Issue 1 2022 • Issue 1 2022 Leading Semiconductor Innovation, and World Technological Progress With the world more dependant than ever on technological innovations for the continual function of society, companies like NEO SEMICONDUCTOR are becoming more of a cornerstone than ever before in these efforts. As the exponential curve of innovation keeps rising, and 5G and AI technologies become more widespread, organisations will find themselves in need of ensuring that other elements of their system can work in tandem with such systems in order to allow them to truly benefit from their full capacity. M-Files UK: Intelligent Information Management

2 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2022 From our Editor We are pleased to welcome you to the January edition of Acquisition International magazine. Recognised as a voice of modern business, we are passionate about providing vital updates to corporate readers so that they can always be one step ahead. As with our other January issues, we look to set the pace of the new year whilst looking over the past 12 months. 2021 was a tempestuous year and a wild rollercoaster ride for many. As we shine light upon each corner of the world, we catch the glistening golden businesses that are changing the pace of the business landscape overall. With years of experience and even turbulence behind them, they look towards the coming years with high hopes as a crux for their business endeavours. Our mission is to highlight these magnificent businesses and their achievements to inspire and educate each reader. This inspiration can spark improvements across every sector which allows for a brighter future for all. This year we are truly celebrating the achievements of businesses from around the globe as they have conquered all challenges from the last couple of years. With this wealth of knowledge and experience, they are going into this next year strong and ready for anything. We would like to wish you a very happy and prosperous 2022 ahead and we look forward to seeing you again for the February issue. Sofi Bajor - Editor Contents 4 News 6 Leading Semiconductor Innovation, and World Technological Progress NEO SEMICONDUCTOR 10 Dallas Attorney: A Diversity Champion Fishman Jackson Ronquillo PLLC 11 Australian Expat Taxation Matters Australasian Taxation Services Pty Ltd 12 2022’s Leading Innovators in Cardiology & Diagnostic Imaging Solutions - Canada MyHealth Centre 13 Best Occupational Health & Safety Services Provider 2022 – Ireland KTC Safety 14 Best Wealth and Fund Management Company 2021 & Client Service Excellence Award 2021 Aura Group Pte Ltd 15 Innovative Law Gloria Ponce de León & Hernández 16 Relentless Will to Win Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann 17 Patent and Trademark Experts Since 2005 Hechanova & Co. Inc. No information contained on or in this website constitutes investment advice or an offer to invest or to provide management services and is subject to correction, completion and amendment without notice. Neither AI nor any of its associated entities are authorised to give financial advice of any nature nor are they regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Prior to making any investment, AI recommends that any prospective investor should consult with its own investment, accounting, legal and tax advisers to evaluate independently the risks, consequences and suitability of that investment. AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility. Editorial Team Sif Brookes, Senior Editor Sofi Bajor, Editor Daniel Long, Writer Gabriel Muers, Writer Rebecca Scotland, Writer Ashley-Francis Cox, Writer Amelia Walker, Writer Design Team Emma Hunt, Senior Designer Daniela Levinte, Graphic Designer Lauren Baldwin, Junior Graphic Designer 18 Intelligent Information Management M-Files UK 20 The Science Law Firm Bell Legal Group 21 Simple, Honest Law Services Richard Grogan & Associates 22 ABV ADVOGADOS FOR SUCCES Alves, Botelho, Varela & Associados 23 Incredible IP Lawyer Secures Success BMatanga IP Attorneys 24 Building Brilliant Brands Frame & Fame Ltd 25 The Prestigious Lawyers for Prestigious Assets Bargate Murray 26 Gene Genius! Pluripotent Diagnostics Corp. 27 Expertly Dealing With Family Affairs Kolcsenyi & Nemethi Law Firm 28 The Future of Independent Validation and Verification OnShore Technology Group, Inc 30 The World Renowned Chinese Legal Experts Fangda Partners 31 Experts in Judicial Recovery DASA Advogados 32 Leading Litigator Lights The Way The Gillam Law Firm 33 Open, Decisive, Competent Kanzlei Kleiner Eberl Brandstätter Steuerberatung GmbH

Acquisition International - Issue 1 2022 3 23 10 18 34 The Law Firm Taking Cyprus By Storm K. Argyridou and Associates LLC 35 Forex For A Safe, Secure Future IronFX 36 Transfer Pricing Pioneers! Transfer Pricing Services | TPS 37 The Leading Law Firm With A Difference Quinn Legal 38 Female-led Interior Design Takes Over Opaal Interiors and Detay Living 40 CR Amanya Advocates & Solicitors Leading Corporate and Commercial Lawyer of the Year – Uganda 41 Most Innovative Litigation Software Solutions Provider – UK Nuix 42 The Law Firm That Changes Lives The Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law 43 The Innovative Intellectual Property Law Firm Sigma IPR 44 Invest In Your Future LaoCann Capital 46 The Opulent International Consultancy Firm Intercorp International Ltd 47 The Law Firm Fighting Against Medical Malpractice Berkowitz and Hanna LLC 48 Innovative, Practical, Cost-Effective Forklifts TASK Forklifts 50 The Bread and Butter of Law. A.M. Oktarina Counsellor at Law 51 The Steadfast Solution to Alternative Funding Platinum Capital Management Limited 52 For Your Legal Needs Rahul Chaudhry & Partners 53 Winners’ Listings

