Tan Jin Wei

Director, Corporate & Finance

Qualifications

  • LL.B. (Hons), King’s College London, United Kingdom (2013)
  • Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore (2015)
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales (2020) (Non-practising)

Jin Wei’s areas of practice encompass mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, capital markets transactions, corporate governance, restructuring, general corporate and employment matters.

Jin Wei has experience in both private and public merger and acquisition transactions, having acted for bidders, vendors, target companies and financial advisers.

Jin Wei returned to Drew & Napier in 2022, after practicing in “white shoe” U.S. and “magic circle” U.K. law firms where he advised on a wide range of cross-border transactions in sectors such as financial services, real estate, energy, hospitality, technology and industrials.

Jin Wei’s significant transactions include:*

  • Advised SGX listed Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust on its privatisation by way of a Court ordered trust scheme of arrangement by SGX listed offeror Mapletree Commercial Trust. On a combined basis, the enlarged REIT has more than $17 billion assets under management.
  • Advised SGX listed OCBC Bank, SGX listed Great Eastern and OCBC Bank’s founding Lee Family in the divestment of their equity interests in SGX listed United Engineers Limited (UEL) and WBL Corporation Limited (WBL) to a consortium led by various listed real estate groups, selected via an auction process. The transaction valued UEL and WBL collectively at S$1.83 billion.
  • Advised Temasek Holdings in its acquisition of SGX listed SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT), a multi-modal public transport operator, by way of a scheme of arrangement. The transaction valued SMRT at S$2.57 billion. "Best Privatization" Asset Triple A Country Awards 2016.
  • Advised SGX listed StarHub, a multinational telecommunications conglomerate in the sale of its cybersecurity assets to a SPV and related joint venture arrangements with a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings to form Ensign InfoSecurity Pte. Ltd., one of the largest cyber security companies in Asia. This transaction was valued at S$276 million.
  • Advised SGX listed COSCO Shipping International (Singapore) in relation to its voluntary general offer for SGX listed Cogent Holdings Limited (Cogent), a logistics management service provider. The offer price valued Cogent at S$488 million.
  • Advised the controlling shareholders of SGX listed Tat Hong Holdings Ltd (THH), a company which distributes and leases cranes and heavy machinery, in their pre-conditional general offer with Standard Chartered Private Equity for THH. The final offer price valued THH at S$414 million.
  • Advised Temasek Holdings, member of a consortium in the voluntary conditional cash offer for SGX listed Eu Yan Sang International Ltd (EYS) The consortium comprised of private equity fund Tower Capital and members of the founding Eu family. The offer price valued EYS at S$269 million.
  • Advised Baring Private Equity Asia in its pre-conditional voluntary general offer for SGX listed Interplex Holdings Ltd (Interplex), a precision engineering manufacturer. The offer price valued Interplex at S$450 million. "Best Syndicated Loan" Asset Triple A Country Awards 2016.
  • Advised SSE listed Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology, the lead consortium member, and advising on multiple aspects of a S$1.03 billion pre-conditional voluntary general offer for SGX listed STATS ChipPAC Ltd, a semiconductor testing and assembly services company. “Deal of the Year” Singapore Business Review Business Ranking Awards 2015 and “Asset and Corporate Finance Deal of the Year” ALB SEA Law Awards 2016.
  • Advised SGX listed Chuan Hup Holdings on the divestment of its 76.7% stake in its SGX listed electronics manufacturing subsidiary, PCI Limited (PCI) in connection with Platinum Equity Advisors’ takeover of PCI by way of a scheme of arrangement. The transaction valued PCI at S$265 million.

*Includes transactions completed prior to joining Drew & Napier.

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Law Society of England & Wales