Fortman Cline Capital Markets Limited: Best M&A Advisory Team South East Asia 2023

Fortman Cline

Since its launch in 2007 out of Hongkong, Fortman Cline Capital Markets Limited has evolved into a Southeast Asian operation with offices in Manila, Singapore and Jakarta. It also had an office in New York until 2017 focused on fund raising from family offices. The firm completed its first billion-dollar transaction, an energy sector acquisition, within a year of opening. By 2010, it has completed the largest M&A in the history of the Philippine fast-food industry. Since its launch, Fortman Cline has provided deal clinching advisory services on more than US$18 billion in M&A and fund-raising transactions. The team’s skilled contributions have helped position the firm as a top consultancy firm in Southeast Asia. The firm is headquartered in Hongkong and has served both conglomerates and owner managed businesses across Southeast Asia. It has demonstrated a track record on assisting entrepreneurs and family businesses achieve transformational growth via joint ventures, external fund-raising placements and inorganic acquisitions. In addition, it has assisted a number of entrepreneurs monetise their businesses via strategic transactions with responsible partners that could transform businesses towards a larger scale. The team has also developed specialized practices in health care, consumer businesses, infrastructure and logistics. It has complemented its workforce with industry professionals. FCCM has also added a strategic consulting unit that assists clients in post M&A tasks to include integration, strategy implementation and overall management transition. For example, in the health care space, FCCM was involved in transactions covering the entire ecosystem to include pharm distribution, pharma brands and manufacturers, hospital operations, health insurance, dental care, elderly care and molecule monetization. It seeks to replicate its success in the health care, consumer business and infrastructure verticals to new areas such as logistics. FCCM’s pipeline remains robust due to its ecosystem and strategic approach to these fast-growing verticals where a high level of expertise and customer care is required. The judging panel presents repeat programmed winner Fortman Cline Capital Markets with the 2023 award for Best M&A Advisory Team (Southeast Asia).