CNPLaw advised Silverlake Axis Ltd in its acquisition of SunGard Ambit Singapore Pte Ltd

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CNPLaw advised Silverlake Axis Ltd in its acquisition of SunGard Ambit Singapore Pte Ltd

Date Published: 15 October 2015

The Team Who Advised On The Case: Tan Min-Li, Stephen Soh, Kenneth Szeto, John Tan, Melvin Lee, and John Paul Loo.   


CNPLaw LLP (“CNP’), formerly known as Colin Ng & Partners LLP, advised SGX Mainboard-listed company, Silverlake Axis Ltd (“Silverlake“), in its acquisition of the retail banking software business of SunGard Data Systems Inc, comprised in its wholly-owned Singapore subsidiary, SunGard Ambit Singapore Pte Ltd (the “Target“) and its 7 subsidiaries across Asia, Middle East and Europe. Silverlake is a leading provider of digital economy solutions and services and is set to expand its suite of software and services as well as geographical reach through this strategic acquisition.

The transaction was closed in a relatively short timeframe following a competitive bidding process.


CNPLaw’s Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers

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Stephen heads the firm’s technology, media and entertainment team and co-heads the corporate finance team. He has more than two decades of experience, acquired both in-house and in private practice.

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Min-Li’s principal areas of expertise are in corporate and financial services with particular emphasis on corporate finance, securities and capital markets and mergers and acquisitions throughout Asia.

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