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  • initiated the transaction and acted as the advisor to West Atlantic Group of Sweden on the sale of its Luxembourg subsidiary West Air Luxembourg (“WAL”) to FAST Logistics Luxembourg Sarl. The core business of WAL was transferred to the Luxembourg branch of West Air Sweden, a subsidiary of West Atlantic Group on 1st August 2013.
  • initiated the transaction and acted as the advisor to Avio S.p.A. of Torino, Italy on its sale of the MRO business in respect of the Pratt and Whitney 100 engine series to Industria de Turbo Propulsores, S.A. (ITP) of Madrid, Spain.
  • assisted in the negotiations and acted as an advisor to Avio S.p.A., an Italian aerospace company, in its successful acquisition of Focal Aviation, a Brazilian aircraft engine maintenance repair and overhaul business.
  • has initiated the transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and acted as an advisor to Cabair Holdings Ltd, a professional flight training organization with operations in the UK and US, in respect of a placement of £2 million for ordinary shares
  • acted as lead advisor to Candover Partners Plc on its acquisition of Stork N.V., a globally diversified industrial company headquartered and listed in The Netherlands, supplying systems, components and services through its Aerospace, Food Systems and Technical Services Divisions, for a consideration of €1.598 million. Barons Financial Services initiated the transaction and jointly advised on all aspects of the deal.
  • acted as joint lead advisor to Candover on its sale of Swissport to Ferrovial Servicios SA for an enterprise value of CHF 1.002 billion. Barons Financial Services jointly initiated the transaction and advised on all aspects of the deal. The transaction is one of the largest European Aviation Services deals in 2005 and reflects our extensive experience and track record in maximising value for our clients.
  • has initiated the transaction, assisted in the negotiations and acted as adviser to Dr. Schmidt Biotech GmbH of Berlin, Germany on its acquisition of HUMAN Gesellschaft für Biochemica und Diagnostica mbH of Wiesbaden and Magdeburg, Germany, one Germany's largest independent privately owned manufacturer of medical diagnostic tests.
  • has initiated the transaction, assisted in the negotiations and acted as advisor to INTRO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, a German airline management company, in its acquisition of Deutsche BA (dba), the German airline subsidiary of British Airways Plc.
  • has acted as lead advisor to OmniLabs Group Limited, one of the UK's leading pathology laboratory for it's restructuring, raising of £6.6 million in private equity and the reduction of debt, and provided its Managing Partner, Eric F Kohn TD, as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Omnilabs Limited was subsequently sold for a consideration in excess of £16.5 Million to Medical Imaging Australasia Ltd., an Australian publicly quoted company
  • has acted as adviser for the Initial Public Offering and Listing of ImuMed International Ltd. on the Bermuda Stock Exchange.
  • has acted as adviser and assisted in the recapitalisation of Interactif Delta Production SA (IDP), a French public company quoted on the "Nouveau Marche" of the Paris Bourse, producing interactive software for digital television, raising €2.84 million by way of a private placement at a premium of circa 50% based on the share price at the time of the transaction.
  • has initiated the transaction, assisted in the negotiations and acted as adviser to Viper Resources Inc, an Arizona Corporation, in respect of it merger with ImuMed International Ltd., a Bermuda Corporation, and a placement of $275,000 for 343,750 of Common Stock of ImuMed International Ltd. the surviving entity.
  • has initiated the transaction, assisted in the negotiation and acted as adviser to Viper Resources Inc, an Arizona Corporation, to acquire a German Life Sciences and "Bio- Tech" group from Transplant Technologies, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Mr. Eric Kohn, Managing Director of Barons Financial Services was subsequently elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Viper Resources, Inc.
  • has initiated the transaction, assisted in the negotiation and acted as adviser to Interface Systems Inc, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (NASDAQ: INTF) on the sale of the Computer Products Distribution Business of its UK subsidiary Interface Systems International Ltd based in Birmingham and Slough to Fayrewood plc, London, United Kingdom (quoted on the AIM of the London Stock Exchange).
  • has assisted in the negotiations and acted as adviser to the shareholders of Fela Holdings AG of Thundorf, Switzerland including the subsidiaries of Fela Holding AG, manufacturing Printed Circuit Boards, based in Switzerland and Germany, on its merger with Photochemie Holding AG of Zug, Switzerland.
  • has initiated the transaction, assisted in the negotiations and acted as adviser to H.H. Bau Services AG on its sale of its 76% shareholding in IHS Sport Villages Plc to Chasley Hotels (Norwich) Ltd.
