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Drill Capital Unveils Research Arm Focused On Energy Sector

- Drill Capital to Publish Proprietary Research on Energy Companies; Deep Sector Research Informs Drill's Investments in North American Energy -

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drill Capital LLC, an alternative asset manager focused on investments in the North American energy sector, announced today the official launch of Drill Research, a new research platform that informs Drill Capital's private and public investments in the sector. As part of the launch, Drill Research has released a model portfolio for 2014 with its top pick, Antero Resources Corp. A copy of the report and an accompanying slide presentation is available at www.drillcap.com/drill-research.html.

As the analytical arm of Drill Capital, which makes all investment decisions, Drill Research will rely on a bottom-up approach to evaluating the North American energy sector, primarily focusing on companies that are benefitting from the shale oil boom. Reports will analyze long-term market fundamentals while closely monitoring short-term developments in the energy space. Drill Research will also provide regular updates to its company-specific research, including detailed insights into particular stocks, commodity price movements, industry trends, and region-specific developments.

"In order to provide the best risk-adjusted returns for our clients, it's necessary that we establish a separate arm that can focus solely on collecting the best primary source information available," said Farid Guindo, Founder and Managing Partner of Drill Capital. "As part of our ongoing investment process, we constantly evaluate data points across North America in order to pinpoint emerging energy hubs at the appropriate stages of development, anticipate production spikes, and determine whether these basins make for sustained long-term investments."

This announcement comes two months after Drill Capital closed on a transaction to construct a new three-story hotel located in the Utica Shale formation of eastern Ohio, set to open in the second quarter of 2014. The firm is in the process of executing on several additional plays in the real estate space—which, according to Drill Research, currently provides one of the best risk-adjusted return opportunities in the sector.

About Drill Capital LLC

Drill Capital LLC ("Drill") is an alternative asset manager focused exclusively on opportunistic investments within the energy space that offer attractive risk-adjusted returns. Founded by Farid Guindo, Drill targets non-traditional opportunistic private and, to a lesser extent, public investments with exposure to the energy markets. Drill relies on bottom-up primary fundamental research within the energy space, one of its key areas of expertise. For more information, visit www.drillcap.com.

SOURCE Drill Capital LLC

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