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Concept Bank


ConceptBank is an investment and advisory firm that specializes in cross border investments into the ASEAN region. We facilitate investments in SE Asia by bridging the gap between foreign investors and local companies.

Our key strength is our deep cross border experience in Asia on all sides of an investment – as buyer, seller, owner, CEO, investor, banker and adviser. We act as investment partner to our clients and add value by sharing our local knowledge and network, deal access and execution, and fund raising capabilities in SE Asia. With a team based in Singapore and Tokyo, we have a wide network in the region.

The driving force behind ConceptBank is Marcus Yeung who founded the company in 2006 in Tokyo. With over 20 years experience as an investor, entrepreneur, CEO, CFO and banker, Marcus is a cross border investment veteran in Asia. Marcus believes the ASEAN region will produce very attractive investment opportunities over the next 10 years as local economies grow rapidly from a low base. ConceptBank established an office in Singapore in 2011.

Key Principals
Marcus Yeung

Marcus Yeung is the Chief Executive Officer of ConceptBank.

Marcus is a highly experienced cross border Asian investment expert. He has over 20 years investment experience in Asia as an owner, CEO, CFO, PE investor, and investment banker on both the buy side and sell side. As such, he is well placed to facilitate investments in Asia.

Marcus has founded, grown, managed and sold several business in Japan and Asia and draws upon his deep business experience gained from senior management positions in the corporate and financial world in Tokyo, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Prior to founding ConceptBank, Marcus was:

  • Founder and CEO of Smooch Japan K.K., the pioneer of the smoothie market in Japan
  • Co-founder of Crimson Phoenix, a Tokyo based investment bank
  • Executive Director of The Carlyle Group, the leading private equity fund in Japan
  • CFO of Singapore Power International, a major energy investor in Asia Director of SG Warburg, the leading UK investment bank

Marcus is fluent in English and Japanese and is also a qualified fitness instructor.

Wataru Otake

Wataru Otake is a Director of ConceptBank.

Wataru is a cross border project development specialist. Formerly, as a diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Wataru developed a deep knowledge of Japanese international activities as well as a wide network in business and government. He has also been a secretary in charge of policy for a member of the Japanese parliament. After leaving the MOFA, Wataru set up his own consulting business where he helped Japanese companies with management, development and business consulting services. In addition to consulting, Wataru established his own hospitality business in the US and Japan and successfully led its growth.

Wataru holds a BSc in International Political Science and BA in International Relations from the University of Auckland, and Diploma in International Business from Auckland Institute of Technology. He is fluent in Japanese and English.

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