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Friends of Israel Initiative

Robert Agostinelli and the Friends of Israel Initiative

Robert Agostinelli and the Friends of Israel Initiative

Under the leadership of former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar a high level group met in Paris in the middle of 2010 to launch a new project in defense of Israel’s right to exist. This “Friends of Israel Initiative” has been joined by such notable figures as Nobel Peace Prize Laureate David Trimble, Peru’s former president Alejandro Toledo, Italian philosopher Marcello Pera, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, British historian Andrew Roberts, and others. Their key aim is to counter the growing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and its right to live in peace within safe and defensible borders. This Initiative arises out of a sense of deep concern about the unprecedented campaign of deligitimation against Israel waged by the enemies of the Jewish State and, perversely, supported by numerous international institutions. This Initiative differs from previous such ventures primarily in that it is being led by people who are not Jewish and whose motivations are based on the firm conviction that Israel is part of the Western world. Indeed, the sponsors of this initiative are convinced that Israel is of fundamental importance to the future of the West. Although the peace process is important, the members of the Friends of Israel Initiative are even more concerned about the onslaught of radical Islamism as well as the specter of a nuclear Iran, both of which threaten the entire world. The Friends of Israel Initiative is committed to act consistently and diligently in its effort to disseminate its members’ vision of Israel as a democratic, open, and advanced nation like any other, and that it should be perceived and treated as such. Israel is a sovereign democracy which like all the others is, of course, capable of making mistakes. Nonetheless, this should not be used as an excuse to question Israel’s right to exist, its legitimacy, or its basic rights as an independent state. Israel is an inextricable part of the West. We stand or fall together.

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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Robert Agostinelli and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Since 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has been Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children. The Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, the Scholarship Foundation pays particular attention to those students whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat or has demonstrated financial need.
  • 52 Years of Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children.
  • 2194 Students awarded for the 2014-15 academic year.
  • Nearly $90M In value of scholarship funds awarded since 1962.
  • 50% Of students are first-generation college students.
  • $3K Average scholarship awarded for 2014-2015.
  • 86% Graduate from their degree program, more than double the national average.

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Rhone Group – a global private equity firm

Rhone Group

Rhone Group is a global private equity firm

Rhone Origins

Rhone was established in 1996. It is a global private equity firm with more than €3 billion under management. Rhone focus on private equity investments in market leading businesses with a pan-European or transatlantic presence and expansion prospects.

Philosophy

Rhone’s investment philosophy includes the development of strong, strategic partnerships with the companies in which it invests. Rhonee has offices in London and New York and currently holds investments in a diversified portfolio of companies, including investments in the following:
  • Consumer
  • Chemical
  • Energy
  • Industrial
  • Materials
  • Mining
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Financial
  • Shipping
The company is a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Registered Investment Advisor. Investors include government and private sector pension and retirement funds, charitable foundations, university endowments, insurance companies, family savings and sovereign wealth funds. Focusing primarily on investments in European and trans-Atlantic companies.

London

In 2011, Rhone Group moved from their Knightsbridge office to Mayfair’s 40 Bruton Street, signing a 10-year lease for the top 3 floors covering 8,000 square feet, at £105 per sq ft. This marked the highest rent achieved in the West End.

Extract

Extract taken from the Wall Street Journal

Private-equity firm Rhone Group is nearing a deal to buy packaging manufacturer Ranpak Corp., according to people familiar with the matter. The deal will value Ranpak at roughly $900 million, including debt, and could be announced in coming days, one of the people said. Ranpak, based in Concord Township, Ohio, traces its roots to 1972, and manufactures paper-based packaging for more than 25,000 companies in the electronics, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries, among others. The company in May completed the acquisition of Geami Ltd., a smaller rival that makes a paper-based alternative to materials like bubble wrap.   Links:
  1. http://www.rhonegroup.com/
  2. http://robertagostinelli.wordpress.com
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rh%C3%B4ne_Group
  4. https://www.linkedin.com/company/rhone-group
  5. http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=1920714

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Security Management Company – Category1

Security Management Company – Category1

Category 1

Category1

“We do not operate a ‘one solution fits all’ approach” Cat 1 is a privately owned, client focused ‘boutique’ security management company.  Operating from our Mayfair headquarters we currently offer many tailor made security services to corporations and individuals.  We advise and provide to clients listed on the FTSE 100 and Fortune 500, luxury British fashion houses, Investment banks, private banks, private members clubs and Ultra High Net Worth Individuals. “Many operate in the private security industry but few have the passion and leadership we do.” Category 1 is proud to be associated with The Rhone Group Link: http://www.category1.com/

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