Aravind Mathur


Arvind played a role in the creation, structuring and placement of a nearly $1 billion India Infrastructure Fund. In addition,
Arvind was instrumental in the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Fund ($780 million), the Asian Infrastructure
Mezzanine Capital Fund ($265 million), The Asian Equity Infrastructure Fund ($400 million), Infrastructure Development
Finance Company (IDFC), and the AIG Sectoral Equity Fund ($ 110 million). He has negotiated several transactions and
helped structure, and invested in, over 30 venture capital and private equity funds, including 5 infrastructure funds and a
number of General Partnerships. While at ADB, Citi and Standard Chartered Bank, Arvind gained exposure to equity
investments and lending.
He was the President of the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association. He has rubbed shoulders with the world's
leading venture capital and private equity funds like KKR, Apax Partners, Carlyle, Sequoia, ACCEL Partners and many
others. Arvind's experience encompasses both fund and direct investing in the emerging markets of Asia. He has helped
draft and negotiate numerous term sheets involving equity, convertible debt and straight debt in his over 40-year career
as a dealmaker.
He has been a member of Investment Committees and fund boards. The funds have targeted investments in India &
China besides several other emerging markets of Asia. He has worked on funds with Limited Partners such as the Asian
Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), CalPERS, La Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, the
Prudential Insurance Corporation of America and some of the leading institutional investors in Australia, Singapore,
Malaysia and India.
Arvind has promoted the theme of corporate governance in many of these funds, particularly those involving CalPERS. He
has authored a number of articles on corporate governance. Arvind has undergone a variety of training including
investment banking at Goldman Sachs & Citi in New York and in capital market regulation at the US Securities & Exchange


Brian Ng

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Brian is a Singapore-qualified lawyer and has been with Rajah & Tann since 2006. Brian’s core areas of practice are in
private equity mergers and acquisitions, venture capital fundraising and financing. He specialises in complex cross-border
transactions and has assisted with the growth of many companies regionally. He also advises the government of
Singapore on various venture capital and start-ups initiatives, and has journeyed with various high-growth companies in
their push to expand into South East Asia. He has been recognised by the IFLR1000 as a Leading Lawyer and the
Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore's 40 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2016. In addition, he
has also been consistently recognised by Best Lawyers in Singapore for Corporate Law since 2016.
Mergers & Acquisitions
✓ Advised a consortium of top franchisees, lead investor Exacta Capital Partners, and Aura Group in the acquisition of the
Anytime Fitness master franchise licence in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia, as well
as various gym outlets and gym management businesses across Southeast Asia.
✓ Advised Hong Kong garment manufacturer Crystal Group in its acquisition of a group of sportswear and outdoor
apparel manufacturing companies in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam.
✓ Advised Hong Kong’s Maxim’s Caterers on its acquisition of Starbucks in Singapore in a transaction that resulted in
Maxim’s taking over the operations of more than 130 retail and F&B outlets Singapore.
Venture Capital and Start-Ups
✓ Acted for iCart Group Pte. Ltd. in the US$18million Series C fundraising of HappyFresh by way of subscription of Series C
preference shares in iCart Group Pte. Ltd. over several tranches.
✓ Acted for, Inc and Provident Growth Fund II LP in their US$10 million co-investment in Series C fundraising of
Pomelo Fashion Pte. Ltd.
✓ Advised Provident Growth Fund II in its investment of US$15 million (by way of convertible and exchangeable loans) and
co-investment with the International Finance Corporation of US$11.5 million in GoPay's Series A / GoJek's Series F
fundraising round.