KNOW WHO IS GOING TO GET MASSIVE PROFITS FROM AN INFRASTRUCTURE STIMULUS FROM CONGRESS----$1 TRILLION IS THE SUGGESTION SO FAR. See why US cities allowed the infrastructure to decline even as last decade profits for government soared!
Hopkins was building its global corporate campus
For those that do not know that all that is development in Baltimore is Johns Hopkins then this blog will clear that up. We need to be clear.....all these development decisions that most citizens in the city hate.....all of their tax revenue used to advance these development plans...ALL END UP IN MASSIVE PROFITS FOR JOHNS HOPKINS AND PLACES THE CITIZENS OF BALTIMORE IN THE HANDS OF THIS CORPORATION IN EVERY WAY.....WE WILL BE OWNED BY THE COMPANY STORE!
What we have here is a tangled web of investment that starts with the AIG involvement in the massive mortgage fraud that brought down the economy. Now, AIG made hundreds of billions of dollars selling insurance CDS for toxic mortgage loans everyone knew were bad. All these CDS centered in mostly this one insurance corporations because Wall Street needed the public to be forced to bail it out so all the banks would be paid 100% on the dollar for those bad loans. So, massive amounts of profit for AIG in selling CDS for fraudulent loans and a complete bailout when co-conspirators declared it TOO BIG TO FAIL. Below you see a spin-off of this fraud fueled AIG----Highstar Capital. All of AIG's wealth was allowed to be dismantled and rebuild as separate corporations and Highstar Capital was one of them. Why is this corporation of interest in Baltimore? IT HAS AN INTIMATE CONNECTION WITH JOHNS HOPKINS THROUGH A CEO AS ALUMNI TO BOARD MEMBERSHIP -----THEY ARE DEEPLY CONNECTED. If you look at AIG Highstar before the 2008 crash it was loaded with Ivy League university endowments that were soaring in profits from this massive fraud. After the collapse and the independence of this corporation-----along come all that wealth to invest in future projects.
Now, the goal of the massive fraud was to cripple government at all levels with municipal debt. They wanted to appear to force governments to privatize all that is public and in Maryland, Hopkins had their old friend and former mayor O'Malley in the governor's office. If you look at what the Baltimore Development Corporation has done in partnerships and deals.....it is not to be overlooked that Highstar Capital has been given all of the deals involving the public sector assets in Baltimore.
No, I have already spoken about Hopkins' involvement in SAIC as a security corporation. I have also alluded to Hopkins as MedStar partners expanding across America.
Medstar Health Corporate Office & Headquarters 5565 Sterrett Place,5th Fl. Columbia MD 21044
Now I am looking at something that will shock and awe as Hopkins becomes the investor to profit from the Port of Baltimore, Veola Energy, Advanced Disposal, and Talyst, a health biomedical corporation that sells Hopkins' research patents.
O'Malley and now Rawlings-Blake are committed to privatizing trash collection, transportation, water and sewage, and the Port and in each case Highstar owns the corporations linked to this privatization. Keep in mind this is happening across America as these same corporations take public assets and services. Remember, the endowments attached are Ivy League universities like Harvard in Boston, NYC, and Stanford in San Francisco.....remember Oakland, Calif as piloting the SAIC surveillance?
So, it appears that these Ivy League schools are taking the money made by the AIG fraud and now are trying to own all public assets for massive profits.
VEOLA is one corporation of which I speak as privatizing public transportation. It appears that VEOLA sold controlling interest in VEOLA ENERGY and WASTE to Highstar and in exchange they were given the rights to privatize public transportations in all the above cities. That is why we see VEOLA taking MTA bus routes all over the state, disability transport, taxis, and BWI transport. At the same time Highstar's ownership of the Energy and Waste division is giving them Baltimore's/Maryland's public Waste Management Water Management business. So, this is why we are now paying for trash pickup and seeing all these Board of Estimate awards that make no sense as they control the water infrastructure development.
Keep in mind that Highstar has connections with another AIG spinoff-----in Houston Texas with the natural gas/oil pipeline corporation Kinder Morgan. See why Maryland will be a port for exporting natural gas? They are involved in the pipelines down the mid-west from Canada. Have you noticed we have been getting a lot of Texas consultants and businesses coming to Baltimore to do business?
