19 November 2010

BDA wins two awards at Americas M&A Atlas Awards Gala

November 19, 2010

Business Development Asia LLC (“BDA”) has received recognition for its expertise in corporate finance advice on crossborder mid-market transactions between North America and Asia, in the form of the “Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year” award in its category, by Global M&A Network.

BDA acted as exclusive buy-side advisor to Molex Inc, a global electronic components company headquartered in Lisle, Illinois, on the acquisition of Zhenjiang Tean Telecom & Appliances, a Chinese manufacturer of radio frequency and microwave products, in November 2009.

Euan Rellie, BDA’s co-founder and Senior Managing Director, also received the “Boutique M&A Investment Banker of the Year” award, honoring him for completing several transactions including the divestment of Pfizer Inc’s animal vaccine business in China to Harbin Pharmaceutical, as well as Molex’s acquisition of Zhenjiang Tean.

“I am proud that Global M&A has recognized BDA for our advisory work on these ground-breaking transactions in Asia” said Euan Rellie. “It reinforces what our clients are telling us: that BDA is the best-positioned crossborder investment banking firm in the region.”

About Business Development Asia
Business Development Asia LLC (“BDA”) assists multinational corporate and financial sector clients to identify and execute acquisitions, divestments, JVs, restructuring and capital raising, in Asia and internationally. The company is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Bahrain, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo. BDA employs 60 full-time professional staff across its eight offices, supplemented by a team of senior advisors around the world. BDA’s clients include Areva, Arkema, AXA Private Equity, Celestica, Clariant, Cookson, DIC, Ecolab, Henkel, Hercules, Jardine Pacific, Kennametal, Life Technologies, Molex, Nalco, Pfizer, Rexel, Reuters, Ryder, SigmaKalon, Sun Chemical, The Weir Group, Tredegar, WestLB, and the British Government. Further information on BDA is available at www.bdapartners.com
For more information regarding BDA, please contact Euan Rellie in New York on (1) 212 265 5300 or erellie@bdallc.com

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