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CROSSBORDER bridges differences
for growth & transformation in Asia

Deal Advisory for M&A, Strategic Alliance, JV, Partnership, Restructuring...

Crossborder Pte Ltd is a Singapore-based corporate advisory firm that has been delivering business solutions to clients around the world since 1999. We are experts in connecting all sorts of elements and resources necessary for international business development.


Strong RESEARCH and EXECUTION Capabilities for Challenging Tasks in Cross-Cultural Settings 

Our services are extended to companies of all nationalities and industries - manufacturing, service, technology...

whether traditional or non-traditional, established or early-stage, B2B or B2C, and large or small...

as long as you have aspirations to step out of where you are and venture into the new business horizon.

Business Meeting

M&A and Alliance

Acquisition, strategic alliance, divestment, joint venture...

★ Target search, deal-making, essential research

★ Professional execution of the full process


Business Development

Development of international sales channels or outsourcing bases via a partnership building

★ Partner search & screening

★ Facilitation & negotiation

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Core Members

Asian & ASEAN experts with professional work experience in both public and private sectors

In and outside the region

we are working closely with professional firms

in law, tax, accounting, research and investigation

that we have built up strong relationships with over the decades.

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Tomoko Ikari

Senior Advisor & Researcher

From the mid-1980s Tomoko worked for Japan External Organisation (JETRO), a Japanese government agency to promote international trade and business for 10 years. During her service in JETRO, she was posted to Singapore where she developed a strong network amongst government agencies and the business community.


In 2000, she joined JAIC (Japanese venture capital firm)’s research & consulting division as a manager, and afterwards, she established her own firm Attisse Pte Ltd in 2003. In May 2008, Attisse’s research business was transferred to the newly established joint venture Crossborder Research Pte Ltd.

Tomoko graduated from International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo, and also studied at UCLA as an exchange student.

Ken Yap

Senior Corporate Advisor

Graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology and obtained an MBA (Finance) from University of Hull, UK.  Ken has an extensive network among Singapore government agencies as well as private sector through his working experiences in Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and Trade Development Board. During the services at EDB, he organized various business linkage programmes between Singapore and Japan.

Ken's management experience covers real estate investment and operations in the hospitality and industrial park space in China.  He also worked as a corporate planning director of a main-board listed company in Singapore, and has set up a joint venture with Japanese companies in Suwa in the precision engineering business.

Ngo Anh Thu

Senior Consultant

B.S. in Biology from Hanoi National University.  After working in the Ministry of Transport of Vietnam, Anh Thu founded Vietnam Development Cooperation (VIDECO) in 1995, an extremely successful research and consulting firm in Vietnam.  The firm served a wide variety of organisations in both public and private sectors from around the world which contributed to the take-off stage of Vietnam's socio-economic development. 

In 2001 she moved from Hanoi to Singapore and VIDECO's business was fully merged into Crossborder.  Anh Thu has been a director of Crossborder Pte Ltd since.  A Vietnamese citizen, permanent resident in Singapore.

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Sam Yano

Deal Advisor for International Projects

Corporate Advisor for Business Development

Sam worked with bilateral and international development finance institutions and involved in socio-economic infrastructure projects (in transport, power, healthcare, education, tourism, etc.) worth billions of dollars in total in many Asian countries.  He also worked with a U.K. merchant bank to make and execute cross-border M&A deals between and among Europe and the Asia Pacific.


He has been especially active in the areas of international business development, partnership & alliance building, mergers & acquisitions, and venture business support. Sam has advised over 400 companies of various industries and scales mainly in the Asia Pacific, where he also has provided lectures and training programmes to and in numerous companies and university classes.


He is the Founder & Executive Director of Crossborder Pte Ltd, formerly an Independent Non-Executive Director of Silverlake Axis Ltd (listed on the SGX Mainboard), and has held positions of non-executive director and advisor with a few private and public companies.

A Japanese with Singapore P.R., AFS alumni, a Keio University graduate (LL.B). He enjoys playing basketball and badminton, jogging, weight training, and nature walking.

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