Keith Oh

Associate Director

Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore

Contact Me
+65 6622 0365
keith.oh@quahewoo.com

Keith Oh is a corporate & commercial lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions. He has worked on a wide range of private and public mergers and acquisitions on both buy and sell side.

He has substantial experience advising tech start-ups on fund-raising, founder’s rights/ restrictions, acquisitions and joint ventures, employee incentives, IP and tech protection, regional expansion, exits and other relevant matters. He works closely with founders to develop strategies for fund-raising, hiring and IP protection to unlock value for the business and preserve its competitive advantage.

He also has diverse experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters including commercial contractual disputes, property disputes, personal injury matters, tenancy disputes, capital markets and wills and trusts.

In all matters, Keith strives to understand his client’s business and strategy so as to find the best solution that is aligned with his commercial objectives.

Keith is described by clients in IFLR1000 as a lawyer who has a “massive spirit, diligent, goes very deep into topics, highly accountable, works really well under pressure, solid law advice”.

The recent M&A deals in which Keith has been involved include:

  • advised The Lo and Behold Group in the sale of its supermajority stake in Straits Clan, a prestigious private members’ club situated in an iconic heritage building along Bukit Pasoh in Singapore, to the Mandala Group, a real estate development, hospitality and lifestyle group with properties and F&B brands in Bali, Niseko and Singapore.
  • advised BukuKas, an Indonesia-based digital ledger application for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Indonesia, in its fundraising rounds including its latest US$10 million Series A round led by Sequoia Capital India with participation from Saison Capital, January Capital, Founderbank Capital, Cambium Grove Capital, Endeavor Catalyst, and PineLabs CEO Amrish Rau, bringing the total funds raised to US$22 million. Within 1 year, BukuKas has a registered user base of 3.5 million small merchants and retailers and has crossed 1.8 million monthly active users, recording more than US$17.4 billion worth of transactions on an annualised basis.
  • advised Neuroglee Therapeutics, a Singapore-headquartered provider of digital therapies to manage neurodegenerative diseases, in its US$2.3 million pre-seed funding round led by Tokyo-based pharmaceutical company Eisai Co with participation from Kuldeep Singh Rajput, founder of Biofourmis.
  • advised Mediaload, a Mekong-based digital media business in its fundraising rounds includings its latest Series A funding round with the True Digital Group (TDG), the digital, analytics and related technologies business arm of the Thai conglomerate CP Group involving a strategic collaboration on their TrueID mobile application and expansion into strategic markets in the region.
  • advised Doyobi, a Singapore-based edtech start-up in its US$1 million extended seed investment round led by 500 Startups and XA Network (formerly known as Xoogler Angels), a syndicate of ex-Google angel investors, with a greenshoe option that was fully subscribed.
  • advised ABM Respiratory Care, a Singapore-headquartered medical device technology start-up focussed on respiratory solutions in its US$10 million Series A funding round with the Advanced MedTech Group together with SEEDS Capital and Yoh Chie Lu involving a partial share buyback from existing seed investors.
  • advised Saltmine a real estate technology startup headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Singapore and Vietnam in the issue by its Singapore holding company of a warrant for new shares to Silicon Valley Bank.
  • advised Igloohome, a Singapore-headquartered smart access solutions provider, in its “partnership” with the REACH, a growth accelerator created by Second Century Ventures, an early-stage technology fund, backed by the National Association of Realtors®.
  • advised Jeb Healthcare Technologies, an online marketplace for healthcare services focussed on preventive care in Southeast Asia, in its pre-Series A funding round led by BTFV Vision Fund.
  • advised Ecquaria Technologies, a leading digital government turnkey solution provider for Singapore, and its management shareholders in the sale of the company to Toppan Leefung, the Singapore national government printer, which has evolved into extensive service offerings from traditional printing to advertising and packaging material supply. Toppan Leefung is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., the world’s largest printing conglomerate listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • advised Travelstop, a business travel tech start-up in its US$3 million pre-Series A investment round led by VC-firm Accel together with Strive (formerly GREE) and SeedPlus.
  • advised Groupin, a Mekong-based e-commerce and media group, in its US$5 million Series A funding round led by Belt Road Capital Management.
  • advised Ekuiti Nasional Berhad in the acquisition of a significant stake in and investment into Exabytes Group, South-East Asia’s largest cloud service provider for small and medium enterprises, which valued the Group  at approx. RM144 million.
  • advised the founder of Henderson Security, a leading home-grown security and facilities management services firm, in the proposed sale to Security and Intelligence Services (India) Ltd listed on the India Stock Exchange for an aggregate consideration of approx. S$71.6 million.
  • advised Shiji Group a leading IT-solutions provider listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in its acquisition of Concept Software Systems, a leading Golf, Spa and Hotel POS (Pantry) solutions providers for luxury hotels around the world.
  • advised Accuron MedTech Group (a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings), STMicroelectronics and other vendors in the auction sale of Veredus Laboratories to Japan’s Sekisui Chemical a global leader in molecular diagnostics which represents one of the largest biotech exits in Singapore.
  • advised Accuron MedTech Group as the lead investor in the S$2.6 million Pre-Series A funding round of Advent Access.
  • advised Singapore-headquartered advertising technology company, AdAsia, in its US$14 million Series A funding round involving JAFCO Asia with a greenshoe option that was offered to Hisanori Watanabe and Gunosy in what is believed to be the largest Series A financing round for an adtech company in Asia (outside of China).
  • advised Founder David Low and Heliconia Capital (a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings) in their sale of Futuristic to V3 Group (owned by Ron Sim, founder of Osim Group) for approx. S$75 million.
  • advised Indonesian-based online healthcare ecosystem platform, HaloDoc, in its US$13 million Series A funding round involving Clermont Group, Go-Jek, Blibli.com and NSI Ventures.
  • advised Singapore-based ecommerce last-mile logistics leader, Ninja Van, in its US$30 million Series B funding round involving Abraaj Group, Monk’s Hill Ventures, B Capital Group and Yahoo Capital Japan.

