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Vincent Bu

Director & Head of Malaysia Desk

Education

Singapore Bar Examinations, National University of Singapore, 2010.

 

Certificate of Legal Practice Malaysia (CLP), 2007.

 

LL.B. & B. Commerce, University of Melbourne, 2006.

Bar Qualifications

Vincent is admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

Language Proficiency

He is fluent in English, Malay and is able to converse in Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Area of Expertise

 

Vincent Bu is a Director at Collyer Law LLC and head of the Banking & Finance practice. With more than 15 years of experience in private practice, Vincent specialises in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, and private equity and venture capital investments, with a focus on South East Asia. His portfolio of corporate advisory work also encompasses advising clients on banking & finance, corporate governance, compliance, and employment matters.

Vincent has represented a wide range of clients including banks, MNCs, funds, family offices and HNWIs across various industry sectors.

Vincent is qualified and admitted to practice law in Singapore and Malaysia. He started his legal career at Baker & McKenzie Malaysia and commenced practice in Singapore as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in 2008. Vincent has worked in both local and international firms based in Singapore and was promoted to Associate Director at a regional corporate law firm, prior to joining Collyer Law LLC in 2018 as Director.

 

Memberships

Management Committee Member Malaysian Association in Singapore (MASIS) – a not-for-profit organisation launched in 2014 with the support and encouragement of the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Singapore.

 

Interests

 

Vincent assists his clients to achieve their long term goals by staying focused and solving their immediate commercial requirements whilst keeping sight of the big picture. To maintain his focus, Vincent is an avid cyclist and can often be found traversing Alpe Du Zwift (with keen hopes of experiencing Alpe D'Huez soon).

Representative Experience

 

Vincent’s experience includes:

 

Corporate / M&A / PE & VC

 

  • Advised Near Intelligence, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIR), a global SaaS leader in privacy-led data intelligence, on various M&A, banking & finance, and corporate advisory matters, including Near’s strategic acquisition of UberMedia, Inc. and subsequent reorganization and business combination with listed SPAC, KludeIn.

  •  Advised Serentica Renewables, a decarbonization platform delivering renewable energy to large-scale commercial and industrial customers in India, on various commercial matters including fundraising (USD650,000,000 investment from KKR) and corporate reorganisation matters.

  •  Advised Amanotes Pte. Ltd., a leading music technology publisher on various corporate advisory matters, including establishment of ESOP, fundraising and corporate reorganisation.

 

  • Advised Curefit (Cult.fit), a health and fitness company backed by Accel and Temasek, on various corporate matters, including acquisition of Onyx US and short form amalgamation of Curefit Healthcare Singapore with Tread.

 

  • Advised Practo, India’s leading online doctor consultation app, backed by Tencent and Sequoia Capital, in connection with its Series D1 and Series E financing rounds.

 

  • Advised Forest Plateau Pte. Ltd., the parent company of Slow Coffee, a Danish ESG-focused coffee producer on its strategic acquisition of a regional food business.

 

  • Advised Sanaka Capital on the simultaneous acquisitions of a warehouse DMS and B2B commercial platform and subsequent corporate reorganisation.

 

  • Advised HolidayMe, a travel-tech company customizing international and domestic travel plans for its customers, in connection with its Series C fundraising round, including a secondary involving purchase of shares from an existing shareholder through a share buyback.

 

  • Advised Nuo Capital in connection with early-stage fundraising and corporate advisory matters, including investments from Sequoia India’s Surge, Polychain Capital and Consensys Ventures.

 

  • Advised Green Packet Berhad (KLSE: GPACKET) on its acquisition of e-KYC firm Xendity Pte. Ltd.

 

  • Advised ServisHero, a regional online service provider platform, on its seed funding round and establishment of its regional operations.

 

  • Advised BIC Product (Asia) Pte. Ltd. in connection with the regional corporate restructuring of its South-East Asian operations.

 

 

Banking & Finance

 

  • Advised Near Intelligence, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIR) in connection with various credit facilities exceeding USD100M to the Near group.

 

  • Advised InMobi Pte. Ltd., a leading mobile advertising company funded by Softbank, in connection with senior secured credit facilities from a consortium of lenders led by Crestline Direct Finance, L.P.

 

  • Advised a mid-market private equity firm on mezzanine financing with PIK component to finance a proposed management buyout of a distributor of electronic communications equipment.

 

  • Advised ShopUp Pte. Ltd. on growth capital financing from various venture debt lenders.

 

  • Advised AMP Solar Group Inc., a global renewable energy developer, as Singapore counsel in connection with USD350M secured credit facilities from a consortium of lenders led by Nomura Securities.

 

  • Advised a regional coconut plantation and processing business in connection with trade and credit facilities (approx. S$100M) from Singapore banks.

 

  • Advised State Bank of India as Singapore counsel in connection with the grant of secured credit facilities to a major city gas distribution platform in India.

 

  • Advised Power Finance Corporation Limited as Singapore counsel in connection with the grant of secured credit facilities to subsidiaries of PETRONAS Berhad.

 

  • Advised Aseem Infrastructure Finance Limited as Singapore counsel in connection with the grant of secured credit facilities to a major renewable energy developer.

 

  • Advised Aditya Birla Capital Limited as Singapore counsel in connection with the grant of secured credit facilities to a portfolio company of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group.

 

  • Advised a consortium of lenders led by IDFC First Bank Limited as Singapore counsel in connection with the grant of secured credit facilities for the expansion of part of the National Highway on the Indian southern coast.

 

  • Advised a regional bank on various documentation and electronic signature requirements as part of an ongoing customer documentation streamlining exercise.

 

  • Advised a regional digital freight forwarding group in relation to restructuring of capital investments as part of a wider group reorganisation.

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