  • has initiated the transaction, assisted in the negotiations and acted as adviser to the Dane Group of Companies (UK) as shareholders of Graphosilk SA, Paris on the sale of the latter to its management in France.
  • has initiated the transaction, assisted in the negotiations and acted as adviser to the Dane Group of Companies (UK) as shareholders of Graphosilk SA, Paris on their sale of the subsidiary France-Ecrans SARL St Etienne, France to its management.
  • has initiated the transaction, assisted in the negotiations and acted as adviser to the shareholders of HyperCAST (Services) UK Ltd in its merger with Datatext and Satellite Superhighways Inc., a US NASDAQ OTC quoted company.
  • was a Financial Advisor to Sunstar Holding AG, a Swiss based hotel group quoted on the Swiss Stock Exchange in Zurich and Basle and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany.
  • has advised a major UK Plc. on the possibility of a joint venture in Europe in the Aviation field.
  • Holmes Protection Group, Inc. had a debt default of approximately $70 million to seven North American institutions. Barons Financial Services SA provided its Managing Director, Eric Kohn, to lead a reconstruction of Holmes Protection Group, Inc., including implementation of a new business strategy, conservative accounting policies and elimination of substantially all of the debt. The restructuring was completed on 13 August 1992, which took Holmes Protection Group, Inc. from a position of $27 million of negative assets at the end of 1991 to $42 million of shareholders funds on 13th August 1992.
  • has acted as principal in organising a proxy fight to obtain control of Holmes Protection Group, Inc, a Delaware incorporated company quoted on the London Stock Exchange. The new Board of Directors was appointed on 24th September 1991 after a Special General Meeting. Eric Kohn, founder of Barons Financial Services SA, was appointed Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Holmes.
  • has initiated the transaction, assisted in the negotiations and acted as a financial advisor to the shareholders of Rapid Movements Limited, a specialist freight forwarding and transportation company, whereby the shareholders sold their total interest to Celadon Group Inc. a New York based US trucking and international shipping and forwarding group.
  • has initiated the transaction, assisted in negotiations and acted as a financial advisor to Hans Rudolf Wöhrl and NFD, whereby Mr. Hans Rudolf Wöhrl acquired 49% of a NFD Luftverkehrs AG a German international and domestic scheduled designated carrier.
  • engaged by German Wings GmbH, a German airline company to find an industrial partner
  • engaged by Wormald International, the world's largest fire protection company and an Australian public company, in respect of advising on the disposal of Wormald's 14.6% stake in Holmes Protection Group Inc., a Delaware corporation publicly quoted on the London Stock Exchange.
  • initiated the transaction and assisted in the acquisition by a major public Japanese consumer goods company of a large German consumer goods company.
  • has arranged short term acquisition finance for Unilabs Holdings SA for an acquisition in the US. A financial package was arranged with a major European banker.
  • has initiated the transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and acted as advisor to USF&G Corporation, a major US insurance and financial services group in its acquisition of Concret Leasing GmbH, a German computer leasing company from its founding shareholders.
  • has initiated, assisted in the negotiations, and acted as adviser to the International Leisure Group Ltd. a major UK leisure and airline group in the acquisition of an interest in a German airline company, NFD Luftverkehrs AG.
  • advised, assisted in the negotiations, and arranged an underwriting commitment for a quoted company wishing to relocate its base to Switzerland, and be quoted on the Swiss Stock Exchanges.
  • has also initiated, assisted in the negotiations, and acted as adviser to Unilabs Holdings SA in a private placement of shares for CHF 20 million with a subsidiary of Swiss Bank Corporation.
  • has also advised the minority shareholders of Walford Meadows Ltd. in its management buy-out from a major UK group, named British Commonwealth Plc. and assisted in the negotiations.
  • has initiated the transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and acted as adviser to USF&G Corporation, a major US Insurance and Financial Services group in its acquisitions of computer leasing companies; Megaleasing in the UK from PK English Trust , and Orbat AG in Switzerland from its founding shareholders
  • has initiated the transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and acted as adviser to Connectair Limited, an UK, regional airline, in its acquisition by International Leisure Group Limited, a major UK leisure and airline group.
  • has jointly with Bankers Trust International Ltd, initiated the transaction, acted as a financial adviser, and assisted in the negotiations, whereby Chase Corporation New Zealand Group Ltd sold its controlling interest in Omnicorp Investments Ltd of New Zealand to Omni Holding AG of Switzerland