Advisory firm Index-Asia gets boost from Starline Global Industries – January 2018

The Hong Kong based young financial consulting services firm, Index-Asia announces the entry of Singapore’s Starline Global Industries in its equity capital. The group agreed to invest in Index Asia for a 24% stake.

This investment aims to strengthen the financial structure of the start-up, in order to support its development and accelerate its growth in Southeast Asia. The support of Starline Global Industries, a Singapore based Investment holding is enabling Index-Asia to sustain its project of financial exchanges enhancement between Europe & Southeast Asia, increasing its international footprint and extending its business network.

According to the Managing Director of Starline Global Industries: “The investment of Starline aims to make Index-Asia, a strong and renowned M&A firm in the Southeast Asia area.”  He also adds: “I have been immediately interested in the ambition of Index-Asia’s team of high quality bankers and entrepreneurs, who demonstrated their ability to develop quality services to clients in Europe as well as a whole [M&A] sector in the ASEAN region”

A similar comment from Benjamin Blanchard, Index-Asia Managing Partner, who explains: “the track record, the complementarity of the team and Index-Asia clear ambition of becoming a major financial actor [in Asia] convinced Starline Global Industries to position itself on its segment, which is, we believe, still in its early stage here”.

Index-Asia’ partners also appreciate the quality of the dialogue with the management and the willingness of Starline Global Industries to support their firm in the long-term and to provide it with the wherewithal to continue to expand. They welcome the entry of a well-positioned regional player, in their equity capital, that brings not only their network but most of all their strong experience in developing high growth projects and companies around Asia.

Benjamin Blanchard adds “We have been impressed by the dynamics in the Philippines particularly, but Starline Global Industries opened up more opportunities for Index Asia in countries like Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and even Singapore.”

Index Asia has a solid expertise in corporate financial advisory services. The firm offers private equity capital raising, divestitures, valuation analysis, and investment advisory services. It also offers target identification, transaction structuring and execution, strategic and financial planning, project development, and business structuring advisory services.

The Senior Management team is composed of Benjamin Blanchard, a former investment banker at Lazard Frères, Antoine Blanc, an entrepreneur & financial analyst with former work experiences with Rocket Internet, Devenco or Pernod Ricard, and Kieran Martin who adds the consulting expertise from his former role at Trexia.

The Firm has been taking more than 20 mandates in the first half of 2016 and is a privileged partner of several large European Funds.

 

About Index-Asia

Index was founded in 2013 by a team of young professionals in Paris to provide financial services in the field of innovation. With a strong background in finance but also in the digital industry, the founders decided to set up Index to help the managers of companies:

– To enhance or to create a relevant business model for their business
– To assist them during their financial operations (fundraising and M&A mostly)

Index-Asia is a young M&A boutique created in 2016 with offices in Paris, Hong Kong and Manila. Its area of expertise extends from 4 main different fields:

  • Financial and Business Model consulting integrating a digital and a global strategy (specific footprint in Asia and Europe)
  • Fundraising and investors relations: Financial model building and funding research among local investors and funds
  • Equity Transfer: Change of ownership or part transfer of shares. Optimization of the exit strategy. Acquirer research, leverage buyout operations (LBO)
  • M&A for both sell-side and buy-side: Targeted acquisitions or research of potential companies. Build-up strategy definition.  Operations of ownership or part entry – LBO MBO & MBI operations.

 

About Starline Global Industries:

Starline Global Industries, is a Singapore based holding company, with an extensive involvement in Aerospace, High Tech, Agriculture, BPO, F&B. The company is also providing consulting services or acts as a local partner to companies seeking for business opportunities in the ASEAN region.

Starline Global Industries is the largest foreign shareholder of PhilJets Aero Services Inc, an aviation solution company in the Philippines. The Singaporean holding also owns shares of Agama Investments Co. Ltd, a Cambodian investment company with interests, through its subsidiaries, in agriculture, retail, real estate and development in Cambodia.

Starline Global Industries has networks in Singapore, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines France, Canada, and the United Kingdom.