MORE ABOUT KEITH OH

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law

PRACTICE AREAS

Keith Oh

Associate Director

Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore

Contact Me
+65 6622 0365
keith.oh@quahewoo.com

Keith Oh is a corporate & commercial lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions. He has worked on a wide range of private and public mergers and acquisitions on both buy and sell side.

He has substantial experience advising tech start-ups on fund-raising, founder’s rights/ restrictions, acquisitions and joint ventures, employee incentives, IP and tech protection, regional expansion, exits and other relevant matters. He works closely with founders to develop strategies for fund-raising, hiring and IP protection to unlock value for the business and preserve its competitive advantage.

He also has diverse experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters including commercial contractual disputes, property disputes, personal injury matters, tenancy disputes, capital markets and wills and trusts.

In all matters, Keith strives to understand his client’s business and strategy so as to find the best solution that is aligned with his commercial objectives.

Keith is described by clients in IFLR1000 as a lawyer who has a “massive spirit, diligent, goes very deep into topics, highly accountable, works really well under pressure, solid law advice”.

The recent M&A deals in which Keith has been involved include:

  • advised The Lo and Behold Group in the sale of its supermajority stake in Straits Clan, a prestigious private members’ club situated in an iconic heritage building along Bukit Pasoh in Singapore, to the Mandala Group, a real estate development, hospitality and lifestyle group with properties and F&B brands in Bali, Niseko and Singapore.
  • advised BukuKas, an Indonesia-based digital ledger application for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Indonesia, in its fundraising rounds including its latest US$10 million Series A round led by Sequoia Capital India with participation from Saison Capital, January Capital, Founderbank Capital, Cambium Grove Capital, Endeavor Catalyst, and PineLabs CEO Amrish Rau, bringing the total funds raised to US$22 million. Within 1 year, BukuKas has a registered user base of 3.5 million small merchants and retailers and has crossed 1.8 million monthly active users, recording more than US$17.4 billion worth of transactions on an annualised basis.
  • advised Neuroglee Therapeutics, a Singapore-headquartered provider of digital therapies to manage neurodegenerative diseases, in its US$2.3 million pre-seed funding round led by Tokyo-based pharmaceutical company Eisai Co with participation from Kuldeep Singh Rajput, founder of Biofourmis.
  • advised Mediaload, a Mekong-based digital media business in its fundraising rounds includings its latest Series A funding round with the True Digital Group (TDG), the digital, analytics and related technologies business arm of the Thai conglomerate CP Group involving a strategic collaboration on their TrueID mobile application and expansion into strategic markets in the region.
  • advised Doyobi, a Singapore-based edtech start-up in its US$1 million extended seed investment round led by 500 Startups and XA Network (formerly known as Xoogler Angels), a syndicate of ex-Google angel investors, with a greenshoe option that was fully subscribed.
  • advised ABM Respiratory Care, a Singapore-headquartered medical device technology start-up focussed on respiratory solutions in its US$10 million Series A funding round with the Advanced MedTech Group together with SEEDS Capital and Yoh Chie Lu involving a partial share buyback from existing seed investors.
