Nicole Mao

Associate, Singapore



Nicole Mao is an associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice, based in Singapore.

Nicole regularly advises on Asia-based private equity sponsors and other financial investors in connection with their transactions across jurisdictions in Asia and globally. Nicole also advises MNCs and financial institutions on a variety of cross-border private and public M&A transactions, joint ventures and corporate finance transactions.

Nicole was recently based in the Shanghai office for a year with the M&A practice group.

Nicole also contributes actively as part of the Singapore office's CSR committee.

Bars and Courts
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National University of Singapore


CBRE Global Investment Partners
As manager and sponsor on its establishment of a Singapore specific investment vehicle and related shareholder arrangement with 8 global real estate investors (including BVK) for the equity funding of the acquisition of a portfolio of 169 properties in Japan from Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation.

On its investment in a hyperscale data centre in Jakarta in partnership with Polymer Connected, a Singapore-based data centre start-up operator.

e-Shang Redwood
On various capital raisings by institutional investors into Redwood Japan Logistics Fund II Limited Partnership. 

Real Estate on various Singapore law regulatory, structuring and compliance aspects in respect of investments by PREP II and Singapore law advice as to its US$668 million hostile bid for Hong Kong listed Spring REIT.

Bluestar Adisseo Company
One of the biggest manufacturers of feed additives for animal nutrition, on its joint venture with Calysta, a California biotechnology firm, to develop a feed solution for aquaculture.

Nestlé Waters
The no.1 bottled water company worldwide, on the sale of its water business in the mainland China to Tsingtao Brewery Group Company Limited, China's second-largest beer maker.

Babilou SAS
A Cobepa portfolio company, on its acquisition of a 70% shareholding in the Nurture Education Group, a leading childcare centre operator based in Singapore. 

The global market leader in chemical distribution headquartered in Germany, on its acquisition of the EPChem Group, a Singapore-based distributor for special performance chemicals.

One of the world's largest marketing and communications companies,  on its acquisition of two Thai-based digital media agencies, Brilliant and Million Co. Ltd. and Brilliant Interactive Co. Ltd.

JERA Co., Inc.
The world's largest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), in its sale of a minority interest in JERA Trading Singapore (a wholly-owned subsidiary of JERA) to EDF Trading (a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF S.A., a French state-controlled utility provider), for the formation of an LNG optimisation and trading joint venture.