Ship investments recently advised on by Touchwind (showing a +35% and +63% uplift)November 14th, 2017
It is our pleasure to inform you about recent transactions in the shipping segment.
In February 2015 Touchwind Financial Solutions advised HS-Schiffahrt on the acquisition of 3 sister ships from HSH Bank in Hamburg.
The 3 vessels were put into service soon after that.
Two of those vessels have recently been sold again after approx 2.5 years of stable and reliable service under the management of HS-Schiffahrt.
The price of the sale realized a gain for the investors of approx 35% in the case of the first vessel and a gain of approx 63% in the case of the second vessel (after German Tonnage tax). The vessels are included in the Minibulker/Coaster shipping segment which is currently seeing hardly any new building orders. The overall fleet is aging without significant new tonnage volume on the horizon.
The sale prices that have been realized are also a result of the excellent ship management job done by HS–Schiffahrt.
TOUCHWIND Financial Solutions UK LtdOctober 22nd, 2017
TOUCHWIND Financial Solutions UK Ltd a sister company of KOELLN & Cie GmbH & Co KG is delighted to announce that they have successfully relocated the first two German owned companies to share their location and establish a presence in the City of London.
This will enable their customers and the owners to take advantage of the UK regulatory environment as well as any opportunities that may arise after the UK leaves the European Union.
Breaking newsOctober 17th, 2017
Dear clients, colleagues and friends,
Breaking news: we have moved! As of this summer Koelln & Cie is located in Hamburg. Our newly updated website can be found here: www.koellncie.com.
The majority of our activities will (still) be carried out under the banner of our sister firm Touchwind Financial Solutions UK Ltd which is headquartered in London. Please visit our new website here: www.touchwind-financial.com.
Our main focus will continue to be Market Entry Consultancy, Product and Business Development as well as Structured Finance, specifically in the maritime sector (shipping finance) for our institutional client base. Our structure, with a physical presence in both the UK and continental Europe, means that we are ideally placed to be your partner through any developments that may occur during the Brexit process.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Kind regards, The KOELLN & Cie and TOUCHWIND team
Financing Solutions in the Maritime SectorOctober 10th, 2017
We are currently working on Structured Financing Solutions in the Maritime Sector (Ship Financing)
In certains segments we are monitoring very attractive investment opportunities (Feeder Ships, Minibulker and Multy Purpose Ships /MPPs) You are welcome to contact us for further information.
TouchWind Financial Solutions GmbH soldJune 23rd, 2016
We hereby give notice that Touchwind Financial Solutions has been sold to overseas investors as of May this year.
As a result of this, all of our structured finance servicing and administration operations as well as the Luxembourg based subsidiary have been transferred to the new owners. Consequently, we are now in a position to devote further resources to our main business of ship finance.
The Touchwind name will continue to exist, however. The core team will operate under the umbrella of Touchwind Financial Solutions UK Ltd., based in London, with a broad focus on structured finance and market entry consultancy as well as ship finance.
We have very deliberately situated our base in London – the centre of capital markets in Europe – to take into account the ever rising regulatory burden of doing business on the European mainland. All of our clients and business partners can rely on our continued support in terms of our corporate advisory and support services. We look forward to working together in the future.
Touchwind Financial Solutions – UK / LondonFebruary 09th, 2015
Jim Tatchell is appointed Managing Director of our Touchwind Financial Solutions UK Ltd. in London. With Jim, we are able to expand our strong team, adding a partner with many years of capital markets experience.
Expanding our team of partnersOctober 01st, 2014
We are glad to welcome Günter Femers, an experienced banking- and capital markets executive, to our team of partners. He will strengthen our team in Hamburg, starting October 1st, 2014.
Risk is a matter for the bossApril 07th, 2014
Risk Management and Controlling are criticals parts when it comes to managing an enterprise. Managing Director Armin J. Lang describes in the magazine of the EOS group why risk has to be addressed at the very top of a company.
Read the article here.
Touchwind Financial Services S.À R.L. and Ltd.January 28th, 2014
TouchWind Financial Solutions opened an office in Luxembourg and London.
A perfect balanceSeptember 10th, 2013
In large enterprises, some group units often lack liquidity while others have a surplus of funds. A cash-pooling system can balance out the accounts of these companies and give them all a fi nancial advantage.
Harmen Kölln, magazine of the EOS group / Take care to avoid the liquidity trap
Read the article here.
New partner: Michael CnyrimSeptember 05th, 2013
We are glad to welcome Michael Cnyrim in our team of partners. Michael is an experienced expert in the field of Real Assets, especially for ecological and Socially Responsible Investments (SRI). He is in charge of our Deal Screening business for Alternative Investments (COLAMIS).
$140 mln. structuring und financing completedAugust 06th, 2013
TOUCHWIND Financial Solutions GmbH (TFS) announces the successful completion of a complex structuring and financing, with a total volume of $140 million. With a specialty financing bank, U.S. UIT shares were financed in several Luxembourg companies, with a maturity of 3 years. In addition, existing transactions were restructured and refinanced, with a volume totaling $100 million. TFS has led the entire project, with responsibility for planning, structuring, implementing, funding, and monitoring.
Over the past 15 months, TOUCHWIND Financial Solutions has created a total of 20 complex SPV-structures, making TFS one of the leading independent providers of structuring and financing solutions in Germany.
Expanding our team of partnersJune 04th, 2013
We are glad to welcome three renowned financial and capital markets experts in our team of partners: Dagmar Buhl, Ulrich Binninger and Jürgen Popp contribute many years of experience and specialised expertise.
Continuing expansionMay 17th, 2013
The successful business of TOUCHWIND Financial Solutions GmbH now includes Deal Screening, a new business line under the brand name COLAMIS. Experienced experts from different specialisations evaluate Alternative Investments for professional investors.