© 2009 Tricap Partners & Co.

                                                                     01 | About Us

Tricap Partners & Co. is an
investment banking boutique
providing advisory services to
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     130 East 59th Street
     Suite 1100
     New York, NY 10022           An independent, boutique investment
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Tricap Partners & Co.

  1. 1. © 2009 Tricap Partners & Co.
  2. 2. 2 01 | About Us 02 | Target Market 03 | Our Services 04 | Mergers & Acquisitions 05 | Private Placements 06 | Our Approach 07 | Why We’re Unique 08 | Recent Transactions 09 | Professionals 10 | Contact Us An independent, boutique investment banking firm focused on early-stage and middle-market growth companies, founded to provide this specific market niche with superior financial advice. New York | Miami | São Paulo
  3. 3. 4 Tricap Partners & Co. is an investment banking boutique providing advisory services to Tricap Partners & Co. is an investment banking boutique firm that early-stage and middle-market focuses exclusively on early-stage and middle-market growth growth companies. Our services companies. The firm advises companies that present considerable include mergers & acquisitions growth potential and that seek additional capital or strategic advice, restructuring advice, and acquisitions to expand and consolidate their market position. private placements of debt and Tricap Partners & Co. believes that it has a unique competitive equity securities. advantage in its target market which is not typically addressed by larger investment banks. We have found that larger, Wall Street firms Our clients are early-stage and rarely allocate the adequate resources to early-stage and middle- middle-market companies that market companies. With significant consolidation in the investment work with us because we banking industry, few firms provide adequate coverage for this specific market niche. For us, growth companies are our focus. understand the unique characteristics and idiosyncrasies We leverage our long-standing relationships with financial sponsors, companies, institutional and non-institutional investors, entrepreneurs of growth companies. They work and financial intermediaries in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Latin America with us because they know that to assist our client companies in mergers & acquisitions and raising we bring unparalleled experience, growth capital, thus allowing these companies to reach their next senior-level execution and levels of success. proven results.
  4. 4. 5 6 Tricap Partners & Co. works exclusively with early-stage and middle- Tricap Partners & Co. acknowledges market growth companies that require capital or strategic acquisitions the significant market potential and to expand their market position. This would include the following operating cost-efficiencies of the types of companies: Latin American region as a whole, and we work with companies that Early-stage and middle-market growth companies that have a have the potential to operate in the demonstrated proof of concept through recognized revenue, region. To us, the opportunities in Companies that have successfully raised an initial level of the Latin American market are operating capital from institutional investors or non-institutional borderless, and we believe that the investors such as “Friends & Family” or “Angel Investors,” optimal means to address this Companies that present considerable top-line growth potential market is on a regional basis. through additional capital investment, strategic acquisitions Therefore, we target companies that and/or entry into new geographic markets. have the ability to target the rapidly- growing Latin American markets while reducing the risks typically associated with direct investments in Latin America. With offices in New York, Miami and São Paulo, and a group of professionals that have successful operational and transactional experience in early-stage, growth companies, we believe that we have an advantage in this target market.
  5. 5. 7 8 We work closely with management Tricap Partners & Co. can be an objective source of strategic advice teams to assess the strategic that combines operating resources, strategic insight, and financial initiatives that require additional judgment and perspective. The firm’s professionals understand the capital investment and acquisitions. issues and concerns facing the management teams of early-stage and middle-market growth companies, and each transaction is structured We advise management on the often to accommodate not just the capital needs of the company but the difficult transition from business growth opportunities and the interests of management. Our strategy is conception to implementation, to provide management with not only the financial but any other addressing the challenges of resources required to develop its objectives. organizational development, market positioning, competitive analysis and Tricap Partners & Co. enters into a transaction with a patient view Mergers & Acquisitions: financial development. We develop towards building long-term value. We work directly with management long-term relationships with clients to to pursue growth strategies that will significantly enhance the value of Buyside Advisory focus not on a single transaction but the business, strategies that entail internal expansion as well as Sellside Advisory on the client company’s overall strategic acquisitions. We also initiate and guide growth buyouts, Restructuring strategic direction. working with management to pursue industry consolidations that result in substantial, new companies. Our experience and network of Private Placements: business contacts enhances a Growth companies. That’s what we’re about. Common Equity company’s access not only to capital, but to a network of world class Preferred Equity management executives and Subordinated Debt entrepreneurs that have been integral in the successful development of Senior Debt companies and industries.
