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Customer success stories

Over the years, we have partnered with some of the leading companies in Southeast Asia, helping their business grown with our innovative cash, treasury and trade solutions. Learn more about their experiences with us.

Pioneering treasury operations in Thailand

When the world's biggest canned tuna producer wanted to streamline liquidity flows and cut funding costs to support a global expansion from its home base in Thailand through Europe and the United States, HSBC was there to help.

Client need

Streamline management of fund flows across continents and between time zones to improve working capital efficiency.

How HSBC delivered

HSBC's innovative solution created Thailand's first cross-border sweeping arrangement. The initiative, which involved securing a license from the Bank of Thailand to run the operation, gave the client confidence that HSBC had a deep understanding of their global business needs -- and the creativity to devise solutions to meet them,

Client benefit

Automated tasks previously done manually and unlocked cash sitting idle in accounts globally to help boost internal funding. The structure was awarded "Best Forecasting Strategy" in the Corporate Treasurer Awards 2015.

Pioneering treasury operations in Thailand

Currency cushions for Malaysian rubber maker

A global expansion that turned a small rubber trader in Malaysia into the world's largest condom maker generating sales in 121 countries created a banking logistics and currency hedging problem that HSBC was perfectly positioned to solve.

Client need

A major international expansion created substantial foreign exchange risks across a globally diversified sales and manufacturing network, as well as the need for banking facilities around the world.

How HSBC delivered

HSBC's network value was fully leveraged. HSBC delivered account opening and credit facilities in a variety of locations to support the client's international expansion, integrating a clutch of newly acquired corporate assets, as well as implementing a suite of currency risk management solutions including Transactional FX, Algorithmic Execution, FX Indices, FX Overlay and FX Prime.

Client Benefit

Volatility smoothed by seamless 24-hour currency risk hedging from HSBC's global foreign exchange centres in London, New York and Hong Kong.

Currency cushions for Malaysian rubber maker

Unlocking global value in Singapore storage

When the joint owners of Singapore's commercial oil storage facility wanted to release value from their asset, HSBC’s international network and universal banking model came to the fore in devising an innovative restructuring and sale scheme.

Client Need

Minority stake sale and dividend recapitalization of a jointly-held asset to release value to existing owners. Sourcing suitable buyers, optimal financing and effective hedging solutions were all vital to the success of this transaction.

How HSBC Delivered

Bringing together a financial sponsor consortium of sovereign wealth, pension fund and specialist infrastructure investors from Australia, Abu Dhabi and South Korea to create a new long-term investment partner for the asset, HSBC secured a deal to satisfy two sellers simultaneously.

Client Benefit

A valuation above 16x Enterprise Value/2015 EBITDA that saw the transaction set a high water mark in the energy storage sector and end a two-year long effort to release the value locked in the asset.

Unlocking global value in Singapore storage

Singapore solution to USD surplus requirement

Linking an US headquarters to a global treasury management centre in Singapore was the key to helping one of the world’s leading makers of machinery, engines and financial products manage the risks posed to its substantial cash surpluses.

Client Need

Diversify counterparty risks to cash surpluses in money market deposit instruments while maximising yield to simultaneously fulfil currency and asset management needs.

How HSBC Delivered

A universal banking model, substantial capabilities in liquidity management and a global reach that links the US to Singapore allowed HSBC to devise a treasury management solution that reduced counterparty risk and foreign exchange risk via the HSBC Global Asset Management USD Liquidity Fund.

Client Benefit

An alternative, complementary product to money market deposits that lowered counterparty risk while also earning a higher yield on idle cash.

Singapore solution to USD surplus requirement

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