Rob Whitworth

Associate, Singapore

Biography

Overview

Rob Whitworth is an associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice in Singapore.

Rob regularly advises private equity clients, multinational companies and other financial investors on major cross-border M&A, private equity and joint venture transactions throughout Asia, as well as capital raising and downstream private equity funds transactions.

Rob has more than seven years of transaction experience, having started his career in London. He has been based in Singapore since 2016.

Rob is a member of the Singapore office's Associate's Committee and is actively involved in the Firm's pro bono efforts.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
LPC
College of Law
Moorgate
LLB
University of Manchester
Languages
English

Experience

bKash
bKash Limited, the leading mobile financial services provider of Bangladesh, on its strategic partnership with Ant Financial Services Group, the operator of Alipay, the world's largest third-party payment platform.

Brenntag
Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution headquartered in Germany, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Zhongbai Xingye, a Chinese company dedicated to the distribution of a wide variety of specialty food ingredients, including dairy products and proteins.

Brookfield Renewable Partners
Brookfield on the disposal of nine operating solar plants in Thailand to Global Power Synergy Public Company (GPSC), the power generation arm of Thailand's PTT Group

Brookfield on the disposal of its solar energy business in Malaysia.

Chiyoda Corporation
Chiyoda Corporation on the restructuring of EMAS Chiyoda Subsea of its indebtedness by way of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the subsequent sale of certain assets of EMAS Chiyoda Subsea to Subsea 7 SA.

CVC Capital Partners
On a private equity transaction in Indonesia.

ESR
ESR on the establishment of the RJLF III Fund, a fund focused on real estate development of logistics and distribution projects in Japan.

ESR on its joint venture with Allianz to acquire real estate development of logistics and distribution projects in India.

ESR on multiple co-investments with private equity and strategic investors in logistics projects in Japan.

Ghanzanfar Group
Ghanzanfar Group in respect of its co-investment with Hassan Allam Holding in the construction and operation of a new 50-megawatt gasfired power plant, known as the Mazar Independent Power Project (IPP), in Afghanistan.

Investment and Merchant Trading Commodities Business
An investment and merchant trading commodities business in respect of its US$280 million MBO.

LOLC Holdings
LOLC Holdings, as part of an investor consortium, on the sale of its shareholding in PRASAC MicroFinance Institution Limited (PRASAC) to Kookmin Bank Co. Ltd, the largest ever Cambodian M&A deal by value and one of the largest ever overseas investments by a Korean bank. The transaction won "Best of the Frontier Markets" award at the FinanceAsia Awards 2020.

Nestlé
Nestlé S.A. with respect to its long-standing joint venture arrangements in Thailand.

Nurture Education Group
Nurture Education Group, a subsidiary of Babilou, the largest private operator of corporate nurseries in France, in the acquisition of the Singapore business of G8 Australia Ltd, a leading provider of early years education facilities.

Puma Energy
Midstream and Downstream oil company Puma Energy, on its joint venture agreement with Petrotrade, a distributor and retailer of fuel and petroleum products, for the supply of higher quality and greener fuel to Laos PDR.