PRESS RELEASE

Silver Portal Capital to Launch Blockchain-Enabled Trading Platform for Illiquid Real Estate Securities

Silver Portal Capital will deploy the Fundamental Interactions technology platform to pioneer new primary and secondary trading markets in illiquid real estate securities, leveraging the blockchain and utilizing the FINRA-regulated DBOT ATS (Delaware Board of Trade) for order matching and regulatory trade reporting.

New York; July 25, 2017

San Diego-based real estate investment and merchant bank, Silver Portal Capital LLC, has partnered with New York electronic trading and technology provider, Fundamental Interactions Inc., to launch Silver Portal Markets (www.silverportalmarkets.com): a web accessible marketplace that will provide both real-time secondary trading and direct issuance funding for select real estate securities. The market will support public and private real estate securities, including: Non-Traded REITs, Delaware Statutory Trusts and Limited Partnership interests in strategic Joint Ventures. “Silver Portal Markets brings new viability to previously constrained aftermarkets by creating additional liquidity and ease of access for best-in-class real estate sponsors and issuers,” concludes Jon K. Haahr, Founder, and Jean-Louis Guinchard, Senior Managing Principal, of Silver Portal Capital. “We’re very excited to bring this new opportunity to the market.”

The secondary market will reshape the historically dislocated network of real estate sponsors, inter-dealer brokers, and registered investment advisers into a dynamic and competitive trading marketplace. A simple web interface provides access to a sophisticated multi-dealer electronic trading infrastructure where customer orders are matched on a central limit order book operated by the DBOT ATS, a subsidiary of the Delaware Board of Trade.

The automated primary issuance platform within Silver Portal Markets will allow select real estate sponsors and investment banks to directly syndicate equity out to investors, principally through 506(b) and 506(c) offerings. This will enable sponsors to raise capital more efficiently and cost effectively, and ultimately create liquidity for new issuers on the platform.

The marketplace utilizes Ethereum smart contracts to provide real-time reconciliation and settlement of trades among inter-dealer counter parties, providing analysis of moment-to-moment net settlement exposures on a peer-to-peer basis. In the case of the primary market, new equity issues are written into smart contracts on a distributed ledger as a basis for shareholder services and tracking beneficial ownership. “We are pleased to support the addition of these new products to the market center, especially here in Delaware, which has already legally embraced the blockchain for equities issuance and settlement,” says Jose A. Guadalupe, DBOT Board Member and representative of S.S. Lootah Group. James Slazas, Director of ConsenSys Capital, also adds, “ConsenSys is excited to support the innovative marketplace in its use of smart contracts for trusted settlement and greater transparency.”


About Silver Portal Capital: Silver Portal Capital, a registered broker-dealer, is one of the nation’s premier real estate investment/merchant banking and advisory boutiques, providing a full complement of strategic/financial advice and capital raising services for high-quality private platform operators as well as public and non-traded Page 2/3 If you have any questions regarding information in these press releases please contact the company listed in the press release. Our complete disclaimer appears here REITs. Silver Portal also sponsors targeted real estate discretionary funds in demographically-driven property types, and provides tax-advantaged, 1031 Exchange investment opportunities in beneficial interests of Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) or whole ownership. The principals of Silver Portal have advised on and raised more than $20 billion of capital in over 150 transactions, exclusively in the real estate sector.

About Fundamental Interactions: Rising to challenges and opportunities posed by regulation, technology, and market structure shifts – Fundamental Interactions develops leading enterprise market center technology platforms. The system is widely deployed by securities exchanges, ATS systems, and inter-dealer brokers across a variety of asset classes and geographic regions.

About Delaware Board of Trade Holdings: Delaware Board of Trade Holdings Inc. operates three companies: (i) DBOT ATS LLC, their SEC recognized Alternative Trading System; (ii) DBOT Issuer Services LLC, focused on setting and maintaining issuer standards, as well as the provision of issuer services to DBOT designated issuers; and (iii) DBOT Technology Services LLC, focused on the provision of market data and marketplace connectivity.

About DBOT ATS: DBOT is a FINRA Member Firm, and a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (“SIPC”), that operates a fully automated, auto-execution Alternative Trading System (“ATS”).

About S.S. Lootah Group: Established in Dubai in 1956, S.S. Lootah Group is a family-owned diversified business house with ventures across key industries from Construction, Real Estate, Energy, Food and Hospitality to Financial Services, Applied Research, ICT, Education and Healthcare among others along with a remarkable portfolio of not-for-profit educational institutions. From the first contracting company and first medical College in the United Arab Emirates to the first Islamic bank in the world, the entrepreneurial spirit of S.S. Lootah Group has been the catalyst that has brought home-grown business and community ventures to the global stage. This extraordinary portfolio carries the hallmark of the visionary Haj Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Lootah, the founder and Chairman of S.S. Lootah Group.

About ConsenSys: ConsenSys is a venture production studio building decentralized applications and various developer and end-user tools for blockchain ecosystems, primarily focused on Ethereum.

