News and Events

OCT
26

NZ FMA Issues Crypto Coin Offer Guidance

NZ FMA Issues Crypto Coin Offer Guidance
The New Zealand Financial Markets Authority has issued guidance which indicates that offers of digital coins or crypto-currency is a regulated activity unless it is less than the NZ$2m threshold for crowd-funding or specific exemption is sought and granted. See the following article for more information:  https://fma.govt.nz/compliance/cryptocurrencies/initial-coin-offers/
OCT
23

Congratulations to Sea Limited on their successful IPO!

​Censere would like to congratulate Sea Limited on their successful IPO on NYSE.  Sea Limited successfully raised US$884m on NYSE and Censere is honoured to have been part of the team of professionals who assisted.
JUL
26

HK Office relocation

​Censere's HK office has relocated to the following address: Unit 101, Shun Kwong Commercial Building, 8 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong Our phone and fax number remain the same: Tel. +852 2511 2011  Fax. +852 2511 2005
MAY
31

Ausus Advisory Launches!

Ausus Advisory Launches!

Censere Group announces the launch of Ausus Advisory, a dedicated risk advisory group.

Ausus Advisory was formerly the forensic accounting and investigations division of Censere Group. In order to better position the team and provide an expanded range of services dedicated to risk advisory, we have launched Ausus Advisory. Expanded services incorporate those of our channel partners, Chorus Consulting LLC and SPS Global Ltd. The combined service offering now covers all aspects of risk including:

 

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MAY
02

Adie Gupta appointed Managing Director

Censere is pleased to announce that Adie Gupta has been appointed to the role of Managing Director, effective immediately. Adie originally joined Censere in our Sydney office as a Director and has also been overseeing our KL office for the last 2+ years. His appointment to Managing Director reflects the regional role he has been playing and his ability to oversea complex c...
NOV
28

Congratulations again to CMOC!

Congratulations again to CMOC!
Following fast on the heels of CMOC's USD1.5 billion acquisition in Brazil, they have recently successfully completed the acquisition of Freeport's 56% interest in Tenke Fungurume Copper and Cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo for USD2.65 billion. We are honoured to have been part of the team of professionals who assisted CMOC in this acquis...
OCT
07

Congratulations to CMOC!

Congratulations to CMOC!
​Censere would like to congratulate CMOC on the successful acquisition of Anglo American's Niobium and Phosphates business in Brazil for USD1.5 billion. We are honoured to have been part of the team of professionals who assisted CMOC in this acquisition and bring it to a successful conclusion.
SEP
12

Stratiqa Opens Hong Kong Office

Stratiqa is pleased to announce that we have established a second office in Asia with the opening of an office in Hong Kong.

Brett Shadbolt, CEO of Stratiqa and Censere Group, stated "Hong Kong is a major financial centre in Asia and together with our offices in New York, San Francisco and Singapore is a welcome addition to the Stratiqa network. We look forward to working with clients in North Asia from our new office in Hong Kong. As part of Censere Group, Stratiqa has access to the considerable resources of Censere's dedicated network, currently extending to 16 locations across Asia and the United States, or 20 locations including Stratiqa."

Contact details for our Hong Kong office can be found here.

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JUN
17

KOREA - Censere Director Mason Kim delivers presentation at AHPEK Seminar

KOREA - Censere Director Mason Kim delivers presentation at AHPEK Seminar
The Association of High Potential Enterprises of Korea (AHPEK) hosted a cross-border M&A training session at the Dowon Building in Seoul on 16 June 2016. This event was attended by 30 venture capitalists, M&A specialists, and corporate executives responsible for strategy and planning.  The Seminar was addressed by s peakers from  ...
JUN
03

Stratiqa wins IP Valuation Award!

Stratiqa wins IP Valuation Award!

Stratiqa has won the AI Intellectual Property Award for "Best IP Consultancy Firm - Asia Pacific & Sustained Excellence in IP Valuations - Asia Pacific". This comes only months after Censere and Stratiqa merged their respective IP practices, and is a testament to the quality work and client focus that Stratiqa has become known for.

