Date Published: 13 July 2020
Further to the Invitation Memorandum issued by Pison Investments Pte Ltd (“Pison Investments”) dated 9 July 2020 inviting the Eligible Creditors (as defined in the Invitation Memorandum) to tender their respective Eligible Debts for purchase by Pison Investments on terms set out in the Invitation Memorandum, Pison Investments has on 13 July 2020 issued a press statement to express its intention to engage with the holders of Perpetual Capital Securities and Preference Shares issued by Hyflux Ltd. (“P&P Holders”) at the appropriate time. Kindly refer to the link below for further information.
Pison Investments is represented by CNPLaw LLP. The team is led by Managing Partner Lisa Theng and other partners involved are Bill Jamieson, Ken Chia and Kenn Lim.
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 recognised as a Notable Practitioner by IFLR1000 in 2019 and 2020
Kenn’s practice covers a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign investments and private equity transactions. Kenn is recognised as one of Singapore’s Most Influential Lawyers Aged 40 And Under by the Singapore Business Review in 2018.
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