Steven Yap


Steven is CE Capital’s CEO responsible for its Corporate, M&A and International Tax Advisory practices. He has more than 25 years of cross border corporate, M&A and tax experience serving local, private, multinational and listed companies in Asia Pacific, the US, Europe and Africa. He has considerable experience in strategic and tactical corporate and M&A transactions, international structuring and consulting


Steven was previously a partner at Deloitte and at Ernst & Young, and had served as the Global Chief Financial Officer of a global investment firm. At Deloitte, he served as the Energy and Resources Leader and M&A Tax Leader for Singapore and Southeast Asia (SEA). At Ernst & Young, Steven led numerous projects including an international transaction team in one of the largest and most complex cross-border leveraged buyouts in SEA. He received numerous awards as for the Accountant-Transaction Advisor for Southeast Asia Deal of the Year, viz. the Merrill Lynch Southeast Asia Deal of the Year Award and, the Star Cruises Southeast Asia M&A Deal of the Year Award in the Asia and Law Business 2006 Awards. He was recognised as the “M&A Advisor of the Year 2013” in Singapore by Finance Monthly.

Steven is a seasoned corporate leader, M&A advisor, tax strategist in cross border M&A transactions and strategy consulting especially assisting enterprises to grow in different markets. He works with groups owned by private equity investors and has a deep understanding of shareholder requirements and of issues relating to M&A, capital raisings, investments, financing transactions and exit processes.

He has extensive domestic and international technical, commercial and practical expertise in advising, designing to implementing efficient corporate-financing structures for cross-border M&A, inward and outward bound investments, international bond issues and re-financing, capital market transactions, IPOs/RTOs/MBOs/LBOs, and supply chain management arrangements or business model optimisation – from upstream through to downstream.

Steven is a frequent public and key note speaker on M&A, complex technical financial, tax and sector subject matters pan Asia Pacific.

Steven is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, and an Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax and GST) with the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University and a Master of Financial Management from the University of Queensland.

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