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LCR Capital

LCR Capital Partners LLC
Westport, Connecticut, USA
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FIRM OVERVIEW

LCR has transformed a government immigration program into a standardized, transparent financial product that maximizes job creation, mitigates risk and protects investors’ principal.

LCR’s primary client base comes from high net worth investors from Latin America, China, India and the Middle East.

LCR is headquartered in Westport, CT, and has offices in Miami, FL, São Paulo, Brazil, Mumbai, India, Shanghai, China and Cape Town, South Africa. The firm will be establishing operations in the Middle East by the end of 2016.

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About EB-5 Immigration Investor Program:

Administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the EB-5 program approves and designates Regional Centers, such as the LCR Overseas Regional Center, to attract foreign investment into the U.S.

The EB-5 program has experienced explosive growth starting from a base of $300 million of EB-5 capital in 2009 to over $9 billion in 2015, primarily due to its long established guidelines and high individual approval rates.

Since the program’s inception in 1990, thousands of immigrant investors have received permanent U.S. residency, creating hundreds of thousands of American jobs, at no cost to the U.S. taxpayer.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

1. Minimum Capital Requirement

  • $500,000 investment in a new business or real estate project.
  • Over 99% of EB-5 investors invest through Regional Centers at $500,000 level
  • $500,000 or $1 million option available for EB-5 direct investments

2. New U.S. Jobs Requirements

  • Create or preserve at least ten full-time jobs for American workers.

3. Background Check

  • Proof that investor is not a convicted criminal, has no history of financial fraud, and has not previously violated U.S. immigration laws.

4. Legally Sourced Investment

Can clearly document that the funds required to make the investment come from a lawful source.
Acceptable options include:

  • Salary
  • Gifts of money from family and friends
  • Profits made from sale of real estate or other assets
  • Loan

5. “At Risk” Investment

Investment must be “At Risk” (i.e. fully invested in the project) for a period of no less than five years.

Per U.S. law, the EB-5 investor cannot be offered any guaranteed return on or of principal nor possess any redemption rights on capital.

Learn key benefits of EB-5 Visa

An emerging leader in the EB-5 industry

Founded in 2012 by first-generation U.S. immigrants who met at Harvard Business School in the mid 1990’s, LCR Capital Partners is a partner owned investment firm that deploys EB-5 investments as growth capital in the well established U.S. franchise industry, primarily in the quick service restaurant (QSR) sector.

Strong QSR franchise brands are ideally suited for our EB-5 investors as they have long, proven histories of operating success and are one of the most efficient converters of capital into jobs.

As a firm with many first generation immigrants, LCR has taken a client centered approach to designing its EB-5 franchise finance funds to meet the needs of and mitigate the risks to our investors, an approach markedly different than most others in the EB-5 space.

The fastest, simplest and most reliable way to achieve permanent residency in the United States

Administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the EB-5 program approves and designates Regional Centers, such as the LCR Overseas Regional Center, to attract foreign investment into the U.S.

The EB-5 program has experienced explosive growth starting from a base of $300 million of EB-5 capital in 2009 to over $9 billion in 2015, primarily due to its long established guidelines and high individual approval rates.

Since the program’s inception in 1990, thousands of immigrant investors have received permanent U.S. residency, creating hundreds of thousands of American jobs, at no cost to the U.S. taxpayer.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Charles Foster:

Charles C. Foster is Chairman of Foster LLP (formerly Tindall & Foster, P.C.), one of the largest global immigration law firms. During the 2000 Presidential Campaign, Mr. Foster served as the principal advisor to President Bush on U. S. immigration policy and was an advisor on immigration policy issues to President Bush in the 2004 campaign and President Barack Obama in the 2008 campaign.In the 2016 campaign, he served as immigration policy advisor to Jeb Bush. He is Chairman of Americans for Immigration Reform, a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Greater Houston Partnership and the GHP’s Immigration Task Force.

Marc Sharpe:

Mr. Sharpe is a Managing Director at LCR Capital Partners and is responsible for establishing and building EB-5 capital partnerships and channels throughout the world. Mr. Sharpe’s career in the investment and asset management industry spans over 20 years of experience. He started as an Investment Banker for Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc. in New York. From there he joined LJH Global Investments, Inc., in Naples, FL, and built an investment capability focused on asset allocation and manager due diligence for a number of successful private equity and hedge funds.

LCR Capital & Fragomen Worldwide Immigration Solutions will be co-hosting on:

APRIL 6, 2017 @ 7 PM. Venue: TBD

Mitch Wexler, Partner at Fragomen World Wide Immigration Solutions

Mitch oversees the day to day operations of the firm’s Irvine and Los Angeles, California offices.

His practice is quite diverse in that it is comprised of individual foreign nationals, start up, mid-size, and large multinational companies with regard to all of their work visa/immigration matters. Mitch’s clients are equally diverse across industry sectors including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, technology, construction, real estate development, entertainment and more. Mitch is a member of the firm’s national Executive Committee. He is a California State Bar certified specialist in immigration and nationality law.

Mitch also teaches an annual module on business and investment (including EB-5) immigration law at the University of California Irvine Law School.

Rogelio Caceres, CMO of LCR Capital Partners LLC

Mr. Caceres is the Co-Founder and CMO of LCR Capital Partners and leads the firm’s global EB-5 capital raising activities via LCR’s direct offices in Miami, São Paulo, Mumbai, Cape Town and Dubai as well by developing strategic distribution relationships with key local partners in India, Brazil, South Africa and other emerging EB-5 markets.

Over the last fifteen years, Rogelio built four different companies from inception into multi-million dollar businesses by targeting sophisticated domestic and international C-suite executives and HNW and UHNW investors. Two of these companies (Docurated and FSG) are successful, venture-backed companies today, the third, Corporate Executive Board [NYSE: CEB] was purchased by Gartner for $2.6 billion and his fourth (and last) is LCR Capital.

Llyod Pinto, Partner at Grant Thornton

Lloyd has more than 12 years of experience in handling a variety of US/ international tax and regulatory issues. He specializes in US and international tax advisory and is actively engaged in assisting Indian companies in setting up their business operations in the US and on advising them on tax and compliance issues in the US.

Lloyd has led several US tax due diligence engagements. He has also been a part of several engagements involving collaboration between the M&A teams of Grant Thornton in India and the US.

He carries varied experience in advising clients on the Indian exchange control regulations including the FDI policy and US transaction advisory.

TESTIMONIALS:

“We value education. My daughter is 15 years old and is already studying in New York… and my younger son is excited about the possibility of studying there too. What we don’t want is for them, after 10 to 12 years studying in the U.S., having to come back and not been able to stay there, it doesn’t make sense. I want them to choose what is best for them, but having the same options as the Americans. Other visas don’t have the same flexibility. If my children keep their student visas, after they graduate, they will need to get a work visa or find a company to sponsor them … Like everything in life, the project has a risk, but it seems to be a very small risk, and it is done by competent people… It is not in my interest to manage a new business and I don’t have the experience. That is why I did not choose the direct EB-5.” — Dr. Flavio Lanes, Brazil.

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