  • advised Saltmine a real estate technology startup headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Singapore and Vietnam in the issue by its Singapore holding company of a warrant for new shares to Silicon Valley Bank.
  • advised Igloohome, a Singapore-headquartered smart access solutions provider, in its “partnership” with the REACH, a growth accelerator created by Second Century Ventures, an early-stage technology fund, backed by the National Association of Realtors®.
  • advised Jeb Healthcare Technologies, an online marketplace for healthcare services focussed on preventive care in Southeast Asia, in its pre-Series A funding round led by BTFV Vision Fund.
  • advised Ecquaria Technologies, a leading digital government turnkey solution provider for Singapore, and its management shareholders in the sale of the company to Toppan Leefung, the Singapore national government printer, which has evolved into extensive service offerings from traditional printing to advertising and packaging material supply. Toppan Leefung is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., the world’s largest printing conglomerate listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • advised Travelstop, a business travel tech start-up in its US$3 million pre-Series A investment round led by VC-firm Accel together with Strive (formerly GREE) and SeedPlus.
  • advised Groupin, a Mekong-based e-commerce and media group, in its US$5 million Series A funding round led by Belt Road Capital Management.
  • advised Ekuiti Nasional Berhad in the acquisition of a significant stake in and investment into Exabytes Group, South-East Asia’s largest cloud service provider for small and medium enterprises, which valued the Group  at approx. RM144 million.
  • advised the founder of Henderson Security, a leading home-grown security and facilities management services firm, in the proposed sale to Security and Intelligence Services (India) Ltd listed on the India Stock Exchange for an aggregate consideration of approx. S$71.6 million.
  • advised Shiji Group a leading IT-solutions provider listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in its acquisition of Concept Software Systems, a leading Golf, Spa and Hotel POS (Pantry) solutions providers for luxury hotels around the world.
  • advised Accuron MedTech Group (a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings), STMicroelectronics and other vendors in the auction sale of Veredus Laboratories to Japan’s Sekisui Chemical a global leader in molecular diagnostics which represents one of the largest biotech exits in Singapore.
  • advised Accuron MedTech Group as the lead investor in the S$2.6 million Pre-Series A funding round of Advent Access.
  • advised Singapore-headquartered advertising technology company, AdAsia, in its US$14 million Series A funding round involving JAFCO Asia with a greenshoe option that was offered to Hisanori Watanabe and Gunosy in what is believed to be the largest Series A financing round for an adtech company in Asia (outside of China).
  • advised Founder David Low and Heliconia Capital (a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings) in their sale of Futuristic to V3 Group (owned by Ron Sim, founder of Osim Group) for approx. S$75 million.
  • advised Indonesian-based online healthcare ecosystem platform, HaloDoc, in its US$13 million Series A funding round involving Clermont Group, Go-Jek, Blibli.com and NSI Ventures.
  • advised Singapore-based ecommerce last-mile logistics leader, Ninja Van, in its US$30 million Series B funding round involving Abraaj Group, Monk’s Hill Ventures, B Capital Group and Yahoo Capital Japan.

MORE ABOUT KEITH OH

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law

PRACTICE AREAS