#provocativestatements #debate How different is capital formation in the US from Socialism or communism in the end?

China Become next GE?

#provocativestatements “Is China looking more like many General Electric or private equity firms or is the US becoming more like China?” – JD Morris P220419

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“I do not like to cross my Ts or dot my Is, but I do like to debate!” – JD Morris


FACT: Helly Hansen is a Norwegian manufacturer and retailer of clothing and sports equipment and a subsidiary of the Canadian retail chain Canadian Tire. Currently headquartered in Oslo, it was previously headquartered in Moss, Norway from its founding in 1877 until October 2009.

HISTORY: Helly Juell Hansen had been at sea since the age of 14 and in 1877, at the age of 35, he and his wife Maren Margarethe produced their first oilskin jackets, trousers, sou’westers and tarpaulins, made from coarse linen soaked in linseed oil. Over the first five years they sold around 10,000 pieces. In 1878 the company won a diploma for excellence at the Paris Expo, and began exporting its products. After Helly Juell Hansen’s death in 1914, company leadership passed on to his son Leiv Helly-Hansen, an experienced merchant.


By 1995, the company was owned by Norwegian conglomerate Orkla. That year, Orkla sold a 50% stake in Helly Hansen to Resource Group International,[6] which merged with Aker in 1996.

In 1997, Investcorp bought Aker’s stake and most of Orkla’s stake, giving it 70% ownership. The company was valued at $160 million.[7]

In October 2006, Investcorp sold its interest in Helly Hansen to Altor Equity Partners“a private equity firm focusing on investments in companies based in the Nordic region.”

In 2012, Altor sold a 75% stake in Helly Hansen to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.[8]

In 2015 the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan increased its position, acquiring Altor’s remaining stock in the business.

In May 2018, the pension plan sold the company to Canadian Tire, a retailer, for CA$985 million

JD Morris in Forbes Online Article: Understanding NFTs From Conception To Trade

Read Full Article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2022/04/15/understanding-nfts-from-conception-to-trade/?sh=27a30ef06674

We have all heard the stories of young kids selling NFTs for some amazing amount of money. As someone who enjoys investing in art NFTs and is launching an NFT for race cars and art, I put together this article to help demystify NFTs.

NFTs are non-fungible (i.e., unique) tokens that are minted on a blockchain using cryptocurrency. These NFTs can be art, music, collectible images, sports video snapshots, etc. A popular idea is linking a digital art piece to supporting a charitable organization, for example, Girls Who Code. This is a charity that intends to close the gender gap by helping young women become software engineers.

NFTs are a popular use of blockchain technology, and while many may see it as a passing fad, it is helping to bring knowledge of blockchain technology to the masses with an additional use case.

Read More URL: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2022/04/15/understanding-nfts-from-conception-to-trade/?sh=27a30ef06674

Weekend Fun – NASA plans for Pigs in Space (or Flying Pigs)

What would the private sector have done had they been funded to fly to the moon?

I think John William Wilkey (Jack) one of the 1st five employees of NASA was right!  Fly a pig vs. small monkey as it is more human size organs  The first monkey died at NASA and the did not tell the public about replacing it.  However, the press / public relations says people love monkies!  What a commercial company showboat a monkey or do the right thing?

We will never know if a pig could fly in space, but we do know that today private rocket companies besides Lockheed Martin and others is the future!

IMPORTANT: Please share your stories before history re-writes them.  To learn more about “Pigs in Space” visit this URL:


WEBINAR Exit strategies (SPAC vs. IPO vs. other) Friday

URL for Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5264298268659145487

What is your exit strategy? Panel of experts on exit strategies with case study of SPAC vs. other strategies.

More to come…….

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INbyJD v220329 Blockchain Zoom and Webinar

Join us of a GoToWebinar about Blockchain deals or Zoom call if you can provide proof of funds for being accredited investor. Contact Shashu M to apply for this event via this URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellyourcompany/


In 2021, blockchain captured public attention with renewed fervor. Enormous growth in the number of NFT transactions and funding for crypto exchanges made headlines; notably, Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN) publicly listed and FTX raised nearly $1.5 billion in disclosed deal value in the year. Though blockchain technology is far from mature, broad conceptual and technical underpinnings are taking shape, accelerated via increasing investor participation. In the past 12 months alone, successive venture funds dedicated explicitly to crypto have
continuously ballooned in size, with Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) most recently announcing its intention to raise $4.5 billion for two funds.1 Such eager participation, in concert with increasing corporate experimentation, suggests that blockchain is finally having its moment.

Join us for access to this full report or other amazing research from CB Insight, Pitchbook, and more private & confidential reports.

INbyJD v220322 Largest PE Deals in the Last 30 Days

If you are an accredited investor with PROOF of funds, our associates at Red Hook Capital would be happy to provide for free an investment strategy and we might co-invest with you! We can do small deals or partner with our private equity firms to do any size deal. Contact us at INFO@RedHookCapital.co (Must show proof of accredited investor status and we will show you ours) or contact Shashu via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellyourcompany/

Sample Deals:

  1. Fintech seed
  2. Fintech SAFE
  3. Billions $ Management Buy-Out
  5. NYSE spin-off for Management Buy-Out

Contact Jack, Shashu, or any of our associates and venture partners to learn more.

Happy Investing and Networking,

JD Morris

Managing Partner

Red Hook Capital Family of Funds

INbyJD v220324 FinTech Zoom Mastermind

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Accredited Investors are welcome to join us for a mastermind zoom call about FinTech based on research provided by March 24th PitchBook FinTech Report for 2022. Contact Shash M via LinkedIn or use this URL:



Since the global financial crisis (GFC), fintech has been one of the most well-funded and one of the fastest-growing areas of emerging technology. The expansion of the sector was largely a technological response to the shortcomings of the traditional financial services industry, which came under extreme pressure during and after the GFC. The COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated the transformation of financial services toward digitization as consumers and businesses became more reliant on and comfortable with conducting financial services through online channels and mobile applications. These trends benefit the growing ecosystem of fintech startups seeking to address emerging opportunities.

Mobile wallets, slow to gain adoption in the US, saw the percentage of use by adults jump from about 30% before the pandemic to 58% in 2020, and then a further increase to 68%
in 2021.1 Partly due to lockdown boredom, retail investors flocked to mobile trading apps, leading to a jump in average US equities trading volume of 34% YoY in October 2021.2 These industry tailwinds will continue to drive investment capital into fintech companies across both private and public markets. While some areas of fintech—such as buy now, pay later (BNPL) and real estate lending platforms—are maturing and attracting relatively more late-stage growth and public capital, other areas—such as decentralized finance (DeFi) and autonomous finance—have just begun raising early-stage institutional capital. These growth trends are converging with several other important disruptive forces impacting the financial services ecosystem, including real-time payments, real-time transaction settlement, and core banking migration. These long-term transformation trends continue to attract investment across a range of stakeholders—including financial institutions, governments, and corporations.


Accredited Investors are welcome to join us for a mastermind zoom call about FinTech based on research provided by March 24th PitchBook FinTech Report for 2022. Contact Shash M via LinkedIn or use this link:


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