Vista Investments

We exist to serve our clients

Mission Statement

Vista Investment Management, Inc. (VIMI) provides a team approach to consulting and advisory services for early stage companies or established companies. Through its principals Vista has valuable relationships and experience bringing your company public on NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX, OTCBB, or the PINK SHEETS.  Vistas experience lies in assisting companies with an interest in pursuing the US public markets.  We assist companies in accomplishing their goals; from initial listing on an exchange- funding-and creating a liquid exit strategy.

Our service is built upon extensive knowledge and understanding of numerous industries, the US financial markets, and international corporate development.  Vista will advise financing alternatives to the client and introductions to capital sources ranging from high net worth investors, financial institutions, including brokerage firms and hedge funds to strategic partners.  

Vista requires total corporate transparency to complete a successful transaction. We provide equal business transparency to all clients we are given the opportunity to serve.

We exist to serve our clients. 



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Business Model

Vista Investment Management, Inc. (VIMI) joins with Ludlow Financial Group to expand financial services to Guangxi, Hunan, Guizhou, Szechwan, and Chongqing regions.

Dennis P. O’Brien will serve as President/CEO for the Nanning City Office in 2008. Mr. O’Brien has 13 years experience in the China market and has participated in a number of Sino-American joint ventures.

The Nanning office will employ experienced staff on location to fully serve client needs. VIMI staff will include a financial analyst, a Certified Public Accountant familiar with U.S. GAPP and U.S. Securities Exchange Commission requirements, a translator, and other support staff.

The Nanning office will generate unaudited financial data, and detailed management funding requests. This data will be sent to our NYC offices for review.

Upon review, a proposal will be presented to the client, specifing the scope of work that VIMI can achieve on the clients behalf. We will recommend financial strategies and alternatives that are in the clients best interest.

The scope of our responsibility includes introductions to:

  • Bridge Loan Funding- Interim financing used to solidify a position until permanent financing is arranged.
  • Alternative Public Offering (APO’s)- This is well regarded strategy to go public and raise capital for fast growing private company’s that have good management, product/service, and financial profile to be successful as public entity.      
  • Initial Public Offering (IPO’s)- A company’s first sale of stock to the public. 
  • Firm Underwritings- An underwriting in which an investment bank commits to buy and sell an entire issue of stock and assumes all financial responsibility for any unsold shares.        
  • Secondary Offering- The market in which securities are traded after they are initially offered in the primary market.       
  • PIPE Offerings- Refers to Private Investment in Public Equities. The sale of a company’s unregistered securities in a private placement at a discount to a select group of individuals or institutions.


Here’s what our investor relations services can do for you…

·       Email distribution of Press releases and relevant information

·       Conference calls with investment community

·       Create impressive fact sheet and Electronic Information Kit (EKIT)

·       Handle Investor Inquiries

·       Cultivate retail interest in your stock

·       Give your company national exposure via the media and advisory 


·       Increase your trading volume

·       Attract new money managers and analysts to your stock

·       Write/edit your news releases and distribute to the financial wires

·       Design/write content for your web site, annual report or Power  

        Point presentation

·       Provide blast e-mail programs to get your story out quickly to new


Broker Relations Services

·       Experienced and Informed sales representatives work on phones calling brokers, analysts, and mutual fund managers

·       Introduction of Market Makers into the Company’s Stock

·       Informational Luncheons with Media and Investment Professionals in the investment community

·       Give your company exposure to our many contacts on Wall Street.

Business Plan Development

We can tailor a business plan for your company that will professionally present your business to desired clients and investors.

Public Relations Service

·       Design and produce promotional Material

·       Design and manage websites

·       Identify and staff relevant industry trade shows

·       Write and Release Press Releases to Business Wire, PR Newswire, Dow Jones, etc.

90 Day Ramp Up Program

Vista will tailor a complete “90 day Ramp Up” Program taking your company through the necessary steps of going through a public offering or corporate reorganization as well as setting up news corporate messages and literature.

Marketing Services

·       Merchandising

·       Direct Mail campaigns

·       Sales Promotion/support

·       Marketing Research, Focus groups

Vista believes in an ethical, legal and professional approach to investor relations. Although, we are aggressive and innovative, we follow strict guidelines in our practice.

At Vista, we use every weapon available in our investor relations arsenal on your behalf. From analyst/portfolio manager meetings to blast e-mails going to tens of thousands of investors to targeted direct mail programs aimed at brokers, investors and institutions. We also utilize our contacts with the national media and advisory investment publications to get your story out. And we can develop a research report on your company and distribute it to our contacts.

Finally, your story needs to be “packaged” effectively via message development, an effective investor kit, a corporate profile or fact sheet, E-kit and web site. Our team of professionals can help you in all these areas.





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Management Team

Dennis P. O’Brien, President/CEO Vista Investment Management, Inc. Mr. O’Brien has actively participated in a number of Sino-American joint ventures during his thirteen year activity in China markets. Mr. O’Brien concluded a successful 30 year career in media advertising. At his U.S. based company, he was in charge of mergers and acquisitions and in that capacity his experience involved the pursuit, negotiation, due diligence, and integration of over 23 companies during his career. He led the company toward a 1997 IPO on the NASDAQ exchange.  In 1995, he visited China to explore investment opportunities in out-of-home media industry, and in 1997 orchestrated a joint venture in Beijing and another in Liaoning Province on behalf of his company. The months following the IPO period were tremendously favorable and the company was sold in 1998 to a larger out of-home Company. Having concluded his duties with the original company, Mr. O’Brien elected to pursue his business interest in the China market, and in 1999 succeeded in acquiring the interior advertising rights for the Beijing International Airport, Shanghai-Pudong International Airport, and the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. In 2003 he exited the airport advertising business and invested in the construction of a cultural arts center (Impressions Liu Sanjie in Yangzhuo). In 2004, he funded the construction of a 278-room Hot Springs Resort in Nanning, Zhuang Autonomous Region. In 2005, he founded Vista Investment Management, Inc. as the vehicle to expand additional projects in China. VIMI brings financial service expertise to worthy Chinese companies through their partnership with Ludlow Financial Group, based in New York City. At this time our company will offer investment-banking services to Chinese companies up to 100 million US dollars, and for larger offerings we will partner with other U.S. brokerages with whom we cooperate. Mr. O’Brien graduated from Iona College, in 1960, with a BA in Economics.

