2iB Partners goes to Silk Road Summit 2018 in Zhang Jia Jie, China

2iB Partners goes to Silk Road Summit 2018 in Zhang Jia Jie, China

15th Oct, 2018 – 2iB Partners attended the Silk Road Summit Conference in Zhang Jia Jie, China along with some other Singapore delegates.

From left to right: Mr. Dylan Tan, Director of 2iB Partners. Mr. Yang Yen Thaw, Managing Director of 2iB Partners, Dr. Lai Leng Tham, Executive Director of Meinhardt Infrastructure Pte Ltd, Mr George Abraham, Chairman of The GA Group Pte Ltd, Mr. David Chew and Mr. Shawn Toh

The conference was attended by Delegates from more than 80 countries attended the Summit, including former politicians, government leaders, about 40 diplomats, business associations from more than 50 countries, and representatives of international organizations such as UNESCO, UN World Tourism Organization, UN Industrial Development Organization, International Standardization Organization, Black Sea Economic Cooperation, etc.

The event had also attracted great attention from Chinese and foreign media. China Business News of CCTV reported the grand summit; Xinhua News Agency and China News Agency published news release; Phoenix Satellite TV also carried a series of featured reports on the summit. Media including China Global Television Network (CGTN), Philippine News Agency, Asia Pacific Daily, Manila Bulletin and Manila Standard Today (MST) carried out frequent and extensive coverage to the global audience.

The conference was an informative one and gave delegates a better sensing on chinese sentiments towards the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.

Deputy Governor of the Hunan Provincial Government He Baoxiang addressed and announced the opening of the summit. Vice Chairman of China Chamber of International Commerce and former Vice Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Zhang Wei, Deputy Director of CPPCC Sub-committee of Social and Legal Affairs and President of China Association for Friendship Chen Zhimin, former Assistant to Minister of the International Department of Central Committee of CPC and Vice President of China NGO Network for International Exchanges Dou Enyong, Deputy to the National People’s Congress of China and Chairman of Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC) Lu Jianzhong, former President of Croatia and SRCIC senior consultant Stjepan Mesić, delivered welcoming speeches at the opening session chaired by Secretary of Zhangjiajie Municipal Party Committee Guo Zhenggui.

Minister of Environmental Agriculture of Georgia Levan Davitashvili, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China Wang Wen, Chairman of the Board of the Union of Arab Banks Sheikh Mohamed El -Jarrah El- Sabbah, Vice President of China NGO Network for International Exchanges and Chairman of Chinese Culture Promotion  Society Wang Shi, and Commissioner of Korea World Travel Fair Shin Joong Mok delivered keynote speeches.

2iB Partners endeavors to bridge businesses between Singapore and Belt Road countries by fostering good relationships and networks within these countries. To a certain extent, the recent European Union And Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) and European Union And Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA) will help to facilitate many of these relations.

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2iB Partners welcomes Mr. Andrew Khng, Director of Tiong Seng Contractors Pte Ltd as Advisor

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SINGAPORE – 30th Aug, 2018 – 2iB Partners proudly welcomes Andrew Khng as advisor and part of its team.  Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the construction industry. His extensive regional construction experience and exposure would be invaluable to any company looking to expand its business regionally and globally.  He heads the Company’s BCA certified overseas training centre in Myanmar.

Andrew is also the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Congo in Singapore. He sits on various boards of organisations and is also the past president of Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL).

 

Message from Mr. Andrew Khng:

 “Reset your mind to accept challenges before you expand.”

 

Message from Director, 2iB Partners, Mr. Dylan Tan:

“Andrew is someone who has achieved great success in the business world and is undoubtedly one of the representatives of Singapore brands. He also has a strong passion for keeping Singapore brands alive. Needless to say, he brings a wealth of experience, exposure and network. He can provide invaluable advice to the companies we work with. This ties in greatly with our aim of helping Singapore small and medium enterprise (“SMEs”) scale up and internationalize. In addition, he will be a great help in consulting on infrastructure, residential and commercial development projects and deals that 2iB Partners frequently comes across.”

 

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2iB Partners enters into partnership with Italian Corporate Finance and Advisory Firm, Zucconi & Co.

2iB Partners enters into partnership with Italian Corporate Finance and Advisory Firm, Zucconi & Co.

