Creating Value in South America

Argentina Venture Investment Fund

Companies, even successful ones, need additional capital to grow and, with capital within Argentina severely limited, companies there are having difficulty growing. With an improving economy, successful, proven companies in Argentina present an advantageous equity investment opportunity. Mark Ventures, SA was formed to invest in growing small- to mid-sized businesses in Argentina. Particular attention has been paid to value-added agricultural products and technology companies.

Mark Properties, Inc., its principles, and experienced Latin American consultant Federico Canepa raised the first fund, Mark Argentina Fund LLC of approximately $2MM, in early 2006 to leverage their complementary strengths. Through the Triangle V Real Estate Funds, MPI and Mr. Widmark have demonstrated an impressive track record of capital deployment and asset management. As President of Kerr Concrete Pipe Company, Mr. Widmark skillfully managed a manufacturing firm through the challenging phases of exiting bankruptcy, growth, acquisitions, and, ultimately, a highly profitable sale of the firm. Critical to the Company and its investment in Argentina , Mr. Canepa, a native of the country, has access to extensive business contacts throughout his country and Latin America . These connections combined with his professional international business experience will facilitate the acquisition, management, growth, and disposition of the Company's businesses.

Mark Argentina Fund has invested in six companies. In 2007, Mark Ventures partnered with one of Argentina's most prominent business leaders, Sebastian Bago.

Portfolio Companies

UxorIT - software development outsourcing specializing in JAVA
Pampa Bistro - flash frozen gourmet food
Lotus Tech - automated building systems management and security
Urbix Technologies - pedestrian/crowd modeling and optimizing software
Archpartners - 3D architectural renderings and animation
Tecnonexo - E-learning content and solutions provider

The Managers of the Fund are excited about the quality and value of our portfolio companies and the progress that the Argentine economy has made over the past two years. Please contact Sara Loeblein if you would like more information.