The Port of Baltimore was given to this Highstar group by O'Malley. They own all the Ports we hear in the news with striking labor unions-----we know how much Johns Hopkins hates unions and paying anything other than poverty wages.
It is important to see the future with this kind of private ownership of an entire city by one corporation----Johns Hopkins. It is why we are flooded with quasi-governmental organizations, private non-profits all working to circumvent the government coffers and launder corporate money into public policy written by corporations in Baltimore.
WE CAN REVERSE THIS EASY-PEASY!!!!! JUST VOTE ALL HOPKINS NEO-LIBERALS OUT OF OFFICE.....ALL MARYLAND POLS ARE NEO-LIBERALS AND RUN AND VOTE FOR LABOR AND JUSTICE IN ALL ELECTIONS. If you do not fight now this will become the Hopkins City State ruled by a global corporation that we know is not benevolent!!!
ARE ALL HOPKINS DOCTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS SHAREHOLDERS IN ALL THIS? OF COURSE!!!!
AIG spin-out Highstar Capital looking at $2bn close for latest fund
AIG Highstar Capital
AIG Highstar, the New York-based private equity partnership with a focus on infrastructure-related businesses, has closed its latest fund, AIG Highstar Capital III, on $3.5bn.
Over 90 per cent of the fund’s capital commitments were sourced from non-AIG-affiliated investors, principally from a group of pension plans, endowments, financial institutions and family investment offices, according to a statement.
This table is intended to portray Highstar Capital PrivCo-covered market activity.
Click below for Deal Details and Private Company Reports.
DateTargetTarget IndustryDeal TypeTotal Deal AmountStatus
Nov. 2012Veolia ES Solid Waste Inc.Waste Management ServicesAcquisition
Jun. 2012Link_A_Media Devices CorporationMemory ChipsAcquisition$248,000,000CompletedDetails
Jun. 2009Xanodyne PharmaceuticalsPharmaceuticalsFunding$38,000,000
Jun. 2008InterGen N.V.Energy & Utilities (Traditional)Acquisition$1,100,000,000CompletedDetails
May. 2008Talyst, Inc.Health & Medical Software
Labels & Tags Manufacturing
Other Packaging & ContainersFunding$20,000,000CompletedDetails
Apr. 2008Link_A_Media Devices CorporationMemory ChipsFunding$22,000,000CompletedDetails
Apr. 2007AMPORTS, Inc.Marine TransportationAcquisition
Leveraged Buyout (LBO)UnspecifiedCompletedDetails
Jul. 2006Advanced Disposal Services Inc.Waste Management ServicesAcquisition$470,000,000Completed
Lee is a Hopkins graduate but even more important is the Board membership between Hopkins the university and all of these investment arms. The connection to Texas with another AIG spinoff has a trade in contracts and profit.
Christopher Lee Christopher H. Lee is the Founder and Managing Partner of Highstar Capital (Highstar)
, an independent, fourth generation fund manager with over five billion dollars of assets under management. Mr. Lee is a leader in infrastructure investments, with particular expertise in public private partnerships (PPP's). Since the 1980's Mr. Lee has worked on PPP's in Asia, Latin America and the United States. He has co-authored an Op Ed for Politico with Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley on Ports America's recent 50 year PPP in the Port of Baltimore and has appeared on CNBC's 'Street Signs'. Mr. Lee is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Johns Hopkins University where he graduated in 1974 with a BA in History. Sold!
www.southernstarcentralcorp.com, 11 July 2005 [cached]Commenting on the sale, AIG Highstar Capital Managing Director Christopher Lee stated, "Since our acquisition of the pipeline, AIG Highstar Capital and the Southern Star management team have established an independent brand for this company and significantly strengthened Southern Star's service, safety and customer focus. AIG buys port operations
www.waterindustry.com, 12 Dec 2006 [cached]"We have identified the marine terminals sector as a key element in our infrastructure investment strategy, and we believe that [P&O] is one of the leading operators in this sector in the United States," said Christopher Lee, AIG's managing director. AIG Global Investment Group ...
iwon.ccbn.com, 11 Dec 2006 [cached]AIG Global Investment Group Managing Director, Christopher Lee, stated, "AIG Global Investment Group and its affiliates have been a leader in acquiring strategic, regulated infrastructure businesses and assets.
