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March 14, 2016
Quarter Circle Capital Joins with Aspect Venture Partners and Kuehl Capital to Form QCC Holdings, LLC
Omaha, NE—The principals of Quarter Circle Capital, LLC, in conjunction with Aspect Venture Partners, LLC (AVP), an affiliate of Kuehl Capital Corporation (KCC), a FINRA registered broker/dealer, are pleased to announce the formation of a new commercial real estate investment management organization, to be known as QCC Holdings, LLC (QCC), which will continue to do business as Quarter Circle Capital. The aforementioned companies each bring their own specific talents to the newly formed entity which will allow the new company to build on an established corporate infrastructure and broaden its core group of investors.
Working on behalf of its investors, QCC’s business plan will remain consistent with Quarter Circle’s long-standing investment strategy, QCC will continue its practice of making principal investments in fundamentally sound real estate, or debt secured by real estate, that has been impaired by any one or all of the following pre-existing conditions: the stress of an onerous capital structure; the effects of changing market conditions; poor asset management decisions on the part of past owners. After closing, QCC will work to restructure the property’s balance sheet to mitigate any unfavorable debt terms, and then invests the necessary capital to make building improvements that will maximize value and expedite resale.
“We are pleased to announce the formation of a new partnership with the principals of Quarter Circle Capital, a business relationship that dates back over a decade when many of our key partners assisted with the formation and funding of the Magnum Opportunity Fund I. Our past experience in the commercial real estate industry, coupled with performance and integrity, leads us to be optimistic about the future of the business plan,” said Todd L. Engle, Managing Director of Kuehl Capital Corporation.
“The creation of this new QCC Holdings entity really constitutes a reunion of former colleagues who have worked successfully together in early incarnations of Quarter Circle Capital’s growth, which allows for a degree of respect that ordinarily takes years to achieve,” said Mr. Kelly A. Walters, Chief Executive Officer of Quarter Circle Capital, and Partner at Aspect Venture Partners, LLC.
“All of the necessary ingredients are in place in the newly formed entity to achieve a true ‘plug and play’ situation – from the talent of the principals – to the strength of the sponsoring platform of Aspect Venture Partners and Kuehl Capital,” said Starr P. Schulke, Chief Investment Officer.
About Quarter Circle Capital:
Quarter Circle Capital’s senior management includes Starr P. Schulke, Chief Investment Officer, John P. Martin, Managing Director of Business Development, and Kelly A. Walters, Chief Executive Officer. Martin and the late Philip J. Gibson began investing in distressed debt and fee interests in commercial real estate in 1991, and Schulke joined them in this endeavor in 1997. Walters, whose background includes ten years in real estate investment management at Magnum Resources, Inc., followed by eight years as a senior executive in the REIT industry, co-founded Aspect Venture Partners, LLC with Kuehl Capital Holdings, and now rejoins Schulke and Martin to lead the company’s executive management team. For more information about Quarter Circle Capital Holdings, visit the company’s website at: www.quartercirclecapital.com
About Aspect Venture Partners, LLC:
Established in the fourth quarter of 2015, Aspect Venture Partners, LLC (AVP) was formed and capitalized by the primary principals of Kuehl Capital Corporation, namely Robert A. Wood, Todd L. Engle, and more recent partners, Ryan A. Bertucci, and Kelly A. Walters, to pursue private investment opportunities that would not conflict or compete with Kuehl Capital Corporation’s core municipal advisory business. AVP’s mission is to pursue investments in early and mid-stage businesses that allow their partners to add value through financial advisory services or direct capital contributions. Quarter Circle Capital Holdings, LLC represents the firm’s second investment since its inception.
About Kuehl Capital Corporation:
Founded in 1994, by David C. Kuehl and Kenneth E. Patora, Kuehl Capital Corporation (KCC) is now owned by a group of key principals who are all active in the Omaha based firm. Todd L. Engle and Robert A. Wood have shared senior management responsibilities since they jointly acquired control of the company in July of 2007. Kuehl Capital Corporation specializes in providing municipal advisory services to Nebraska Sanitary and Improvement Districts (SIDs), primarily in the eastern most counties of the state. As a municipal advisor, KCC acts solely in a fiduciary capacity to each of the districts it serves, and the firm does not participate in the underwriting or ownership of the securities created by the firm’s advisory activities. In 2015, Engle and Wood, along with Walters and Bertucci, formed a separate legal entity, Kuehl Capital Holdings, LLC as the holding company for AVP. For more information about Kuehl Capital Corporation, visit our website at: www.kuehlcapital.com
Kuehl Capital Corporation, member FINRA and SIPC.