lee bagshaw

partner

ddi: +64 4 472 3518
mobile: +64 27 801 4177

[email protected]

specialties

startups, capital raising, m&a, southeast asia

about lee

Lee is an experienced capital raising and m&a lawyer, admitted in both NZ and England & Wales. Prior to joining Kindrik Partners, he worked in London and Singapore for a leading international law firm, heading up their corporate technology practice across Southeast Asia.

Lee advises tech startups and venture capital funds in NZ and across Southeast Asia, increasingly focussing on VC funded financing transactions and cross border tech m&a. He also works with NZ based companies taking their products and services to Southeast Asia. Lee is known for adopting a practical approach with companies and investors and closing deals quickly.

His recent work includes:

  • advising various global VC funds and tech startups on series A to C financing transactions across Southeast Asia
  • acting for a US listed company on the acquisition of a NZ software company
  • advising on the acquisitions of the Indonesian, Malaysian and Singapore businesses of a US tech giant

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