Manufacturing & Engineering

Corporate advisors, Asia and Australia.

AFG Venture Group have assisted many business in the engineering and manufacturing sectors to transact with other companies be that via joint ventures, alliances, strategic shareholdings or outright merger, acquisition or divestment. Our team has extensive contacts and relationships not just in Australia but in the Asian region.


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Key Specialists

Glen Robinson - Managing Director, Asia Advisory

Glen Robinson has spent the last several decades focussing on the establishment and development of cross border alliances, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the manufacturing, processing and distribution areas, and targeted to Asean

These corporate advisory activities are based on more than 30 years' experience in management consultancy, and he has worked with a wide range of industries from agriculture, government through to manufacturing, distribution and service industries.


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Professor Peter Church OAM - Executive Chairman

Peter Church was born in Sydney and has spent almost his entire career as a lawyer and corporate adviser in the markets of South East Asia and India. In 1994 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) by the Australian Government for promotion of business between Australia and South East Asia. He has been appointed an Adjunct Professor at Curtin Business School, a Distinguished Professor at Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management in New Delhi and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai. He holds a number of directorships of listed and unlisted companies and has written a number of books on Asia. He recently commenced producing an oral history podcast on the lives of elderly Myanmar citizens who were born during the British co [more...]

Sumet Grachangnetara - International Specialist Advisor

Sumet Grachangnetara has over 40 years of business management as well as management consulting and business advisory experience, having worked for various multinational and Thai companies. Sumet has held various senior management positions at a number of Fortune 500 firms and was a senior-level management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Thailand, where he gained extensive business advisory experience and valuable insight in dealing with a wide variety of industry sectors and their specifically unique business issues. Most recently Sumet has been an independent Management Consultant and Business Advisor (since 2000), undertaking projects for various multinational corporations and local companies. [more...]

Professor Peter Church OAM - Chairman

Peter Church is an international lawyer and corporate adviser who has lived and worked in the South East Asian region for more than 35 years and is based in Singapore. Peter advises a varied group of major international companies in relation to their Asian investment and trading activities. He was for many years President of the Australia Indonesia Business Council and sat on numerous Australian Federal Government Boards, such as the Trade Policy Advisory Committee. [more...]

Choo Lye Heng - International Specialist Advisor

Choo Lye Heng has over 30 years experience in banking and corporate finance, and has been extensively involved in fund-raising transactions (tapping the equity and debt capital markets) and in mergers and acquisitions. He has a successful track record in the institutions that he worked for, including the ING Group, and Banque Indosuez, which has a very long history of doing business in Asia. Lye Heng was Managing Director of Indosuez' Investment Banking unit in Singapore up to 1996. During this time, he had initiated a highly successful Mezzanine Debt business that worked in conjunction with the Bank's Private Equity division. [more...]

Deming Chung - International Specialist Advisor

Deming Chung has been with AFG Venture Group as an Associate Director since 2010. He has 8 years of experience spanning finance, entrepreneurial start-ups and business development consulting. He has prior experience with Barclays Capital as an Analyst supporting the Debt Syndications business; he performed due diligence on global loan syndication deals and provided direct support to the business line COO. During his tenure, he built up in depth knowledge in syndications as well as banking systems, processes and infrastructure. He is currently acting as partner of a sales advisory that provides consulting and executing capabilities to American technology and local SMEs that want to have a foothold in Asia. [more...]