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ABOUT AI Brought to you by UK-based publisher, AI Global Media, Acquisition International is a monthly magazine that seeks to inform, entertain, influence and shape the global corporate conversation through a combination of high quality editorial, rigorous research and an experienced and dedicated worldwide network of advisors, experts and contributors. Launched over five years ago, AI has rapidly risen to become the publication of choice for more than 108,000 subscribers in over 170 countries and regularly attracts editorial submissions from some of the biggest players on the global corporate landscape, including KPMG, EY, PwC and Deloitte. But AI is more than just a magazine. Alongside our monthly publication, we also produce a website that is updated daily with the latest news, features, opinion and comment, again in conjunction with a host of toplevel advisors, experts and businesspeople. Add to this our immensely popular, highly-respected awards and we firmly believe that we posses an editorial and advertising offering that is second to none.

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2016 Most Innovative Business Leader

Taxing Times

A Peek into Private Funds

The Next Generation

We got the chance to converse with David Inglesfield, Regional Director at Asiaciti Trust for Client Solutions in Europe, to learn more about his firm, and to get his unique insight into the ever-evolving world of private funds. /10

Resolving Tax Controversy We spoke to Ersin Nazali, managing partner at Nazali Tax and Legal Services, to find out more about the work they do, and get his unique insight into the many challenges facing the tax industry today. PAGE 48

Gen2 Partners (“Gen2”) is one of the leaders in customised Asian hedge funds for institutional investors and family offices. We spoke to them to find out more about their highly innovate fund strategies, and how they have achieved continued success. /16

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David Jones, the founder of OCEANWORX, a global sports marketing, media production and distribution company, talks about how his passion for sports became the foundation for the highly successful business he runs today. /26

CFO of the Month: USA Teresa C. Hack, Channel Products CFO, reveals the firms experience, proven technology, and unparalleled customer service as well as the challenges she faces at the helm of it. /28

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The Rise of Online Dispute Resolution

Leading M&A Adviser for 2016

OGR Stock Denton LLP tell us how they like nothing more than using their skills, knowledge and vast experience to help businesses thrive. /79

We speak to Haitong International Securities Group Limited. /24

Deal of the Month We profile Next Group and their landmark deal to Acquire Lubar Technologies. /57

Transfer Pricing

2016’s Most Innovative Law Firm – Switzerland

We speak to BDO Nederland, PART OF an international network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms which perform professional services under the name of BDO. /60

Deschenaux, Hornblower & Partners, LLP is an entrepreneurial international jurists firm specialising in corporate and government financings and intellectual property securitisation. /22

- CEO of the Month: India

2016 Most Innovative Hedge Fund Manager - USA

Most Trusted for High-Value Transactions in the Caribbean

Mr. Ajay Singh the man who turned around the airline from near death with his exceptional hands on approach to give the world one of the best performing airline stocks of all times. /62

We caught up with Vida Capital, an alternative asset manager solely focused on longevity-contingent assets, including life settlements, synthetic products, annuities, notes, and structured settlements. /18

Emmanuel Jacques Almosnino is well renowned law firm in the French West Indies. They reveal why they are the law firm of choice for high value transactions in the region. /21

Legal Technology Philip Knight, Director of Programmes at LSG, tells us about his company and how they remain at the forefront of their industry. /70

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2016’s Most Innovative Hedge Fund Manager: USA/Europe

CEO of the Month: USA

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Keeping the Pace

Pulling the strings behind this international company is Ralph Skalleberg, who lifts the lid on how he guides his firm towards continued success. /32

We spoke to Dennis Klemming, Chairman of Prudent Group, to find out more about their firm and the solutions they offer. /8

2016 Businesses of Distinction We got the chance to speak to Theresa Jester, CEO of Silicor, to find out how they continue to be a part of the solar energy revolution. /12

A Toast to Success - The Fladgate Partnership Pulling the strings behind their company is Adrian Bridge, who spoke to us about the exciting industry he works in. /14

Automating the Future We got the chance to speak to Seal Software, the leading provider of contract discovery, extraction and analytics solutions. /32

Executive Coaching Claire James at Pivotal Moment Transitions talks to us about how they support organisations when major change is afoot. /34

Plugging the Gap: Insurance, Representation and Cyber Assault NAPLIA Professional Liability Insurance. /36

