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Celadon Capital (www.celadoncapital.com) is an independent, privately-owned international corporate finance and strategic advisory firm, with a focus on private equity (PE), venture capital (VC), M&A, overseas listings, business partnering and related strategic matters. In essence, our business is about connecting…

-  Companies with Capital (capital raising, mainly from PE, VC and hedge funds)

-  Capital with Companies (deal origination for PE, VCs, SPACs and hedge funds), and

-  Companies with Companies (M&A, strategic partnering, R&D collaboration)

…and providing all the transaction execution and support, and related advisory and business partnering, representation and support work necessary to bring about the

desired outcomes.

Founded in 1995 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, we are active throughout SE Asia and India, and maintain close links with all the major international financial centres. The partners of Celadon have on average 30 years’ relevant work experience.

Our buy-side and M&A operations cater to most segments in the consumer, services and manufacturing space, while in our sell-side, capital raising and business partnering activities we cater mainly to the following:

- Life Sciences (incl. biotechnology, healthcare, medical equipment)

- Sustainable Business (incl. alternative/renewable energy, cleantech, waste management, agribusiness, food)

- Innovation and Technology (incl. ICT, new media, creative industries,

nanotechnology and new materials,)

- Light Manufacturing and Services to consumers and industry

- Infrastructure Projects (primarily power plants, conventional and renewable, logistics and transporation)



- Our Corporate Finance and Strategic Advisory Practice offers a comprehensive range of financial solutions, transaction execution functions on the buy-side and sell-side, as well as advice on financing strategy and management and operational support to businesses (or their major shareholders) seeking to:-

-  Raise investment capital - includes debt, mezzanine as well as private equity / venture capital

-  Expand by acquisition, merger, joint venture, strategic partnership or technical collaboration

-  Exit through trade sale/M&A or IPO

-  Dispose of non-core assets

-  Undergo change in their financial, corporate, management or operational structure

-  Enhance investor appeal and corporate / shareholder value

· Our Business Partnering and International Representation Practice acts as partner in SE Asia and India for businesses expanding into the region that require a “local champion” who can provide on-the-ground representation and operational support, as well as introduce and promote them to potential clients and strategic partners, and enhance awareness among the broader local investment and business communities. Our aim is to reduce the cost, set-up time and much of the risk associated with international expansion.

· For offshore funds investing in SE Asia and India, typically Hedge Funds, and Buy-out, PE and VC Funds – we assist in deal origination and execution and advise on realisations, and help them to form co-investment alliances and strategic partnerships with local investors. We also make available our Corporate Finance and Business Partnering services to their portfolio companies.


Our clients come in all shapes and sizes. Their one common denominator is that they require financial and strategic inputs from outside of their home territory……………

· Advising the owner (a major Asian industrial group) of a technology that enables fermentation of cellulosic agricultural biomass into fuel ethanol and related chemicals on (1) commercialisation and scale-up, (2) licensing, strategic partnering and research collaboration, and (3) raising funding;

· Advising a US group with an combustion and gasification technology that converts municipal solid waste (MSW) into electricity with high efficiency on establishing and capitalising joint ventures with landfill operators in Asia-Pacific region;

· Advising the owner of a substantial stake in a 1,000MW coal-fired Indian power producer on its sale to a strategic investor;

· Acting as Advisor to Navis Capital, (www.naviscapital.com) a private equity fund management firm specializing in buyouts with US$3.3 billion under management, based in Malaysia, on origination of investments, with primary focus on India, also Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, HK/China and Australia. Sectors of particular interest include all types of consumer products and services, healthcare, education, entertainment, leisure, BPO, supplies and services to industry and business, waste management and light manufacturing;

· Director and strategic adviser to an India- and US-based training and recruitment firm specializing in the logistics sector (www.21cceducation.com). 

Nicholas Ashby

Celadon Capital (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Suite 22-7, Wisma UOA II

21 Jalan Pinang

50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: +60-3 2711-7211; Fax: +60-3 2715-5211;

Mobile: +60-19 323-5911

Skype: ncashby

URL: http://www.celadon.asia


Boutique investment banking firm specialising in private equity, venture capital and M&A, as well as strategic matters related to raising financing.

Why we are a green organisation

We serve clients in all areas of the cleantech and sustainable business.

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