FCA GROUP'S FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL PORTFOLIO APPROACHES 1,000 UNITS
FCA Group, Libra's North and Central American real estate arm, takes its portfolio to well over 1 million square feet and approaching 1,000 condominium units in Florida alone following the acquisition of 222 residential apartments on the 'Jasmine at Tamarac' development.
GREENWOOD ENERGY AND BIOSAR JOINT VENTURE
Greenwood Energy announces a new USA-based joint venture with Biosar Energy S.A., a global leader in the construction of photo-voltaic (PV) solar systems throughout Europe. Biosar brings engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) capabilities that complement Greenwood's existing capabilities.
AAMINA OPENS OFFICE IN KURDISTAN
Aamina, the strategic investment and Middle East arm of the Libra Group, has opened a new office in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. The region is an emerging market for both direct inward investment and international advisory services.
LIBRA GROUP FUNDS AND MANAGES HEA
Libra Group launches the annual Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award on behalf of the Hellenic Initiative, with a commitment of €5 million, offering entrepreneurs in Greece the chance to receive funding of up to €500,000 for a new business venture, plus mentoring and support from Libra Group.
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON SPEAKS AT CONCORDIA SUMMIT
President Bill Clinton and Senator John McCain were keynote speakers at the Concordia Summit, a non-profit organization that seeks to enhance the scale and effectiveness of public-private partnerships. Libra Group was the lead sponsor of the summit for the second year in succession.
NEW COMPANY TO FOCUS ON PRIVATE INVESTMENTS
Libra Group launches Aamina, a new business for its diversified portfolio with a focus on strategic interests in private and start-up companies throughout the Middle East and North Africa region.
US HOTELS ACQUIRES TWO ADDITIONAL HOTELS
US Hotels acquires two boutique hotels from the Carlyle Group: The Orchards in Williamstown is a classic rural property situated in the Berkshire Mountains, MA, while The Centennial in the heart of Concord, NH, offers modern accommodation within a Victorian landmark property.
FURTHER LOMAR ORDER FOR NEW CONTAINER SHIPS
Lomar places an order for up to six 1,100 TEU container ship s from China's Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd for delivery from May 2014. The new, fuel-efficient SDARI-designed vessels are cutting edge and take the Lomar fleet to over 50 vessels.
FCA GROUP UNVEILS NEW HEADQUARTERS AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ARM
FCA Group, the North and Central American real estate arm of the Libra Group acquires a new luxury property in Miami for its national headquarters and establishes a property management division for its portfolio of real estate assets throughout the Americas.
LOMAR ORDERS NEW CONTAINER SHIPS FROM CHINA
Lomar orders up to six new design container ships from the Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in South China. The 2,200 TEU capacity vessels meet the highest standards for fuel efficiency and environmental compliance. They are the latest generation in their class and bring the Lomar fleet close to 50 vessels.
LOMAR ORDERS NEW 'ULTRAMAX' BULK CARRIERS
Lomar places an order for up to six new 'Ultramax' bulk carrier vessels with COSCO of China. The 64,000 dwt ships represent a breakthrough in design and engineering, and meet the highest standards for fuel efficiency and environmental compliance.
LIBRA ENTERS HELICOPTER MARKET WITH $400m DEAL
February 2012 sees LCI break into the helicopter leasing market with a $400m order for AgustaWestland helicopters. Due for delivery over the next five years, the helicopters will be deployed in a diverse range of offshore and other civilian situations throughout the world.