Our Services include:
Mergers & Acquisitions We specialize in mergers & acquisitions and are actively involved in both buy-side and sell-side assignments. The Firm takes a focused industry coverage approach to our business and as a result has a deep understanding of the most likely buyers and sellers in the marketplace domestically, regionally and internationally. Our team has extensive structuring, valuation and negotiation experience and possesses the ability to help companies navigate the most complex business, legal and regulatory issues in getting a transaction closed especially in cross-border scenarios. Our experience has taught us that every step of a transaction is equally important. Prior to taking on new assignments, we evaluate the “bankability” of the transaction and seek appropriate traditional and alternative sources of transaction financing. We also offer post-investment advisory service to help preserve or create additional shareholders value. We therefore refer our investment banking services as “Tailored Solutions”.
Financing Advisory We have an extensive track record in structuring and raising capital for both listed and unlisted companies. The Firm has the experience and background to solve the most complex corporate finance issues and to secure funding for its clients. We seek to secure for our clients the most cost-effective project funding on a local, regional and national level. Our senior consultants have worked on financing assignments that have raised over US$3 billion for our clients. Our firm understanding and constant communication with Chinese and Asian banks have allowed us to design optimal financing structures so that our client’s capital structure and balance sheet correspond with their revenue base and business objectives.
Debt Restructuring With the team’s extensive experience in debt restructuring, we understand the nature and limitations of creditors, financial institutions and suppliers. As such, we can advise our clients on the ideal financial structure and repayment plan that best meets all parties’ requirements. Our focus is not in the debt repayment process, but rather, how the new debt structure can best serve the overarching goals of improving production capabilities, reducing costs and nurturing the company back to health. OptAsia’s collaborative effort begins with a comprehensive corporate and business analysis to fully understand the client’s strengths and limitations so we can advise our clients on strategies to maintain their stability in economic downturns and reorganize the company to prepare it for future changes. Our services include shareholder restructuring, corporate restructuring and formulation of viable financial restructuring plans.
Independent Financial Advisory/Regulatory Compliance Our team has extensive track record in providing advisory services to listed companies in complying with the rules and regulations of the Securities Exchange Commission (the SEC) and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (the SET). Our services include assisting our clients in preparing schedules and reports to the Regulators, advising on tender offer process including acting as the Independent Financial Advisor on the tender offer or waiver of the tender offer, acting as the Independent Financial Advisor on connected transactions and, the acquisition and disposal of company assets.
EPC Advisory We have extensive experience in positioning our Client effectively to Engineering, Procurement & Construction (“EPC”) contractors and assisting in the selection process. Our scope of work include translating and presenting any non-technical information relating to the Project to the EPC contractor; clarifying commercial issues and resolving differences on the EPC contract; evaluating the possibilities of EPC financing from EXIM banks; provide opinions on the possibilities of long-term project financing and competitive commercial loans from other Asian financial institutions including policy banks. As necessary, we also assist in positioning the Client effectively to ECAs and evaluate the possibilities providing political or commercial coverage for the Project.
Pre-IPO Advisory The Firm seeks to provide a “one-stop” shop for clients seeking to go public in the international markets. OptAsia serves in guiding our clients through all issues encountered on the path to a successful listing, including selection of listing venues, selection of underwriters and other key IPO intermediaries, financial, accounting and legal restructuring issues. Our services include due diligence, corporate restructuring, assist the client in developing business plans as well as communication with intermediaries, including Stock Exchange regulators.
Sustainable Investments We have strong links with several private and quasi-governmental institutions dedicated to the development and promotion of sustainable investment. We provide advice on addressing issues ranging from green energy, energy efficiency enhancement, and environment preservation to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We can, through our alliances provide new and innovative solutions such as: Private Equity Funding, Green Building Re-Fit Financing and Green Credit Enhancement. We believe that the key driver to increasing CSR and environmental preservation commitments is to select solutions that simultaneously enable companies to derive long-term financial benefits alongside more altruistic interests, and are therefore truly sustainable for all parties.
Strategic Advisory For international companies to generate profits in Asia, companies must combine proper business analysis with communication with the relevant government authorities. Foreign investors regularly face enormous difficulties in maneuvering through the system and understanding the regulations and procedural requirements. OptAsia aims to facilitate our clients in understanding about the region’s industrial regulatory system, navigate through investment procedural requirements and conduct meaningful discussions with the authorities.