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Testimonials

“Thanks to a trustful and transparent cooperation, you feel very well and comprehensively looked after as an investor. This includes factors such as an intensive preparation phase for a foreign direct investment, the analysis of the company‚Äės own business model, the target markets and the strategic selection of potential target companies with an international orientation, as well as the efficient execution. We have greatly appreciated the full commitment of GRA:FIN, especially in more critical phases of the process. We are looking forward to continue our cooperation with GRA:FIN at upcoming projects.‚Äú

Dr. Erich Erber, Chairman of the Board

‚ÄěGRA:FIN is a very professional organization with in-depth industry expertise and have clearly helped us to enter into negotiations on a strategic co-operation with a major Turkish player in the food industry. GRA:FIN has demonstrated a very high level of professionalism, sector intelligence & commercial ability to drive the deal.‚Äú

Mr. Christian Blatnig, Managing Director

“Mr Grabner acted as our financial advisor in financing a sewage sludge drying plant in Changi supplied and installed by Austrian Andritz AG.¬†The water treatment plant in Changi, Singapore, was the first phase of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System and is still one of the world‚Äôs largest plant of its kind today. We thank Mr. Grabner for his strong commitment and his expertise.”

“We thank Mr. Grabner for being our financial advisor in Asia Pacific in the 2000s and thus providing financial facilities and guaranties to SK Rosenbauer Pte Ltd in Singapore.¬†In particular, Mr. Grabner¬†strongly supported our growth¬†in Singapore, as well as in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau.¬†Our¬†company¬†has been part of the Rosenbauer Group for over 20 years and has its own in-house production facilities with an output of around 50 fire fighting vehicles annually.”

Bob Houchin, Managing Director

“GRA:FIN was part of an international advisory consortium that brought forward 2 Asian strategic investors for one of our shareholdings in an industrial corporation. GRA:FIN coordinated the due diligence and steered the negotiations between the company‚Äôs management and the potential investors. We thank Mr. Grabner very much for his valuable contribution and look forward to future co-operation.‚Äú

Mr. Dmitri Polyakov, Head of M&A

“Wir bedanken uns bei GRA:FIN recht herzlich f√ľr die gute¬†Zusammenarbeit bei der Evaluierung eines strategischen Investmentprojekts. Gerne k√∂nnen wir¬†in der Zukunft gemeinsam weitere interessante Projekte angehen.”¬†

Mr. Klaus Schwebel, Director Corporate Strategic Planning / M&A

“Due to his industry experience and negotiation skills¬†Mr Grabner helped us to acquire a shareholding in Store Steel.”

Janez ҆pes, President of the Management Board

“GRA:FIN beriet Vivatis bei Investments in DACH. Die VIVATIS Holding AG ist eine strategische F√ľhrungsholding etablierter Markenartikelerzeuger und spezialisierter Produktions- & Dienstleistungsbetriebe. Die VIVATIS Gruppe ist ein f√ľhrender √∂sterreichischer¬†Lebensmittelkonzern mit¬†Agrarvermarktungs- und Vertriebsunternehmen.”

Dr. Christian Mayr, CEO

“After many years of successful cooperation, we appreciate to continue our work with GRA:FIN. As a partner of our Singapore based M&A practice in Europe, we highly appreciate the leads of Mr. Grabner and his commitment to get deals done. This includes factors such as an intensive preparation phase for the transaction, the target markets and the strategic selsction of European potential investors with an Asian focus, as well as the efficient implementation of the transaction.”

Mr. Ravi Chidambaram, Partner and Managing Director

“Alpla Group cooperates with GRA:FIN since many years on a case-to-case basis. Recent projects included targets in CEE and Turkey. For each project GRA:FIN¬†provided hands-on support and was eager to coordinate between all parties of the supposed transactions. GRA:FIN¬†proved high flexibility, professionalism and negotiation intelligence throughout each M&A project. Their advise in different situations proved to be based on experience and situational awareness.
We highly recommend GRA:FIN and we are looking forward to continue collaboration with them in the near future. Our cooperation started already soon after the establishment of GRA:FIN and brought forward many fruitful business opportunities in CEE and South East Asia.”

Mag. Georg Fr√ľh, CFO

“GRA:FIN advised Food Empire Holdings on investments in Austria. SGX Mainboard-listed Food Empire Holdings is a global branding and manufacturing company in the food and beverage sector. Its products include instant beverage products, frozen convenience food, confectionery and snack food. Food Empire’s products are sold to over 50 countries, in markets such as Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, China, Indochina, the Middle East and the USA.

