Over the years, Mr. Probandt has completed billions of dollars in transactions on a global basis. From Fortune 100 companies to startups, he has coordinated IPO's, Debt financings, Going Public, Mergers & Acquisitions, and all types of fund raising. Being an investor, himself gives him an edge over others. He and his team of experienced professionals have invested in high tech, education, sports, bio tech, real estate, energy, manufacturing, retail, entertainment, health care, cross border transactions, and many other sectors. He has built a business bridge spanning America to Asia while amassing a financial track record of significant proportions.
Mr. Probandt was the youngest Senior Vice President at the prestigious San Francisco investment company, Dean Witter Reynolds (later bought out by Morgan Stanley). Eventually, Mr. Probandt chose to explore the international markets and teamed up with a Chinese enterprise, The CITIC Group, and moved to Beijing, China. With the initial project, that of bringing Marvel Entertainment to Asia (film, merchandising, tourism developments).
Currently, Mr. Probandt is the co-founder of the Private Equity (PE) enterprise, Checkmate Investing, which continues its legacy of making and sustaining successful investments. Mr. Probandt believes in teaming up with larger partners to assure pipeline and success. The Checkmate team is comprised of top tier experts in the financial world. Mr. Probandt’s book Checkmate Investing is published by the prestigious “Law Press China”. Checkmate has a silo “verticals” approach to investing with funds in Tourism Real Estate among other sectors.