"We are proud of the recognition that Stratiqa is receiving and will strive to ensure our work remains of the highest quality"

Brett Shadbolt, CEO Censere Group

"IP Valuation is one of the more difficult asset classes to value and we bring considerable experience and dedication to the task"

Matthew Katzeff, Director North America, Stratiqa

Stratiqa is a member of Censere Group and undertakes complex and contentious valuation assignments for mergers, acquisitions and dispute resolution work in addition to IP Valuation and consulting services.

 

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JUN
03

Stratiqa wins IP Valuation Award

Stratiqa wins IP Valuation Award
Stratiqa has won the AI Intellectual Property Award for "Best IP Consultancy Firm - Asia Pacific & Sustained Excellence in IP Valuations - Asia Pacific ​ ". This comes only months after Censere and Stratiqa merged their respective IP practices, and is a testament to the quality work and client focus that Stratiqa has become known for. "We are proud of the recognition t...
APR
15

VIETNAM - Censere opens a new office in Ho Chi Minh

Censere is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on the 24 March 2016. This is our first office in Vietnam, as we continue to extend the Censere network throughout Asia Pacific. The new office reflects Censere's strong growth as well as our commitment to clients in Vietnam. It brings the total offices in the Censere network to 19. The new offic...
MAR
03

MALAYSIA - Censere participates in the MaGIC Central & ACE Open Day

MALAYSIA  -  Censere participates in the MaGIC Central & ACE Open Day

 

Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) Central and ASEAN Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE), both Malaysian Government funded agencies, organised an 'Open Day' event on 29 February 2016 at CyberJaya, Malaysia for entrepreneurs and start-ups to seek help and guidance from various Government Agencies and the partners of MaGIC and ACE.  

30 Government Agencies and partners as well as 180 entrepreneurs and start-ups attended the Open Day making it a very successful event. 

Censere participated as one of partners of ACE and provided information and guidance to a number of participants on valuation matters as well as funding options available to entrepreneurs and start-ups in Malaysia as well as in the Asia Pacific region. Tan Sri Dr. Irwan, Chairman of MaGIC and Secretary General of Treasury, Ministry of Finance (MOF) thanked Censere for its participation and guidance to the participants on the day.

FEB
16

HONG KONG - Censere listed as a professional service provider of "One Belt, One Road" initiative by HKTDC

The "One Belt and One Road" Initiative is a significant development strategy launched by China to promote economic cooperation among countries along the Belt and Road routes in three continents. It has been structured to enhance the free-flow of economic factors and to create a regional economic co-operation framework, benefiting all participants. An infrastructure fund wa...
JAN
20

PRESS RELEASE - Stratiqa Inc. Merges with Censere Group

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release 

Stratiqa Inc. Merges with Censere Group

With immediate effect, Censere Group and Stratiqa Inc. have merged their respective businesses. The combined group will initially have 18 offices across three continents and will offer an expanded range of services to better serve clients. Brett Shadbolt, CEO of Censere and the combined group, stated "This is a significant development for Censere. Through Stratiqa we now have a dedicated premium service provider which complements Censere's existing valuation and advisory services. It significantly expands our capabilities in North America and we are sure our Asian clients will benefit from the expanded range of services.”

At the same time, Matthew Katzeff has joined Stratiqa Inc. as a Director. Matthew is based in Stratiqa's New York office and oversees Stratiqa's business in North America and beyond. Since beginning his career at the Blackstone Group, Matthew has developed a highly successful career predominantly focused upon Mergers & Acquisitions and strategic advisory, Fairness Opinions and Valuations. In addition, he has significant experience both in the US as well as Asia.  Speaking of the merger, Matthew commented "I am very excited to be part of the expanded group. Many of Stratiqa's clients either have, or are contemplating, acquisitions or expansion in Asia. Censere's existing network of 13 offices across Asia and Oceania is the ideal platform to extend Stratiqa's reach into these markets, while also providing expanded coverage to Censere's clients in the US."

JAN
20

Stratiqa Inc. Merges with Censere Group [Press Release]

For immediate release

 Stratiqa Inc. Merges with Censere Group

With immediate effect, Censere Group and Stratiqa Inc. have merged their respective businesses. The combined group will initially have 18 offices across three continents and will offer an expanded range of services to better serve clients. Brett Shadbolt, CEO of Censere and the combined group, stated "This is a significant development for Censere. Through Stratiqa we now have a dedicated premium service provider which complements Censere's existing valuation and advisory services. It significantly expands our capabilities in North America and we are sure our Asian clients will benefit from the expanded range of services.”

