DALLAS, November 5, 2012 – Civitas Capital Group was recognized as the “International Business of the Year” by the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce (GDAACC) during the organization’s annual awards gala on October 19, 2012.

The award recognizes Civitas for excellence in areas including sales and market growth, overall success of the company, employment and job creation history, major accomplishments and community involvement, among other factors.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized by the GDAACC as the International Business of the Year and appreciate all of their work to advance economic development in the region,” said Daniel J. Healy, chief executive officer of Civitas Capital Group. “We look forward to continuing to work with the GDAACC and its members to ensure the Dallas area is a place of opportunity, growth and cultural enrichment.”

The theme of the banquet was “Connecting the World – DFW and Asia,” a phrase that could also be used to aptly describe Civitas’s charge as manager of the EB-5 regional center for the City of Dallas (known as the CDRC). Through the CDRC, Civitas helps connect individuals, many of whom are from China and other Asian countries, with EB-5 investment opportunities that put them on the path toward obtaining permanent U.S. residency. These investments are used to help finance development projects and business expansions, spurring job creation and retention in the Dallas area.

About Civitas Capital Group

For investors seeking a more progressive and objective evaluation of the options available, Civitas Capital Group is an independent specialty asset management and financial services firm with operating divisions focused on Alternative Investments, EB-5 Funds and Wealth Management. Civitas evaluates the truth that lies at the core of every investment. We dig deeper, using a rigorous process to evaluate investment opportunities from every angle. www.civitascapital.com