Alistair Angus runs SI Partners out of Hong Kong which gives clients access to cross-border transaction expertise, often advising on the purchase or sale of businesses, specifically in the creative and tech industries. They help Western companies, for example, who want to do business in Asia but don’t know where to begin, deal with language, licensing, cultural issues and the like. He talks about the appetite for talent, for people who can operate in multiple languages, and can work effectively on a diverse team. Sometimes, he says it’s easier simply to acquire another company that already has an effective team in place.
In this podcast you’ll hear Alistair’s perspective on what it takes for a Westerner to succeed in business in Asia.
Alistair Angus Biography
SI Partners is a global M&A and consultancy practice with a passion for helping creative and technology businesses realise their potential. Co-founder of SI Partners, Alistair leads the firm’s global M&A practice.
Alistair advises creative and technology businesses on growth and commercial improvement, creating innovative deal structures designed to match stakeholders’ objectives. Alistair advises clients on a local, regional and global basis, specialising in connecting clients with global investors and partners. Our Asia-Pacific clients span the entire region, from Beijing to Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Sydney.
Alistair has advised the shareholders of Work Group on the sale to Capita, Ashton Consulting on the sale of a majority stake to Hakuhodo and GHC Asia on the sale of a majority stake to Hakuhodo.
Prior to co-founding SI Partners, Alistair built and sold companies in the digital, direct selling and manufacturing sectors. This entrepreneurship followed General Management roles for Inchcape Plc in the Middle East and Asia.
A chemist by training, Alistair also holds an MBA from Manchester Business School, conducted in part at Università Bocconi in Milan.