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 20122. 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 of senior leadership and business development experience in the aerospaceindustry. Dale is particularly effective in aerospace marketing services relative to business development,supply chain management, and M&A activity. He has senior management experience with an aerostructuremanufacturer and integrator, providing airframe assemblies to fixed and rotary wing OEMs; two majorturbine engine companies; and co-owner of an aviation services company offering proprietary products tocommercial and military customers internationally. Vancouver, CanadaMichael Avina has over 15 years of progressive experience in the telecommunications, software andaerospace industries. He has proven ability to quickly master new technology, design business strategiesand develop a strong customer base. Tampa Florida, USA13 14. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A AdvisorsBrazilian TeamAlex Wiederhold has over 34 years of experience most all of it with multinational companies inBrazil and Mexico. Alex is a multicultural executive, and is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese andGerman. He has extensive experience in strategic analysis and planning, restructure of business lines,business development, startups, sales and marketing, import - export, domestic and international logistics,establishing representatives and distributors network, and in international negotiations. Alex has a BSdegree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Campinas, Brazil Roberto Freire has over 20 years of experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) withAmerican companies based in Brazil, USA and Mexico. Roberto has lead senior management positionswithin operations, supply-chain, procurement, manufacturing, marketing, sales, finance planning, corporatefinance and general management. Roberto earned an MBA in International Business from University ofSo Paulo, Brazil, postgraduate degree in Finance, and a Bachelors degree in Economics.He speaks fluent English, Portuguese and Spanish. So Paulo, Brazil.Roberto Scala has 39 years of extensive business experience both in Brazil and the US in the areas of start-ups, Turnarounds, Business Transformation, Investment Funds, Mergers and Acquisitions and WayOutManagement. For the last two years Roberto headed a start-up company, Howcom Ind., specialized indevelopment of new electronic products for the Brazilian Market. Among his past positions he was 25 years withIBM in Brazil and USA, at the end of which he was responsible for the planning and implementation of thebusiness unit of Management Consulting and Business Transformation in Brazil. Roberto holds a BS degree inTelecommunications Op. Engineering and Business Administration Intensive Program at ESAN, and is fluent inPortuguese and English. Campinas, Brazil 14 15. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A AdvisorsScandinavian Team Harald Pousette Harald possesses a broad network of contacts engaged in the Nordic private equity market, and has sourced engagements for The Collins Group in a range of sectors including forestry, medical technology, food and information technology. Stockholm, SwedenLeif WallenhornLeif has extensive experience in leading positions within marketing,manufacturing, export and corporate finance. His focus for the past 13 years has been investor relations andcorporate finance. Leif has led a number of IPOs and private placements for clients in various industrialsectors. Stockholm, Sweden Peter Hermansson Peter is the former Head of Kaupthing Banks Corporate Banking team in Stockholmwhere, over 4 years, he built the unit into a significant part of Kaupthings Swedish profits. Peter previously JohanisknowledgeableandhaspracticalexperienceinEnergySystemswithaspecialworked in Kaupthing Bank Investment Banking for 5 years where he developed comprehensive M&Aexperience and led a number of ECM transactions. Prior to Kaupthing, Peter held different positions in listed focusonDistrictHeating,Bio-Gas,Water,WastewaterTreatmentandalliedoperations.Hehasbeenacompanies and carried out both buy and sell side transactions. He started his career as a CPA atsenioradvisorandprojectmanagerwithextensiveexperienceinbusinessdevelopment,projectPriceWaterhouse. . Stockholm, Swedenmanagement,acquisitionduediligence,andincontractissuesregardingenergyproductionand distribution.Johanhassome25yearsexperienceatsomeofEuropesleadingenergyandconsulting Johan Arstrom Johan is knowledgeable and has practical experience in Energy Systems with a special focus on District Heating, Bio-Gas, Water, Wastewater Treatment and allied operations. He has been a senior advisor and companies including Fortum, Dalkia, Sweco and Jaakko Poyry. Stockholm, Sweden15 16. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A AdvisorsEuropean TeamFlorin Ciontu Florin joined The Collins Group in 2011 and is active in the UK, France, EasternEurope, Turkey and India. Prior to TCG, Florin co-founded SunnySwiss (sustainable building solutions)and NanoSprint, a technology advisory focusing on nanotechnology and renewable energy. Florinsbackground also includes involvement with TIMA Labs, France, and extensive exposure to the R&D andstart-ups environment. Cambridge, UK and Bucharest, RomaniaLazlo Gazdag His task is to build on the initial TCG work in Hungary and Croatia and to take TheCollins Group into the other countries of Central & Eastern Europe. Laszlo has an extensive technologybackground combined with considerable finance experience in banking and asset management. Budapest,Hungary Tamas Laszip With his extensive background in software and IT, he is working closely with TCG software and IT clients throughout Europe. Tamas has nine years of full life cycle project experience in SAP R/3 consulting, working more than six years on large implementations of a global nature. Budapest, Hungary Yolian Ivanov, As an Executive Director, Yolian has post-graduate studies in International Economics from Georgetown University, a PhD from Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and a Masters as a power electrical engineer. Yolian also has 12 years in international investment banking, corporate finance and M&A advisory experience, along with 7 years in energy and hi tech industry. Sofia, Bulgaria16 17. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A Advisors Baltic States / Ukraine / Russia Rein Ruubel will be building upon and expanding the contacts already made in the Baltic States, Estonia and Finland as well as exploring new opportunities with prospective clients. Rein has an extensive technology knowledge and background with positions held in the private, public and higher education sectors. Rein is currently located in Zagreb, Croatia, where he is deeply involved in Croatias ascension into the EU. Tallinn, Estonia / Zagreb, Croatia / Middle East Bassel Beiram is an Associate at The Collins Group covering the Middle East.Bassel has 17 years of experience in the consulting industry and has lived and worked in North and Latin America, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. He has advised on corporate finance, strategy, financial restructuring, mergers and acquisitions especially in telecoms, infrastructure, healthcare, real estate and financial services. Bassel is multilingual in English, French, Spanish and Arabic with some German and Mandarin Chinese basics. Montreal, Canada / Beirut, Lebanone has degrees inbusinessandfinance17 18. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A AdvisorsPulp & Paper Team Bill Goodfellow, Bill has 40 years experience in the Pulp & Paper industry, including senior woodlands positions at AVCell Pulp Mill, Avenor and Scott Paper. Bill has detailed knowledge of woodlands and sawmills in Eastern Canada and Northwestern U.S. Bill holds Bachelors degree in Forestry from the University of New Brunswick. Ottawa, Canada / Cliff SkarstedtCliff has 40 years experience in the Pulp & Paper industry, including senior business planning positions at International Paper, Canadian Pacific Forest Products, Domtar and Avenor. In the past five years Cliff has been a consultant to Governments and major international Pulp & Paper companies. Montral, Canada18 19. The Collins Group Inc.Corporate Financing & M&A Advisors Thank You The Collins Group Inc.www.thecollinsgroup.com collinsgroup@securenet.net