Emperial Americas Due Diligence Report Company Brief
Emperial Americas, Inc. develops, imports, markets and supplies branded alcoholic beverages with an initial offering of Tequila and Bourbon. Emperial Americas is dedicated to creating: “The brands people talk about." Our vision is to be the ultimate brand builders of the industry by engaging the consumer and the commerce with unparalleled delivery.
We are relentlessly committed to attaining and conserving the confidence of our consumers and shareholders. Emperial Americas is committed to the highest standards everyday. The skill set of our management team is a primary asset in the development of our brands and trademarks.
Our practices are reflected in the Company's Corporate Governance Principles, Code of Business Conduct and Code of Ethics for the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officers and Senior Financial Officers, as well as the charters of our Audit. Corporate Governance and Corporate Responsibility committees are periodically evaluated and refined by the Board of Directors.
We believe that strong corporate governance practices are good for our shareholders and our production. We are resolutely dedicated to maintaining these practices and upholding our core values.
Emperial Americas, Inc. has a location in Houston, TX. Active officers include Alonzo Pierce. Emperial Americas, Inc. filed as a Domestic For-Profit Corporation on Friday, December 12, 2008 in the state of Texas and is currently active. Alonzo Pierce serves as the registered agent for this organization.
Estimates show Emperial Americas, Inc employs 1 people and has an annual revenue of $140,000. (2009)
Products or Services: 4 Seasons Wine, Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholic Drinks, Alcoholic Energy Drinks and Alcoholic Mixed Drinks.
Emperial Americas, Inc. has a location in Sarasota, FL. Active officers include Bruce Klein, Alonzo Pierce and Joel Contreras. New Company WebSites
: http://www.emperialamericas.com/index.html http://www.tequiladistinguido.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tequila-Distinguido/194180737264556 8-K Filing
Quote: Official Name Change
ITEM 1.01. ENTRY INTO MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT
ENTRY INTO PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR MAJORITY CONTROL OF ISSUER
On January 5, 2012, the Corporation had the majority controlling interest changed to the control of Emperial Americas, through the purchase of four sets of Series A Preferred Shares by Victory Partners, LLC. In a private sale, the four main holders of 60 Series A Preferred Shares, being Dennis R. Duffy (15 preferred shares) Janet Okerlund (15 preferred shares), Daniel Duffy (15 preferred shares) and Norman Francis (15 preferred shares). Additionally, Victory Partners received the rights to 1 billion common shares held by the same four individuals in the amount of 250 million shares each. Such shares were purchased by Victory Partners, and thus controlling interest of the Company was passed while simultaneously, a share exchange agreement was entered into for simultaneous exchange of such preferred shares with Victory Partners, for a sum of $475,000.00 to be owed to Victory Partners from the Emperial Americas. Additionally Victory Partners negotiated the purchase and assignment of some $720,000 in debt owed to the four parties previously due from Team Nation Holdings, Corp.
At the time of the agreement, the following private entities were diverged from the entity upon the acquisition of Emperial Americas interest into the Corporation on January 5, 2012. The following entities were:
Real Estate Services Holding, Inc. a California Corporation
Team Nation Holding Corporation, a California Corporation
Team Title, Inc. a Delaware Corporation
Escrow Nation, Inc. a California Corporation
TSS Escrow, Inc. a California Corporation
On January 5, 2012, the Board of Directors executed resolutions whereby the name of the Corporation was changed to Emperial Americas, Inc. and the address of the Corporation was to be made at Emperial Americas, Inc. located at Sarasota Courthouse Center, 1990 Main Street, Suite 150, Sarasota, Florida 34236.
Additional filings for disclosures under Items 2.01 and 9.01 of Form 8-K will be enhanced with further filing by the registrant within the necessary time period. Items which will be filed under 9.01 will include pro forma financial information to be included, which shall include the audited financials of Emperial Americas.
Emperial Americas and Victory Partners were indemnified against all claimants for any debt to which there may exist from Team Nation Operations by the selling shareholders of their preferred shares.
Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets
The Agreement with Victory Partners created a acquisition of assets being the controlling Series A Preferred shares of Team Nation Holdings, Corp. The exchange with Victory Partners for such shares with Emperial Americas created a direct exchange of shares for debt to Victory Partners which makes such matters an acquisition of Emperial Americas as the new public company. Further disclosure on the description of the assets shall be made in an additional 8-k filing to include audited financials and pro-forma of Emperial Americas. Emperial Americas operations and corporate financial matters will mean that it is not a shell company, as those terms are defined in Rule 12b-2 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.12b-2)
Emperial Americas has been a Corporation domesticated in Florida. Emperial Americas, Inc. commenced operations in Houston, TX -December 2008. Previously, Emperial Americas existed under Emperial, LLC (July 2008). As a brand owner of self developed alcoholic beverages, it also imports, markets and sells beverages throughout its designated markets in the U.S. with a particular emphasis on Texas and Florida.. The company owns its brands or, has the exclusive rights and trademarks to act as the U.S. importer of the brands in its portfolio. Emperial Americas engages in the business of importing alcoholic beverages to distributors in the U.S. on a national basis. The company is federally licensed, maintaining the rights to both import and sell to distributors in 51 markets within the U.S.
