chris wilson

partner
+65 8820 1840

[email protected]

specialties

startups, capital raising, m&a, governance, southeast asia

about chris

Chris joined Kindrik Partners in 2007 and is a senior corporate lawyer. He previously worked for Deloitte as a tax advisor.

Chris specialises in capital raising and m&a transactions, group restructures, and internal shareholder arrangements (including governing documents and employee share plans). He has worked with companies seeking to access capital from all over the world, and in particular the United States, Australia, Southeast Asia and New Zealand. Chris’ knowledge of current market practice allows him to negotiate deal terms quickly and efficiently.

His recent work includes:

  • acting for a global VC fund as lead investor in an investment round of US$35million into a customer to customer mobile marketplace based in Singapore and operating across South East Asia
  • acting for a Singapore based, APAC focussed, e-commerce business on its acquisition of a global player’s Indonesian, Malaysian and Singapore businesses
  • advising a Philippine based blockchain fin-tech business on its US$9.5million series A financing

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kindrik partners advises fave on acquisition by pine labs

We’re delighted to have advised Fave, the Malaysia-based fintech platform providing QR payments and loyalty cashback to restaurants and retailers, on its acquisition by Pine Labs, the Indian Sequoia-backed payment and merchants platform. The deal is valued at more than US$45 million. Pine Labs intends to roll out the Fave payments app in India across a network of 500,000 merchants on its platform. As part of the deal, Fave’s founders Joel Neoh and Yeoh Chen Chow will continue to lead the consumer platform for the group across Asia. There are also plans to hire over 100 new employees across both…

a primer on post-money SAFEs in Singapore

In the last few years, convertible notes have been frequently used on Singapore financings. Perhaps less common has been the use of SAFEs – the instrument created by Y-Combinator (YC) several years ago. However SAFEs are on the increase on fundraising deals across Southeast Asia. Two years ago, YC reinvented the SAFE and launched what is now known as the ‘post-money’ SAFE. And just last month they released beta versions of the “Valuation Cap, no Discount” post-money safe and side letter specifically for companies registered in Singapore. You can access these here. quick reminder – what’s a SAFE? A simple agreement…