John S. Arnone, age 50, has served as Director of the Company since inception.   Mr. Arnone’s experience in the securities industry began in the early 1980’s; from 1982 to 2000, Mr. Arnone served in numerous executive and management capacities in the Securities Industry; working on Wall Street he held positions on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and was the founder of two NASD broker-dealer member firms where he served as Chairman and Director of Corporate Finance.  Since 1998 Mr. Arnone has been the owner and principal of J.S. Arnone & Co., a private investment and merchant banking company that provides business solutions and financial advisory services to public and private companies; he specializes in advising as to corporate development, capital structure, private financing, and M&A related activities.   He has been the founder and/or is the principal of companies operating in the music/entertainment and technology industry and is currently the Chairman of Maestro Holdings, Limited a music consulting and catalog holding company. Mr. Arnone is the co-founder and the Managing Director of Blue Water Ventures of Key West a historic shipwreck marine salvage company.  Mr. Arnone holds an AA. degree in Business Administration and a BA. degree in Economics.

Board of Advisors

Mr. Edwin Ruh:

Edwin Ruh (“Ruh”) founded VERITAS of China, LLC (“VoC”) after performing research that addressed the issues of capital formation and public venture capital, as well as new market valuation models for Internet-enhanced companies.  Ruh is also the founder of VERITAS Venture Lab, LLC which was formed to provide financial support and advisory services for companies originating from Harvard University’s students, faculty, staff, alumni and affiliates.

From 1995 to 1998, Ruh was a Managing Director of Gerken Capital Associates, a private investment bank, and General partner to GCA’s Sino-Asia industrial Equity Fund, a $250 million direct-investment equity fund.  Prior to that, he was the senior Vice President in the International Structured Finance Division of The Fuji Bank, Limited where he founded the bank’s North American project finance operation and directed it’s financial advisory, equity funding, private placement, securitization and privatization services, in addition to serving as head of the bank’s world-wide sports and entertainment practice.

In nearly two decades of project experience, Ruh has initiated, closed, and syndicated more than 100 transactions exceeding $18 billion for multipurpose sports and entertainment facilities, and alternative energy and co-generation, natural resource development, infrastructure, real estate, transportation and telecommunications projects.  Prior experience includes management positions with Mellon Bank and General Refractories Company.

Ruh holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University, Masters Degrees in Business Administration and public Policy from the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University, a Master’s Certificate in Materials Science from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.  He also has a law degree from Yale University.

Tony C. Tsang:

Mr. Tsang is a veteran banker, skilled in negotiation, business presentation, and financial analysis.  He has worked for 23 years as a senior bank credit and project-marketing officer in Hong Kong, respectively with Bank of America, Banca Nazionale Del Lavoro (BNL), Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) and Grindlays Dao Heng Bank (UK).  Mr. Tsang resided in London for 14 years where he served the financial needs of Chinese business as an Independent Financial Advisor (IPA).  Mr. Tsang is currently based in Nanning and has broad knowledge of S.W. China business enterprise.  Mr. Tsang graduated from King’s College, Hong Kong.

Manli Priest:

Manli Priest has been a director at International Financial, Inc. a private investment firm based in New York City since 2000.  A native of Nanning, China, she came to the United States in 1999.  Ms. Priest is currently a partner at Global Ventures Asset, Inc., (N.Y.C.) where she is responsible for the management of a group of Asia investment projects.  She has also worked at United Currency Group, Inc., where she was responsible for arbitrage accounts.  Ms. Priest holds an MBA from Strayer University.

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Contact Us

The initial application questioner and financial reports must be submitted in English so that our analyst can respond quickly and accurately. Mr. Wei Bingxiang (86-13086715725) has been the official translator on behalf of the Company for the past four years and can readily assist you in this requirement. After we complete our first review, and elect to move forward, all documentation may be submitted in either English or Chinese.


Vista Investment Management, Inc. (Metro NY)                      
John S. Arnone                                                             
188 Bergen Place     Suite 204                                      
Red Bank, N.J.   07701                                                  
Tel:     (732) 747-1007                                                 
Fax:     (732) 747-7782                                                 
Mobile:(732) 310-3099


Vista Investment Management, Inc. (Chicago ) 

Dennis P O’ Brien

202 Kenmare Drive

Burr Ridge, IL 60527                 

Tel:     (630) 926-2348                                                 
Fax:     (630) 655-2047                                                 
Mobile:(630) 926-2348


Vista Investment Management, Inc.   (China)
Tony Tsang                
Yonggia Mansion, #3 Xinmin Road
Nanning City, Guangxi,  PR China  530022
Tel:        (86)  (771) 455-1632 
Mobile:   13977126160       



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Terms & Conditions

Your use of this website is subject to our terms & conditions. © Vista Investment Management, Inc. 2008

This website includes statements that may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.

The information and opinions contained on this web site constitute neither a solicitation, nor a recommendation, nor an offer to buy or sell investment instruments, or to engage in any other kind of transaction. None of the products or services described on this web site are available, nor will any of the prospectuses about these products or services be distributed, to persons in the US, the UK or any other jurisdiction where the provision of these products or services would run counter to local laws and regulation. 

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