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On January 5, 2012, the Board of Directors appointed Alonzo Pierce as director of the Corporation. On that same date, the Corporation received the resignations of Janis Okerlund as President and director, Norman J. Francis as Executive Vice President and director, Dennis R. Duffy, as the Chief Executive Officer and director, and Daniel Duffy, as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. There were no disputes with any of these parties, as their departure was as per agreement for the stock purchase of their preferred and common shares.
On January 5, 2012, the Majority Shareholder of the Corporation, being Victory Partners, LLC, approved and voted for the appointment of Alonzo Pierce as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of the Company. As well Mr. Bruce Klein was appointed to be Corporate Secretary, Chief Operating Officer and Director, Mr. Joel Contreras, was appointed to the Board of Directors, while Mr. Todd Waggoner was appointed Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.
As of the date of the appointment no compensation agreements with the officers and directors had been entered into. Such agreements will be reached and announced shortly.
The current Executive officers and Directors of Registrant are:
Name Position Age
Alonzo Pierce Chief Executive Officer, and Director 42
Bruce Klein Chief Operating Officer, Secretary and Director (Chairman) 56
Todd Waggoner Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer 44
Joel Contreras Director 48
Alonzo Pierce, CEO and Director:
Ever since the company's debut back in 2008 as a marketing and Importer company, Mr. Pierce has not only been credited as the founder of Emperial Americas, but he has solely been responsible for running all facets of the business including managing all day-to-day operations, product quality and control, front office to back-end operations, client reputation management, sales and marketing solutions and overseeing the sales and executive management teams. Dating back to his tenure as Texas State Manager for Blavod Extreme Spirits, Mr. Pierce gained product positioning for Players Extreme Vodka's, Cielo Tequila and Blavod Vodka and increased sales for the company in the state of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas, by doubling the sales efforts for the brands. When Sapphire Brands acquired Blavod Extreme Spirits he was promoted to Regional Director of Spirits and the company's new acquisition, EOS winery from Paso Robles, California. In this role he handled the development of marketing and sales strategies designed to promote vertical sales in the ad and internet marketplace. Leveraging established relationships with distributors , he was solely responsible for managing and maintaining accurate inventory with verification of vendor reports and client relationships with all levels of the trade in the following markets: Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Mr. Pierce served as Executive Director for Big Cat foundation, a non-profit organization. Mr. Pierce also served as a private banker with Star Bank in Cincinnati Ohio. Mr. Pierce received a B.A. from Baylor University in Waco ,Texas in Telecommunications in 1992.
Bruce Klein, Director (Chairman), Chief Operating Officer and Secretary:
Mr. Klein has served as a member of the Board of Directors since April 2010. From March 2005 until January 2009, Mr. Klein served as the Chairman of the Board of Drinks Americas Holdings, Ltd. and was Vice Chairman of the Board from September 2002 to March 2005. From February 1999 to present, Mr. Klein has served as the Managing Partner of Victory Partners LLC, a company created to fund private businesses in their early stages. In the last six years, Victory has funded six businesses in technology, vitamins and internet services areas, of which three have become public companies. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Klein was a registered representative of the Equitable Companies, responsible for sales and services to high income clients, acting as an investment advisor and estate planner to an exclusive client base. From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Klein served as President of Transatlantic Exports Corp., where his duties included the purchasing and exporting of finished and contract goods throughout Europe and Africa. From 1980 through 1991, Mr. Klein owned several retail businesses in lumber, hardware home centers and decorating. Mr. Klein received a B.S. in Finance and an M.B.A in Marketing from Farleigh Dickinson University.
Todd Waggoner, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer:
Mr. Waggoner leads Emperial Americas financial and accounting operations on a global basis. While maximizing profits, his experience and insights in corporate strategy will guide the Company through business growth, accounting and reporting, treasury activities, acquisitions, tax planning, internal audits, and investor relations. Mr. Waggoner is equipped with tough entrepreneurial skills and strong qualifications in financial (GAAP and non-GAAP) accounting. Before joining Emperial Americas, Waggoner was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for CK Home Products Inc., a position he held since 2008. During his tenure at CK Home Products Inc., he was instrumental in developing their core business plans, creating sound audit and internal controls, served as a liaison with the SEC and was responsible for audits with CPA Firms. Mr. Waggoner has diverse experience including holding various Senior Executive Management positions such as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Corporate Controller, Secretary and Staff Account with a variety of manufacturing, retail and distribution companies. Mr. Waggoner has over 20 years of directing general accounting, cash management, financial and tax reporting, acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, banking relations, credit and collections, insurance, audits, and forecasting. Mr. Wagoner, a Certified Public Accountant received his Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies from Louisiana State University and an Accounting degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida. Mr. Waggoner is married with three children and reside in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Joel Contreras, Director
As a member of Emperial America’s Board of Directors, Mr. Contreras is responsible for Quality Control for the US and Mexico Operations. Mr. Contreras is highly focused in this position to ensure that all of Emperial America’s products fit both quality and legal compliance both domestically and internationally. He is also responsible for inventory control, product design, research and development. Since 1990, Contreras has owned the largest potato wholesaler in Mexico; Papas Mexicanas, which spreads through out 20 states in the region. In 2003 he and his family engineered Tequila Distinguido and several other premium tequilas in which he is responsible for production and CRT compliances for Emperial Americas. Previously he has held various Executive Leadership roles with Companies such as Casa Wong Papas, Avicola Jaguar and Club Social Y Deportivo Jalisco AC. A Native of Jalisco Mexico, Contreras holds a Bachelors Degree in Business from Facultad de Contaduría Pública de la Universidad de Guadalajara. Mr. Contreras and his wife Maria reside in Jalisco Mexico and have four children.
Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
On January 5, 2012, our Board of Directors and by a vote of the majority of the voting shares of the Corporation approved the change of the name of the corporation from Team Nation Holdings, Corp. to Emperial Americas, Inc. and the change of address of the Corporation to Sarasota Courthouse Center, 1990 Main Street, Suite 150, Sarasota, Florida 34236. We amended our Articles of Incorporation by the filing of a Certificates and Resolutions of Change with the Nevada Secretary of State.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: January 10, 2012
Emperial Americas, Inc.
Formerly Known as Team Nation Holdings, Corp.
By:/s/ Alonzo Pierce
President and Chief Executive Officer
: http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=Pra6Idz%252f0YBUizpN%252bX5vQg%253d%253d&nt7=0 Alonzo Pierce - Chief Executive Officer http://www.facebook.com/people/Alonzo-Pierce/1666854409
Ever since the company's debut back in 2008 as a marketing and Importer company, Mr. Pierce has not only been credited as the founder of Emperial Americas, but he has solely been responsible for running all facets of the business including managing all day-to-day operations, product quality and control, front office to back-end operations, client reputation management, sales and marketing solutions and overseeing the sales and executive management teams. Bruce Klein - Board of Directors http://people.forbes.com/profile/bruce-k-klein/27332
54 Years Old
Bruce K. Klein has served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of DA since it was founded in September 2002 and had been our Chairman of the Board from March 2005 to January 2009.
Since February 1999, he has served as the Managing Partner of Victory Partners LLC, a company created to fund private businesses in their early stages. In the last five years Victory has funded six businesses in technology, vitamins and internet services areas, of which three have became public companies and three remain private.
From 1992 to 1997 Mr. Klein was a registered representative of the Equitable Companies, responsible for sales and services to high income clients, acting as investment advisor and estate planner to an exclusive client base. From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Klein served as President of Transatlantic Exports Corp., where his duties included purchasing and exporting of finished and contract goods throughout Europe and Africa.
From 1980 through 1991, Mr. Klein owned several retail businesses in lumber, hardware home centers and decorating. He received a B.S. in Finance and an M.BA in Marketing from Farleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Klein?s history with the Company, his management skills and other business experience and acumen led to the Board?s conclusion that Mr. Klein should serve as a member of our board of directors. Share Structure
2.14 billion Outstanding
1.14 billion Float
1 billion controlled by new management
60 Preferred Series A shares - Each share is convertible to 1% of
common shares. Articles on TEMN
(Emperial Americas) http://www.randysads.com/199/posts/5_SMALL_CAP_STOCK_PICKS/17_Daily_Stock_Picks/ Emperial Americas to Host National Houston, Texas Event
and will be revealing the new Emperial Americas Indy Race Car!
Quote: Emperial Americas Working on Securing Global Distribution of Distinguido Tequila
On Feb 24th of this month at a very well known BBQ cook-off contest in Texas, Emperial Americas will be the official event sponsor. At this event the company will be advertising through multiple channels with the finale being the unveiling of the brand new Emperial Americas Indy Race car.
What does this mean from an investment perspective? Well, the big one is brand recognition which generally leads to new clients and distribution connections for an increase in product sales. But more importantly, the Indy Car and promotional events reveal better insight into the thinking of the company goals as visioned by its officers. It also tells us the company is not "starving" but rather they are growing and making their presence known to all... and that is the type of business practice that makes for a bullish outlook on stock prices!
I would speculate there will be a formal press release detailing the success of this upcoming BBQ cook-off and pictures released of our new business asset, namely, the $385,000 Emperial Americas, Inc Indy Race Car
TEMN: Emperial Americas, Inc CEO Alonzo V. Pierce has provided us with a few pics on our new business. (See Below)
Mr. Pierce was also asked if the company was going to be using America's largest alcoholic beverage distribution network
(http://w.southernwine.com) to release their products and he answered that SWS is included in their "Expanded Rollout" strategy. I take that as a yes! $$$
If Southern Wine & Spirts comes on as a distributor for Tequila Distinguido, it can be compared to Wal-Mart picking up distribution on a new Tennis shoe manufactuing business... needless to say... big time REVENUE will follow!