Contact Information
Jon Haahr
Silver Portal Capital
http://www.silverportalcapital.com
858-756-6214

Julian Jacobson
Fundamental Interactions
http://www.finteractions.com
917-301-8471

Delaware Board of Trade Announces Strategic Investment from S.S. Lootah Holdings Group

The Delaware Board of Trade Holdings is pleased to announce a strategic investment by the S.S. Lootah Holdings Group to create a partnership between both companies. Its international business arm, S.S. Lootah International, looks forward to assisting the Delaware Board of Trade (“DBOT”) in launching a unique market center for equity securities trading.

The Delaware Board of Trade the holding company of DBOT ATS LLC, an SEC-recognized alternative trading system (ATS) has launched the system in March, 2017. The ATS trades over-the-counter unlisted equity securities and unlisted ADRs of companies trading on foreign stock exchanges. DBOT ATS is a centralized limit order book that matches orders on an automated basis. The Delaware Board of Trade Holdings and its subsidiaries are headquartered in the historic Hercules Building, located in the financial district of Wilmington, Delaware.

Atlantic Bridge Investments part of S.S. Lootah Holdings Group is pleased to be a part of the Delaware Board of Trade. The group looks forward to contributing to establishing it as the premier alternative trading system and platform of choice for technology startups and for foreign companies looking to access capital in the United States.

“Our group was established by Haj Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Lootah in 1956 and our first joint venture was in construction,” said a S.S. Lootah Holdings Group spokesperson. “From construction, our group branched out to finance and education and we built the first Islamic bank, Dubai Islamic. Our philosophy has always been to ‘make things better’ by empowering people to excel at everything they do.”

“We see the Delaware Board of Trade as a venue to pursue our philosophy and bring our skills and hard work to the United States so that S.S. Lootah Holdings is a part of a premiere U.S. alternative trading system that will build new opportunities for people and business.”

“We are very excited to have S.S. Lootah Holdings Group partner with us,” said DBOT Chairman John F. Wallace. “With this investment, S.S. Lootah Holdings Group is expressing a vote of confidence on our business model. Lootah's participation in posting portfolio companies on DBOT ATS is a strong endorsement and a show of support to a new breed of market center focused around OTC and small cap securities.” DBOT foresees growth opportunities in its new partnership with S.S. Lootah Holdings Group into regions beyond the US, the Middle East.

Delaware Board of Trade Holdings Inc.

The Delaware Board of Trade Holdings Inc. operates three companies: (i) DBOT ATS LLC, their SEC- recognized Alternative Trading System; (ii) DBOT Issuer Services LLC focused on setting and maintaining issuer standards, as well as the provision of issuer services to DBOT designated issuers; and (iii) DBOT Technology Services LLC focused on the provision of market data and marketplace connectivity.

DBOT ATS LLC (“DBOT”)

DBOT is a fully automated, auto-execution, FINRA Broker-Dealer which is a U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) recognized Alternative Trading System (ATS).

S.S. Lootah Group

Established in Dubai in 1956, S.S. Lootah Group is a family-owned diversified business house with ventures across key industries from Construction, Real Estate, Energy, Food and Hospitality to Financial Services, Applied Research, ICT, Education and Healthcare among others along with a remarkable portfolio of not-for- profit educational institutions. From the first contracting company and first medical College in the United Arab Emirates to the first Islamic bank in the world, the entrepreneurial spirit of S.S. Lootah Group has been the catalyst that has brought home-grown business and community ventures to the global stage. This extraordinary portfolio carries the hallmark of the visionary Haj Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Lootah, the founder and Chairman of S.S. Lootah Group.

DBOT ATS: Electronic Platform for OTC Securities Makes a Splash

The long-awaited launch of Delaware Board of Trade's DBOT ATS, an alternative trading system for OTC stocks, has finally happened. Readers may recall the formation of DBOT ATS as a centralized, automated limit order book for matching orders on over-the-counter equity securities and unlisted ADRs of companies trading on foreign stock exchanges.

After missing several targeted start dates, it appears that DBOT ATS was launched in March. The press release showed a strategic investment by S.S. Lootah Holdings, the diversified Dubai-based industrial group. Initial funding for DBOT ATS came in the form of a $3 million loan from New Castle County in Delaware.

DBOT ATS's goal is to improve liquidity and transparency for this market, and we are encouraged that the platform is live.

According to its website, DBOT ATS seeks to list:

  • Small and microcap US based companies that are not currently eligible to be listed/traded on the national exchanges. Essentially small CAP firms between $20-50 million.
  • Internationally based companies that are listed on a recognized Foreign Exchange, that meet SEC standards – to be traded via ADRs (American Depository Receipts).
  • Companies qualified by REG A+ because of the provision of the JOBS Act. These are early stage ventures seeking access to capital; DBOT ATS will seek to establish a secondary market for trading these issues as well.

The platform features:

  • Anonymous order posting and routing, execution services with price protection and the opportunity for broker-dealers to receive a rebate.
  • DBOT ATS publishes its own top-of-book orders as an aggregate quote on OTC Markets.
  • Published quotes are price protected on the primary inter-dealer quotation system, OTC Markets.
  • Orders posted on DBOT ATS and published to OTC Markets pay a rebate to the broker if executed.
  • Executed orders on DBOT ATS offer broker-dealers 100% anonymity during the settlement process.
  • Global OTC (ARCA) is an additional routable venue to post orders for price protection and a secondary inter-dealer quotation system option available to subscribers.

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