9 April 2020

BDA Partners and Zerobridge Partners enter into Cooperation Agreement for Asian debt advisory services

BDA Partners, the global investment banking advisor for Asia, and one of the region’s most active M&A advisory firms, is pleased to announce a formal cooperation agreement with Zerobridge Partners, Asia’s leading independent debt advisory firm. This closer working relationship will enable both BDA and Zerobridge to offer M&A, equity, debt and restructuring advice to their respective client bases.

Through this collaboration, clients will have access to innovative debt advisory solutions, as well as sophisticated private debt structuring and distribution. This is particularly important to private equity clients, as they are serial users of debt for new investments, monetising existing assets, privatisations, or exiting minority positions, alongside M&A.

In addition, this capability will also allow both firms to have a more meaningful dialogue with corporate clients about their ongoing needs and provide solutions to help grow their business in addition to strategic M&A transactions.  

Andrew Huntley, Senior Managing Director, BDA Partners, said, “Zerobridge is the pioneering debt advisory firm in Asia. The Zerobridge team has a long track record of raising debt capital for clients across the region. Their coverage overlaps well with BDA’s. We can work together to help clients in all geographies in Asia, as well as deal with complex cross-border, acquisition and early stage financings.”

Rahul Kotwal, Managing Partner, Zerobridge Partners, added, “Raising debt in Asia is not straight forward, especially in these current extremely difficult markets. Having access to additional sources of capital and independent advice on managing lenders and liabilities can make all the difference in continuing operations and ensuring companies are in a position of strength when the markets begin to normalise. BDA’s expertise in M&A and equity capital raises, coupled with Zerobridge’s expertise in debt markets, will allow us to offer a full range of capital structure solutions to both sets of clients.”

About Zerobridge Partners

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Zerobridge is Asia’s leading independent debt advisory firm. Zerobridge focuses on debt restructuring, lender negotiations and raising new debt and other types of privately-negotiated financing solutions for companies across Asia-Pacific.   Zerobridge is sector and product agnostic with experience across all geographic markets in the region.

The team at Zerobridge has deep investment banking experience and a strong track record across multiple credit cycles in Asia.  Our team members have raised in excess of US$100 billion for small and large corporates, private equity owned companies and family owned businesses.

Zerobridge Partners Advisory Limited is licensed and regulated by the Securities & Futures Commission in Hong Kong. www.zerobridge.com

About BDA

BDA Partners is the global investment banking advisor for Asia. We are a premium provider of Asia-related advice to sophisticated clients globally, with over 20 years’ experience advising on cross-border M&A, capital raising, and financial restructuring. We provide global reach with our teams in New York and London, and true regional depth through our seven Asian offices in Mumbai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo. BDA has deep expertise in the Chemicals, Consumer & Retail, Health, Industrials, Services and Technology sectors. We work relentlessly to earn our clients’ trust by delivering insightful advice and outstanding outcomes.

BDA Partners has strategic partnerships with William Blair, a premier global investment banking business, and with DBJ (Development Bank of Japan), a Japanese Government-owned bank with US$150bn of assets. www.bdapartners.com

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