Mergers & Acquisitions / Joint Ventures
We are cross-border M&A and joint venture specialists with a focus on the China market. Our combined international and local background allows us to work on both the Chinese and foreign sides of an engagement with equal effectiveness. Through a range of partners, our relationships in China are exemplary, allowing us to quickly and effectively secure the government alignment and approvals necessary for China-related investment decisions, either inbound or outbound.
Our services include:
- Investment and M&A strategy development: we will work with your senior management team to formulate an investment or M&A strategy that meets your strategic requirements as well as being achievable in a cross-border context;
- Target identification: through our deep knowledge of industries and in close collaboration with our management consulting team, we can assist in scouring industries to find investment targets or partners who match strategically-defined criteria;
- Relationship alignment: in China in particular, the management of government and industry relationships is critical to any successful investment. Through our network of partners and contacts, we can effectively secure the government alignment at Central, Provincial and Local levels that is essential to a transaction's success;
- Transaction negotiation and structuring: we are specialists at bridging the gap between Western and Chinese business cultures and operating environments and assisting our clients in structuring and negotiating transactions whilst taking into account commercial, legal, policy and taxation considerations;
- Transaction execution: we are highly skilled and experienced at managing all aspects of transaction execution from engagement to financial close.
More than just investment bankers, the value-add of Yatsen Associates is that our work rarely stops with a successful transaction. Our management consulting team can assist with a range of post-transaction integration, business strategy and growth issues. Our aim is to provide a complete commercial advisory service.
Yatsen Associates makes strategic investments in growth-stage small to medium-sized companies where there is a China angle and we can leverage our skills and expertise to create value. We are particularly interested in environmental and clean technologies but will invest opportunistically, in particular where there is a strategic fit with business interests of our partners and clients.
We adopt a very active approach to investment management, ensuring that the collective management and strategic skills of our team, as well as the collective resources of our network and partners, are available to drive performance.
For more information, please contact us.