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Robert has over 25 years of institutional sales experience with various banks (JP Morgan, Bank of Tokyo, Royal Bank of Canada) and brokerage firms (Midland Walwyn Capital, Yorkton Securities, Hampton Securities, National Bank Financial), in Milan, London, Geneva, Toronto and Montreal.

Robert has also worked in strategic management consulting (Cast-Center for Applied Strategy, Government of Canada), cross-border M&A (Corporate Advisories), and Investor Relations (InvestComm Group) as partner in specialized boutiques in Italy and Canada.

He arranged corporate presentations since 1996 in Toronto, Montréal, London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Milan and Turin.

Headquarters : Geneva

Representative Offices : Montreal - Bogotá

The CM-Equity group consists of CM-Equity AG and CM-Equity AG & Co. KG Financial Services. Since its foundation in 2002, CM-Equity has evolved from a registered security trader into a specialist in asset management and corporate finance.

With its team of 20 specialists, CM-Equity - Global Investment Solutions - is committed to creating value for its customers. CM-Equity offers solutions for investors, in particular managed accounts and investment funds.

Together with our clients, we are developing tailor-made overall solutions which provide both access to international capital markets and sustainable success for our customers.

Headquarters : Munich

Associates Team Members

Najia has over 18 years experience in International Business Development and Project Management within multinational companies based in Switzerland and Europe having the main focus on planning international expansions or conducting foreign direct investments. (CGE Alsthom, Ericsson, Alcatel, Serono Merck, Dufry International).

She managed significant global business openings and implemented official subsidiaries’ extensions, launching key regional operations in Africa and the Middle-East. In response to a challenging worldwide context, Najia provides accurate up-to-date market information and intelligence to business development lines and goals within various evolving sectors : Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology, Clean Technologies, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Banking & Financial services. She leads as well Communication, Marketing and Public Relations roles.

Involved in the M&A field within Desjardins Group for the Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures Direction dedicated to Small and Middle Enterprises mainly based in Québec (Desjardins Business & Institutional services, Vice-presidency Middle-market), Najia extended her global business experience to international strategic markets, sectors and areas, focusing on developing the attraction, retention, and expansion of Foreign Direct Investment for the benefit of major industries and emerging countries.

As a Business Development Associate, Najia creates and maintains key network bridges and long-term partnerships accordingly to regional and international investment opportunities, with the goal to enlarge business interests in Canada, Europe, Switzerland, North-Africa and the Middle-East.

Representative Offices : Montréal - Paris - Dubaï

Richard has over 20 years experience as an entrepreneur and international business advisor.

He typically assists CEO’s in strategic Business Development and Financial strategy related to company start-ups, Mergers and Acquisitions projects. Richard has also served as Director, CEO and COO for private or publicly traded High-Technology Canadian companies, managing operations and projects in Europe, Africa and Asia.

In 2010, he co-founded SSM Gold International with Robert Seguin and served as Advisor to officers of mining development companies (gold producers) having operations and projects in developing countries.

Representative offices : Montréal - Panama

Zelberg Industry Group

Alexandre Sellier is a seasoned professional with a wide-ranging network of consultants and investors around the world. He knows that most ambitious projects have been made possible through strong human synergies.

Together, we do believe in the future of such synergies and power of networks.


Main city covered : Paris

The Lantern Research

“The Lantern” Research is a fast-growing international network founded in 2009, with a database of 120,000+ finance professionals (Financial Analysts, Economists, Portfolio Managers, Corporate Finance Advisors, Private Equity, Research Boutiques...) from all over the world. The network aims to support its professionals’ activities and to increase their visibility in the international financial community.

Thanks to its network and a unique focus on client’s need, “The Lantern” Research, headquartered in Lugano (Canton of Ticino, Switzerland), has rapidly achieved a leading position in the organization of events in the financial sector, in both Switzerland and Northern Italy.

“The Lantern” Research is also the promoter of :
LUGANO COMMODITY FORUM www.LuganoCommodityForum.ch
LUGANO FUND FORUM www.LuganoFundForum.ch one of the most important events focused on Asset Management in Italy and Switzerland, with keynote speakers such as Jean-Claude Trichet, Nouriel Roubini and Marc Faber.


Lugano, Switzerland and North Italy

Firms with Collaborative Agreements


Cameron Thomson Group is the pre-eminent provider of Outsourced Business Development Solutions for the Media / Entertainment and Technology sectors.

CTG bridges the gap between North American & European Media/Entertainment and Technology markets by delivering best-of-breed business models, technical solutions, applications and financial engineering to their clients.


Toronto – Milan – London


Valor Management is a cross border business and financial advisory based in Geneva. Valor advisors are located in Singapore, Canada, Spain and Brazil; Clients are mostly governments and technology companies operating primarily in the Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Cleantech, Alternative Energy (solar, biofuels), Real Estate, Infrastructure, Digital Media and Communications fields.

Focus on Life Sciences

Cross-border, global networks
North America, Europe, Emerging Markets
Investors: 275+ Life Science GP and LP relationships
Industry: 100+ Corporate and Licensing Exec relationships

Life Sciences private companies in NA & Europe
Fund Managers in NA and Europe
Governments, Innovation Agencies, Tech Transfer Offices

Advisory from initial strategy to closing transactions
Fund raising (SMEs) & Capital formation (Funds)
Cross border Market entry, partnering, joint ventures, M&A



Rayleigh Capital is a UK based Investor Relations company specialized at exposing junior and small cap companies to a wide audience of investment professionals.

With over a decade of Investment and Financing experience, Rayleigh Capital specializes in Marketing & Scheduling Investors meetings.



FTM Synergis Capital is specialized in value-added financial advisory services designed to maximize value for our clients.

Our interventions are strategic in nature, a key part of the development of the business. We work closely with clients to help stimulate exceptional growth through strategic acquisitions or to sell their business to strategic or financial buyers at favorable valuations.

We deliver integrated financial advisory services in the following specific areas:
Divestitures and Capital Restructuring
Management Buyouts (MBOs)
Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs)
Owner Buyouts (OBOs)
Business & Strategic Valuations.

FTM Synergis Capital's service offering is tailored to the needs of clients looking to complete transactions with enterprise values between $10 M to $250 M.


Headquarters : Montréal , Canada

Altamesa Energy LLC www.altamesaenergy.com is an Oil & Gas Company based in Texas, USA and includes an experienced team in the evaluation, acquisition, operation and production of oil projects. Altamesa specializes in the search and identification of projects & opportunities in South America.

Its Managing Partner, Giovanni Zuzunaga has multi-year experience in the oil industry. As Vice President of Corporate Affairs with PetroMagdalena Energy Corp, (Acquired by Pacific Rubiales Energy), a Canadian company focused on the exploration, development and production of oil, he was responsible for relations with partners, looking for new opportunities, and the management & operational support of several departments.

Previously Mr. Zuzunaga was the Country Manager of Prospero Hydrocarbons where he managed the company's Colombian subsidiary with assets and operations in the Catatumbo basin, Putumayo, Magdalena and Llanos in Colombia.

Giovanni Zuzunaga is based in Bogotá, Colombia

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