  • Partnership to increase and facilitate Europe – South Asia M&A

  • To increase geographical reach

  • Clients of both companies can now leverage on a more extensive global network to scale up and internationalize with increased trust, capabilities and network.

 

10th June, 2018 – 2iB Partners and Zucconi & Co. have announced a partnership collaboration that aims to improve existing collaboration between the companies. Clients of both companies can now leverage on a more extensive global network to scale up and internationalize with increased trust, capabilities and network.

The partnership also aims to solidify the foundations of both companies and promote a longer standing relationship.

“Both companies have synergistic networks that can greatly facilitate deal flow across Europe and Asia. We have already begun introductions and collaboration that have been very interesting and we’d like to work on a deeper level of relationship. In addition, both teams have had extensive experience in handling M&A transactions in different jurisdictions but with ready man-on-ground presence in those countries, these can greatly facilitate post-M&A integration work which is crucial for M&A success.”

– Chief Operating Officer, 2iB Partners, Mr. Dylan Tan.

 

About Zucconi & Co.

Zucconi & Co. are a Corporate Finance and wealth management advisory practice born out of the need of the Entrepreneur.  Having built their own businesses, Zucconi & Co. can empathise with the entrepreneur for its need to expand and develop their business at the same time protecting the wealth of their loved ones.  All partners are senior with multinational corporate and investment banking.  Focus sectors are pharmaceutical, ICT, Energy and Industrial innovation.  Zucconi & Co. have a presence in Italy, UK, Switzerland and a global network.

 

About 2iB Partners

2iB Partners is a specialist M&A and business consultancy that has a strong presence in Southeast Asia, China, India and UK. 2iB Partners provides M&A deal flow to buy-side companies and also provides ad-hoc entrenchment of highly qualified professionals and business veterans. A strong network of trusted partners in Marketing, Technology, Business Process Outsourcing, Organizational development and C-suite personnel allows for a full suite of services right from advising to implementation.

2iB Partners has extensive networks with strategic buyers, MNCs, listed companies, investment networks and funds from US, UK, China, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, etc.

In addition to the above, 2iB Partners also takes up a strategic role for companies outside of the Southeast Asian locale for market entry using Singapore as a gateway. Conversely, 2iB Partners also help companies expand into countries out of Asia, utilizing a trusted network of partners.

 

2iB Partners in brief

2iB Partners is a specialist M&A and management consultancy firm that has extensive networks with strategic buyers, MNCs, listed companies, investment networks and funds from US, UK, China, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, etc.

2iB Partners help companies scale up and internationalize through inorganic growth, joint ventures or management consultancy. Through Singapore as a strategic base, 2iB Partners helps companies outside of Asia gain market access and companies in Asia expand internationally and regionally. 2iB Partners also provide ad-hoc entrenchment of highly qualified professionals and experienced businessmen to solve complex business problems through experience and insight.

For partnerships, speaker and general business enquiries with 2iB Partners:

Contact Person Dylan Tan
Designation Chief Operating Officer
Email Dylan@2ibpartners.com

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2iB Partners (Singapore) and TMA Group (US) agree on US-Asia Pacific Partnership

2iB Partners (Singapore) and TMA Group (US) agree on US-Asia Pacific Partnership

  • 2iB Partners can now offer market access to clients into the US

  • TMA Group can now offer market access to clients into Asia Pacific

  • Partnership to increase and facilitate US-Southasia M&A

 

26th January, 2018 – 2iB Partners and TMA group announced a partnership to provide clients with increased market access and network, now offering market access into United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), Australia, India, China and Southeast Asia. To enhance collaboration between the 2 companies CEO of TMA Group, Mr. Kishore Mirchandani will be appointed Head of US in 2iB Partners and Managing Director of 2iB Partners, Mr. Yang Yen Thaw will be appointed Head of Asia Pacific in TMA Group.

 

“Both companies are extremely complementary and a 2 way partnership will not only enhance 2iB Partner’s range of service offerings to clients but also give our clients the opportunity to leverage on an extended network of trusted partners in the US. Likewise, TMA Group clients in the US can now leverage on 2iB Partners to gain market access into South Asia. This network and expertise is vital in any company’s internationalization plan. From a cross-border M&A perspective, the partnership will also help increase and facilitate US-Southasia M&A activity. Both teams have had extensive experience in handling M&A transactions in different jurisdictions but with ready man-on-ground presence in those countries, these can greatly facilitate post-M&A integration work.”

