SOURCE: WorldVest, Inc.

WorldVest, Inc.

August 04, 2009 10:43 ET

WorldVest Announces the Launch of the Asset Management Division

Creates StormWorks, Inc. as Initial Equity Development Platform Subsidiary

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 4, 2009) - WorldVest, Inc. (OTCBB: WOVT), a global merchant bank, announces the launch of its new Asset Management division. Within this division, WorldVest seeks to pursue strategic investments through the creation of platform companies and managed investment funds. Such investments may include advanced trading funds, debt & mezzanine lending funds, real estate opportunity funds, and middle-market acquisition companies. While each of these platform companies will be structured with its own unique investment objectives and growth strategies, in each case WorldVest Asset Management will act as external management.

WorldVest seeks to identify unique investment opportunities, primarily through its Global Banking & Advisory division, to make high-growth investments and acquisitions worldwide. The company employs a global investment strategy that has been successfully executed for many years and numerous transactions by its management team. WorldVest seeks to pursue a wide variety of opportunities and investment structures each aimed at capitalizing on a unique asset class or global market. Rather than placing limits on its business scope, WorldVest evaluates opportunities in all geographic markets, industries and stages of development based on their individual merits, seeking to participate in those which offer the greatest opportunity to create outsized risk-adjusted returns.

Through each transaction, WorldVest seeks to structure proprietary investment offerings to allow co-investment by both individual and institutional investors in a structure that upholds the WorldVest "T.E.S.S.A.™" investment philosophy. T.E.S.S.A.™ is an acronym for: Transparency; Exit Strategy; Security; Simplicity; and Attractive Returns. WorldVest Global Banking & Advisory division will bring considerable experience and resources to support the platform companies in expanding their operations, cash flow and net asset values, often through a series of strategic follow-on investments and M&A transactions.

WorldVest has launched StormWorks, Inc. as an equity development platform subsidiary. StormWorks will utilize the WorldVest global infrastructure to identify strategic growth-stage and middle-market opportunities with an initial focus on the disruptive technology, new media and natural resource sectors.

"WorldVest is currently evaluating a number of exciting investment opportunities in U.S., Korea, China, and Brazil with the potential to dramatically enhance the growth of our Asset Management division," commented WorldVest CEO, Garrett K. Krause. "Through our Asset Management division, WorldVest will be able to take full advantage of these unique global opportunities creating tremendous shareholder value, while diversifying direct investment risk."

About WorldVest, Inc.

WorldVest is a global merchant bank that offers not only traditional investment banking, asset management and advisory services, but also makes direct investments as a principal in select high-growth transactions on a global basis. Recognizing the disconnect that exists between the needs of companies and the limitations of traditional investment banking, private equity, and venture capital institutions, WorldVest seeks to set a new standard, emerging as a partner and solution provider where one did not previously exist. WorldVest is a majority controlled subsidiary of WorldVest Equity, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WVVEF).

For more information about WorldVest, Inc. please refer to the company's website at www.WorldVestGroup.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this release and other written or oral statements made by or on behalf of the Company are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future events and developments and our future performance, as well as management's expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including market acceptance of the Company's services and projects and the Company's continued access to capital and other risks and uncertainties outlined in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are incorporated herein by reference. The actual results the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on our current expectations and speak only as of the date of such statements.

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