November 13, 2012
New York, NY - Young America Capital facilitated a $220 million common stock equity investment from Southern Cross Latin America Private Equity Funds III and IV ("Southern Cross") into Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited ("Ultrapetrol"), resulting in a 78% controlling ownership stake. Ultrapetrol(
) is a marine transportation company operating in three segments: river barges, offshore supply vessels, and ocean cargo transportation. Young America Capital facilitated the initial introduction of the two parties, and represented Southern Cross (
) in this transaction. In March 2013, this transaction was cited by Marine Money Magazine as the "Private Equity Deal of the Year" in its annual awards issue.
About Young America Capital, LLC
Founded in 2000, Young America Capital is a New York-based FINRA/SEC/MSRB licensed independent investment banking and advisory firm which provides capital raising, M&A advisory and fund marketing services for companies and alternative investment fund managers. The company is comprised of a diverse group of investment banking professionals with particularly deep sector experience in Consumer & Retail, Maritime & Infrastructure, Cleantech, Telecomm, Media and Technology; Healthcare & Life Sciences; Real Estate, and Latin America.