4 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2022 News: from around the world Over 60% of investors used borrowed funds to purchase highly volatile cryptocurrencies A study by KIS Finance, has revealed that over two thirds of cryptocurrency investors borrowed money to make their purchase, rather than using income and/or savings. Overall, more than two thirds (64%) of those who have invested in cryptos, used one or more credit facilities to do so. Massive crypto losses over the last two months Cryptocurrencies are highly volatile and a risky investment strategy. There was a massive increase in crypto prices in November last year, with Bitcoin hitting it’s highest ever price. But since then, cryptos have been continuously falling in value. Here is a table showing an example of how five of the largest currencies have changed in value over just two months. 10/11/21 10/01/22 Percentage drop Bitcoin $68,622 $40,904 40% Bitcoin Cash $722 $357 50% Ethereum $4,843 $3,046 37% Litecoin $290 $128 56% Ripple $1.32 $0.72 45% However, although cryptocurrencies are currently in the red, the industry as a whole is growing every day. For example; Binance (the world’s largest crypto exchange) CEO, Changpeng Zhao, has just become Asia’s richest person and one of the world’s richest billionaires. According to Bloomberg, it’s estimated that his net worth is approximately $96 billion. Zhao launched Binance in 2017, and in just 5 years it has gradually grown into one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges. Also, last year Ethereum’s creator, Vitalik Buterin, and Coinbase founder, Brian Armstrong, also became billionaires highlighting the exponential growth in the cryptocurrency industry in the last couple of years. Cryptocurrency success stories can make many people, particularly teenagers and young adults, want to jump on the band wagon and make their own fortunes. However, these success stories can fail to highlight how much of a risk cryptocurrencies are as an investment product. The difference if you invested in the largest cryptos, Bitcoin and Ethereum, years or months ago If you invested Bitcoin in February 2011 or Ethereum in 2016 when they were worth just $1, then you would be laughing now. But if you invested in Bitcoin or Ethereum just two months ago (November last year), you would have lost 40% or 37%, respectively, of your investment if you sold now. Some investors may hold on, but many might start to panic seeing their savings or loan drop by 40% and sell to cut their losses, fearing that they will lose everything. Percentage of crypto investors who used one or more credit facilities to fund purchase, by age 18 - 24: 70% 25 - 34: 64% 35 - 44: 68.9% 45 - 54: 62.5% 55 - 64: 45% 65+: 25% As the data shows, those aged between 18 and 24 were the age group most likely to use borrowed funds to make their investment, with a significant drop of borrowers in the two highest age groups. What type of credit facilities have people used to fund cryptocurrency investments? When we break down what kinds of credit facilities people have used to purchase cryptocurrencies, over a third (35.5%) made their investment using a credit card. Almost a fifth (19.3%) funded the purchase out of their overdraft. Credit card: 35.5% Overdraft: 19.3% Personal loan: 14.6% Secured loan: 9% Payday loan: 7.6% Re-mortgage: 3.3% Holly Andrews, Managing Director at KIS Finance, comments on the findings. “In recent years, the cryptocurrency industry has grown rapidly and cryptos are becoming a more mainstream product every single day. Even tech giant PayPal has now introduced a cryptocurrency trading platform, making it accessible to everyone. Although cryptos, and specifically Bitcoin, have seen people make thousands or even millions in profit; the last few weeks have shown that they are incredibly volatile and can see investors losing large percentages, or all, of what they put in very quickly. It’s concerning to see that so many people have turned to borrowed funds to purchase cryptocurrencies as they are extremely unpredictable and offer no guarantees that the money invested will be returned. So, if people are investing money that isn’t theirs and subsequently losing it, this could cause some serious financial challenges later down the line. The biggest concern is those who don’t have the means to pay the money back, especially if their original plan was to repay their loans with the profits made from their investment. With a very strong possibility of losing the money for good, people may be left severely out of pocket and racking up interest on their credit cards and overdrafts. Also, some credit card providers will view this type of transaction as a cash advance, meaning a cash advance fee and higher interest rate will be applied. So, if you are thinking of making an investment into cryptocurrencies, you should only invest an amount of money that you can afford to lose and it should be funded through income and/or savings rather than a credit facility.

