Malte Barth, Senior Financial Advisor
Malte Barth is the Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking for Katalyst, an investment banking firm specializing in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Mr. Barth is also Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of directors of Jaguar II Acquisition Corporation and Jaguar III Acquisition Corporation, companies formed to effect a merger, capital stock exchange or asset acquisition with operating businesses in China.

Mr. Barth is also a Partner with Skillnet GmbH, an international boutique management consulting and corporate finance firm exclusively focused on the telecommunication, information technology, media, E-business and service provider (TIMES) markets. As Partner, Mr. Barth manages extensive strategic work with clients globally and specifically in China.

Since October 2002, Mr. Barth has also served as Managing Partner of Skillnet Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., the 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Skillnet in PRC. In this position Mr. Barth works with major financial and strategic investors in due diligence and deal sourcing efforts in the Chinese TIMES industry. In this capacity, Mr. Barth worked with Jaguar Acquisition Corporation as a consultant on the China Cablecom merger.

For Chinese TIMES clients, Mr. Barth manages private placements and supports offshore IPOs. He also assists Chinese clients like Shanghai Media and Entertainment Group and UFIDA with international media and telecommications strategies.

Prior to joining Skillnet, Mr. Barth served with KPMG in Germany and in the United States, working within the “world class finance” practice.

Mr. Barth began his career at Dutch Philips groups in the field of medical systems. He holds degrees in Industrial Engineering and Business Management from Nordakadmie, Hamburg Germany.