SOONG Wen E is a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

Her main areas of practice involve mergers and acquisitions, covering both public and private transactions, private equity investments, and general corporate and commercial transactions.

Matters of significance in which Wen E has been involved in include advising / acting for the following:

  • CLA Real Estate Holdings, the offeror, in the S$21 billion strategic restructuring and demerger of the investment management business of CapitaLand Limited.
  • ESR Funds Management (S) Limited, as manager of ESR-REIT, in the S$1.4 billion merger with ARA LOGOS Logistics Trust by way of a trust scheme of arrangement.
  • KKR & Co, a shareholder of PropertyGuru, in PropertyGuru's acquisition of REA Group's operating entities in Malaysia and Thailand and its US$1.8 billion merger with Bridgetown 2 Holdings, a SPAC backed by Richard Li and Peter Thiel.
  • A global investment firm in the S$2.1 billion rights issue by Sembcorp Marine Ltd and the distribution in specie by Sembcorp Industries Ltd.
  • Yanlord Land Group Limited in the mandatory general offers by Yanlord Investment (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. for United Engineers Limited and WBL Corporation Limited.
  • Frasers Centrepoint Asset Management Ltd. (the manager of Frasers Centrepoint Trust) and Frasers Property Limited in the joint acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in Gold Ridge Pte. Ltd., which holds the suburban retail mall NEX, from Mercatus Tres Pte. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Mercatus Co-operative Limited) for S$652.5 million

Related Practices

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Getting The Deal Through – Private M&A, Singapore Chapter – 2022 – 2024 Editions

Wen E is named as a “Next Generation Partner” by The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client's Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession, 2023 & 2024 and “Rising Star Partner” by IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms, 2023. She was also awarded “Rising Star of the Year” in the IFLR Asia Pacific Awards 2020.