Tcg general presentation sept 2012

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  • 1.The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A AdvisorsThe Collins Group Inc. Helping: Raise Capital, M&A,Recruit Strategic Partners Focus: Cross Border & Cross Ocean Transactions Strong International NetworkSeptember 2012

2. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A Advisors The Collins Group A Snapshot Boutique investment banker, HQ Montreal; offices Sweden and Brazil; representatives elsewhere Canada, USA, Europe; now expanding to MENA Focus on cross-border & cross-ocean transactions Transaction sweet spot $5 - $100 million Customized services for corporate finance, M&A, business planning, strategic partnering, and channel/distribution development Experience across a wide range: technology, manufacturing, food, consumer products, energy, financial services, software, hi tech, clean tech, and water Strong network of relationships in North America, Scandinavia, elsewhere in Western and Eastern Europe, South America and MENA.We pride ourselves on taking care to fully understand our clients whatever their business2 3. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A Advisors Why Collins? Collinss resources enable fast coverage of a wide geographical area by an experienced team with significant diverse industry knowledge and experience Prospective investors and M&A candidates are contacted directly by Collins people also involved in preparing profile/material We are currently working with companies in Brazil, Chile, Canada, Sweden and France for cross border/cross ocean transactions Our structure enables us to contact more targets, faster . creating possibility of generating more offers/opportunities to be able to close faster3 4. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A Advisors Our Solutions: M&A and Corporate financing advisory services Buy-side and sell-side mandates Securing traditional equity and debt financing, as well as non-traditionalfinancing such as venture debt, joint venturing, corporate venturing, R&Dagreements, royalty/revenue sharing financing Access to capital: comprehensive network of corporate, venture capital andprivate equity investment groups Identifying and negotiating strategic and channel partnerships Strategic, go-to-market and business planning 4 5. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A Advisors Comprehensive Network TCG has a comprehensive network of corporate, venture capital and private equity companies with personal links to many firms in USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America & Far East Our proprietary database covers more than 2,500 companies & groups extending beyond USA and Canada to Western Europe, CEE, MENA, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific Our network and database provides Excellent source of financing and M&Acandidates across all industries Identify and recruit Strategic Partners for awide range of opportunities5 6. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A Advisors Some Cross Ocean Transactions Technology:Sale of Swedish software company Trio AB on behalf of the owner, Kaupthing BankSweden, to Enghouse Systems Limited, a public Canadian company listed on the TorontoStock Exchange. Transaction value SEK 64,000,000 Consumer Products:Sale of Paris Glove of Canada Limited, a privately owned Canadian company to thepublically listed Swedish company New Wave AB. Transaction value C$16,500,000 Food:Acquisition of Argentina pizza company by McCain Foods Limited, the global Canadianfood company. Transaction value US$7,500,000 Aquaculture:Assisted in acquisition of the USA assets of Fjord Seafood, the Norwegian public companyby Cooke Aquaculture, a Canadian private company. Transaction value US$10,000,000 6 7. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A Advisors Current Engagements in Progress On-Site Catering Co.: Operating in 8 Brazilian States with constant growth over the last 5 years of 25-30%, profitable, seeking an investor and new equity financing. Security Company: Seeking buyer for a R$300 million company operating security and armed guard services in four States in Brazil. Applied Software: Seeking investor / buyer for Chilean based IT company with wide geographical foot print in Latin America providing value added service applications for network carriers and the enterprise market. Solar Industry: Seeking financing for French company with patented technology for encapsulating photovoltaic cells into traditional roof tiles with commercializing already started. Dental: Seeking financing for a Swedish company with cutting edge technology for risk evaluation and management of periodontal disease. 7 8. