Chichester-Miles Consultants of Hertfordshire, England, “is financially in balance,” said founder and chairman Ian Chichester-Miles. He also said he has “made some advance in obtaining financing” to develop the Williams FJ33-powered Leopard Six, but is bound by a confidentiality agreement about this financing until, possibly, the end of this year.
Nailing down financing continues to be the focus of the Leopard Six project at Chichester-Miles Consultants in England. “The main point is getting investing,” Ian Chichester-Miles told AIN. “But it is not so much a matter of finding investors, but rather of finding investment packages that will make sense profit-wise.
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