CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharewell Capital Group, Inc. (OTCQB:SHCG) ("Sharewell or the "Company") announced today that it has acquired an option, and exercised a portion of the option to purchase a strategic minority interest in C & K Capital Corporation. The terms of the option allow Sharewell to invest up to $3,000,000 over a twelve-month period at a fixed price per share. In the event the entire option is exercised, including associated stock purchase warrants, Sharewell would hold a 30% equity position in C & K Capital Corporation. There are certain conditions to Sharewell's ability to fully exercise associated warrants, namely regulatory approval.
C & K Capital Corporation is a FINANCIAL services holding company with two primary operating subsidiaries, Paladin Capital Partners, Inc., a registered investment advisor, and C. K. Cooper & Company, Inc., a registered broker/dealer. Over the past fifteen years, C. K. Cooper & Company has developed its full-service brokerage activities to include equity research, corporate finance, institutional sales and trading and private wealth management and brokerage. Some notable events achieved by C. K. Cooper & Company over the past several years include:
- Nearly $2 billion in closed investment banking transactions.
- Recognized industry leadership in the Energy, Healthcare and Aerospace industries.
- Recognition in the Wall Street Journal as "Best on the Street" Oil Analyst, the second time the firm had been honored with this recognition.
- Active Market Maker in listed and un-listed securities
Commenting on this transaction, Oso Neal, CEO, stated, "Part of our stated strategy is to develop a portfolio of financial service investments that position us to benefit from niche penetration within the sector. We believe that this position in C & K Capital Corporation and indirectly, C. K. Cooper & Company provides us with a strategic position to accomplish one of our goals. We look forward to working with management of C & K Capital Corporation to help further build their business franchises through a combination of organic growth and further acquisitions."
Background on Sharewell Capital Group, Inc.
Sharewell Capital Group, Inc. ("Sharewell") is a publicly-traded holding company focused on acquiring controlling interests and making strategic investments in undervalued assets with significant growth potential. Sharewell is headquartered in San Diego, California, and is publicly-traded under the symbol SHCG. Sharewell was organized in December of 2010, and is embarking on an aggressive business plan to raise permanent capital, conduct extensive diligence and sign letters of intent with initial target acquisitions, in order to build a portfolio of companies and assets with the potential to create significant shareholder equity over time. Our aim is to maximize the growth and profitability of our portfolio companies and strategic investments, and hold or exit as deemed prudent for our shareholders.
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