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A Advisors Other Technology Industry Assignments Telecom: Acquisition mandate covering North America, Europe and South America for Swedish public telecoms Software Applications Company. Telecom IP: Sourced and negotiated acquisition of IP rights to advanced telecommunications software application for Swedish public company. Web: Sourced US $10 million for an e-commerce B2B start-up. Optical Data Storage: Assisted cutting-edge optical data storage company to raise financing; also supplied the company with bridge staffing in business development, technology planning, market penetration strategy, and financial modeling. Video Conferencing/IVR: Arranged equity financings from venture companies for Canadian video conferencing company and for an IVR company. .8 9. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A Advisors Other Mature Industry Assignments Food: Identifying and soliciting acquisition targets in Western and Eastern Europe for a North American global food company. Food: Advising Danish food Company on sale of its Swedish processing plant. Forest Products: Advisor to British Columbia producer of white wood, cedar, veneer and specialty plywood on acquisitions and on debt and equity financing. Forest Products: Responsible for majority acquisition of Swedish wood processing company by Geneva based private investment interests. Forest Products: Analyzed the British Columbia market pulp industry for a major Swedish forest product company with an emphasis on the effects of the mountain pine beetle infestation and identifying investment opportunities. Forest Products: Analyzed eastern Canadas forest products industry for a major Canadian financial institution to prepare investment in small and medium sized forest products enterprises 9 10. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A Advisors The Collins Group Team 11. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A Advisors Core Team of 21 Professionals MontrealIan Collins Toronto Bob Kilimnik OttawaDavid Mulcaster Vancouver Dale Hunt Tampa Michael Avina SwedenHarald Pousette, Leif Wallenhorn, Johan Arstrom, Peter Hermansson UK & RomaniaFlorin Ciontu BrazilAlex Wiederhold, Roberto Freire, Roberto Scala Hungary Dr. Laszlo Gazdag, Tamas Laszip Estonia & Croatia Dr. Rein Ruubel BulgariaDr. Yolian Ivanov Middle East Bassel Beiram, Dr. Gregg Van Volkenburgh Forest ProductCliff Skarstedt, Bill Goodfellow 11 12. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A Advisors. North American Team Ian Collins is the founder and CEO of The Collins Group. He has been active in investment banking, mergers & acquisitions, project financing, and capital market consulting for 40 years after graduating with a BA (Honors) in Economics & Political Science. Ian is the quarterback of the TCG Team . Montral, Canada David Mulcaster Davids management and executive career spans the public, private and academic sectors. Throughout his career, his focus has been on entrepreneurship, industrial development, technology commercialization, and international trade and investment development. He was director general with the Canadian government responsible for industrial and economic development programs , technology transfer, international bi-lateral trade agreements with several Asian countries; and multi-lateral trade and investment agreements with the EU and APEC. Since 2000, he has been an active investor in and advisor to a number of IT and software companies and for 4 years assisted a Canadian university to structure and to manage student entrepreneurship programs including spinning out technology companies. Ottawa, CanadaBob Kilimnik Subsequent to retiring from Manulife Financial as VP and Managing Director in late 2008Bob joined The Collins Group as Senior Advisor to provide debt related advice and assist clients in raisingmedium and long term debt. Responsibilities at Manulife included directing their North American fixed incomeand Canadian private debt operations. Prior experience included Co-founder and CIO of Borealis Capital (privateequity) and VP, Investments at Clarica Life with responsibility for their Canadian investment portfolios includingpublic bonds and equities, commercial mortgages, real estate, corporate lending, private equity and Treasury andALM operations. During his career he has structured or approved over a thousand corporate debt transactions.Having played a key leadership role in financing infrastructure and power financings in Canada Bob maintains 12relationships with various life companies and large public pension funds who are active in these markets,domestically and internationally. Waterloo, Canada 13. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A Advisors .North American Team Gregg Van Volkenburgh provides services to develop markets via strategic alliances, support expansions of start-up companies, develop client relationships through direct selling, expand manufacturing, secure government financial support, and gain equity financing. Gregg has advanced degrees in computer science, optical physics, mathematics, and chemistry and has wide industry and technology experience. Toronto, Canada / OmanDale Hunthas 45 years