Strategic Advisory

Strategic Advisory

Providing award-winning advisory solutions to support clients across Asia

Strategic Advisory

Providing award-winning advisory solutions to support clients across Asia

At a glance

The DBS Strategic Advisory team provides end-to-end solutions to help you achieve your business objectives, whether it’s transforming your operations or enhancing shareholder value through mergers and acquisitions.  

Why us
A leader in Southeast and North Asia

A leader in Southeast and North Asia

Our capabilities and track record have won us repeat mandates from numerous clients across Asia, and multiple accolades for investment banking through the years. 

Leverage our experience

Leverage our experience

We have worked on transactions of all sizes and complexity, including some of Asia Pacific’s most significant M&A deals. 

Our holistic approach, which blends client and industry knowledge with product advisory, helps to create customised solutions from concept to execution that address our clients’ strategic needs.  

Our approach considers: 

  • Strategy
    We provide strategic “boardroom” advice relating to development, growth, industry best practices and strategic transformation. 
  • Corporate structure
    This includes mergers, acquisitions, divestments, corporate restructurings and joint ventures. 
  • Capital structure
    We evaluate your capital needs, propose optimal capital structures and design capital raising plans such as equity, bank borrowings, bonds and structured solutions. 
  • Stakeholders/shareholders
    We consider enterprise valuations, shareholder returns and dividend policy.
Connect to our regional network

Connect to our regional network

Use our Asian connectivity to find partners that meet your requirements. We connect corporate clients in North Asia, Southeast Asia, India and Australia with each other, for M&A transactions, business joint-ventures and strategic investments. 

Benefit from insights

Benefit from insights

Receive Asian insights, industry expertise and localised knowledge when we connect you with strategic investors, potential acquirers for your business, or help search for cross-border targets to support your business expansion. 

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2021 - Sole Financial Adviser to Guoco Group Limited in the S$1 billion privatisation of GL Limited. This is DBS’ first advisory engagement with Guoco Group. 


2020 - Sole Financial Adviser to Sembcorp Industries and Sembcorp Marine for the S$2.1 billion recapitalisation and demerger of Sembcorp Marine to create two independent and focused industry leaders. 


2020 - Sole Financial Adviser to China Jinmao in the HK$9.6 billion privatisation of Jinmao Hotel and Jinmao (China) Hotel Investments and Management. 

The transaction represented the first-ever REIT privatisation on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. 


2020  - Advisor to HOPU and the substantial shareholders of Perennial in the buy-out of Perennial Real Estate for S$1.6 billion Equity Value and S$5.7 billion Enterprise Value. 

Springland International Holdings by Octopus (China) Holdings

2020 - HKD 4.53 billion buy-out of Springland International Holdings by Octopus (China) Holdings.

global finance best investment bank 2020

Global Finance

World's Best Investment Bank Awards

  • Best Investment Bank for Sustainable Finance, APAC, 2020
  • Best Investment Bank, APAC, 2020
  • Best Investment Bank, Singapore, 2020
  • Best M&A Bank, APAC, 2019
The Asset

The Asset

Infrastructure Awards

  • Project Finance House of the Year, Singapore, 2017 – 2020
  • Project Finance Advisory House of the Year, Asia, 2019
financeasia country awards 2020


Best Investment Bank, Singapore, 2005 – 2019

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In Singapore: 1800 222 2200
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