One does not have to imagine too long to see that this will be the vehicle to marketing Hopkins' health patents coming from research paid for by you and me! It complements the DRONE business.
Private Company Ticker Symbol™: (TALYSTP) Next Actions on Talyst, Inc.:
Business Summary Talyst, Inc. is a privately-held, venture capital backed healthcare solutions company engaged in providing easy-to-use, automated medication management systems that helps pharmacies manage the flow of medications in hospitals and clinics. Talyst automates the process of tracking drug inventory, package barcode store and filling prescriptions using smart management software and a touch-screen kiosk interface. Talyst was founded in 2002 and is based in Bellevue, Washington.
This is Hopkins' connection to exporting natural gas and oil from the mid-west pipeline. As you can see they are behind all that we environmentalists hate.....this while they call Baltimore the Sustainable City.
On August 28, 2006, Kinder Morgan
announced that it would be taken private in a management-led leveraged buyout totaling approximately $22 billion. Outside participants in the transaction include Fayez Sarofim, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and Highstar Capital (then owned by American International Group).
Kinder Morgan is the largest midstream and the third largest energy company (based on combined enterprise value) in North America. We own an interest in or operate approximately 80,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Our pipelines transport natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, carbon dioxide (CO2) and more. We also store or handle a variety of products and materials at our terminals such as gasoline, jet fuel, ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel.
In most of our businesses we operate like a giant toll road and receive a fee for our services, generally avoiding commodity price risk. Our customers include major oil companies, energy producers and shippers, local distribution companies and businesses across many industries. We invest billions of dollars each year to build new energy infrastructure and expand existing assets, as well as on integrity management programs to operate our assets safely.
The Kinder Morgan family of companies has four publicly traded entities:
Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) (one of the largest publicly traded pipeline master limited partnerships in America), Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR) and El Paso Pipeline Partners (NYSE: EPB). Combined, the Kinder Morgan companies have an enterprise value of approximately $110 billion.
Bought: Star Atlantic Waste Holdings II bythe private equity firm Highstar Capital based in New York, also acquired Interstate Waste Services in 2006, according to Highstar spokeswoman Cassie Winn. After …
AIG subsidiary buys Amports A subsidiary of AIG Highstar Capital has agreed to buy Amports Inc. from a private equity fund run by Lincolnshire Management Inc. Terms of the deal, involving Highstar Harbor Holdings II Inc …
Solid waste company sold Private equity firm AIG Highstar Capital has closed on a $470 million deal to buy solid waste company Advanced Disposal Services Inc. Negotiations began in April, Advanced Disposal CEO Charles …
Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. Key Developments Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. Announces Executive Changes Aug 24 12 Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. has announced its senior leadership team, effective when the company closes its acquisition of Veolia ES Solid Waste. Charles Appleby, president and CEO of Advanced Disposal, will be chairman and CEO. Richard Burke, Veolia president and CEO, will be president. Scott Friedlander, general counsel of Interstate Waste Services, will be general counsel.
Below you see an announcement about expanding the policy of handing public assets and services to corporations for profit. Look at who thinks this is a win for Maryland. Keep in mind the public is treated with distain and have to be dragged from public meetings trying to voice their opinions....
Ballard Spahr, Hines, KPMG, Skanska USA, Goldman Sachs
Ballard Spahr, Ballard Spahr is a national firm with more than 500 lawyers in 14 offices in the United States.
Setting the standard in real estate the world over. Hines is a privately owned, international real estate firm that has provided the highest level of quality, service and value to its clients and investors for more than 50 years.
Global. Skanska is a world leading project development and construction group.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational investment banking firm that engages in global investment banking, securities, investment ...
As principal of Apgar & Company, Inc. (ACI), I recently co-led the transformation of a local government agency to a private enterprise with a public purpose, ...
Notice that the people meeting with them are the governor of Pennsylvania and Anthony Brown in lieu of O'Malley. Local government transposed to a private enterprise with purpose says Agbar. It is clear they intend to make everything that is public private and those global players are on the boards and shareholders of all of the other global corporations.
