Ivory Capital is an independent boutique investment banking firm that provides advisory services and solutions primarily in the Asian markets. Our clients include business owners, private investors, and private and public companies in Asia, Europe and the USA.
We provide advisory services in two primary areas:
Strategic Stake Sales
Equity and Mezzanine Capital
Since inception in 2002, we have completed over 40 assignments of over US$8 billion in combined value, including acquisitions and strategic stake sales, and equity, mezzanine and debt capital financings in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia. We have also completed investments and assignments in Europe and the USA.
We provide strategic and corporate finance advisory services to clients introduced to us by Morgan Stanley's Private Wealth Management Group in Asia Pacific.
Several factors differentiate us:
Team with decades of experience and track record of successful transactions in Asian markets
Wide coverage of Asia, complemented by our global perspective
Commitment to serving the best interests of our clients
Integrity and quality of international standards
We hold licenses, Advising on Securities (Type 4) and Advising on Corporate Finance (Type 6) from the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, and we operate under the Exempt Corporate Finance status in Singapore.
Clients’ Best Interests
Our priority is to serve the best interests of our clients. We are focused on developing effective strategies to deliver sustainable long term growth in shareholder value and manage risk for our clients.
Our first step in every situation is to define and understand a client’s objectives. We accept an assignment only if we are confident of contributing value and achieving the client’s objectives.
We provide objective advice from a position of integrity. We do not have other products or services, such as securities sales and trading activities, that may conflict with client interests.
Excellence and Global Perspective
Our experience at leading investment banks and accounting firms brings global perspective and international institutional standards to our assignments. We focus on small and mid-cap companies in Asia and we aim to become the premier, international quality investment banking firm of choice in this sector.
Teamwork and Culture
Our people are our prime assets; our culture holds us together. We select members based on team spirit, character and attitude, as well as for their professional skills, experience and intellectual capabilities.
Commitment and Long-Term Relationships
We take the time to develop a good understanding of a client’s business and objectives. On completion of assignments, we remain in an advantageous position to bring new ideas and business connections to our clients. Our goal is to build long-term and value-enhancing relationships with our clients.
" As investment banks continue to redefine themselves within the still-evolving global regulatory landscape, we honour those firms that excel despite challenging market conditions. They understand the market, execute well, and create innovative solutions for their clients' unique needs," said Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director of Global Finance. Global Finance editors, with input from industry experts, used a series of criteria--including market share, number and size of deals, service and advice, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to address market conditions, innovation, pricing, after-market performance of underwritings and market reputation--to select the winners. Deals Announced or completed in 2015 were considered."
Profiling the winners of the Best Investment Banks 2016
April 15, 2016 | Author: MICHAEL SHARI
Best Investment Bank
Nomura | Nomura of Tokyo led a triple-whammy IPO that raised a total of $11.9 billion for three units of Japan's sprawling government postal system. All told, Nomura raked in $727 million in investment-banking revenue in Asia-Pacific last year.
Best Boutique Investment Bank
Ivory Capital | Founded by Lehman Brothers alum Christopher Tan in 2002, Ivory Capital focuses on M&A in Asia. Ivory advised Chinese Internet services provider Tencent Holdings on its sale of a Philipine online gaming business of Asiasoft of Thailand.
Best Equity Bank
CCB International | CCBI, the Hong Kong-based investment-banking arm of China Construction Bank, was a joint bookrunner for at least eight IPOs on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange during the first seven months of 2015. The largest raised $5.0 billion in H Shares for Huatai Securities.
Best Debt Bank
BOC International | Leading China's international corporate investment-grade bond market, BOC International underwrote 48 bonds in 2015, raising $4.8 billion. The bank underwrote a total $37 billion in debt across the region in 195 deals that constituted a 2.6% market share.
Best M&A Bank
Goldman Sachs | Goldman Sachs led Asia-Pacific's M&A market by a long shot, advising clients on 118 deals value at $297.6 billion, commanding a 20.7% market share. Some deals involved Japanese companies that spent $10.5 billion to acquire companies in China last year.
Haitong Bank | Haitong Bank of Shanghai is using Portuguese lender Banco Espírito Santo de Investimento, which is acquired last September, as a foothold for Chinese-European deals. It advised Iberwind on the sale of its 684-megawatt wind farm portfolio to Cheung Kong Infrastructure and Power Assets Holdings Limited.