-Director and Chief Operating Officer, 2iB Partners, Mr. Dylan Tan.

 

“There has been a tremendous shift in the way companies are defining their growth strategies and we’ve been deeply involved in conversations with our clients about globalization. Borders are no longer barriers to seek out new customers whether its in Financial Services or ECommerce and we strongly believe that our partnership with 2iB Partners will bring value to our clients looking to expand. There is an alignment in the way we work and the clients we serve.”

 – CEO, TMA Group, Mr. Kishore Mirchandani.

 

About TMA Group

TMA Group is a leader in fractional C-Suite advisory services, specifically focused on the CFO, CMO and CIO specialities. Each of our results-oriented, seasoned executives have 20+ years of experience ready to advise businesses on strategy, growth plans or to address specific challenges and opportunities. As extended members of your team, our executives and support members offer the flexibility you need with the urgency your business demands.

 

About 2iB Partners

2iB Partners is a specialist M&A and business consultancy that has a strong presence in Southeast Asia, China, India and UK. 2iB Partners provides M&A deal flow to buy-side companies and also provides ad-hoc entrenchment of highly qualified professionals and business veterans. A strong network of trusted partners in Marketing, Technology, Business Process Outsourcing, Organizational development and C-suite personnel allows for a full suite of services right from advising to implementation.

2iB Partners has extensive networks with strategic buyers, MNCs, listed companies, investment networks and funds from US, UK, China, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, etc.

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2iB Partners is a specialist M&A and management consultancy firm that has extensive networks with strategic buyers, MNCs, listed companies, investment networks and funds from US, UK, China, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, etc.

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Email Dylan@2ibpartners.com

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2iB Partners Welcomes Chairman of Eu Yan Sang International, Richard Eu as Adviser

2iB Partners Welcomes Chairman of Eu Yan Sang International, Richard Eu as Adviser

SINGAPORE – 20th November, 2017 – 2iB Partners proudly welcomes Richard Eu as adviser and part of its team. Richard brings an invaluable wealth of experience having grown a small company into one of Asia’s largest Traditional Chinese Medicine groups today.

Richard Eu was appointed to the board as Chairman of Eu Yan Sang International (“EYSI”) board on 1st of October 2017. He leads the board in providing governance oversight, deliberating the Group’s strategic choices and providing independent counsel and advice to the Group Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). Richard joined the business in 1989 and was appointed Group CEO of EYSI in 2002. He has been instrumental in transforming it into one of Asia’s largest Traditional Chinese Medicine (“TCM”) groups today. EYSI was listed on SGX from 2000 to 2016.

EYSI is a company that specializes in traditional Chinese medicine since 1879. It currently runs more than 300 retail outlets in Hong Kong, Macau, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia, plus two factories in Hong Kong and Malaysia. The group also operates over 30 TCM clinics in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Richard was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 (Singapore) and represented Singapore at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 award in Monte Carlo, Monaco. He was also recognized as the CEO of the year by the Singapore Corporate Awards 2010, for SGX-listed companies with a market capitalization of under S$300 million. In 2016, he was lauded as the Brand Leader of the Year by InfluentialBrands. Richard holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the London University, UK and has worked in merchant banking, investment management, stock broking, computer distribution, and venture capital.

He actively participates in community projects and non-profit organizations. He serves as Chairman of the National Museum of Singapore and Singapore University of Social Sciences and is on the board of Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities Limited. He also sits on the boards of other companies.

 

Message from Managing Director, Mr. Yang Yen Thaw:

 

“It is our privilege and pleasure to welcome Richard as our friend and Adviser to our panel of experts to assist clients in their business. Be it from growing as a small company to family businesses or scaling up as an SME to valuable advice on listed companies. Our clients will benefit immensely from his insights and extensive experience.”

 

Message from Director, Mr. Dylan Tan:

 

“Richard is someone who has achieved great success in the business world and is undoubtedly one of the representatives of Singapore brands. He also has a strong passion for keeping Singapore brands alive. Needless to say, he brings a wealth of experience and can provide invaluable advice to the companies we work with. This ties in greatly with our aim of helping Singapore small and medium enterprise (“SMEs”) scale up and internationalize. – Of course, he is also, literally, a rock star.”

2iB Partners in brief

2iB Partners is a specialist M&A and management consultancy firm that has extensive networks with strategic buyers, MNCs, listed companies, investment networks and funds from US, UK, China, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, etc.

