Horst Brockmueller joins Oriens Advisors as business aviation expert and investment consultant.

Thursday 8th December 2011

Oriens Advisors, the consultancy providing support for the full range of companies associated with the business aviation value chain, has added Horst Brockmueller to the team as an investment and business aviation expert. Horst, who joined forces with Oriens in November, brings a wealth of international strategic and financial business development experience to the team.

In this new role Horst will further bolster the services Oriens provides by actively engaging with and supporting clients who are seeking funds, looking to restructure existing businesses or need advice on how to move their existing business to the next level.Oriens invited Horst, who has a wealth of aviation expertise, to join as client requirements and demands continued to increase in variety, speciality and strategic business development needs.

Horst was instrumental in creating and establishing a state certified aircraft operating company in Germany and was latterly responsible for its business development including co-ordinating marketing and acquiring long-term customers for the operation.

In his roles with various private equity and funding companies he has also had extensive experience raising finance for, and advising on the operations of a number of European aircraft operators and aviation service providers, all of which has led to Horst having an extensive network of business aviation contacts. Horst holds a commercial pilot's license with over 3,500 hours flying time to his name. owns and operates his own aircraft which he considers a valuable business tool, and follows his passion for high performance aircraft flying whenever he can.

Building on his significant involvement leading international business transactions and implementing integrated management and financial systems for a number of international companies Horst joined London-based private equity firm Catalyst Equity Partners LLP just over ten years ago. As Chairman and Managing Partner, a role he will continue to hold, he has supported the company's specialisation in start-up, mid and late venture, and buyout transactions.

"Owing to the challenging economic landscape we are witnessing an increasing number of clients needing solid restructuring and financial support advice, areas in which Horst has a considerable knowledge," said Edwin Brenninkmeyer, Founder of Oriens, "His genuine passion and understanding for aviation, and his international outlook will all be great assets to the consultancy. He's a valuable addition to the team and ensures that we continue to offer our clients the very best in business advice, consultancy and information provision. We are genuinely thrilled to have Horst join the team."

Horst will be based in London and Hamburg and is already working on setting up an aircraft ownership foundation in southwest Germany which will provide a group of business owners more travel flexibility at low cost. "I am very much looking forward to working with the professionals at Oriens to support their continued growth, and to bring my unique skill set to its client base. 2012 will be an exciting year for Oriens and business aviation as it forms a solid base in anticipation of the upturn in 2013, it's a very good time to be working with them" said Horst about his new role.

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