CNPLaw LLP acted for Creadev International SAS in its lead series A investment in Growthwell Foods

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CNPLaw LLP acted for Creadev International SAS in its lead series A investment in Growthwell Foods

Date Published: 27 September 2021 

The Team: Ken Chia, Hazel Ho Tsastsina, Sylvia Koh and Lai Zheng Yong 

CNPLaw LLP (CNP) acted for Creadev International SAS (Creadev), a private equity investment firm, in its participation as lead investor in the series A fundraising round of Growthwell Foods, a Singapore plant-based food maker which manufactures plant-based alternatives to meat and seafood. The investment was finalised in September 2021 with over US$22 million being raised together with other major investors. The funding is intended to be used towards business expansion and product development efforts of Growthwell Foods within the region.

The CNP team was instructed by Mr François Communal, Chief Legal Officer of Creadev, and Mr Alan Zhu, Co-head of Creadev Asia, who commended the CNP team for its “unfailing assistance”, “dedication and reactivity” and “high-quality work”, and commented that “it was a real pleasure for us to work in such reassuring conditions”.

Ken Chia Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image


    Ken heads the Corporate advisory team in the firm and has an international focus in his corporate and M&A work and worked in business development positions with various subsidiaries of the Hang Lung Group in Shanghai and with Informa plc in Singapore. Ken is “Recommended” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 for the Corporate and M&A practice and is rated as a “Notable Practitioner” in the IFLR1000 Thirtieth Edition.

    Hazel Ho Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

      Hazel’s practice focuses on cross-border M&A, joint ventures, private equity and general corporate advisory. She has over 10 years of experience working in-house and in private practice. Hazel has been recognised as a “Notable Practitioner” for Corporate and M&A practice by IFLR1000 in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Hazel is also named in the Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore's 21 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2020.

      Sylvia Koh Associate at CNPLaw

        Senior Associate
        Sylvia is a senior associate in the Corporate Advisory Practice Group. She graduated from the Singapore Management University in 2016 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Sylvia practised in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and has acted for clients from different industries.

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