A Global Company Specializing In Local Solutions
A Global Company Specializing In Local Solutions
DAMG Worldwide has been in the infrastructure finance and development business for over 20 years. It has been a thought leader in privatization and creative financing solutions for the transportation industry, social infrastructure and alternative energy arenas.
DAMG's participation has included owning, financing and operating MRO, FBO, cargo and airport facilities; developing and financing student housing projects; and developing and financing alternative energy projects.
With offices in Westport, CT; Los Angeles, CA; and London, UK, DAMG has the global reach to provide capital and creative financing solutions throughout the Americas and Western Europe.
Welcome to the new DAMG Worldwide! The relaunch of our web site coincides with a time of celebration for our company. We are here to kick off some new and exciting initiatives, as well as acknowledge a renewed interest in sectors that are attractive to us once more.
When DAMG was first founded in the early nineties, it was a small shop with humble beginnings and grand ambitions. We couldn’t have anticipated becoming the multi-faceted organization that we are today -what we did know then was that we had a hunch, and a clear vision that the marriage of luck and timing sometimes offers. From the beginning, we sought to make strategic investments, create financial structures utilizing complex capital market execution, and move forward with several meaningful ventures in the aviation sector. Our good fortune has allowed us to create opportunities where others didn’t perceive them or were afraid to tread, and our ambition has driven us into new and exciting spaces ever since.
DAMG Aviation (“DAG”) in particular was able to identify a newly established demand for private capital and creativity within the government-owned airport asset space. DAG was the first to apply to the federal government’s then recently launched US Airport Privatization Program, making 1996 a crucial year for DAG and its establishment and expansion within this highly specific and highly competitive industry. Successes stateside led to opportunities in Western Europe, where DAG successfully acquired FBOs, MROs and other airport facilities. DAG remains committed to the transportation and aviation sectors, and we anticipate growing our portfolio of investments in the space.
2015 marks the 20th year DAMG has been in business. Today, DAMG Worldwide lives as a multi-national company with assets on 3 continents and investors and partners that span the globe.
Presently, our areas of concentration, in addition to Aviation, include strategic investments in social infrastructure via student housing and other higher-education initiatives; advisory services, both independently and with our London affiliates; alternative lighting solutions via DAMG Lighting (“DAL”) and our more recently established DAMG Alternative Energy subsidiary, meant to foster projects in the biomass, wind and solar space; and DAMG Credit, providing lines of credit to DAMG entities and others in the alternative energy space. There’s even a DAMG-sponsored racing affiliate with a car climbing the IMSA ladder.
If anything is clear to the folks here at Worldwide, it’s that it's no longer 1996. There has been a remarkable evolution in the way our company conducts business. Ease of communication and technological advancement has presented both incredible opportunity for new growth and a wild demand we couldn’t have foreseen. Through it all we’ve tried to anticipate market trends and remain competitive in our fields without forsaking our core values. We strive to be the leader in intuitive, innovative problem solving within our many spheres, consistently delivering an above average return to our investors’ year over year.
Above all, we are a family office. As current employees of DAMG, I have taught my children those same values and I am proud to witness them as they continue to reflect them within the framework of Worldwide. People have always been and will continue to be our greatest asset. From our own staff to those that we’ve have the good fortune of working with, with look forward to fostering old and forging new relationships, now and in the future.
DAMG ADVISORS, LLC (“DA”) provides real estate advisory services to affiliates of DAMG Worldwide. By leveraging the strength of DAMG Worldwide’s lengthy relationships in the investment banking and asset management community, we can provide introductions to the most sophisticated bankers and lawyers on the Street. We specialize in transactions principally involving debt placement.
Student housing, aviation and alternative energy facilities.
DA arranges for best in class asset management for transactions upon which it advises.
DA has strong historical relationships with investment banks. It partners with these banks to arrange placement and distribution of securities.
DAMG Aviation Group (“DAG”) controls all elements of DAMG’s investment in the aviation sector. Focusing principally on facility development and investment, DAG oversees the operations of Aviation Capital Partners, LLC (AvCap) which specializes in structured lease financing of airside facilities, as well as DAMG Aviation Investors, which oversees principal investment in airport facilities and facility operators such as Cargo warehousing, FBO and MRO operations and fueling.
Through an earlier incarnation DAG was the first applicant in the US Pilot Privatization Program, which the US Congress passed to allow private capital investment in US airport Infrastructure. DAG has invested in aviation facilities and aviation operating businesses in both the US and Western Europe.
Currently DAG is seeking to expand its aviation business worldwide, via the opportunistic acquisition of facilities in the FBO (“Fixed Base Operator”), cargo handling, maintenance repair, and overhaul space.
DAMG Lighting, LLC (“DAL”), a joint venture with principals of Future Energy Solutions ("FES") and Matterhorn Capital UK, is a DAMG Alternative Energy Company, formed to provide efficient lighting, principally to the government and related customers. Our targeted customers own and/or operate parking garages, both structured and surface; warehouses, including airport cargo facilities; convention centers, and correction facilities. We are currently concentrating our efforts in the governmental infrastructure space.
To learn more about DAMG Lighting, please click here.
DAMG Alternative Energy Partners (“DAE”) is a principal investor in the alternative energy space. We do not invest directly in technologies, but rather in alternative project development (ie Project Development). We are currently investing in the following sub-sectors:
On occasion and when appropriately fitting we act as advisors to the promoters of these projects, as well as taking principal positions in the projects.
DAMG Student Housing Partners (“DSHP”) is a principal investor and advisor in the student housing space specializing in providing creative financing solutions to higher education participants. We are led by a team of experienced senior executives who have extensive global experience in real estate, infrastructure finance, construction and development.
DSHP was formed to provide investment capital to the PPP space at a time when both developers, universities and schools were in need of creative financing solutions for their student housing (infrastructure) needs. We have completed transactions throughout the United States. Most recently, through our affiliation with Blue Haven Capital Partners, Ltd. we have expanded our efforts to the United Kingdom and Western Europe.
DSHP is differentiated from other infrastructure funds or investors in that we focus on development, construction, and early stage projects. With its team of seasoned senior partners, DSHP has both the discipline and competence of a larger institution, and the agility of a merchant bank.
DAMG Racing, LLC is an investor and promoter of motorsports activities in the United States. The company owns several racecars, and is a sponsor for Murillo Racing in the Grand Am ST series. The Goal of DAMG Racing is to create a viable business platform to invest in Motorsports activities and to contract with talented racecar drivers whom will assist in the growth and reputation of the business.
In 2009 and 2010 we proudly sponsored Justin Piscitell, the #1 rated MX-5 cup driver in the world. In 20 races over 2 seasons Justin’s average finish was 4th place. He had 19 top 10 finishes and finished on the podium and amazing 10 times.