Acquisition International - Issue 1 2022 5 Research by Veolia shows that less than a third of UK businesses have a strategy for reaching carbon neutrality, despite growing environmental concerns. Plus, 42% of UK businesses are feeling overwhelmed by the steps they need to take to reach this goal. The survey by YouGov on behalf of Veolia, of over 1,000 senior business decision makers, found that less than a third (29%) of UK businesses have a strategy for reaching carbon net zero. However, more than half of larger companies (250+ employees) surveyed (52%) had a net zero strategy and 61% of these also felt their reputation would be negatively affected if they failed to commit to achieving their carbon targets. Positively, environmental concern was the biggest driver (72%) for businesses with a net zero strategy trying to meet their carbon targets, with reputation second (60%). Despite low numbers committing to a carbon net zero strategy, 80% of those who did are very confident of achieving their goals. Further key points: - Investment (40%) and Government legislation (39%) were the most popular types of support businesses with a net zero strategy would like to see to reach their carbon targets. 12% said they did not need any external support. - 56% of those businesses with a net zero strategy have set a budget for their carbon strategy - 40% of UK businesses surveyed are currently employing third parties for carbon offsetting practices Gavin Graveson, Senior Executive Vice President Veolia Northern Europe Zone said: “Just over forty percent of UK businesses may feel overwhelmed by the steps they need to take to reach carbon neutrality, but every step businesses take makes a difference to our planet, protecting it for future generations. “We need to see more industries commit to a robust strategy to reduce their environmental impact, whether that be through use of electric vehicles, cleaner energy supplies or reduced packaging. “In the wake of COP26, we need to work together, share expertise, innovate and research new sustainable solutions so carbon net zero can become a reality, rather than a goal.” Veolia is supporting customers to lower their carbon footprint by accurately measuring their current emissions and water use and finding sustainable solutions to reduce this. This tool is called Greenpath and shows businesses a range of different Veolia products and services which can decarbonise processes, reducing cost and climate impact. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1022 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 19th - 25th October 2021. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of British business size. Only 30% of UK businesses have a Net Zero Strategy About Veolia Veolia group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 179,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and replenish them. In 2020, the Veolia group supplied 95 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 43 million megawatt hours of energy and treated 47 million metric tons of waste. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €26.010 billion in 2020. For more information visit us at or follow us on Twitter at

6 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2022 Oct21683 Leading Semiconductor Innovation, and World Technological Progress With the world more dependant than ever on technological innovations for the continual function of society, companies like NEO SEMICONDUCTOR are becoming more of a cornerstone than ever before in these efforts. As the exponential curve of innovation keeps rising, and 5G and AI technologies become more widespread, organisations will find themselves in need of ensuring that other elements of their system can work in tandem with such systems in order to allow them to truly benefit from their full capacity. Thus, NEO SEMICONDUCTOR has earned itself the title of the ‘Most Innovative Flash Memory Startup Company’ for 2020 in California by serving this need, providing a new and better flash memory solution for a new epoch. EO SEMICONDUCTOR, the winner of the most innovative flash memory startup award for 2020 has been making a name for itself with its ‘Best in Show’ product. Fundamentally, this company has been making waves since its inception, with this coming to a head during the Flash Memory Summit Conference in November of 2020; during this show, NEO SEMICONDUCTOR displayed its breakthroughs in 3D NAND Flash Memory and Architecture to a wowed crowd that went on to spread the word amongst further facets of the industry. 3D NAND flash memory, in essence, can be described as the main data storage facilitation unit used in smart phones, solid state drives, cloud storage facilities, data centres, USB drives, IoT devices, drones, and AI robotic technologies. X-NAND, therefore, is a revolutionary new version of this that aids the operations intrinsic to each of these systems working effectively. A revolutionary new way to think about 3D NAND flash memory architecture, X-NAND provides 3 times faster speed and more than 10 times the data throughput than conventional NAND flash, without an increase in cost or footprint bogging it down. In essence, it is a streamlined, relatively wasteless, and elegant solution, rejecting additional bloatware for a speedier, more cost-efficient experience that 5G, AI, and many other applications can incorporate easily and to great effect. NEO SEMICONDUCTOR promises that a client will be able to benefit from the changes that switching to X-NAND can make from day one. With a variety of top-of-the-range features that have been implemented in order to make X-NAND’s advantages over regular NAND abundantly plain, the elements that set it apart come down the architecture of the structure itself. Essentially, whilst the traditional 3D NAND flash memory device only have 2-4 planes in the Y-direction, X-NAND can increase the number of planes by order of magnitude, even reaching numbers of between 16 and 64 without ever increasing the size of the chip proper, meaning the capability of the device is increased without the client having to rearrange things in order to make more room for a bulkier device. N This also ensures that the bit line delay is reduced to only ¼ - 1/32, allowing for 4 to 32 times more data to be transferred in parallel and drastically increasing the speed of X-NAND’s performance when compared directly to the conventional NAND devices already available and on the market. Crucially, this was the primary objective for NEO SEMICONDUCTOR in creating the X-NAND system, and with its 128B Page Buffer in contrast to the regular 2KB Page Buffer one usually encounters, X-NAND’s elegance and sophistication can benefit the client in every way, making it worth the initial investment as it is sure to pay for itself over time in money saved. Additionally, arranging the array into 16-64 planes reduces the bit line length and the capacitance of the overall system to only 1/16-64, increasing the random read and write speed by 3-12 times as a direct result, whereas the layout size of conventional page buffers and large bit line capacitance the conventional NAND solution displays make for slow speed for read and program verification options. In short, X-NAND’s superiority is shown in even the most minute detail of its construction. When talking about the relative speed achieved between devices, it is of course useful to be able to track specific numbers; NEO SEMICONDUCTOR has thought of this, and its SLC Speed and QLC Cost results outline in detail how X-NAND achieves 3 times the random read and write speed of the conventional NAND solution. NEO SEMICONDUCTOR, the winner of the most innovative flash memory startup award for 2020 has been making a name for itself with its ‘Best in Show’ product.

