Private Equity Stock Review, Thursday 6/23/2011.
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1. Alas (VDSC) Signs Financing Agreement.
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1. Alas Signs Financing Agreement..
We had an opportunity to meet with Peter Villiotis CEO of ALAS owned SAENZ Corp., in his Ft. Lauderdale office located at the Broward Shipyards (BSI). BSI is the most accessible deep water shipyard in Ft Lauderdale, for Megayachts up to 190 feet in length.
If there is a recession going on, we surely couldn't tell by the size and beauty of the boats docked there.
Peter has designs, in addition to his current plans of bringing three ships from Europe to the Caribbean, to launch a Yacht charter and cruise business. These plans include acquiring additional vessels and creating a prototype mid-sized ship, powered by electric propulsion. He is a proven visionary.
Electric Ships: http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2007/November/Pages/All-Electric2453.aspx
Yesterday, the company announced an agreement with the International Lending Group to secure a $6 million loan to be used for repositioning of vessels, the expansion of operations and funds toward the acquisition of a new vessel.
While the shares are still trading by appointment, we remain of the opinion -- that the shares could undergo a rather quick "re-valuation of valuation," with a minimal amount of sustained investor interest. As an example, last Thursday -- the shares opened at $0.10 and traded to $0.14 on a mere 37,000 shares. The following day, the shares traded to $0.18 on 118,000. How often do you see that ?
There is not too much to read into that though, other than there does not seem to be any sellers -- waiting in the wings for any buyers. Which is a considerably more comforting situation, than seeing a company trade 12 or 15 million shares -- unchanged. Now that's spooky.
By the way, did anyone notice Vertex Energy (VTNR) hit $4.00 yesterday? That's our first stock to join the elusive "ten bagger" club this year -- in under a year. Documented of course, as is everything we do.
Adding Vertex to Watch List: http://alternativeenergystockreview.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ia-adding-vertex-energy-vtnr
The analogy we're trying to draw here, is that Vertex was trading by appointment (and still does with only 30,000 trading yesterday) when we added it to the Watch List at $0.40 last August. In fact the day we added it to the list, it only traded 5,000 shares and had a bid and ask, wide enough to dive a 140 Mega-yacht though it. Which brings us back to ALAS International (VDSC).
SEC Filings: http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/VDSC/financials
ALAS Has Signed an Agreement to Secure $6 Million Loan
CLEARWATER Fla., June 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALAS International Holdings, Inc. (VDSC) has entered into an agreement with International Lending Group to secure a $6 million loan to be used for repositioning of vessels, the expansion of operations and funds toward the acquisition of a new vessel for the SAENZ Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of ALAS. The loan is conditional upon completing the normal Due Diligence requirements.
SAENZ has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, England, Greece and Turkey, operating and profitable for 25 years in the Mediterranean area chartering their own fleet of yachts, and will reposition 2 of their fleet to begin operations in the Bahamas.
Peter Villiotis, CEO of SAENZ, has been in the yacht charter and cruise business for over 25 years and has extensive experience operating in the Bahamas and Caribbean markets.
Edwin Salmon, ALAS CEO, stated, "The funds will allow us to reposition and expand our assets into an area that is more economically robust than is the eastern Mediterranean."
About ALAS International Holdings, Inc.:
ALAS International Holdings, Inc., a Nevada corporation, is an international project financing and holding investment corporation, which owns and operates through its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Redtide Defense Group, Inc., which is a manufacturer of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), and SAENZ Corporation, which operates yacht charters and fun yacht day excursions.
Full Release: http://markets.financialcontent.com/demo/?GUID=18793882&Page=MediaViewer&Ticker=VDSC
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