Increased global demand sees creative and technology M&A firm SI Partners strengthen its operations in APAC with Shanghai and Singapore offices
Increased client demand and a great deal of buyer interest in China and Southeast Asia, in particular in India and Indonesia, over the last 12 months has driven further investment in both Southeast Asia and Mainland China, building on SI Partners existing APAC operations.
Alyssiah Tsui, Partner at the firm who leads the APAC practice comments:
"Asia Pacific is an extremely diverse region. There are vastly different market challenges and opportunities in China vs Japan vs Singapore vs Australia. Expanding our team across the region with hubs in Hong Kong and now Singapore and Shanghai, in addition to our presence in Australia, allows us to continue to tailor our consultancy and transaction services to best support our clients in realising their businesses potential and shareholder ambitions through our unparalleled local market knowledge."
As reported in our 2018 agency growth research, APAC is cited as the third most popular destination for foreign expansion, evidence of the region’s vast and growing markets. Creative businesses are well aware of the opportunities available in Greater China and are keen to capitalise on them.
Recent transactions SI Partners has advised on in the Asia Pacific region include Singaporean digital marketing agency Happy Marketer's sale to DAN; the sale of Singapore-based creative content agency Hurrah to Golin; China’s leading sports marketing agency, Mailman’s acquisition of European sports marketing outfit, Seven League; and Hong Kong based CatchOn’s sale to Finn Partners.