Regardless of where you sit in a transaction – business owner or vendor, acquirer or investor – it’s important to effectively manage your costs and maximise returns for the best outcome. Against a backdrop of an ever-changing economic environment and the fast-moving pace and complexities of a transaction, this can be easier said than done.

How we help

Our Corporate Finance team have a wealth of experience in global cross border transactions gained from investment banking, corporate advisory, and private equity across the Asia Pacific Region.

Capital Raising

We are experienced in helping management teams, corporates and private shareholders raise capital across the capital structure from private equity, senior debt, structured capital instruments, convertible and mezzanine debt and preferred equity finance to support growth, release value or refinance.

 Leveraging our strong relationships within the finance and capital markets sector, we help you explore creative financing options with a structured and cost-efficient approach.

Mergers and Acquisitions

For buyers, our team will take a hands-on approach to helping find the perfect match to achieve strategic business and financial return objectives. We help you identify target markets and companies and have in-house capabilities to support you throughout deal-cycle from origination, negotiation, financing to integration.

For sellers, we help maximise and optimise value while navigating the complex sale process smoothly. We take the time to understand your business, and our ability to think like buyers, coupled with our diverse experience, gives us an edge in better marketing assets and businesses.

Private Equity Advisory

We have well-established relationships with leading private equity managers and their portfolio companies. Our integrated approach brings together a diverse team of professionals to provide bespoke solutions, from deal origination, financial planning, performance improvement and growth through to exit.

Strategic Joint Ventures, Platform build, Consortiums and Alliances

By leveraging our global network and resources we help clients create effective business partnerships by establishing joint ventures, consortiums, build platforms and alliances.

Our approach is premised around the power of working together and putting in place a customized approach to help our clients address their unique strategic, financial, operational and legal objectives.

Special Situations

We assist clients facing stress and distress with regard to liquidity and debt maturity cliffs situations. We work to help them restructure the capital structure by refinancing and/or strengthening their capital position by introducing additional capital through financial and strategic partners, as well as assisting clients realise value by the disposal of non-core businesses and/or assets.

Why Grant Thornton

  • Broad experience
    Broad experience
    The team has worked on a variety of transactions spanning cross-border M&A, structured finance, capital raising, strategic JV’s, platform builds, management led LBO’s, non-core asset sales, and restructuring/distress situations.
  • Work proactively with you
    Work proactively with you
    With our flatter structure, the team works closely with you to understand your situation, consider solutions that would work for you and pre-empts problems that could arise
  • Global
    Global
    Leveraging GT’s global network we work closely primarily with GT South East Asian offices, as well as GT Hong Kong (SAR), China, the UK and the Global network to provide creative solutions for fund-raising and M&A deals.
Career

Explore a career with Grant Thornton

Our people are at the core of our business. From autonomy at work to dedicated mentorship, our people are empowered to decide the direction and pace of their career development.

George Y Filmeridis
Singapore
Partner - Head of Corporate Finance
George Y Filmeridis
Singapore
George has been in financial services for over 40 years, having held positions with financial institutions including Amex Bank, Shearson Lehman Asia, Merrill Lynch International, Credit Agricole, and AIA Capital Corporation in Singapore and in Hong Kong, with a focus on commercial and investment banking throughout the Asia Pacific Region, including the Indian sub-continent.
Learn more about George Y Filmeridis
George Y Filmeridis
Partner - Head of Corporate Finance
George Y Filmeridis

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