Acquisition International - Issue 1 2022 7 Leading Semiconductor Innovation, and World Technological Progress It can also speak to a 27-times sequential read speed, which is truly an incredible feat. This alongside its ability to achieve a 15X sequential write speed when compared to conventional NAND flash memory does not increase any manufacturing cost either, due to the size of the chip remaining a constant factor. When it comes to the practical applications of such things, it had been held up as the technological breakthrough for the 5G and AI era. In a world where technological evolution is exponential, X-NAND architecture is a big breakthrough of 3D NAND flash memory technology that promises to make 5G and AI software implementation so much easier. Critically, the X-NAND can withstand and fulfil the high-speed requirements necessitated by such innovations. 5G and AI both require a new era to be born where the speed of the elements around them are able to match the capabilities they themselves possess, or else the advantages they give threaten to be rendered obsolete – this is where NEO SEMICONDUCTOR steps in – with its X-NAND offering kickstarting a revolution that is ushering in exciting new technology and its implementation. The technological world was quick to pick up on the story of this incredibly company and its good work, with CIO Review running a front-cover story telling its readership of NEO SEMICONDUCTOR, its staff, and its work in a special Semiconductor focused edition of the magazine in 2021. Honoured to have been included in this manner, NEO SEMICONDUCTOR extends its gratitude to CIO Review for its kindness and to the interest showed by its readership, excited to have been lauded as one of the ‘ten most promising semiconductor technology providers’ of the year. It is even slated to be featured on the CNBC series ‘The Advancements’, reaching a wider audience piece by piece and capturing the imaginations of the bold, brave, and innovative all over the world through its recent game changing improvements to high speed, high-density, low-cost data storage. This will be airing on Saturday January 22, 2022 at 2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time on the channel proper. From there, it will be continuing to pursue the fulfilment of its motto, ‘making the world a better place is our goal’, encouraging the world towards a brighter epoch of faster, cheaper, more effective technology that will revolutionise the processes by which the most important facets of society operate.

8 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2022 It has, of course, been dedicated to this goal from the very beginning. Having been founded in 2012 by Andy Hsu and his team in San Jose, California, the company owns more than 20 U.S. patents at present in memory design architecture and cell structure, securing its place as a household name in flash memory. Founded and led by a team of dedicated, industry-leading innovators, Andy Hsu – the CEO – takes great pride in the efficacy and incredible work of the people around him, gathering like-minded creators to his side who are equally interested in bettering the future of technology in order to improve the prospects of the global society. Being both NEO and CEO, Andy wears many hats within the company proper. Due to his own extreme level of dedication to the cause, he uses his 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry proper to ensure that every innovation released to the public and professional semiconductor market segment is the best that it could possibly be. Before founding NEO SEMICONDUCTOR as a company, he led the R&D and engineering teams of a start-up company for 16 years, developing more than 60 products in NOR flash, EEPROM, and NVSRAM that have become renowned as extraordinary achievements and innovations in their own right. Fundamentally, Andy’s leadership of the company comes from a deep place of understanding regarding how the wider industry works, both as a market segment and as a place of pushing towards a brighter future for all. Over his time in the sector, he has consistently been working at the top of his game in order to push for the betterment of technology in the macro scale in this way, and today can proudly say that he is the inventor of over 100 granted US patents in the nonvolatile memory area. Having earned an MS in Electrical, Computer, and System Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and a BS from the National Cheung-Kung University in Taiwan, his beginnings in making a name for himself began all the way back with his thesis in Artificial Neural Networks that he penned during Graduate School. Andy is backed up by Ray Tsay, the Co-Founder and VPof Engineering for NEO SEMICONDUCTOR. With over 30 years of experience under his belt in the semiconductor industry and boasting a wide depth and breadth of knowledge regarding the companies that occupy the sector, his current expertise has been built up through working in many different corporate positions for many different organisations such as Silicon Solution, ICT, and EG&G Reticon. Having led teams in charge of testing, product development, and product manufacture, he has cultivated a truly incomparable understanding of the market, the customers, and the competition that currently make up the dynamic ecosystem of the semiconductor industry. Additionally, it was in these positions that he built up his current outstanding level of knowledge in various products from CCD to CPLD, as well as SRAM, EEPROM, EPROM, and Flash Memory. Ray, holding an MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Arizona State University, an MS in Chemical and Material Engineering from the University of Iowa, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the National Central University of Taiwan, is a critical pillar in NEO SEMICONDUCTOR’s structure, and his work has been invaluable in making the firm what it is today. Company: NEO SEMICONDUCTOR Contact: Andy Hsu Website:

