Date Published: 1 March 2019
CNPLaw LLP acted for a Hong Kong listed gaming company in its investment in a Singapore cloud-based solutions company. The investment was structured as a purchase of convertible notes for S$7 million and an optional purchase of additional convertible notes for S$14 million. The transaction was completed in February 2019.
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