16 May 2013

BDA wins two awards at The 5th Annual International M&A Advisor Awards

May 16, 2013

Business Development Asia LLC (“BDA”) won two awards at the 2013 Cross Border M&A Advisor Summit held by the M&A Advisor in New York:

  • “Corporate and Strategic Acquisition of the Year ($100m to $500m)” for its work on the sale of Shanghai Elsker by Edmund de Rothschild Private Equity and other shareholders to Johnson & Johnson
  • “M&A Deal of the Year ($50m to $100m)” for its work on the acquisition of Changzhou Pulanna Coating Co by Sherwin-Williams

With 17 years of cross-border transaction experience, BDA is regularly recognized as being at the forefront of Asia-U.S. and Asia-Europe transactions. BDA is seeing increasing outbound M&A from Asia; we believe that this trend will accelerate over the coming years.

Mark Webster, Managing Director of BDA Shanghai commented, “These transactions show BDA’s unparalleled ability to close cross-border deals in China for blue-chip clients. BDA has developed a particular expertise in the Consumer and Luxury industries.”

Euan Rellie, Senior Managing Director and co-founder of BDA, who heads BDA’s New York office said, “BDA has extensive experience working both the buy-side and sell-side for multinationals. We are excited to be emerging as the advisor of choice for the world’s best-known branded companies and financial sponsors.”

BDA advised the owners of Shanghai Elsker Mother & Baby Co, the Chinese domestic leader in the branded baby skincare market, on its divestiture to Johnson and Johnson (“J&J”). J&J is a global leader in healthcare products.

BDA advised The Sherwin-Williams Company (“Sherwin-Williams”) on its acquisition of Changzhou Pulanna Coating Co, a leading Chinese manufacturer of automotive coatings. Sherwin-Williams is a global leader in paints and coatings.

About BDA
Business Development Asia LLC (“BDA”) is a leader in cross-border investment banking in Asia. BDA advises on M&A, capital raising, and restructuring. BDA has been consistently owned and managed by the same team since 1996. BDA has a track record of providing independent advice to blue-chip corporate and financial sponsor clients from North America, Europe and Asia. BDA was named Investment Banking Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor in both 2012 and 2010. BDA is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Bahrain, Seoul and Tokyo. BDA formed a partnership with William Blair & Company in 2011. Further information is available at www.bdallc.com

For more information, please contact Euan Rellie in New York at +1 212 265 5300, or Mark Webster in Shanghai at +86 21 5407 5580.


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