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BANSEA 2016 Seminar Series: Tech Startup And Growth Company M&A: An Overview


Singapore Shopping Centre,
190 Clemenceau Ave
(across the road from Dhoby Ghaut MRT),
Singapore – 239924



Date & time

27 July 2016



27 July 2016


About this event

While a vibrant ecosystem requires early stage players and capital, it is crucial for companies to plan and understand potential exits options in advance. Decisions of today might have a critical impact in the future.

Together with ClearWater Law, Clover Advisory, and Syno Tax, BANSEA is co-organizing a series of seminars to cover the important aspects of a corporate transaction. Starting with an Overview of M&A options for Tech Startups and Growth Companies.

Date        : 27 July 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location :
Singapore Shopping Centre, 190 Clemenceau Ave
(across the road from Dhoby Ghaut MRT), Singapore – 239924


• Opportunities for M&A in the technology sector are growing, though the buying and selling of a technology company remains a complex matter. A successful deal requires the buyer and the seller to pay close attention to several key factors throughout the M&A process, whether in identifying deals, ascertaining the deal rationale, developing the M&A strategy, executing the deal, or integrating the acquired business.

• Through this seminar, which is the first of a series of technology M&A-themed seminars, our panel of M&A professionals aim to introduce would-be buyers and sellers of technology businesses to the key financial, legal, strategic and tax aspects of tech company mergers and acquisitions.

3:00 pm Registration
3:15 pm Introduction of Space by WorkCentral
3:30 pm Overview of Tech M&A Climate – BANSEA
3:45 pm Legal aspects of Tech M&As – Clearwater Law
4:15 pm Valuation and Value-extraction – Clover Advisory
4:45 pm Tax aspects of Tech M&As – SynoTax
5:15 pm Quick Glance at Rest of Series; Q&A*
5:30 pm Networking (over bites and drinks)


Clover is a Singapore-based advisory firm that specializes in Corporate Finance, Human Capital consulting and Insurance advisory, as well as the provision of an integrated suite of business outsourcing solutions.

Roch is a Principal Consultant with Clover Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd, based in Singapore. He has extensive experience in providing financial advisory, HR and Corporate Risk Management consulting services to both MNCs and SMEs.

Roch advises companies on their mergers and acquisitions, as well as their corporate transformation and restructuring exercises. He supports companies in their regionalization initiatives as they seek to build and enhance their business strategies and internal infrastructures before and after they venture abroad.

Clearwater Law Corporation is a specialist M&A, technology, intellectual property and private client law firm.

Its clientele includes MNCs, regional SMEs, and startups, from industries that include 3D printing, data analytics, financial technology, e-commerce, education, retail, social media, electronics, financial, food and beverage, manufacturing, medical, software, hotel management, private equity and research and development industries and sectors.

Bernard is the founder and managing director of Clearwater Law Corporation, a Singapore law firm focused on mergers and acquisitions, technology, intellectual property and private client matters. His clients range from startups to large SMEs and MNCs from industries that include venture capital, hospitality, manufacturing, financial, disruptive technology, lifestyle, and education.

Before setting up Clearwater Law Corporation, Bernard practised law in leading Singapore law firms, and was also a regional legal counsel for the world’s largest luxury and lifestyle group as well as a private equity fund firm. Bernard is experienced in advising on multi-jurisdictional transactions in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Australia.

SynoTax was established in 2015, based on the the philosophy that the market requires creative, sound, and elegant solutions to complex tax regulation and business models.

Its clientele spans a diverse range of MNCs and fast-growing SMEs from industries such as technology, private equity fund management, manufacturing, financial, legal, food and beverage and technology.

SynoTax differentiates itself by its focus on being nimble, client-focused and well-known for tax advisory services which are of a ‘Big Four’ standard but not at ‘Big Four’ rates.

Chris Loh is a director with the Corporate Tax Advisory team of SynoTax and its founder. He graduated from Singapore Management University with an Honours degree in Accountancy and Business Management and has been in the tax profession for more than 7 years. He also holds a Masters in Taxation from UniSim and is an accredited tax advisor from the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals.

Chris started out in PricewaterhouseCoopers with a portfolio of companies mainly in the Financial Sector industries including banks, insurance companies and funds. He also has experience with working with clients from various industries including infrastructure companies, oil and gas companies and government related entities.

This event relevant to all participants in early stage companies, CEOs, CFOs and Investors are encouraged to join. The session is free for all BANSEA Members. Members from supporting organisations will be entitled to discounts. Registration for this event is mandatory. The organiser has the right to refuse non-registered guests.

BANSEA supporting partners please use the following promo code – ISUPPORTBANSEA. Seats are limited, please register via the link below as soon as possible.


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