Transnational Capital


Management: New York

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Ivy Lindstrom Fredericks
President and CEO

Ivy Lindstrom Fredericks is Founder, President & CEO of Transnational Capital Corp., an investment bank and FINRA member firm specializing in emerging growth companies worldwide.  Ms. Fredericks advises companies on public and private debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and financial restructuring.  The firm focuses primarily on emerging growth companies in the US, Asia (principally China), Europe (including Russia and the CIS), and the Americas. 

Ms. Fredericks has over 30 years of investment banking experience.  Previously, she was Managing Director, Corporate Finance with KPMG Peat Marwick, Westminster Securities and Ambient Capital, and in New York.  Prior to that, she was Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions with Kidder, Peabody & Co. and Drexel Burnham Lambert in New York.

Ms. Fredericks has been involved in hundreds of transactions and has worked with public and private companies in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.  She has extensive experience with stock exchanges throughout the world including the NYSE, the NASDAQ, the OTC Bulletin Board, the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (AIM), and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

Ms. Fredericks has been actively working with companies and entrepreneurs in China since 2003 and travels there frequently to advise companies seeking to execute corporate finance transactions.  She has served as an expert witness in litigation regarding Chinese business practices.

Ms. Fredericks was on the Board of Directors of Vero Software PLC, a CAD/CAM/CAE software solutions company based in Stroud, England which traded on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market.  Ms. Fredericks was also on the Board of Directors of the Center for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance, a non-profit NGO based in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Ms. Fredericks speaks frequently at international conferences on a variety of Corporate Finance topics.  As an Adjunct Assistant Professor, she taught a course at New York University entitled “Privatization and Economic Reform: Focus on Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union”. 

Ms. Fredericks received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and English from Smith College where she is on the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees, and a Masters of International Affairs in International Business from Columbia University.

Selected Speaking Engagements include:

March 10, 2016, “Hong Kong: A Changing Economic and Business Landscape” Panelist, Columbia Business School Asian Alumni Club, New York, NY.

September 22, 2015, “Successful Entrepreneurship and Innovation” Panelist, Columbia Business School Asian Alumni Club, New York, NY.

April 27, 2013, “Investing in China: Start-ups, Venture Capital and Private Equity” Panelist, Global China Connection – Columbia University 5th Annual Conference, New York, NY.

October 13, 2012, “China as an Economic Superpower: Perspectives from Asia and Beyond” Panel Moderator, Smith College Women’s Global Leadership Conference, Northampton, MA.

December 2, 2011, “Key Factors Leading to Successful PE Investments in China” Panelist, Terrapinn China Investment Summit/RMB Congress 2011, New York, NY.

October 19, 2010, “Corporate Governance in Russia & CIS” Panelist, Adam Smith Alternative Investment Forum: Russia & CIS 2010 Conference, London, England.

April 17, 2008, “Attracting Private Equity Investment”, Sistema Formativo per gli Investmenti Diretti Esteri - Investment Attraction Forum, Rome, Italy.

March 11, 2008, “Venture Capital Sector Investing In China – A Comparison with Worldwide Markets,” MGI-China First Annual China Private Equity Conference, Shanghai, China.

February 2, 2008, “Investing in Eastern Europe” Panelist, Harvard Business School 14th Annual Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

June 28, 2007, “The Current Mergers & Acquisitions Market Worldwide and in India”, Terrapinn Private Equity World India 2007, Mumbai, India.

June 5, 2007,Russian Investment Climate: A View from Advisors”,International Council of Institutional Investors ("ICII") Emerging Markets Private Equity Conference 2007, Moscow, Russia.

April 12, 2007, “Identifying Qualified Investments” Panelist discussing China and Russia, The Deal Magazine BRICs Symposium, New York, NY.

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Frank Mah
Managing Director

Frank Mah is Managing Director of Transnational Capital Corp. Mr. Mah has extensive experience in both equity and fixed income capital markets, particularly with emerging growth companies in the US and China.

Before joining Transnational Capital Corporation, he was Managing Director at Starlight Investments, an investment bank which specializes in private equity transactions for emerging growth enterprises.

Mr. Mah’s previous work experiences include senior positions with Credit Lyonnais, Nomura Securities International, Lehman Brothers and Citicorp. He started his career in High Yield Research at Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette where he covered the Gaming, Lodging, Entertainment, and Food Retailing sectors. He was voted by investors into Institutional Investor Magazine’s All American Research Team in Gaming.

Mr. Mah was born in Hong Kong and is a naturalized US citizen. He is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese and has lived and traveled extensively in China and Asia in general. Mr. Mah earned a BA in Mathematics from Pomona College and an MBA in Finance from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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Alexa Willson
Managing Director

Ms. Willson is a Managing Director of Transnational Capital Corp. with extensive expertise in mergers & acquisitions advisory and capital raising. Ms. Willson has experience in structuring, valuation, and negotiation of complex corporate transactions for large and middle market companies. She has also provided numerous fairness opinions to public and private corporate boards, and expert testimony.

Prior to joining TCC, Ms. Willson was Senior Managing Director of Hypatia Capital, a boutique investment bank and independent sponsor focused on women CEOs. Before that, Ms. Willson founded and was President of Mille Capital Corporation, an investment banking firm that she led for twelve years which specialized in financial advisory and mergers & acquisitions transactions for consumer, healthcare, leisure and business services companies.  An investment banker for 25 years, Ms. Willson began her career on Wall Street and was a banker at firms including Kidder Peabody and Drexel Burnham Lambert.

Ms. Willson also has investment management and investment experience having worked as a Private Client Advisor for US Trust, as a Wealth Advisor with Bessemer Trust, and as Co-Manager of TriCapital Ltd., a Bermuda based, closed-end investment firm with $600 million invested in fixed income securities.

Ms. Willson received a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She holds FINRA licenses 7, 24, 27, 63.   She has served on numerous for-profit and not-for profit boards, including as Vice Chair of Avalence LLC, a clean energy company, and as Chair of the Investment Committee of HCNY Foundation. She is a member of Storm King Arts Center and Environmental Entrepreneurs.