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About Us

Great Pine Investments is the gateway between companies seeking capital and the U.S. financial markets.

With connections in both Asia and the United States, Great Pine Investments can service clients in multiple languages in multiple industries of different sizes.

Great Pine Investments is an investment banking firm operating as a division of Snowball Capital LLC, a registered broker-dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and a member of both the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).

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Investment Banking

Great Pine Investments is a leading full-service investment banking firm, providing a broad range of investment banking and advisory services tailored for small and mid-size public and private companies. With extensive experience in cross-border transactions, particularly between China and the US, Great Pine Investments is well-equipped to navigate the complexities of global markets. Additionally, the firm offers EB-5 brokerage services in the United States, assisting clients in securing investments and meeting immigration requirements. Moreover, Great Pine Investments provides high-quality Fairness Opinions, enabling clients to fulfill their fiduciary duties and make well-informed strategic decisions.

Global Coverage

We are ready to serve clients and investors from major
countries/territories around the world

Industry Agnostic

Great Pine Investments is ready to serve clients from a
wide range of sectors, including but not limited to:






Real Estate




Business Services



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Corporate Services

Financing Solutions

Merger & Acquisition

Valuation & Advisory

Highly Efficient Transaction Process

Our dedicated team will guide clients through every
step of the process to successful closing

Transaction Initiation

Transaction Execution

Transaction Closing

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Core Values

Providing High Quality Banking and Advisory Services

Our dedicated team will guide clients through every
step of the process to successful closing

Global reach of investors, buyers and business resources

Integrity and independence

Holistic and rigorous research and analysis

Seasoned and fully dedicated banking team

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Kipton Cariaga

Managing Director

Kipton Cariaga got his start in the financial industry in 2006 when he went to work for his family’s trading firm in Asia as a portfolio manager and trader. Afterwards, Kipton returned to the states to study finance at California State University while working for JPMorgan Chase as a licensed investment professional from 2009 until 2014. In 2014, Kipton became a full-time option’s trader and business development specialist working in the family office of Orange Grove Trading Company. In 2017, Kipton began offering business consulting services to startup companies looking to expand into international markets. In 2020, Kipton founded Citrus Capital Consulting which is a business consulting firm specializing in sales, marketing, education, and strategic planning. From 2021 until 2023, Kipton was a General Partner in Citrus Grove Capital Management, a market-neutral hedge fund that helps wealthy individuals diversify their holdings. In 2023 Kipton worked in the Securities Lending Department of Muriel Siebert & Co where his clients were broker dealers and active trading firms. Kipton has also served on the board of Lichen China, a publicly traded company, as an independent director since 2023. Mr. Cariaga is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Sophie (Yaqi) Feng

Foreign Associate

Ms. Feng currently serves as Vice President of the global business department of Pacific Securities. Previously, Ms. Feng served as General Manager of Shanghai Taizheng Investment Management Co., Ltd., Vice President of Griffin Financial Group, Managing Director Crucible Capital Group, Managing Director of Regent Capital, and worked as an attorney at the New York branch of Junhe Law Firm. Ms. Feng has led and participated in several IPO projects on NASDAQ. She has been responsible for the project planning, structuring, due diligence, institutional sales and trading, etc. Ms. Feng has also successfully listed several SPACs on the NASDAQ capital market and led and participated in the first SPAC IPO sponsored by a Chinese securities firm. Ms. Feng has extensive experience in global capital markets in the US, Singapore, Hong Kong, Europe and many other major markets for listing projects, business mergers and acquisitions, and private placements. She has achieved over tens of billions of listing and financing transactions. Ms. Feng holds a Bachelors of International Economic Law and Business Administration, of China University of Political Science and Law, and a Masters of Securities and Banking Law of Boston University. Ms. Feng is fluent in English and Chinese.

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Contact Information

This is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction in which or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or sale and any subsequent offers can only be made by an appropriate offering memorandum and subscription documents. This presentation is for discussion purposes only. The material is based upon information that we consider reliable, but we do not represent that it is accurate or complete, and it should not be relied upon as such. The material available in this presentation may contain statements which are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. In some cases, you can identify these statements by words such as “may”, “might”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “predict”, “optimistic”, “potential”, “future” or “continue”, the negative of these terms and other comparable terminology. Such statements are based on current plans, estimates and expectations and are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements are based on known and unknown risks, assumptions, uncertainties and other factors. The actual results, performance and achievements may differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. We do not assume responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any statement and you should not rely on statements as predictions of future events. We are under no duty to update any of these statements to conform them to actual results or revised expectations. Prospective investors should inform themselves as to the legal requirements and tax consequences within the countries of their citizenship, residence, domicile and place of business with respect to the acquisition, holding or disposal of securities of the type described herein, and any foreign exchange or other non-U.S. restrictions that may be relevant thereto. The descriptions contained herein regarding the proposed business plan is speculative and involves a high degree of risk. Prospective investors should fully inform themselves of the risk’s attendant thereto, some of which may be described in more detail in an appropriate offering memorandum, including the possibility of loss of one’s entire investment. All information in the offering documents has been provided by the Company and has not been verified by Great Pine Investments. Private placement securities are speculative, illiquid, and investors can lose their entire investment.

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