CanChamHK Member Censere Awarded Outstanding Enterprise Award for Business Valuation

Censere, a fellow Corporate Member of the CanchamHK,  is proud to announce that it has recently been awarded the Quamnet 2012 Outstanding Enterprise Award for Business Appraisal and Valuation.

For further information please see the announcement on Censere website and watch the video of its CEO, Brett Shadbolt, being interviewed by Quamnet.

Censere would like to thank all of our clients and partners for helping us to achieve this milestone.

Press Release

18th January 2013 – For Immediate Release

Censere Awarded Outstanding Enterprise Award for Business Valuation

Censere has been awarded the Quamnet 2012 Outstanding Enterprise Award for Business Appraisal and Valuation.

Censere, Brett & Yung Shadbolt, was established in 2002 and has grown to 12 offices throughout Asia Pacific over the last 10 years. Brett Shadbolt, CEO of Censere, stated that “It is particularly gratifying to receive this award during our 10th anniversary year. This is a validation of our business model and all the hard work that has gone into growing Censere”.

Censere’s success is based on a unique combination of valuation, research, due diligence and advisory capabilities. Yung Shadbolt, Managing Director of Censere, commented that “the focus at Censere has always been about providing reliable and insightful advice to clients; which doesn’t mean we automatically agree with our clients’ position. We want our clients to make the best decisions, based on true, independently verified inputs. The combination of skills that we have developed buts us in a unique position, as does our dedicated network of offices across the region.”

With a growing intra-Asian M&A market Censere is looking at continued growth in the medium-term. According to Brett, in addition to their current 12 offices, there are emerging opportunities for Censere in India, Indonesia, Mongolia and Vietnam. The aim: “to become Asia Pacific’s largest independent cross-border transaction support and strategic advisory firm; able to operate seamlessly across the region”.

For further information, please visit or contact:

Brett Shadbolt, CEO, Censere –

Jean-Baptiste Roy, Associate Director, Censere –

About Censere

Censere is a leading transaction support and strategic advisory group with a dedicated network of 12 offices across Asia Pacific. Our services span valuation, due diligence, research and independent strategic advisory. We help clients execute successful cross-border M&A transactions, IPO’s and international expansion. Our clients expect the highest standard of service and we are committed to exceeding that expectation.




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