Corporate Finance

Transaction and Advisory Services

Many acquisitions fail to live up to expectations. The reasons range from poor deal structure, poor strategic fit, failure to identify problems with the quality of earnings, overly optimistic estimates of synergies, to lack of an integration plan.

Evaluating a company in another country compounds these risks. You are dealing with a different language and cultural barriers; different business ethics, legal systems, filing regulations, and accounting principles; transfer pricing that affects taxation – and often government involvement.

But international deals often provide the best growth opportunities. They can offer improved returns from economies of scale, new target markets for existing products/services, access to commodity materials, and a hedge against seasonality.

Even savvy managements and private equity investors cannot know everything they should to make a deal successful, so they need an experienced international advisor. 

Our services include:

Fund Raising

There are two fundamental financing options available, i.e. equity or debt. Both have different characteristics with varying impacts on the host of metrics by which a business is measured, typically in terms of different effects on earnings, cash flow and balance sheet presentation, Company’s gearing and the owners’ interests in the Company. Ultimately, it brings to the probe into the planned use of funds, desired relationship the owners wish to establish with the fund providers, hence a strategic decision that underpins optimal form of financing for a given situation.

More often than not, fund raising can be a stressful and exhausting process. We have a committed professional team to help you unwind the stress by tapping into the right channel of fund sourcing and smoothen the process for you from start to finish.

a.  Equity Market Advisory Services

Raising equity fund requires connecting many pieces of a complex puzzle, some of which are outside of the control of company management and its stakeholders.

Our dedicated team is trained to be mindful of your business objectives. Our experienced advisors are available to help our clients coordinate and manage the fund raising process, through building a comprehensive fund-raising plan, keeping task lists, monitoring progress, resolving issues so as to keep the decision making on track, till a successful IPO. In this respect, we offer the following services:

  • IPO and Project Management

IPO planning and readiness assessment
Setting up legal organisational structure needed to execute the IPO
Formation of due diligence working group
Financial reporting advisory (preparation of pro forma financial statements for the listing group of companies)
Development of infrastructure for various functions within the listing group, i.e. reporting, technology
- and governance, that will support the rigors and compliance efforts of life as a public company
Valuation of listing group
Liaisons with regulators
Review the potential candidates for nomination as independent directorship
Identification of cornerstone investors
Investor relation (includes business plan write up and as marketer of the IPO shares)
Tax effect of post-IPO capital structure

  • Privatisation and Re-listing

Financial reporting advisor (preparation of pro forma balance of listing group)
Sourcing strategic alliances/ investors for the minority shares
Restructuring and re-organisation of businesses for re-listing
Business viability review
Profit/cash flow forecast and projections
Valuation
Liaisons with regulators
Negotiation of right price
Financial due diligence

  • Rights Issue and Private Placement

Sourcing of investors
Negotiations and analysing pricing possibilities

b. Debt Market Advisory Services

In this ever evolving capital market, various financial instruments are created to meet your business needs. Without the necessary knowledge and understanding of today’s complex banking products specifically on the structure, pricing, covenants and relevant risk exposure, it can be a delicate task in evaluating and deciding on the proper financing alternative that best suit your business. This is where our corporate finance services add value to your organisation.

  • Debt advisory (mezzanine, commercial and project financing)

    Identifying funding needs
    Review of possible funding mechanisms
    Sourcing for private or institutional funding
    Financial modelling
    Negotiation of financing terms (pricing and covenants)
    Cash flow simulation of financial alternatives

  • Pre-lending due diligence
  • Post-lending monitoring
  • Tax planning advice
Capital Growth

A right deal can present a wealth of opportunities to your door step and when that opportunity arises, you need right professional advisors to help you capitalise on it.

We work closely with you to integrate and implement all aspects of strategic decisions with the aim to fuel growth in your investment and business undertakings. Our relentless support ensures that targeted synergies of capital, operations and talent offer the most value to your business.

Specifically, our services include the following:

  • Merger and Acquisition related services

   Target selection and approaches
   Pre-deal evaluation and structuring
   Buy-side due diligence (focusing on identification drivers of future value of the business)
   Modelling synergies
   Identifying deal breakers
   Tax considerations
   Post-merger/acquisition integration

  • Joint venture and business alliances
  • Establishing investment strategy
  • Pre-investment feasibility study and due diligence
  • Squeeze-out of minority shareholders
  • Recapitalisation
  • Management buy-out and buy-in support
  • Vendor due diligence
  • Long term planning for shareholder value

 

Capital Optimization

The recent trend of business consolidation with a view of diverting resources to high growth opportunities has put capital optimisation in focus when assessing corporate strategic directions. We are capable of providing objective advice to optimise your capital structure by identifying transformative opportunities and devising the best strategy to unlock the full potential of capital resources in your business. Here are our service offerings:

  • Divestiture services
      Exit planning
      Preparing a business for sale
      Identify the core competencies of your business
              Sourcing potential buyers
              Managing smooth transition and handover process
              Pricing and negotiation strategy advice
              Preparation of information memorandum

  • Assets portfolio review
  • Investment performance monitoring
  • Capital reduction
  • Financing strategy
    Design and structure the debt instruments
    Review of term sheets (institutional financing)
    Diagnostic assessment on cash flow simulation

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Tan Kuang Hui
Tan Kuang Hui
Chief Executive Officer
Alfred Cheong
Alfred Cheong
Deputy CEO