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10 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2022 Dallas Attorney: A Diversity Champion s attorneys go, they don’t come much more experienced than Marcos G. Ronquillo. Mr Ronquillo has spent much of his career representing governmental agencies such as the Dallas Independent School District and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as well as Fortune 500 companies. He was recognized by D Magazine: Dallas 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in Dallas-Ft Worth, Texas in 2018 and 2019. The award-winning attorney specializes in high-profile cases where public policy and social concerns are at odds. A dedicated trial lawyer who takes the time to learn about his clients, Mr Ronquillo makes clear communication a priority. Recently, as a keynote speaker at the Texas Legal Diversity Summit, Mr Ronquillo is quoted as saying “Diversity is not to be discussed at the end of the year. It should be part of the DNA of your organization.” Mr Ronquillo joined Fishman Jackson Ronquillo PLLC as a partner in 2016. In the same year, he was selected by Latino Leaders magazine as one of the ‘Top 25 Hispanic Attorneys’ in the US. He ranks in the Nation’s Top 1% of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and is consistently selected and recognized for professional excellence by many respected industry publications. Mr Ronquillo is also a member of Global Advisory Experts, the leading guide to advisory professionals worldwide. Mr Ronquillo served on the Smithsonian National Latino Center Advisory Board, The Smithsonian National Campaign Steering Committee and The Institute of Latino Studies Advisory Council at the University of Notre Dame. At Fishman Jackson Ronquillo, Mr Ronquillo is in illustrious company. The members of the firm are all seasoned professionals with a level of experience far above that of an average firm. Most members have been practising for over 20 years. Members are well-versed in how to prepare for the most complex litigation. They’ve been representing clients in Texas and across the United States for decades. The firm has earned a reputation for dealing with complex legal issues and high stakes litigation matters involving business, employment, and securities litigation. It works with clients through every stage of the litigation process, from early and accurate case assessments to the trial’s conclusion and any subsequent appeals. Mr Ronquillo tells us, “We know doing business can sometimes be a daily battle. We stand steadfastly alongside our clients to enhance A Marcos G. Ronquillo of Fishman Jackson Ronquillo PLLC has over 35 years of experience in his field. A prominent figure in the profession, the Dallas attorney is raising the bar on diversity in the legal community. Marcos G. Ronquillo is Leading Hispanic Business Arbitration and Litigation Attorney of the Year, Texas. Contact: Company: Fishman Jackson Ronquillo PLLC Web Address: Oct21906 their success and defend them from threats. Our goal is always to achieve the best outcome for our client’s business.” Embracing an alternative way of working, the firm partners with its clients – taking into account their needs and objectives. The firm’s successful track record testifies to its commitment to obtaining the best and most effective resolutions to its clients’ litigation issues. Proactive communication is seen as an essential component of a successful client relationship. Fishman Jackson Ronquillo seeks input from and provides regular updates to its clients. The firm has embraced innovation and technology with a view to reducing overheads and expenses. It ensures that legal costs are closely managed and that clients benefit from cost savings. The team culture at Fishman Jackson Ronquillo is one of close collaboration where team members come together to form a ruthlessly efficient whole. The firm is devoted to advancing its clients’ interests and providing knowledgeable counsel both in and out of the courtroom.

Acquisition International - Issue 1 2022 11 Accountants of Australian and New Zealand, Tax Institute of Australia and Certified Practicing Accountants, as well as other corporate, industry and regulatory entities.” “We are recognised as leaders in our market and have been active in making submissions to Government, regulatory and advisory bodies regarding taxation, policy and legislative changes that effect foreign investors and Australian expatriates.” Since the pandemic, more than 600,000 Aussie expats have returned home. Repatriation Tax Planning is essential to ensure clients have a fully understanding all aspects of tax position prior to their return to minimize unnecessary costly mistakes and maximise their financial standing. Specialising in a variety of services, the company assists clients with regards to Australian Tax Return Preparation, Australian Property Financial Feasibility Analysis, Australian Migration Taxation Planning and Australian Expatriate & Repatriate Tax Planning. Steve explains how it feels for the company to be recognised on a global scale for the work that the team do. “It is an honour to be awarded for the seventh consecutive year in the AI Global Awards. It is testament to the value we place on providing outstanding service, honest advice and always acting with integrity.” The outlook is positive for ATS, with Steve citing the growth within the company as a key factor of the agency’s success. He talks about the new offices opened throughout Australian over the past year and the excitement of global growth forecasted in 2022. “With the relaxation of borders and the world feeling more connected than ever since the pandemic, we anticipate an increase in Australian migration, foreign investment and a return overseas for Aussie expats. We will continue to provide services to educate and protect the financial interests of our clients.” Nov21189 Company: Australasian Taxation Services Pty Ltd – a SMATS Group company Website: Contact: Australian Expat Taxation Matters TS is a registered Australian tax agent that ensures clients gain a full understanding of their Australian tax obligations and opportunities. The team are experts in Australian tax compliance and provide specialised tax planning services for Australian expatriates, property investors and intended migrants to Australia. ATS is a part of the global corporation SMATS Group of businesses. Steve Douglas, Co-Founder and Managing Director of ATS and Chairman of SMATS Services Pte Ltd, has created success in a niche market by capitalising on his taxation specialisations for non-resident property investors, migration and expatriate taxation planning. As a regular presenter on Australian taxation matters, Steve has delivered seminars across the globe on behalf of many industry organisations and property developers, including the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia and Australian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong. Interestingly, Steve has been featured in articles by the Singapore Business Times, South China Morning Post, Australian Entrepreneur Magazine, Benchmark, Western Australian Property and Investment and Property Link magazine. He comments that his team drives the success of the company. “Our team members have a full understanding of Australian and international tax issues and are members of the Chartered A With an established network of offices around the globe, Australasian Taxation Services (ATS) continues to dominate as the leading Australian expatriate tax firm, having serviced thousands of international and Australian based clients. Steve Douglas provides an in-depth overview of the services and success of the company.

