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Deacons Corporate Finance Practice Group won the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2024 – M&A Deal of the Year

We are delighted to share that Deacons Corporate Finance Practice Group has won the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2024 – M&A Deal of the Year for “VTAC’s Business Combination with 17LIVE Inc.”.

Congratulations to our Corporate Finance Partner Ronny Chow and Associate Stephanie Teoh who worked on this dealfor the well-deserved recognition!

In this deal, Deacons advised Vertex Technology Acquisition Corporation Ltd (“VTAC”, being the first SPAC listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”)) as to Hong Kong law in relation to its de-SPAC transaction involving acquisition of the entire issued share capital of 17LIVE Inc. for a total consideration of up to approximately S$922.9 million (approximately US$680 million). 17LIVE Inc. operates a pure-play live streaming platform in Japan and Taiwan with a presence in, among other places, Hong Kong. The listing of 17Live marks not only Singapore’s first completed de-SPAC transaction, but also the first live-streaming company to be listed on the SGX-ST.

The ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2024, presented by Asian Legal Business, are designed to honour outstanding achievements in the legal field, celebrating the exceptional performance of both private practitioners and in-house counsel across Southeast Asia and beyond.

Click here for the full list of winners.

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Ronny Chow

Partner | Corporate Finance

Email or call +852 2825 9435

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