At the same time, Matthew Katzeff has joined Stratiqa Inc. as a Director. Matthew is based in Stratiqa's New York office and oversees Stratiqa's business in North America and beyond. Since beginning his career at the Blackstone Group, Matthew has developed a highly successful career predominantly focused upon Mergers & Acquisitions and strategic advisory, Fairness Opinions and Valuations. In addition, he has significant experience both in the US as well as Asia.  Speaking of the merger, Matthew commented "I am very excited to be part of the expanded group. Many of Stratiqa's clients either have, or are contemplating, acquisitions or expansion in Asia. Censere's existing network of 13 offices across Asia and Oceania is the ideal platform to extend Stratiqa's reach into these markets, while also providing expanded coverage to Censere's clients in the US."

Stratiqa will continue to operate under its own brand as a member of Censere Group and remains focused on delivering complex valuation services such as fairness opinions, expert witness opinions and strategic advisory. Censere will provide local market support to Stratiqa throughout Asia and Oceania and will benefit from Stratiqa's existing presence in New York and San Francisco. Stratiqa has also recently established an office in Singapore and will continue to build this as its first office in Asia for premium valuation services. 

The merger of Censere and Stratiqa comes within 12 months of Censere's entry into the US market. Zaid Sultan, Director - Censere Houston said "The combination of Censere's existing offices in Houston and Washington DC, together with Stratiqa's offices in New York and San Francisco, greatly expands our North American reach. This will undoubtedly benefit clients in the long run."

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JAN
15

HONG KONG - Censere Awarded Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Award 2015

 

The seventh annual Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards took place on the 14 January 2015 at the Hong Kong Bankers Club. The Quamnet Awards endeavors to identify and highlight Hong Kong companies who represent excellence and the best of Hong Kong's entrepreneurial business spirit in their respective industries.  At the awards it was announced that, Censere had been awarded the Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise award for, "Outstanding Business Appraisal and Valuation Services. Censere Director, Daniel Martin stated, “this award highlights the depth and strength of our valuation offering across our 15 locations. We will look to build on this award in 2016 and to continue to offer quality, independent advice to our clients” On the evening, Dr. Simon Galpin, Director-General of InvestHK, HKSAR was on hand to present the Business Appraisal and Valuation Services Award to Daniel Martin, Director of Censere.  

DEC
28

KOREA - Brett Shadbolt, CEO of Censere, presented a talk in the Overseas Resources Development Symposium

KOREA - Brett Shadbolt, CEO of Censere, presented a talk in the Overseas Resources Development Symposium

On 4th December 2015, Mr. Brett Shadbolt, CEO of Censere Group, presented a talk in Overseas Resources Development Symposium in JW Marriott Hotel in Seoul. In this event, organized by Energy & Mineral Resources Development Association, Mr. Shadbolt shared his views on the current trends in mining projects. The event was supported by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) of Korea as well as Korea National Oil Corporation, Korea Gas Corporation, Korea Resources Corporation, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Seoul University IEPP, HanYang Univ, Korea Resources Engineering, The Geological Society of Korea, Energy & Mineral Resources Development Association. 

DEC
11

Stratiqa expands into Asia!

We are very pleased to announce our first office outside the United States. Effective immediately Stratiqa has established an office in Singapore to better serve the needs of our US clients in the Far East and our Asian based clients investing into the US.

Contact details for our Singapore office can be found here.

We look forward to working with our clients on both Asia bound and Asia sourced transactions through our Singapore office.

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DEC
06

The Museum of Thai Corruption – “Showcasing Thailand corruption cases”

In Thailand, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (the "NACC") has funded and organized, The Museum of Thai Corruption (the "Museum"), which is a roaming museum to raise the awareness of fraud and corruption in Thailand. The Museum showcases ten major alleged cases in Thailand over the last 15 years which includes: the rice subsidy scheme (in more detail below), corruption i...