Tractus in Singapore

Opened in 2012, Singapore is Tractus Asia’s newest office location. Singapore’s strategic location is ASEAN’s regional operating headquarters hub for many of the world’s largest multinationals; its global transhipment port and global financial center have been the focus of many of our client engagements since 1995.

In only 50 years, Singapore transformed itself from a small port town into an economy with one of the highest per capita incomes in Asia; a country ranked as the easiest place to do business in the world, and a regional market hub for ASEAN with a demand for sophisticated high technology manufactured goods and services with the government actively developing the city-state as a technology innovation hub to rival economies in the OECD.

Singapore’s well-reasoned public policy has helped it to realize incredible economic outcomes for its citizens and attract a sizeable expatriate population of economic migrants. Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB), International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and Spring Singapore form part of a collection of government agencies tasked with supporting envisioned growth by attracting high-value added investment, supporting Singapore companies’ foray into international markets and promoting a vibrant start-up and innovation culture at home, respectively.

Tractus’ office in Singapore supports our ASEAN regional corporate strategy and execution assignments and is an active hub for our corporate finance team for private placement activity allowing us to more efficiently access VC, PE and sovereign sources of capital domestically and in Malaysia. Joining our group of 7 offices across China, India and Southeast Asia, our team in Singapore continues our proven track record of advising and assisting companies to make informed decisions about how to structure and where to locate their investments in the vibrant ASEAN and wider developing Asia economic region.

Strategy & Execution

Tractus’ mission to help our clients make good decisions about where to invest, how to successfully operate, and grow their businesses in Asia is central to the work executed by the firm’s Singapore team. Many of our clients have their ASEAN, and in some cases global, regional operating headquarters in Singapore. Our clients rely on us to provide detailed insight into ASEAN market dynamics, assess which markets in the region provide the greatest opportunities, develop business cases and determine which market(s) to enter first and how.

Companies also rely on us to undertake market research and market opportunity and business case assessments and advise them on the most appropriate market entry strategy for their business. These strategies may include:

  • exporting into the country through a dedicated representative or agent
  • establishing a start-up greenfield investment requiring the identification of a new site and construction of facilities
  • entering into an equity joint venture or acquiring an existing business, or
  • entering the market utilizing Tractus’ business Inc.ubator services

Tractus’ business Inc.ubator was conceived as a cost effective and low risk way for companies to evaluate the Singapore market without the expense of formally establishing a subsidiary or business entity. Our business Inc.ubator clients utilize Tractus services such as:

  • legal entity to employ dedicated Singapore staff
  • office space as a place to do business
  • HR, administration and accounting shared services team for back-office support, and
  • senior management and Directors for experienced oversight

to establish a presence in the market before making a formal commitment to establish a legal entity and start-up operation in Singapore.

For some companies, Singapore is a critical export destination and a buyer of high-value added industrial, consumer and business to business products. For others, the city-state is a critical launch point for entering and expanding exports, or making investments in the wider ASEAN region. The ease of doing business in Singapore is helped by clear and well implemented regulations, a liberal trading regime, absence of corruption and excellent supporting infrastructure.

Whatever the role of Singapore in our clients’ Asia business strategy, the experienced Tractus team has the expertise and network to support the successful implementation of our clients’ investment, market entry and expansion strategies in Singapore and across the wider ASEAN region.

Strategy

  • Market Opportunity Analysis
  • Regulatory Analysis
  • Business Case Assessments
  • Feasibility Studies

Execution

  • Site Selection
  • Real Estate Acquisition
  • Incentives Negotiations
  • Government Approvals
  • Start-up Management
  • PM & Client Rep

Business Inc.ubator

  • Recruiting Assistance
  • Office Space, Admin & Management Oversight
  • Operations Management

Corporate Finance

Singapore’s place in the ASEAN financial services sector is undisputed. With a vibrant bourse, strong banking system, active private equity and venture capital market, and highly developed financial services sector, Singapore is the financial center of Southeast Asia. As a hub for companies operating their regional ASEAN businesses, it is also an important center for M&A decision-making. Its importance has made Singapore a critical location for Tractus’ corporate finance practice.
Tractus’ Singapore corporate finance team has years of experience negotiating joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions. The Singapore corporate finance team has assisted companies to:

  • identify and screen acquisition targets and joint venture partners
  • formulate optimal corporate/deal structures
  • undertake financial modeling and analysis
  • undertake financial and operational due diligence and
  • support negotiations and deal documentation through closing on both acquisitions and dispositions

The Singapore corporate finance team has developed significant experience structuring private placements and raising funds for innovative technology companies from North America, particularly in the medtech space, working closely with groups such as Spring Singapore and the Singapore Medtech Accelerator, among others.

Singapore continues to lead regional interest of private and sovereign wealth funds to capitalize on the opportunities for matching Asian capital and market opportunities with cutting edge technology firms from North America and Europe. The Tractus Singapore’s corporate finance team has been able to successfully secure growth capital for several early and mid-stage technology firms at valuations significantly higher than might be expected from the more competitive markets in North America and Europe.