 

2iB Partners help companies scale up and internationalize through inorganic growth, joint ventures or management consultancy. Through Singapore as a strategic base, 2iB Partners helps companies outside of Asia gain market access and companies in Asia expand internationally and regionally. 2iB Partners also provide ad-hoc entrenchment of highly qualified professionals and experienced businessmen to solve complex business problems through experience and insight.

 

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Contact Person Dylan Tan
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[Video] 2iB Partners Speaks at Southeast Asian M&A and Corporate Investment Conference 2017

[Video] 2iB Partners Speaks at Southeast Asian M&A and Corporate Investment Conference 2017

In the above video, Managing Director of 2iB Partners, Mr. Yang Yen Thaw delivers a 50 minute speech on Legal issues in cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and a new approach to M&A.

2iB Partners formed part of a repertoire of experts hailing from MNCs, mainstream banks, advisory firms and funds with substantial AUM.

 

 

Speaker line-up included:

Sanjay Mathur Chief Economist – Southeast Asia and India ANZ Bank
Sikh Shamsul Ibrahim Investment Director Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
Greg Ohan Director Jones Lang Laselle, Vietnam
Hector Wang Investment Director China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund
Edwin Vanderbruggen Senior Partner VDB Loi Co.,Ltd
Jonathan Fein Vice President BDA Partners
Ryoichi Nishizawa Head of M&A Advisory Mitsubishi Corporation
Yang Yen Thaw Managing Director 2iB Partners
Kevin Murphy Managing Director Andaman Capital Partners

Panelists include:

Kate Holgate Partner and Head Brunswick Singapore
Aaron Howell Managing Director Rothschild
Robert Rosen Co-CEO Kenon Holdings
Kala Anandarajah PBM Head Competition & Anti-trust and Trade Rajah & Tann
Dag Ove Solsvik Head of Group Legal, Middle East and APAC DNV.GL

The room was filled with more than a hundred people representing big listed companies, billion dollar funds and conglomerates from all sectors taking a strategic interest in the Southeast Asian region.

 

Mr. Yang Yen Thaw addressing “Why M&As go Wrong”.

Legal strategy in M&A

Mr. Yang Yen Thaw engaging the audience in an open floor discussion. CoAggregation® in action!

Message from the Director:

2iB Partners continues to build its reputation and broaden international networks with MNCs, strategic buyers, listed companies, funds and networks in US, UK, China, India, Phillipines, who have taken a strategic interest in the Southeast Asian market. We also understand that there are a significant number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the region that are looking to scale up and regionalize in SEA or gain market access into China.

With regards to these 2 different channels of companies, we have the appropriate networks and expertise to assist them with their expansion plans whether through joint ventures, inorganic growth or general business consultancy. We see ourselves in a strategic position to assist these stakeholders in their internationalization and growth plans in or out of the region through Singapore.

From a macroeconomic perspective, the ASEAN story is generally positive and is one of the fastest growing regions with projected 4.9% GDP growth this year compared to projected global growth of 3.5%. Fast growing Myanmar is also projected for a growth of 7.5% next year, though for this country, regulations may slow the advancement of certain sectors. The ASEAN growth is projected to outperform that of global growth rate for the foreseeable future with relative political stability and increased connectivity in terms of both investment and trade.

Global trade has also re-emerged and as a result, Asia, that is the most export dependent has benefited substantially. Indicators suggest that domestic demand is also improving post slow down but it would take awhile before this reaches a steady state. This could suggest investment opportunities in the medium to long term.

Inflation is behaving and the region as a whole is not sitting on any large imbalances. Therefore, with regards to concerns on fed hikes, as long as they are well introduced and earnings growth is faster than the rise in cost of capital, we should sift through the shifts in global monetary conditions.

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) blueprint which aims for tax collaboration by 2025 and reduction in trade transaction cost by 2020 also point to significant improvements in opportunities.

-Data from FocusEconomics and World Economic Outlook.

Last but not least, we would like to express our thanks to Mr. Tony Huang and ValueTang LLC and look forward to greater and deeper collaboration in time to come.

 

Dylan Tan

2iB Partners – Director

 

 

For partnerships, speaker and general business enquiries with 2iB Partners:

Contact Person Dylan Tan
Designation COO
Email Dylan@2ibpartners.com

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