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Peiwen Chen

Partner, Co-Head of Private Capital, Asia
Partner Regional Head of Practice
Singapore

Peiwen is a Partner in the firm's corporate practice with a focus on private equity, M&A and joint ventures. 

Peiwen Co-Heads our Private Capital practice in Asia and regularly advises sophisticated financial sponsors, strategic corporates and sovereign wealth funds on cross-border transactions across various jurisdictions, including Singapore, Greater China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Australia and UK, with a particular focus on renewable energy, healthcare and infrastructure transactions. 

Peiwen is recognised by 2023 APAC Legal 500 rankings as a Next Generation Partner in Private Equity.

Background

Peiwen is dual-qualified in Hong Kong and Australia (Victoria). Peiwen is fluent in English and Chinese and has working proficiency in Japanese.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

Private capital and general M&A

  • The Carlyle Group on its US$490 million strategic acquisition of a 20 percent stake in Piramal Pharma, the pharmaceutical division of Piramal Enterprises Limited, one of India's leading diversified companies, with a presence in financial services, information management and pharmaceuticals
  • The Carlyle Group acquisition of a majority stake in SeQuent Scientific Limited, the largest pure-play animal healthcare company in India, with global operations
  • GIC on its USD$1.75billion joint venture with Gentari, a PETRONAS subsidiary, to develop a global green ammonia platform to facilitate production of hydrogen
  • Everstone in its disposal of a minority equity interest in a Singapore HQ, India op. IT/ call centre company to Warbug Pincus
  • Advised EQT Asia (formerly Baring Private Equity Asia) on the dual-track auction/IPO process in respect of its majority stake in Vistra Group from IK Investment Partners; and
  • Macquarie Digital Tower Pte. Limited and Phil-Tower Consortium, Inc. on the auction sale for the acquisition and leaseback of telecommunication infrastructure assets in Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippines, from Globe Consortium, Inc. and its subsidiaries
  • BlackRock on its acquisition of 100 percent share interest of Eastlink International Investment, Inc. to indirectly own 100 percent of Central Park, a commercial real estate property located in Shanghai
  • Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a 95 percent interest in Swancor Renewable Energy Co. Ltd, including its 25 percent interest in the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm project in Taiwan
  • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners on the development of, and subsequent equity sale of a strategic stake in, the US$3 billion (NT$90 billion) 589 MW Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) offshore wind project in Taiwan
  • RATCH Group PCL on its US$605 million acquisition of the Nexif Energy Group from Platinum Equity and on the formation of NEXIF RATCH Energy, a renewable energy platform with wind, solar and hydro energy assets across Southeast Asia and Australia
  • Ramsay Healthcare and one of Permodalan Nasional's portfolio companies, Sime Darby, on its USD 1.2 billion joint divestment of Ramsay Sime Darby, which runs one of the largest hospital group in SEA, by way of an auction sale to TPG backed Columbia Asia