  6. 6. 9 10 Our M&A advisory business provides confidential, strategic and tactical We believe our M&A advisory practice can be differentiated from that of advice to early-stage and middle-market growth companies. By virtue our competitors in the following respects: of their size and stage of development, many of our clients are likely to Objective Advice with a Long-Term Perspective. We seek to require expertise not in a single transaction, but numerous recommend shareholder value enhancement strategies or other transactions that can be part of a company’s overall strategic direction. financial strategies that focus on the long-term success of our We work as a partner with strong management teams that have a client companies. significant personal investment in the company and a clear business strategy. Our approach is to work as a trusted senior advisor to top Transaction Execution & Results. We have advised on more than corporate officers and boards of directors, helping them devise $100 billion of announced transactions, including acquisitions, strategies for enhancing shareholder value. We believe this sale processes, mergers, recapitalizations and restructurings. relationship-based approach to our M&A advisory business gives us a Senior-Level Attention & Experience. We bring senior-level competitive advantage in serving a distinct need in the market today. attention to all facets of a transaction, from the initial evaluation phase to the final stage of executing our recommendations. Independence & Confidentiality. We do not underwrite securities, publish securities research, or act as a lender. This Business Services enables us to avoid the potential conflicts that may arise from Healthcare these activities at larger, more diversified competitors. Information Technology Logistics & Transportation Media & Entertainment Retail & Wholesale Distribution Telecommunications Services
  7. 7. 11 12 Tricap Partners & Co. is a market leader in private placements for Tricap Partners & Co. recognizes the early-stage and middle-market growth companies, consistently importance of a capital structure offering issuers and investors innovative products and solutions. We flexible enough to take advantage of structure and execute complex debt, equity and equity-linked offerings growth opportunities and to endure undertaken by clients to finance their businesses, key acquisitions and the global economic cycles. other important strategic initiatives. We understand that financing growth Tricap Partners & Co. works with companies where it can add value by is often a difficult task. The ability to providing capital and resources to support management-led initiatives raise capital for early-stage that accelerate growth, upgrade key business processes, and improve companies can be a continuous and productivity. tiring challenge for many management teams. Our objective is to provide our partners flexibility in achieving their financial and strategic objectives by developing innovative financial structures that similarly attractive to our universe of investors. Tricap Partners & Co. will structure transactions with the objective to maximize returns to its investors, and an essential component of this objective is the appropriate exit strategy for our client companies.
  8. 8. 13 14 Our approach is driven by the long- term strategic objectives of our clients. Our professionals have Tricap Partners & Co. has a very defined focus: we worked at major investment banks across Wall Street, where we have provide objective, high-level financial advisory seen that the best interests of the services to early-stage and middle-market growth client are often secondary to the best companies. interests of the investment bankers. Our reputation is built on providing Unlike larger investment banks across Wall Street, our clients with knowledgeable each of our engagements includes the involvement of advice. Free from product, research or client conflicts, our interests are several senior professionals who bring extraordinary fully aligned with those of our experience in investment banking and private equity. clients. Tricap Partners & Co. will structure transactions with the As a merchant bank, our interests are aligned with our objective to maximize returns to its client companies. We commit our own capital and client companies, its shareholders and its employees. bring third-party capital to our transactions, so we don’t do well unless our clients do well.
  9. 9. 15 16 Tricap Partners & Co. has assembled Tricap Partners & Co. believes that its collective experience provide its a highly-experienced and qualified clients companies with a competitive advantage in the execution of team with a successful investment mergers & acquisitions and debt/equity transactions for early-stage and operational record in growth and middle market companies. Our professionals have provided companies, both domestically and investment banking services to a variety of public and private abroad. Our professionals have companies ranging in size from family owned-businesses to large advised clients on transactions multi-national corporations worldwide. involving many of the leading companies in the United States and Latin America and have access to a network of corporate relationships Jorge M. Diaz James Haft throughout the region. Managing Director Managing Director Our professionals have collaborated with each other as business colleagues and/or partners in a variety of early-stage and middle- market transactions during the past Hernán T. Narea Richard D. Jacobson 15 years, bringing significant Managing Director Managing Director managerial and operational experience as well as considerable transaction experience in the sourcing, origination and execution of early-stage and middle-market Eric Saucedo Zachary Henry Managing Director Principal transactions.
  10. 10. 17 18 The Company The Company Meritas LLC is a portfolio RecycleBank works with company of Sterling Capital municipalities and haulers to Partners LLC and was measure and reward residents This announcement appears as a matter of record only. established to build an This announcement appears as a matter of record only. for recycling. The more they international network of recycle, the more RecycleBank August 2006 September 2008 exceptional kindergarten points they accrue. These through 12th grade schools. points are redeemable online and can be used with local and The Transaction national merchants. Tricap Partners & Co. advised Meritas in the acquisition of The Transaction Meritas LLC RecycleBank, Inc. An International Family of Exceptional College Preparatory Schools Instituto San Roberto, one of Rewards for People & Planet After raising US$30 million A portfolio company of the leading K-12 schools in from Kleiner Perkins Caufield A portfolio company of Mexico, including raising & Byers in its latest round of U$35 million in debt financing financing, the company was from Mexican financial pursuing a growth strategy Buyside Advisory & Acquisition Financing Instituto San Roberto institutions to finance the that required a significant US$35,000,000 transaction. US$6,000,000 level of capital expenses. Senior Revolving Credit & Term Facility Venture Lease Financing Instead of utilizing equity capital for the build-out, Tricap Partners & Co. advised the company in raising venture lease financing with a less expensive cost of capital.
  11. 11. 19 130 East 59th Street Suite 1100 New York, NY 10022 An independent, boutique investment Tel: 646.576.6385 banking firm focused on early-stage One SE Third Avenue Suite 3100 and middle-market growth Miami, FL 33131 Tel: 305.213.4346 companies, founded to provide this Edifício Briggs specific market niche with superior Rua Balthazar da Veiga 273 Suite 53 financial advice. São Paulo, SP 04510-906 Tel: 55.11.2476.3836 www.tricappartners.com Experience | Execution | Results