has been involved in Democratic politics for many years, and after Barack Obama received the Democratic nomination with Hillary Clinton's cessation of her campaign, Nemazee harnessed his energies and talents for Obama. (Nemazee is a former Clinton national finance chairman.)
Nemazee has brought all his fund-raising skills - that until recently he was utilizing for Hillary Clinton - to the Obama campaign, and he hosted an event at his own home that raised over $400,000 from people who were all Clinton backers whom he had enlisted. (Nemazee held another fund-raising event at a hotel near his home, and over these two events he raised over $5 million.)