strategic advisory

Strategic Advisory

Explore ways to improve shareholder returns

Strategic Advisory

Explore ways to improve shareholder returns

At a glance
Buy a new business, divest an existing business, or find ways to improve shareholder return with our Strategic Advisory services.
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Leverage our experience

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

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Find the right partners

Use our regional network and Asian connectivity to find partners for 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.

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Benefit from insights

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

Extensive Product Expertise

Mergers, acquisitions, divestments, strategic investments and joint ventures.

  • Find buyers or strategic investors for your business
  • Find commercial partners across borders for your business
  • Identify acquisition targets to grow your business
  • Provide advice on takeovers of SGX-listed companies
How to Apply
Contact your Relationship Manager. We will arrange for a Product Specialist to speak to you.
What notable deals have DBS advised on?

We have advised companies in Singapore and throughout Asia on some of the biggest deals in the region, including:

  • S$1.9b acquisition of M1 by Keppel Corporation in collaboration with Singapore Press Holdings
  • S$2.5b privatization of Wheelock Properties Singapore
  • Temasek’s S$5.5b consolidation of shareholding in Olam
  • SingPost’s 2-stage investment by Alibaba valued at S$312.5m (2014) and S$278.8m (2016)
  • Singapore Airlines S$1.0b privatisation of Tiger Airways
  • S$1.4b divestment of CWT to HNA
  • S$5b merger of Ascendas, Singbridge, JIH and Surbana
  • CITIC Private Equity’s S$1.4b acquisition of Biosensors International
  • S$1.8b buyout of ARA Asset Management by John Lim, Straits Trading, Cheung Kong, Warburg Pincus and AVIC Trust
  • Combination of CitySpring Infrastructure Trust with Keppel Infrastructure Trust, and acquisition of a 51% stake in Keppel Merlimau Cogen valued at S$1.9b


We were also involved with SMEs in the following transactions:

  • Platinum Equity’s S$265m takeover of PCI Limited
  • S$261m privatisation of Rotary Engineering 
  • Divestment of York Transport to SAF-Holland valued at US$40m
  • Divestment of Pan Asia Logistics to TVS Asianics
  • Buyout of Spindex Industries by the promoters
  • S$75m takeover of Select Group 
Where is the Strategic Advisory team located?

We have colleagues based in Singapore, Hong Kong and Jakarta. From these three cities, we meet clients across Asia to advise on cross-border transactions

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