AWR Lloyd hosts Globalscope M&A conference in Bangkok with focus on sustainability transformation
AWR Lloyd, a leading Indo-Pacific advisory firm, had the great honor of hosting the 2022 Globalscope Fall Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Globalscope is a network of independent mergers and acquisitions (‘M&A’) advisory firms, with over three decades experience. The network completed over US$8 billion in transactions last year and is set to achieve a much bigger collective deal quantum in 2022.
This year’s event had a special focus on how the global advisory community can catalyze the transformation of Southeast Asia’s economies to greater sustainability. The current and future impact of climate change, energy transition, future pandemics, geo-political conflicts, cyber-attacks, digitalization and technological disruption are compelling companies and financial institutions to prioritize long term resiliency, set Net Zero targets, reconsider business models, restructure asset portfolios and invest in ‘antifragile’ ventures. Globalscope members, including AWR Lloyd, are helping their clients to restructure, divest non-core businesses and grow to achieve these objectives.
Twenty-five Globalscope members from around the world gathered for four days in Bangkok at the end of October and beginning of November to exchange industry insights, discuss emerging trends and collaborate on prospective deals in all sectors. The Bangkok conference was a robust opportunity for our international network to connect in person and forge an even deeper alliance. Crucially, the event allowed the Globalscope network to strengthen its connections with Southeast Asia, inspiring greater cross-border collaboration, trade and investment going forward.
Throughout the conference, industry leaders were invited to share valuable sector knowledge, allowing members to develop a deeper understanding of key issues, trends and opportunities. Highlights included an insightful talk by Thailand’s former Finance Minister Mr. Korn Chatikavanij on improvements needed to strengthen the sustainability of the Thai economy, and a speech by Ms Somruedee Chaimongkol, CEO of the Pan-Pacific energy group, Banpu PCL, on the company’s transition in recent years to a ‘Greener Smarter’ value structure.
At Nan Bei Restaurant in the Rosewood Bangkok Hotel, Alexander Wood, AWR Lloyd’s CEO addressed the assembled Globalscope delegates along with some of the firm’s core clients and partners: “What you have here is a family of elite smaller firms, all sharing a culture of agility, discretion, creativity and resourcefulness. Our client service is personal, bespoke and normally long term. Tailored to each of our client’s requirements. Going forward, AWR Lloyd intends to take a leadership role in relation to Energy Transition themes at Globalscope with a focus on renewable energy, e-mobility, energy efficiency, climate tech and critical minerals. We also hope to be a ‘hub’ firm for the group in the Indo-Pacific region.”
AWR Lloyd would like to thank all who participated, and extend special gratitude to Julie Aroune, Director of Operations, John R.Sloan, President and Kamal Rungta, Head of Conferences, for their part in making the event such a success.
About AWR Lloyd
AWR Lloyd has a 22-year track record providing M&A advisory and strategy consulting services to clients across the Indo-Pacific region from the Middle East, through South Asia to Southeast Asia. The firm was ranked by Vault as No.3 for ‘Innovation’ amongst all consulting firms in Asia-Pacific for 2022.
Founded in 1987, Globalscope Partners is a leading group of independent corporate finance and business advisers operating globally to support clients in cross-border M&A transactions, with over 55 members, 10,000+ deals completed globally, and 30+ year successful track record. Last year, the network collectively closed US$8 billion in deals.
For more information, please contact Ms Shruti Kothari, Head of Communications at AWR Lloyd