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Oct 13

Advised MVS on commercial partnership and equity investment by Platts (McGraw Hill Financial)

Quayle Munro is pleased to announce it has advised Minerals Value Services GmbH (MVS) on the formation of a commercial partnership with Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information and a division of McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI).  In conjunction with the partnership and to support further growth and product development of MVS, Quayle Munro also advised MVS on an equity investment from Platts.  Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

MVS, a privately-held Munich, Germany-based company, specialises in value-in-use applications for miners, mills and traders in the iron ore and steel making industries. The MVS web-based analytical tool enables users to calculate a value of iron ore for specific buying and selling scenarios.

MVS was founded in 2011 by Benedikt Sobotka and Fabian Kroher, mining and steel industry professionals who worked together at the Boston Consulting Group. It employs a team of experienced engineers, metallurgists and commercial experts in Munich and maintains a network of researchers in China, India, South Africa and Australia who provide the transactional, logistical and fundamental data underpinning the MVS application. Current and prospective customers include trading firms, miners, steel producers, financial institutions and logistics companies.

Founded in 1909, Platts is a leading global provider of energy petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information and a premier source of benchmark prices for the physical and futures markets. A division of McGraw Hill Financial, Platts is headquartered in New York with approximately 900 employees in more than 15 offices worldwide. Additional information is available at http://www.platts.com

Notes to Editors:

Quayle Munro (www.quaylemunro.com) is an independent corporate finance adviser which was established in 1983. Quayle Munro has advised on over 90 corporate finance transactions in the past five years. The Quayle Munro media and technology team has unrivalled expertise in advising companies providing subscription-based information, data, analytics and consultancy services. It has recently advised on the sales of: Doyle Trading Consultants to Informa; Ziff Energy to Solomon Associates; PFC Energy to IHS; Waterborne Energy Inc. to IHS; 7City to Fitch Ratings; Energy Publishing to IHS; Exclusive Analysis to IHS; Mekentosj BV to Springer Science+Business Media, Wood Mackenzie to Hellman & Friedman; Sagient Research Systems to Informa; Doctors.net.uk to M3; Steel Business Briefing to McGraw-Hill; ODS-Petrodata to IHS; BENTEK Energy to McGraw Hill; Access Intelligence’s Chemical and Energy Portfolio to IHS; Arete Consulting to Euromoney; Canada Law Book to Thomson Reuters; Complinet to Thomson Reuters; Point Carbon to Thomson Reuters; and New Energy Finance to Bloomberg.

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