I spent the last few days in New York. My partners and I had a meeting with a private lender for the oil deal. He’ a pretty interesting chap. He has a pool $300 million which he uses to make short-term and bridge loans. Jewish ex-wall street guy. Very sharp and hard-nosed. We discussed the deal for 2 hours after which he left for a plane to Naples, Florida where he was going fishing for the weekend. I guess we’ll know whether he’s interested when he gets back on Monday.
Incidentally, while I was there I read a really neat Star Wars book, Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Vol. 1). Its set about 5 years after Return of the Jedi ends. Han and Leia are married and expecting twins and a new grand admiral is creating trouble in the galaxy. Its incredibly well written and very face-paced. A must-read for Star Wars fans. I just ordered the next book in the series, Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Vol. 2). It has 4.5 stars on Amazon. Can’t wait to get it. Yes, this doesn’t have anything to do with finance or investing but I’m a sci-fi fan and I just had to share. 🙂