Bracebridge Corporate Finance is pleased to announce it has formed a strategic alliance with a Singapore based research company to offer Asian based M&A research for UK based corporates and access to Asian buyers of UK based businesses.

Andy Moore, Managing Director of Bracebridge Corporate Finance commented: “We have known Converging Knowledge for many years and I have personally worked with Dr Janet Huang, founder of the Singapore based company”. The key to any successful M&A transaction is knowledge of local companies and markets. Converging Knowledge have in depth knowledge of the Asian markets. They can conduct feasibility studies to help UK based companies looking to enter or make an acquisition in an Asian market and have local knowledge of businesses for sale in the region. They also have access to Asian buyers seeking acquisitions in the UK”.

Andy Moore, who previously worked for PwC in Singapore, added: “We are seeing an increasing number of buyers from South East Asia. In the last 9 months alone, Singaporean companies have acquired or invested in 13 UK companies. We can now offer support to any UK based companies looking to develop or expand their business in Singapore or the wider Asia Pacific region. Similarly, we can offer our clients who are looking to sell a UK based business access to Asian buyers through its alliance with Converging Knowledge”.

Dr Janet Huang, Principal of Converging Knowledge said “This is a logical extension of our service offering. I have worked with Andy Moore over many years and we understand the complexities and nuances of concluding M&A transactions with buyers or sellers in the region. We now have a presence across the region, including Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, and are excited about the prospect of working on deals with UK based companies”.