What We Do

M&A Advisory

Our M&A and Investment Advisory practice is distinctive because of the depth of our ambition and the capabilities of our team.

We are guided by our conviction that enterprises need to work with counterparties across markets to fully realize their true potential. Our core team is comprised of leading international professionals with multi-jurisdictional work experience, world-class skill sets, and powerful and actionable global network. Our job is to help define the equity or the synergy story for management, secure the right counterparties, and execute transformative deals that deliver a lasting impact.

While we cover many industries, we have developed a particularly strong reputation, network and experience in e-commerce, retail and brands; web services and applications; cosmetics, healthcare and well-being solutions; media and entertainment; education, play and training; and technology and components.

Our advice and support are tailored to the particular needs of our clients:

Business Advice – We are, by training and inclination, consultants, lawyers, bankers and investors who are keen to get into the details of the business and translate that knowledge into execution paths. We get engaged by clients looking to us as thought partners, idea generators and problem solvers who can help define the strategic intent, prioritize key decisions, and prepare the client for a transformative event.

Transaction Advice – Our core competency resides in our ability to get deals done. Whether our mandate is M&A advisory, financing & investment advisory, or involves a deal with a commercial or business deal component, we are networked, skilled-up, experienced to deliver unparalleled transactional financial advice to our clients.

Post-Transaction Advice – Due to our inclination to forge long-term relationships with our clients, we tend to know our clients’ businesses profoundly well. As a result, even after we help facilitate a major transaction, we are frequently asked by our clients to help them realize the synergy potential of the deal, whether as a board member, advisor, or investor. We welcome the opportunity to work with our clients to ensure that the synergy potential from collaborating with counterparties is fully realized.


Digital Assets Advisory

We have unparalleled expertise and track record in a number of disruptive and landmark blockchain/digital assets projects, token offerings and other related matters. Serving as a trusted advisor, partner and alliance member, we align our interests with our clients to maximize the potential and scalability of their projects.

With the emergence of digital assets and blockchain as a new way of raising capital and executing projects for early startups, growth stage companies as well as established corporations, Widus Partners offers an unmatched suite of advisory services in such cutting edge sectors to support our clients and their portfolio companies.

Our team provides a comprehensive range of project management services catering to each of our client’s needs, including:

  • Business model and token economics development;
  • Corporate/regulatory structuring;
  • Digital assets / token project documentation review;
  • Market research;
  • Technology consulting;
  • Pre-token offering investments, marketing and investor relations;
  • Strategic partnerships and project community management;
  • Post-offering business strategy and proliferation; and
  • Exchange listing and liquidity solutions.

We understand that each company will have a varying level of understanding and needs when it comes to digital assets, blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. We only advise and commit our resources to projects and their teams for which we believe that Widus Partners can truly add distinctive value.

Investments

What makes Widus Partners distinctive in the markets in which we principally operate is that, along with our core advisory practice, we are able to bring our unique ability to take principal positions with companies with which we find most promising for growth and success.

Our usual approach is to invest prior to investments from or alongside strategic investors with which we have ongoing relationships, ensuring significant value-add immediately after our investment. We may also consider investing in the most promising companies with which we are providing advisory support, if and when we are invited to do so. We also invest in companies that are planning to do an IPO within 18 to 24 months of our investment.

Supporting our Private Equity and Principal Investments practice is our joint venture arrangement with Vogo Fund, an alternative asset management company in Korea with more than US$2 billion AUM, (“Vogo-Widus Investments”) which allows us to execute and book our principal investment deals in Korea.