12 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2022 team”. So, with over 600 medical professionals and more than 160 physicians as consultants, MyHealth has a vast team of highly experienced individuals who can make an immense difference to the way patients are cared for. The timeliness of their call centre agents, patient care representatives, diagnostic technicians, reading physicians, clinic leaders, regional directors, and head office support staff enables the most modern healthcare system to speed-up the process of diagnosis and treatment. Patients can rest assured they will be prioritised and cared for both rapidly and accurately. Striving to provide same-week appointments, MyHealth offers quick evaluation, diagnosis, and the beginning of treatments, thus leaving their patients feeling secure and heard. It’s no surprise they’ve received thousands of five-star Google reviews from satisfied patients. Suresh tells us, “MyHealth’s plan is to grow internationally into a globally successful organisation as we look to grow in other jurisdictions.” These additional areas will continue to propel them even further in the healthcare industry, introducing a healthier future for all. Contact: Brandon Latham Company: MyHealth Centre Web Address: 2022’s Leading Innovators in Cardiology & Diagnostic Imaging Solutions - Canada MyHealth’s goal is to become a “one-stop-shop” for all patient diagnostic services that are referred by primary and secondary healthcare providers, such as family physicians, cardiologists, internists, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, and more. Their mission to provide quality patient care through innovation, compassion, and integrity was recognized by Accreditation Canada who designated MyHealth Centre the first and only independent health facilities in Ontario to be Accredited with Commendation. This unique achievement acknowledges their continuous effort to provide shorter wait times for patient appointments; faster report turnaround for referring healthcare providers; and the highest standard of infection prevention, cleanliness, safety, and comfort in their facilities. President and CEO, Suresh Madan, tells us that “MyHealth embraces high-quality patient care, so patients are treated quickly, comfortably and safely. And we’ve stayed open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic without an outbreak.” While the pandemic introduced all kinds of new challenges in the healthcare industry, Suresh had always been planning for a seamless “brick-and-click” healthcare model that offers a range of diagnostic services both in-house and remotely. In addition to their enhanced protocol in clinics, they have accelerated their telehealth offering, which makes the best of what virtual and brick-and-mortar care have to offer. Their team of certified Ontario physicians provide OHIP-covered telehealth assessments for urgent care, prescriptions, and medical referrals for all Ontario patients from the comfort and safety of their home. Likewise, their team of certified Ontario cardiologists provide consultations by telephone and video conference and can refer patients for in-clinic cardiology services as needed. Equally important is building the trust of their referring healthcare providers – 15,000 and counting – who send their patients to MyHealth Centres. “We do this in a number of ways,” says Madan, by ensuring the diagnoses are done by professionals that doctors can trust. “All of our studies are diagnosed by subspecialty-trained physicians,” he says. “For example, all our paediatric imaging is done by paediatric radiologists, all of our women’s imaging is done by fellowship-trained mammographers who do it all the time.” Suresh believes that “the quality of our patient care is only as good as the quality of our team, and a company’s biggest asset is their M MyHealth Centre is an accredited independent health facility with 48 locations in Ontario, specializing in cardiology, imaging, women’s health, telehealth and sleep diagnostic services. With their wide field of expertise, more than 15,000 Ontario healthcare providers refer their patients to MyHealth Centre for OHIP-covered diagnostic services. Here we talk to President and CEO, Suresh Madan, who tells us more about MyHealth and their higher standard of patient care. Contact: Brandon Latham Company: MyHealth Centre Web Address: Nov21261

Acquisition International - Issue 1 2022 13 Contact: David Kearney Company: KTC Safety Website: Best Occupational Health & Safety Services Provider 2022 – Ireland hen it comes to training, one company is leading the way and has been recently named one of Europe’s top ten service providers for training. Kearney Training & Consultancy (KTC Safety) has one of the largest dedicated training centres in the Republic of Ireland and offer a nationwide service, with training courses conducted by a highly skilled team of trainers and assessors. KTC Safety is trusted by renowned organisations in Ireland, including The Irish Coast Guard, Waterford Institute of Technology, Irish Rail, Hertel, Bord na Mona, and more. It has been over 12 years since KTC Safety was founded. And it was formed with a singular focus on meeting the demand for training and certification, enabling people to further their education, assisting the unemployed to find employment, and up-skilling in current jobs and continual development. With a specialised team of professionals, KTC Safety operates out of a dedicated training facility located at Portlaoise, Co. Laois and extends its training services both nationwide and across the UK. The company continues to live and breathe its vision and is committed to providing ‘best practices’ and quality services to its clients. KTC Safety is solving a long-standing challenge in this realm: lack of accredited certification for courses. “We aim to give members of W the public the best certification and quality training courses. KTC Safety gained centre and instructor certification from many different awarding bodies, such as CIEH, City & Guilds NPTC, IOSH, Irish Heart Foundation, LANTRA Awards, QQI, Road