Malta: An Excelling European Economy

Merger & Acquisition Afterthoughts We speak to Ben Smith at Surplus Asset Management, a company that helps other companies at times of closures, remodels, and liquidations. /59

Sparkasse Bank Malta. /38

Copperstone Capital /70

Francis Zammit Dimech Associates founder, Francis Zammit Dimech, explains why Malta has become a hub for foreign direct investment. /57

Distinguished in Dispute Resolution, 2016. Litigator of the Year, Mexico We profile Oscós Abogados. /80

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A BARRISTER-AT-LAW ON THE CASE - PAGE 28

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES IN INDONESIA’S IP INDUSTRY AM BADAR & PARTNERS - PAGE 30

EASING THE STRAINS OF RELOCATION PERMIT PRO - PAGE 72

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Andreas Jones has become highly renowned for his coaching and consultancy concerning small business growth and profitability. In a nutshell, the company Andreas Jones Enterprise provides strategic business planning and development for small business owners and senior executives. PAGE 82

A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IN A STUBBORNLY IMPERSONAL INDUSTRY CRAZY WEB SERVICE LTD - PAGE 64

CORPORATE RENEWAL - WHY THIS IS VITAL TO BUSINESSES GLOBALLY

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GETTING IT RIGHT 3GC GROUP, INC. - PAGE 68

The Apprenticeship Marketplace

In an interview with the firm’s founder Fiona HudsonKelly (below), she reveals the remarkable story of how over the past five years she has turned Smart Assessor from a business in her own home, to a thriving and successful multi-million-pound venture. PAGE 66


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AI AWARDS Since 2010, Acquisition International Magazine’s annual awards have been highlighting the amazing work done by those firms and individuals whose ceaseless dedication to innovation, customer care and the continued growth and improvement of their businesses has seen them forge ahead of their competitors and raise the bar for performance and results in their industry. We pride ourselves - and rightly so - on the validity of our awards and winners, an approach that is reflected in the rigorous and tightly monitored nomination, judging and selection processes. Every one of our awards is given solely on merit, meaning that there are no commercial requirements, no awards guaranteed by payment and no barriers to entry. In other words, no matter how big or small your business and regardless of where you’re based, the only factors that will determine your success are the work you do and the results you achieve.

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Methodology As mentioned, each and every nomination is subject to a lengthy and in-depth assessment process, designed to enable us to separate the truly remarkable from their peers. The process begins the second we open the ballot boxes and distribute the voting forms to our worldwide network of partners and industry experts and sees us combine the votes received – alongside submitted supporting evidence, our own in-house research and the in-depth knowledge and expertise of our network of corporate leaders and experts to arrive at our final winners list. This comprehensive selection and judging process ensures that our awards are always a true representation of the market in question and that all of our winners are truly at the cutting edge of their respective industries. Our Awards Supplements Of course, winning an award is pointless unless you have the chance to show off your success to others in your industry. This is why we offer a number of packages, designed to give every successful winner as much exposure as possible and why, at the core of this offering, sit our range of dedicated award supplements. These online publications are produced by our in-house editorial and design team and feature interviews, profiles, articles and comment from each award’s proud winners. Each supplement is then distributed to well over 108,000 subscribers, fellow nominees and nominating firms, guaranteeing that your latest success gets in front of the people who matter the most. MEDIA PACK / AWARDS


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“We are delighted to have published an article with Acquisition International in their May 2016 edition, which has extensive market exposure. Working with AI has been a good experience, especially the flexibility of their creative team with regards to the layout. In addition, we were impressed with their attention to detail throughout the due process.” - Daryl Watson, Partner “Efficiency, great value and perfect communication - these are the keywords that come to mind when working with AI Global Media. The [Acquisition International] team was able to successfully arrange a great contextual placement for our brand as well as exceed our expectations in terms of exposure.” - Konstantin Rabin, CMO “It was a privilege to be interviewed by Acquisition International since this publication has an outreach to the kind of market that is of relevance to the corporate services which I offer on a professional basis. Moreover, working with the staff of this publication was an enriching experience since we could plan out together how to project my message and communicate with the broad business community that regularly follows Acquisition International.” - Francis Zammit Dimech, LL.D., M.A. (Fin. Serv.), M.B.A. (Henley), M.P. MEDIA PACK / TESTIMONIALS


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