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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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…