FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Boom Media and Image Consulting Tamara Washington | Executive Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org 832-455-0078 (Cell) PRESS RELEASE EY ANNOUNCES NICK DHANANI OF DHANANI PRIVATE EQUITY GROUP Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Finalist in the Gulf Coast Area HOUSTON, TX – EY announced that Chairman, CEO & Founder, Nick Dhanani of Dhanani Private Equity Group is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Gulf Coast Area. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Nick Dhanani was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 14th 2018, at the Marriott Marquis Houston. “This is a prestigious honor and I am forever grateful. I am only successful because of my family and friends who have worked by my side each and every day. This is a testament of hard work and dedication and also putting family first,” Chairman, CEO & Founder of Dhanani Private Equity Group, Nick Dhanani said. Dhanani Investment, Inc. was founded in 1999 with no partners involved until Dhanani Private Equity Group was birthed in 2012, opening the doors to individuals looking to make good investments. With Nick Dhanani at the helm of the operation as CEO and his two nephews, Nikhil Dhanani as CFO and Ali Wadhwani as President of the company, they are expecting to see a return on their investment for years to come with an increased focus on profitability. Nick has created a culture where employees are excited about going to work. In doing so, it is an environment of trust, transparency, empowerment and accountability. DPEG is bigger than the money, it is about acquiring and securing generational wealth. That encompasses developing the total person and their mind set for financial freedom and literacy as well as ensuring that they are constantly thinking of innovative measures to deliver the next major project to keep DPEG current and competitive. “Historically, real estate investing has been a business opportunity reserved for the wealthy. At DPEG, we disrupt the status quo and offer the opportunity to anyone that wants to invest and is looking to secure their financial futures thru obtaining small partnerships across multiple projects,” CFO, Nick Dhanani said. Houston is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in America and DPEG believes they can continue to grow the company just within Houston, Texas from Galveston County to Conroe. DPEG is a pillar in the community encouraging each employee to go above and beyond what they can do as an individual. This is evident in the company-sponsored events manned by DPEG employees. By making a difference in their company, Dhanani Private Equity Group employees are well compensated for their efforts, but it is in the community where they receive the most gratification for giving back. Nick has donated to Pioneer Community Center, which is a local organization from their church to build accommodations for the youth to play and stay active and they also offer a facility for senior citizens. Nick also does multiple donations in India helping people that may have financial hardships. Now in the 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Spring, California, on November 17, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. ### ABOUT DHANANI EQUITY GROUP (DPEG): Dhanani Private Equity Group was founded in 2012, from conception and acquisition to development and management; DPEG is involved in every step of the way. The company offers their investors an opportunity to take an equity partnership in researched and feasible, high return projects, providing them with an initial 10-12% ROI with an exit plan in place that eventually brings in a higher cash-on-cash returns. Over the course of four years, DPEG has been able to organically obtain over $350 million in total operating assets. Dhanani Private Equity Group believes in the core principle of building wealth for their investors. Wealth creation is an art that can be achieved by providing investors with the opportunity to access partnership in projects that yield maximum returns, while maintaining income producing assets for a mutually beneficial relationship. The idea is for the company to help the investor solidify their foundation and secure their future, one investment at a time for sustainable financial success. About Entrepreneur Of The Year® Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. 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