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SOURCE Global Digital Solutions, Inc.
Midtown Partners specializes in providing creative financial solutions to high growth companies within the lower middle market across a broad range of industries relevant to GDSI's global growth strategy, including defense, technology, energy and alternative energy, natural resources and aerospace, and emerging markets
PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Digital Solutions, Inc. (GDSI), a company that is positioning itself as a leader in providing small arms manufacturing, complementary security and technology solutions and knowledge-based, cyber-related, culturally attuned social consulting in unsettled areas, today announced that it has signed Midtown Partners & Company, LLC ("Midtown") of New York City as its exclusive investment banking advisor.
"This agreement with Midtown Partners continues GDSI's recent momentum," said GDSI's President and CEO Richard J. Sullivan. "As announced on October 11, 2013, we are now a reporting Company under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Before that we announced on October 8, 2013, that our planned merger partner Airtronic USA has become the exclusive OEM supplier for a major international client with a first stage value of approximately $95 million. Also, on October 2nd, we announced court confirmation of Airtronic's reorganization plan. Today's announcement means that we're partnering with a proven and experienced team of investment advisors who have a track record of success in securing financing in industries and sectors that are relevant to our global growth strategy. We're excited about this agreement and we expect to see very good things to emerge as we move forward in executing our global growth strategy."
About Global Midtown Partners & Co., LLC
Midtown Partners is a leading independent investment bank focused on facilitating growth by providing creative and unique financial solutions to high growth companies within the lower middle market. The Midtown Partners team of senior professionals has experience across a broad range of industries and sectors including defense, healthcare, technology, energy and alternative energy, natural resources, aerospace, consumer/retail and emerging markets. With over 100 years of collective experience, Midtown Partners' senior professionals have raised in excess of $4 billion in both the public and private debt and equity markets. They are one of the leading Private Investment in Public Equity ("PIPE") Placement Agents, often ranking among the top five leading investment banks by number of closed PIPE transactions. For more information about Midtown Partners, visit www.midtownpartners.com.
About Global Digital Solutions, Inc.
Global Digital Solutions is positioning itself as a leader in providing small arms manufacturing, complementary security and technology solutions and knowledge-based, cyber-related, culturally attuned social consulting in unsettled areas. For more information please visit http://www.gdsi.co.
About Airtronic USA, Inc.
Airtronic is an electro-mechanical engineering design and manufacturing company. It provides small arms and small arms spare parts to the U.S. Department of Defense, foreign militaries, and the law enforcement market. The company's products include grenade launchers, rocket propelled grenade launchers, grenade launcher guns, flex machine guns, grenade machine guns, rifles, and magazines. Founded in 1990, the company is based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. On May 16, 2012, the Chapter 7 bankruptcy of Airtronic was converted to a Chapter 11 reorganization. The company's Chapter 7 bankruptcy case had begun on March 13, 2012. For more information, please visit www.Airtronic.net.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements give the Company's current expectations or forecasts of future events. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that are often difficult to predict and beyond the Company's control, and could cause the Company's results to differ materially from those described. In some cases forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "should," "potential," "continue," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," and similar expressions. These statements include statements regarding moving forward with executing the Company's global growth strategy and the expected contribution of Midtown Partners. The statements are based upon current beliefs, expectations and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict. The Company is providing this information as of the date of this press release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. We have based these forward looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the financial condition of our business. Forward looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved. Important factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to the Risk Factors and other information set forth in the Company's Registration Statement on Form 10/A filed on October 7, 2013, and in our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
W. J. Delgado
Richard J. Sullivan
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