IT IS A VERY, VERY SMALL WORLD FOR PROFIT-MAKING WITH THESE PEOPLE!
Maryland’s New P3 Legislation Maryland’s New Public-Private Partnerships Legislation
Maryland’s newly passed P3 Legislation sets the stage for Public-Private Partnerships to increase investment in the state. This is the best and first
chance to hear about Maryland’s new P3 law from people who know what this means for Maryland’s economy. The panel, moderated by Ballard Spahr, includes leaders from the public and private sectors with extensive P3 experience in commercial
and institutional development, as well as infrastructure projects. Keynote speakers include Maryland’s Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and former Pennsylvania
Governor Ed Rendell. Plan to join us on May 9 at the BWI Hilton. We will be announcing the panel in
the near future, so check baltimore.uli.org for details and updates. Featured Speakers:
· Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown
· Ben Stutz, State of Maryland
· Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell
Moderator: Brian Walsh, Ballard Spahr
· Chuck Watters, Hines
· Andy Garbutt, KPMG
· Leif Dormsjo. Acting Deputy Secretary, MDOT
· Chris Guthkeltch, Skanska USA
· Tom Rousakis, Goldman Sachs
Master of Ceremonies:
· Sandy Apgar, Apgar Company
Highstar Capital Agrees to Buy Veolia Unit for $1.9 Billion ...
www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-19/highstar-capital... Cached [Jul 19, 2012]
Highstar Capital, a U.S. infrastructure fund, agreed to buy Veolia Environnement SA’s U.S. waste-management business for about $1.9 billion.~
Highstar Capital Agrees to Buy Veolia Unit for $1.9 Billion
By Jeffrey McCracken & Sonja Elmquist - Jul 19, 2012 3:07 AM ET Stock Chart for Veolia Environnement SA (VIE) Highstar Capital, a U.S. infrastructure fund, agreed to buy Veolia Environnement SA (VIE)’s U.S. waste-management business for about $1.9 billion.
The transaction will cut Veolia’s net debt by $1.8 billion, the Paris-based world’s biggest water company said today in a statement. After the deal it will have completed 60 percent of its 5 billion euro ($6.1 billion) divestment plan, it said.
Enlarge image Highstar Capital Agrees to Buy Veolia Unit for $1.9 Billion Veolia via Bloomberg
Veolia ES Solid Waste Inc . has more than 300 locations that provide hazardous and non-hazardous waste management and industrial cleaning services, the company said on its website.
Veolia ES Solid Waste Inc . has more than 300 locations that provide hazardous and non-hazardous waste management and industrial cleaning services, the company said on its website. Source: Veolia via Bloomberg
Highstar, the infrastructure-focused private equity firm once affiliated with American International Group Inc. (AIG), beat bids from buyout firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC and Brazilian conglomerate Estre Ambiental SA, said people familiar with the matter prior to the announcement.
Veolia is shedding the unit as it tries to cut debt by 20 percent to 12 billion euros by the end of next year. Chief Executive Officer Antoine Frerot said last month he wants to focus on “promising” countries and will pursue asset sales in the U.S. and U.K.
“The transformation of Veolia is progressing as planned,” Frerot said in the statement.
Veolia shares rose as much as 4 percent to 9.58 euros in Paris. The shares traded at 9.50 euros at 9:04 a.m. local time.
Cost Cuts Veolia plans to cut operating costs by 120 million euros in 2013 and narrow its geographic reach. On June 28, Veolia sold its U.K. regulated-water business to Infracapital Partners for 1.2 billion pounds ($1.9 billion).
The deal “will create a strong company with compelling growth prospects,” Highstar Capital Founder and Managing Partner Christopher Lee said in a separate statement. Highstar’s U.S. waste business will operate in 20 states with annual revenue of about $1.4 billion, it said.
Veolia ES Solid Waste Inc. has more than 300 locations that provide hazardous and non-hazardous waste management and industrial cleaning services, the company said on its website.
Highstar already operates U.S. waste management businesses Advanced Disposal Services Inc. and Interstate Waste Services Inc, according to the New York-based company’s website.
Deutsche Bank AG and Macquarie Group Ltd. advised Highstar on