Maryland Firearms Training Academy Signs HighBank as Advisor for Capital Funding

Maryland Firearms Training Academy
Maryland Firearms Training Academy

Beltsville, Md. ( – Maryland Firearms Training Academy, LLC (MDFTA) has retained HighBank Advisors LLC, a Baltimore-based full service, mid-market investment bank and financial advisory firm to assist MDFTA in the capital raise for their facility and business development (the “Offering”).  HighBank provides clients with investment banking, financial advisory and restructuring services.

“MDFTA sought a financial partner with a strong record of success in raising capital for our project and Dennis O’Neill and the rest of HighBank’s experienced team of advisors met the criteria without exception,” Michael DeMos, co-owner of MDFTA commented.

Dennis O’Neill, Managing Director, at HighBank added, “MDFTA partners Michael DeMos and David Ridgway have developed a comprehensive well thought through business plan, with a careful approach to provide the consumer, law enforcement and military markets in the D.C. area with a first-class facility, experienced instructors and staff in an environment that exemplifies safe firearms training and ownership.”

The Offering will be made through a private placement of securities issued pursuant to Rule 506(c) of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) and will be open only to “accredited investors” as defined by Rule 501 of the Securities Act.

MDFTA will be one of the largest of a growing number of high-end indoor ranges being built across the country and will feature 6 ranges, including its crown-jewel, a 100-yard range.  The facility will also feature a live-fire shoot house for law enforcement professionals that will be available to members and private citizens via training courses taught by professionals.

The build-out is expected to commence in 2015.

To find out more about investment opportunities with MDFTA through HighBank, contact Tim Brasel at 443-478-1974. MDFTA owners Michael DeMos and David Ridgway and a HighBank representative will be attending the SHOT Show held at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 20 – 23, 2015. To set up a meeting during the show, please call 443-289-0267 or email Laura Burgess.


MDFTA is a planned world-class five-star indoor Firearms Training Center with state-of-the-art shooting ranges and an upscale full service retail store in Beltsville Maryland. Our philosophy:  For all skill levels, we want to offer the opportunity for you to improve your skills and have fun in a safe environment. Our facility and training programs are designed to offer a well-defined progression through various skill levels. As you progress through the courses and demonstrate proficiency, you will earn access to shooting scenarios suited to your skill level. We will use firearms’ simulators to validate skills before moving into live fire exercises.

The facility will feature modern targetry systems and training equipment built to tactical standards, but available for all skill levels of consumer and professional shooters. A wide range of affordable memberships are available for both consumer and commercial use. The facility will also feature a limited number of executive club memberships which include access to a member’s only country club style lounge and separate shooting facilities. It will be located at 11460 Edmonston Road, Beltsville, Maryland upon completion of construction.

For more information, visit the website or send an email to [email protected]

About HighBank Advisors LLC

HighBank Advisors LLC is a Baltimore-based full service mid-market investment bank and financial advisory firm. The firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, raising capital, exit and transaction planning, business valuations, fairness and solvency opinions, loan workouts and debt restructurings, and distressed asset sales. HighBank was formed on a mission that our clients and our people deserve to have their highest expectations met and to receive higher value for their investments of money and time. For more information, visit

All investment banking services are provided by HighBank Securities LLC (“HBS”), a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC  HBS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HighBank Advisors.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements.  These statements relate to future events or future predictions, including events or predictions relating to MDFTA’s future performance.  These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors.  Actual results and events may be materially different from any future results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  MDFTA undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date on which such statements were made.