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Sam Ng

Senior Associate

CMS Holborn Asia
7 Straits View
Marina One East Tower
Singapore 018936
Languages English, Mandarin

Sam Ng is a Senior Associate in CMS’ corporate team, and he has vast experience in international and domestic M&A transactions, private equity and venture capital investments, and corporate and commercial transactions across a wide spectrum of industries and sectors. He has acted for numerous private equity and venture capital investors, and large multi-national corporations, having been involved in various high-profile and high-value transactions. Sam is a lawyer who is technically strong, commercially practical, and well-liked by his clients for his value-adding and problem-solving skills. As one of the youngest senior associates in the firm, Sam punches above his weight by taking a leading role in running and managing various M&A transactions.

Sam Ng was called to the Singapore bar in 2013. He graduated from the National University of Singapore, where he was placed on the Dean’s List for numerous years, and was awarded the Lucien Wong Prize and RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP Prize for being top of his class in several corporate law modules. Prior to joining CMS, Sam trained with and was part of a Big 4 Singapore law firm for many years. Sam is also a member of MENSA Singapore.

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Relevant experience

A selection of Sam’s experience includes him acting for: 

  • ShopBack, a rapidly expanding APAC e-commerce rewards and discovery platform, on an extended US$75 million fundraising round (wherein Temasek was a lead investor).
  • ShopBack on its acquisition of Ebates Korea, being South Korea’s largest online cashback platform.
    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on the acquisition of a stake in a leading Uzbek food retailer at an investment value of US$40 million,
  • Bridge Resources on its acquisition of interests in Mongolian coal mining assets from Australia-listed TerraCom Limited with a deal value of US$28 million.
  • Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG), a Dubai-based bespoke online classified solutions provider, on the acquisition of Kaidee, one of Thailand's major marketplaces.
  • WhatsHalal, a foodtech startup focused on the halal industry, on its successful fundraising round. 
  • Venture capital fund Play Ventures on an investment funding round in Singapore-based mobile game publisher PotatoPlay.

Sam’s experience in his previous firm includes acting for:

  • CapitaLand Limited in its transaction with Temasek to acquire all the shares of holding companies of Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd's business (transaction value approximately S$11 billion).
  • UTAC Holdings Ltd. as Singapore counsel in a global restructuring exercise involving the UTAC group and the US$1.12 billion debt issued by Global A&T Electronics Ltd. (a subsidiary of UTAC Holdings Ltd).
  • ARA Asset Management Ltd in its acquisition of the Capital Square office tower in Singapore for S$475.5 million.
  • L Capital Asia, L.L.C. (the Asian private equity arm of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton) in its acquisition of the Crystal Jade group of companies across South East Asia.
  • Intouch Public Company Limited (a Thailand-listed telecommunications company) in a Series A investment in Event Pop Holdings.
  • GREE Ventures in its Series A investment in E-commerce site Luxola.
  • State Alpha Limited (a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed China Everbright Limited) in a mandatory unconditional cash offer for Singapore-listed property developer Ying Li International Real Estate Limited of approximately S$147 million.
  • CWT Limited and its controlling shareholder in the voluntary general offer by HNA for CWT Limited valued at approximately S$1.4 billion.
  • City Developments Limited in the sale of the present and future cashflow of the dividends and other shareholders' distributions in Cityview Place Holdings worth S$800 million.
  • Development Bank of Singapore as financial advisor to Blackstone in its offer for Croesus Retail Trust.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Member, MENSA Singapore
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  • 2012 – LL.B, National University of Singapore, Singapore 
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