Safety Authority & SOLAS,” says Managing Director David Kearney. At the core, KTC Safety equips their clients with different courses and consulting services pertaining to training, assessment, certification, and registration needs. Striving to be the one-stop-shop for health and safety training, KTC Safety offers over 300 courses in various sectors, including agriculture, arboriculture, construction, forestry, horticulture, industrial, pesticides, quarry, rail, scaffolding, transport and many more. KTC Safety also offers a full range of consultancy services ranging from site safety visits to risk assessments, health and safety plans, Safety Statements and Covid-19 compliance. Throughout the pandemic, KTC Safety has done everything it can to keep people safe and has continued to serve its customers with online sources and connections. For the future, KTC Safety is going above and beyond with all of its services. It is looking to continue on its path as a leading training and consultancy firm. Exciting times are ahead. Kearney Training & Consultancy (KTC Safety) specialises in occupational health and safety services, including safety consultation and health and safety training. We find out more about the firm in the wake of it being recognised in the AI 2022 Global Excellence Awards. Nov21295

14 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2022 Nov21685 Best Wealth and Fund Management Company 2021 & Client Service Excellence Award 2021 Led by seasoned industry professionals, Aura Group has a strong presence across the Asia Pacific region. Since its launch in 2009, the company has continued to expand. Today, Aura Group boasts an 80-strong staff made up of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. ura Group is a financial services business providing tailored wealth and fund management as well as corporate advisory solutions to clients. Originally founded in Australia, the company’s head office is in Singapore with branches located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Ho Chi Minh City. Building trust and helping entrepreneurs, families and institutions build and protect wealth over generations is the company’s vision. Company representative, Connie Chau, tells us, “We aim to embrace technology, forge enduring relationships, and deliver impactful outcomes so we can achieve our clients’ goals. We’re committed and focused in what we do. We believe in personal relationships and bespoke services.” Aura Group works with accredited wholesale or institutional investors. The company has access to exclusive private market deals in Australia and Asia and follows a rigorous due diligence process. Aura Group has a proven track record and aligns its interests with those of its investors by co-investing in all its funds. The fund management division of Aura Group offers clients a range of exclusive funds across multiple asset classes. The team is made up of a motivated team of investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Aura Group manages and advises on over A$1 billion of investments across credit, private equity, venture capital, real estate and equities markets. Access to high-quality investment opportunities combined with the reassurance of a track record of consistent outperformance makes for an enticing proposition. The wealth management division works with wealthy families to provide a holistic advisory service tailored to individual requirements. Legacy planning, investment, wealth protection, philanthropy and administration are all areas where Aura Group assists and advises its clients. The company has also developed its own portal for private market investments - Aura Marketplace. High net worth investors have exclusive access to investment opportunities in a variety of asset classes including private debt, venture capital, private equity, pre-IPO deals and hybrid investments such as convertible notes. A This year, Aura Group joined Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Supported by the United Nations, PRI is a network of investors working to implement aspirational principles based on environmental, social and corporate governance. From an investment perspective, Aura Group aims to find and invest in innovators and founders who are committed to solving problems in big markets. The company favours investment in businesses with a bias towards sustainability as this is a major factor in the fight against climate change. Aura Group is the winner of both the Best Wealth and Fund Management Company and the Client Service Excellence Award APAC for the third successive year. Contact: Connie Chau Company: Aura Group Pte Ltd Web Address: Calvin Ng, Managing Director

Acquisition International - Issue 1 2022 15 Innovative Law Gloria Ponce de León & Hernández (GP&H) is an innovative and avant-garde legal firm with offices in Monterrey and Mexico City. Excellence, results orientation and complete alignment of the legal strategy with the client’s business objectives are the key to the firm’s success – For which Acquisition International magazine has recognised it as Leading Real Estate and Construction Lawyer of the Year, Mexico. Join us as we take a closer look at how GP&H goes about helping its clients. Oct21345 tarting from a methodology of legal project management and integrating new technologies in its service model, Gloria Ponce de León & Hernández advises national and foreign clients of real estate, financial, private equity, food, sports, start-up, and fintech sectors, among others. It covers corporate, compliance, intellectual and transactional property, including resolution of disputes and litigation when necessary. GP&H has the experience and business vision necessary to add value to the daily operations and strategies projects of client companies. It provides full satisfaction to the legal needs of its clients, allowing them to generate proper value to their preferred groups. Therefore, the firm focuses on developing profound and genuine relationships with clients, allowing it to understand their trade and business culture. GP&H is passionate about adding the best talent to its team. All