Highland Capital Awards The Family Place a $1 Million Grant Challenge in Support of the Legacy Campaign

James Dondero announced a $1 million grant challenge from his company, Highland Capital Management, towards The Family Place’s Legacy Campaign created to raise $16.5 million. The money raised will fund the construction of Ann Moody Place, a support center for family violence victims in Dallas, Texas.

The challenge grant from Highland Capital will boost The Family Place’s fundraiser efforts as the latter seeks to raise the remaining $2.8 million in its Legacy Campaign. Dondero made the announcement during a luncheon event organized by The Family Place in celebration of its 21st Annual Trailblazer Awards held at Hilton Anatole hotel in Dallas, Texas.

The challenge grant will be administered through the Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc., a charitable foundation of Highland Capital. The company will match any money raised towards the Legacy Campaign by 50 percent from October 4, 2016, to April 4, 2017. Already, $200,000 has been raised in support of the Legacy campaign; therefore, Highland Capital will donate $100,000 as per its challenge grant.

James Dondero said that Highland Capital was proud of the civic responsibility and the work done by the Family Place in helping the local Dallas community. The Ann Moody Center will shelter over 2,000 family violence victims every year upon its completion.

James Dondero

James “Jim” Dondero co-founded Highland Capital Management in 1993 together with Mark Okada, his business partner. He has accumulated an impressive 30 years in the financial industry working in credit markets with a particular focus on distressed investing, equity, and high-yield investments.

Dondero has been instrumental in heading and growing Highland Capital for the last 23 years. The company pioneered the market for Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) and developed successful credit-oriented solutions for both retail and institutional investors globally.

Dondero is highly philanthropic and supports causes like education, public policy, and veteran’s affairs. He sits on several company boards like MGM Studios, NexBank, American Banknote, CCS Medical, and Cornerstone Healthcare.

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/james-dondero-announces-1-million-challenge-grant-from-highland-capital-management-to-finish-the-family-places-165-million-capital-campaign-300341376.html

Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Laidlaw & Company

Laidlaw & Company is a well-known investment investment bank. A few months ago, a US Federal Court issued a temporary restraining order against the company. Laidlaw & Company’s principals, Matthew Eitner and James Ahern, were also issued a temporary restraining order.

The reason why the court issued the restraining order was to prevent Laidlaw & Company is because Laidlaw is accused of disseminating statements that are misleading and not true. It was also issued to protect the interests of stockholders of the company Relmada.

Relmada has filed a lawsuit against Relmada, and the court order was issued in response to that. Apparently Laidlaw attempted to take control of Relmada by disseminating misleading information and false information. The CEO of Relmada, Sergio Traversa, said they were pleased at the court’s decision to issue the order.

About Laidlaw & Company
The company’s principal owners are Matthew Eitner and James Ahern. Laidlaw & Company is a popular investment bank that offers wealth management services and alternative investments services. Laidlaw has offices around the world, including the United States and Europe.

Laidlaw employs over 150 employees, and they have a strong focus on healthcare investment. The company has experience with helping various types of companies quickly raise capital.

If any company is interested in raising capital so they can grow, then contact Laidlaw & Company. I highly recommend doing business with them.