• October 26, 2019
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Masterclass Series

Mergers & Acquisition (M&A)

“Interesting, informative and professional presentation.”

– Rebecca Kool, Group General Counsel, OM Materials (S) Pte Ltd, Part of the OMH Group ASX:OMH

“Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Mr. Yang Yen Thaw was engaging and thorough on the subject. Lively class and got to know good contacts.”

– Joyce Kingsley, Managing Director, SI Samy Trading Co. Pte Ltd, Chairperson, Women’s wing, Little India Shop Owners and Heritage Association (LISHA)


The success of any business lies in having the right strategy complemented with appropriate structuring and documentation. The latter two becomes additionally important if you are intending on pursuing a merger or an acquisition whether as an exit or a growth strategy. This is usually an exciting and most looked forward to event in the business cycle. For some it means inorganic growth, for others it means cashing out their multi-million dollar exits. While it is certainly an event to look forward to, it is also something that should be planned towards.


Learning Outcomes


Critically evaluate the difference between a merger and an acquisition



Understand the 9 step M&A process (2iB M&A 9 yards)



Implement Due-Diligence process



Relate to the types of definitive documentation and why they are there



Analyze the types of exits/purchases



Understand how to safeguarding shareholder interests in the transaction



What Will Be Covered?

  • Differences between a merger and an acquisition
  • 2iB 9 step M&A Process
  • Due-diligence process & checklist
  • Definitive documentation in an M&A process and its critical elements
  • Types of exits/purchases
  • Safeguarding shareholder interest

Learn real life practical tips

Join this 4 hour long workshop to gain some practical insights on Strategy, structuring and documentation based on real case studies and experience. The workshop places emphasis on things to take note from an international perspective. We will also cover key potholes and strategies to safeguard your interests when it comes to the different investment contracts.


Who can benefit?

This masterclass is specifically catered to senior management, decision makers and business owners of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and corporations who would like to learn vicariously about Mergers & Acquisitions.



Yang Yen Thaw

Managing Director

Yang Yen Thaw is the Managing Director of 2iB Partners and is a lawyer by training for 25 years with experience in management and some modicum in finance. He has worked on listed companies, PE/VC, international M&As in countries including Australia, China, France, India, Japan, New Zealand, UK, USA and most South East Asian countries. His wide experience in different sectors brings innovation to the industry he is involved with.

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Dylan Tan

Chief Operating Officer

Dylan Tan is the chief operating officer of 2iB Partners and has had experience in private equity, listing and has held directorial positions in SPVs of an overseas listed company. He has also consulted for numerous companies on various matters relating to M&A and business strategy. He had also started and exited a small tech company.

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Registration Details:

One-time fee: SGD 500

Early Bird Offer ($200 off) if you register before 13th of October

Further discount if you bring a friend or 2!





Venue Website:

100 Amoy Street, Singapore, 069920, Singapore


4 heritage shophouse units amalgamated into one co-working space, spanning 4 storeys.

2 mins from Telok Ayer MRT (Downtown Line)

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