The management team of Tricor, headquartered in Hong Kong and owned by Bank of East Asia (“BEA”), were advised by Stuart Coventry and Ross Wheeler on the terms of their investment alongside Permira funds. The competitive process involved Jamieson negotiating terms with a variety of Asian and European bidders, and successfully agreeing terms with the ultimate acquirer, Permira.

This transaction represents another deal within the rapidly consolidating Corporate Services market

Jamieson was appointed by BEA to advise and support the management team on the spin out of Tricor from BEA into a standalone private equity backed businesses.  Jamieson worked alongside the sell side advisers to provide structure to the management terms process which was a key requirement of the bidders groups.

“Jamieson’s support was invaluable in helping us and the rest of the senior team understand what was required in terms of investing and structuring incentives in private equity deals. They definitely understand both the needs of management teams and the needs of private equity firms and know how to strike a fair balance between them.”

Johnny Ng, CEO

“This is one of our first deals out of Hong Kong and supports our strategy of advising management teams across multi-jurisdictions and geographies.   We want to be a partner to sale side advisers in offering genuine independent management advice; a service that is beneficial to both management teams and corporates alike.”

Stuart Coventry, Jamieson 

About Tricor:  Founded in 2000, Tricor is a leading Hong Kong-based corporate services provider across 20 markets globally, with a strong presence in 13 markets in the APAC region. It offers a range of services across accounting and payroll for MNCs and SMEs, corporate governance and secretarial services for both listed and unlisted companies, and investor and share registry services. Under BEA’s stewardship, Tricor has successfully grown in scope, reputation, and geographic footprint through a combination of M&A and organic expansion to become the Asian regional leader in outsourced corporate services.