Singapore’s place in the ASEAN financial services sector is undisputed. With a vibrant bourse, strong banking system, active private equity and venture capital market, and highly developed financial services sector, Singapore is the financial center of Southeast Asia. As a hub for companies operating their regional ASEAN businesses, it is also an important center for M&A decision-making. Its importance has made Singapore a critical location for Tractus’ corporate finance practice.
Tractus’ Singapore corporate finance team has years of experience negotiating joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions. The Singapore corporate finance team has assisted companies to:

  • identify and screen acquisition targets and joint venture partners
  • formulate optimal corporate/deal structures
  • undertake financial modeling and analysis
  • undertake financial and operational due diligence and
  • support negotiations and deal documentation through closing on both acquisitions and dispositions

The Singapore corporate finance team has developed significant experience structuring private placements and raising funds for innovative technology companiesfrom North America, particularly in the medtech space, working closely with groups such as Spring Singapore and the Singapore Medtech Accelerator, among others.

Singapore continues to lead regional interest of private and sovereign wealth funds to capitalize on the opportunities for matching Asian capital and market opportunities with cutting edge technology firms from North America and Europe. The Tractus Singapore’s corporate finance team has been able to successfully secure growth capital for several early and mid-stage technology firms at valuations significantly higher than might be expected from the more competitive markets in North America and Europe.

Investment Attraction

  • Strategy Development
  • Targeted Marketing
  • Lead Generation
  • FDI Missions

Trade Promotion

  • Market Research
  • Distributor Searches
  • Background Checks
  • Trade Show Representation

Technical Assistance

  • FDI & Trade Attractiveness Benchmarking
  • FDI & Trade Strategy Development
  • Economic Research & Analysis
  • Government Advocacy

Economic Development

For economic development organizations (EDOs), private developers, industry trade associations and government investment promotion agencies (IPAs) seeking to attract outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI), promote trade or develop investment attraction and trade promotion strategies and policies, Singapore is a key market in ASEAN.

While the city-state is a relatively small outbound investor, its investments tend to be led by high technology, high value adding companies, preferred by North American and EU EDOs.

Likewise, while Singapore is a significant importer of high value goods, it is also a critical transhipment point for trading activities with the rest of Southeast Asia. Its long history as the center of ASEAN business, many of its trading companies have networks throughout ASEAN and South Asia. It is also a hub for regional industry trade shows and conferences, providing a convenient single location for gaining initial entry into ASEAN’s rapidly growing markets.

As such, the Tractus Singapore team often acts as the project leader for our trade promotion and investment attraction representation engagements for the firm’s US state-based and other international EDO clients focused on Southeast Asia. Across the practice, Tractus leverages its experience advising and assisting corporate investors to make informed decisions about where to invest to help EDOs and IPAs devise investment attraction and trade promotion strategies. Sharing these experiences gives these organizations insight into what strategies should be used to attract and retain investors and promote exports as well as policies to implement to promote economic growth.

The Tractus economic development team also has significant experience undertaking technical assistance projects funded by multi-lateral organizations such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), ASEAN Secretariat, UNCTAD, the Ministry of Commerce of the government of Cambodia, FK Norway and others develop FDI attraction policies and strategies; benchmark the attractiveness of countries as destinations for FDI and undertake economic research and analysis.

Our Clients

What People Say About us

  • We first contacted Tractus in 2007, when we decided to get serious about entering the Chinese market. They have been an integral part of our efforts ever since.

    Tractus was able to give us invaluable insights into the Chinese business culture, and they helped us develop a marketing strategy for this market. They developed the legal framework that allowed us to open a sales office in Shanghai and provided the incubator space and office infrastructure. Tractus assisted in the recruitment of the talent that is the core of our Chinese sales operation to this day.

    While our Shanghai office is now well established, Tractus continues to be an essential partner to Fort Wayne Metals. They provide managerial support to our Chinese personnel and help us with staffing choices. They have assisted us with Visa procurement, staff support, and interpretation services during our business trips in Vietnam. The incubator model, established with Tractus, has served as a template for our sales offices in other Asian countries. If your company is looking to develop a presence in Asia, I would highly recommend getting in touch with Tractus. We consider them to be an important partner and plan to continue our relationship well into the future.

    Bob Myers
    Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President, Fort Wayne Metals
  • Tractus provided the resources enabling our organization to quickly deploy into the Chinese market. We are very pleased with the approach they have taken through the customization of their services to meet our needs.

    Joe Fleischhacker
    CEO, Lake Region Management

For more information about the business strategy and execution capabilities of Tractus Singapore and how we can assist you to make informed decisions about how to invest in Singapore contact below

Strategy & Execution

Economic Development

Michael Nicholas

Country Manager

 

Corporate Finance

Richard J. Smith

Head of Corporate Finance

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Contact Tractus Singapore

Level 42,
6 Battery Road
049909 SINGAPORE

O: +65.6232.2796
F: +662.260.8280
singapore@tractus-asia.com
http://tractus-asia.com/tractus-in-singapore/