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.

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

  • advised BukuKas, an Indonesia-based digital ledger application for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Indonesia, in its US$9 million Pre-Series A investment round with a host of investors including Surge by Sequoia India, Speedinvest, S7V, January Capital and Cambium Grove Capital which validates the traction BukuKas has achieved within 8 months of launch with over 800,000 small merchants and retailers using the app in over 700 cities and districts across Indonesia, with more than US$1.3 billion in annualized value of transactions.
  • 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.

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

  • advised BukuKas, an Indonesia-based digital ledger application for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Indonesia, in its US$9 million Pre-Series A investment round with a host of investors including Surge by Sequoia India, Speedinvest, S7V, January Capital and Cambium Grove Capital which validates the traction BukuKas has achieved within 8 months of launch with over 800,000 small merchants and retailers using the app in over 700 cities and districts across Indonesia, with more than US$1.3 billion in annualized value of transactions.
  • 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