Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) is one of the common tools for corporates to expand their business through e.g. a broader customer base, geographic expansion, products/services extension, technology enrichment and talent acquisition. At the same time, M&A can also be a viable avenue for founders and entrepreneurs to monetize what they have built through a sale or accelerate business growth on a larger platform.
Guillaume Caillet and Kenny Yiu, Managing Directors at Armor Capital, an M&A advisory firm based in Hong Kong, have 18+ years' experience in Asia, China and US.
They will present an overview of the M&A market in Asia and share the key elements for a successful M&A transaction.
You will gain insights on the major steps throughout the M&A process, including common methodologies used in business valuation, and the various third-party professionals that are usually involved in M&A transactions.
Guillaume is a corporate finance and M&A expert with over 25 years of experience in the US and Asia with over 50 transactions including joint-venture, divestment, acquisition, equity and debt fund raising and venture capital. As the founder and CEO of he oversees the firm's new development providing tailored financial solutions to a diverse range of clients. Guillaume's extensive experience in entrepreneurship and corporate finance spans across different industries as business services, industrial projects, technological companies where he has successfully guided numerous companies through complex financial transactions. He holds an Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School, and Hong Kong University, with a focus on financing the entrepreneurship, and is highly regarded for his strategic thinking and analytical skills.
Kenny is a seasoned investment professional with 18 years of experience in Asia and China. He is a key member of the investment team at Armor Capital, where he identifies and executes investment opportunities. Prior to joining Armor Capital, Kenny held various leadership roles, including Head of M&A at Huhtamäki, where he executed strategic growth initiatives across Asia. He also worked at CITIC Capital and AIF Capital as a private equity and venture capital investor, playing a key role in successful investment transactions. Kenny holds an MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, Kenny's expertise in finance and entrepreneurship, combined with his deep understanding of the investment landscape in Asia and China.