Koh Yew Hiap, member of the supervisory board

“GRA:FIN advised Khong Guan on investments in Eastern Europe. Khong Guan Biscuit Company is headquartered in Singapore and is an investment holding company with business interests ranging from the manufacturing of wheat flour, biscuits, oatmeal, pulses and cereals, to the trading and distributions of FMCG goods.¬†Khong Guan exports its products to more than 40 countries including the Middle East, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Europe, Canada and the United States.

K. C. Chew, Chairman

“GRA:FIN advised SALIM Group on investments in Europe. SALIM Group’s major division Indofood has progressively transformed into a Total Food Solutions company with operations in all stages of food manufacturing, from the production of raw materials and their processing, to consumer products in the market. Indofood’s main business activites include the flour milling industry and the manufacture of¬†consumer branded products (noodles, pasta, dairy, snack foods, food seasonings, nutrition & special foods, beverages, packaging; the agribusiness industry, which consist of oil palm plantations and related processing mills, as well as other types of plantations and processing operations; as well as distribution.

Koh Yew Hiap, member of the board

“Through his local engagement in Singapore Mr Grabner helped to increase our sales of intra-company logistics systems in Asia Pacific.”

Mr. Martin Herbrich, Managing Director

“Das profunde Wissen √ľber die kommerziellen und unternehmensrechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen in Asien Pazifik, die Bereitstellung aktueller Marktinformation kombiniert mit Praxiswissen √ľber die Abl√§ufe und Fallstricke einer Unternehmensgr√ľndung in den einzelnen L√§ndern des Wirtschaftsblocks ASEAN machen GRA:FIN f√ľr Geoconsult zu einem wichtigen Partner bei ausl√§ndischen Direktinvestitionen in ASEAN. Gro√üen Dank an Herrn Grabner, der ein werthaltiges Strategiekonzept f√ľr die Gr√ľndung einer Asienholding, die die Aktivit√§ten unserer Gruppe in Asien b√ľndelt, erstellt und die f√ľr Geoconsult idealen Standorte evaluiert hat.”

Dipl.Ing. Dr. Harald Golser, MBA, CEO Geoconsult

“Mit dem erfolgreichen Abschluss unseres internationalen Kooperationsprojektes m√∂chten wir uns bei Ihnen recht herzlich f√ľr Ihre Unterst√ľtzung bei dem gesamten Prozess bedanken. Wir sch√§tzen die M√∂glichkeit mit unserem globalen Partner 2019 den n√§chsten Wachstumsschritt zu setzen. Die Erwartungen, die wir mit der Beauftragung von GRA:FIN¬†hatten, wurden¬†zu unserer vollsten Zufriedenheit erf√ľllt. Dies betrifft sowohl Ihr Transaktions-Know-how, Ihre juristischen Fachkenntnisse hinsichtlich internationaler Vereinbarungen¬†und Ihr hohes Engagement.¬†Die Zusammenarbeit war von der ersten Stunde des Projektes h√∂chst professionell und auf die spezifischen Bed√ľrfnisse unserer Gruppe und der Eigent√ľmer fokussiert. Wir freuen uns auf eine weitere¬†erfolgreiche¬†Zusammenarbeit in der Zukunft.”

Dr. Josef Rumpl, Gesch√§ftsf√ľhrender Gesellschafter

“Haas Food Equipment GmbH engaged Mr Grabner for its first foreign direct investment in Asia from 2005. Mr Grabner was leading the strategy planning and provided key decision-making support to the Management Board.¬†We most appreciated his local insights and investment mechanics in China and South East Asia that resulted in the establishment of Haas Food Machinery (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. by end 2006 which became one of our most successful assembly factories overseas. In his function Mr Grabner led all negotiations with the Chinese authorities and concluded the set up of our Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise in Shanghai, Qingpu Industrial Zone.¬†We thank Mr Grabner very much for his valuable FDI strategy concept and its successful implementation. His outstanding achievements and excellency made our market entry in China a success.¬†Subsequently we engaged Mr Grabner and his enterprise GRA:FIN for evaluating a greenfield investment in India in 2014 which, after accurately weighing the pro’s and con’s, we finally decided not to implement.¬†In 2015/16 we engaged Mr Grabner for a supposed M&A-transaction in Turkey where he assisted us thouroughly in evaluating a target company.¬†Many thanks to Mr Grabner for his commitment and his expertise on Foreign Direct Investments as well as the initiating and preparation of M&A transactions.”

KR Johann Haas, Shareholder, Member of the Supervisory Board

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