its attorneys go through a rigorous recruitment process in which it makes sure to only integrate those who share its culture and values. Each of its attorneys has practiced law for over 10,000 hours in compliance with the Ericcson Law, to consider themselves experts on an objective basis. As a result, from the beginning, the firm has maintained a Net Promoter Score of Excellence, reflecting the degree of satisfaction and loyalty of its clients with the service they receive. The firm’s total fees are fixed from the beginning of each project with total certainty and absolute transparency regarding the scope of the S service, eliminating hidden costs. The efficiency in execution and the satisfaction of clients are integral parts of the performance evaluation of the firm’s lawyers, aligning the interests of the entire organisation with those of the clients. GP&H’s methodology based on legal project management allows it to offer total visibility on the stages of the project, the execution of the tasks that compose it, and the achievement of previously defined milestones in conjunction with clients. With innovation being one of its pillars, it adopts the use of legal technology to optimise processes and tasks in the execution of projects to provide a better experience. With GP&H Suite, clients have 24/7 access to their project information. Indeed, GP&H’s team of attorneys love to step outside the box, passionate about innovating the way to success for each and every client. One client expresses their delight at their experience of working with GP&H, saying “An excellent firm. Very committed to work and in the optimal fulfilment of the client’s needs. Based on results, trust and innovation.” Company: Gloria Ponce de León & Hernández Contact: Silvia Jimenez Email: Website:

16 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2022 Nov21787 non-profit organisations and initiatives, and they advance causes of underrepresented groups in the media and the boardroom. The firmhas taken on a number of pro bonomatters over the past fewyears in partnership with non-profit, Advocates for Community Transformation (ACT). The Dallas-based organisation identifies neighbourhoods that are suffering from high crime rates; it partners with residents of those neighbourhoods; it identifies properties with illegal activity; and it connects the resident with a volunteer law firm to help prosecute a nuisance claim. LPHS’ latest engagement with ACT saw an incredible victory. The firm represented residents of a South Dallas community dealing with overwhelming criminal activity coming from just a few tenants at a single house in the neighbourhood. These tenants, over the course of a year, brought to the neighbourhood (among other things) drive-by shootings, daylight drug deals, rampant gambling, violent disturbances, and, to top it off, dangerous pit bulls. The clients felt unsafe just walking down the street or allowing their children to play in their own yards. It got so bad that one client decide to sleep in another home until the situation was resolved. Together with ACT, LPHS attorneys, Holly Stubbs, Joshua Lang and Clint Cowan worked to evict these tenants and restore peace to the neighbourhood. Holly and Josh drafted several demand letters to the homeowner, insisting that the tenants be evicted because they had become a public nuisance. As a result, Holly was able to convince the owner to evict the tenants and sell the home without having to file a nuisance lawsuit. Once the tenants were evicted, the owner agreed to sell the home to a retired police officer, and the clients were ecstatic because their streets were safe again. Regarding the client who moved, she has not only returned to her home, but she has started gardening her front yard again. Relentless Will to Win ynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann was formed to fill a void in the market, with its philosophy as a leading commercial litigation firm being based on trial-tested experience, creativity, and uncompromising will to win. It is the gold standard, with every one of its attorneys being ready to stand in court – They are among the most effective, efficient, trusted and respected advocates in the industry, priding themselves on a unique consistent track record of success on both sides of the docket. The firm represents Fortune 500 corporations, major financial institutions, and prominent individuals, with tried cases to judges, juries, and arbitrators throughout the country, and a history of outstanding success. LPHS’ attorneys represent each of these clients in the way they want to be represented: aggressively, creatively, and effectively, going above and beyond with exceptional talent, inspiration and hard work. One of LPHS’s many successful cases saw it represent Xerox to defend its operation of a federal assistance programmes’ electronic food purchase verification system. Walmart, a system user, sued Xerox for millions of dollars after a severalstate system outage. LPHS obtained summary judgment for Xerox based, in part, on federal regulations that made Walmart responsible for the operational issue. This case was closely watched because billions of dollars flow through this and similar federal assistance programmes. LPHS’ job is to right wrongs, and achieve justice for its clients. But the doors to justice are not always open to many within the community. The firm’s trial lawyers put their courtroom skills to work for those who need justice, but do not have the resources to obtain it. And the courts are not the only place it seeks to advance justice; its lawyers support L Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann (LPHS) is a powerhouse, and the will to win is what drives it. Its dedicated and determined team operates with ingenuity and integrity, bringing an unrivalled standard of excellence to complex commercial litigation. It is a firm that has proven itself worthy of the title Leading Appellate Attorney of the Year, Texas, so we take a closer look at how it helps clients. Company: Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann Email: Website: