MomokoKanda

Associate

Singapore + 65.6233.5521

Momoko Kanda's practice is primarily focused on the areas of private equity and mergers and acquisitions. She advises clients on a broad range of corporate transactions, including private and public merger transactions, acquisitions, investments, divestments, joint ventures, and restructurings. She also advises clients on their day-to-day business needs such as commercial agreements, ongoing Singapore regulatory obligations, and employment-related matters. Momoko has also worked with fund sponsors and investors in the establishment of private equity and real estate funds and the portfolio investments undertaken by such funds.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Momoko practiced at a leading Singaporean law firm where she advised clients on corporate finance and M&A in a variety of industries, including health care, telecommunications, education, and insurance.

Experience

  • Roper Technologies sells TransCore to Singapore Technologies Engineering for $2.68 billionJones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in the sale of TransCore Partners, LLC and TLP Holdings, LLC to an affiliate of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. for $2.68 billion in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • Merger of Grab Holdings with a SPAC controlled by Altimeter CapitalJones Day advised a major investor in Grab Holdings Inc. in connection with the potential merger of Grab with a SPAC controlled by Altimeter Capital Management LP.
  • CREA receives $25 million strategic minority investment from SuperOrdinaryJones Day advised CREA, an omnichannel partner for brands in the digital ecommerce ecosystem in South East Asia, in connection with a $25 million minority strategic stake investment from SuperOrdinary, a global digital ecommerce enabler based in Shanghai, and a strategic alliance between the two groups.
  • Entravision Communications acquires MediaDonutsJones Day advised Entravision Communications Corporation in its acquisition of MediaDonuts, a digital marketing performance and branding company with operations across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day advised Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax), the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, and its shareholders (including institutional investors Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V., a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands), and advised on the related senior secured financing to support the acquisition.
  • OMERS invests in Converge Information and Communications Technology SolutionsJones Day advised OMERS, the pension plan for Ontario's municipal employees, in connection with its cornerstone investment in Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions ("Converge"), the largest fibre broadband provider in the Philippines, as part of Converge's initial public offering on the Philippine Stock Exchange.
  • SunPower closes sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day advised SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), one of North America's largest solar-panel makers, in a sponsored spin-off of its solar panel production operations into a new public company – Maxeon Solar Technologies – which will be headquartered in Singapore.
  • JERA acquires minority stake in Formosa 1 offshore wind power projectJones Day advised JERA in the acquisition of a minority stake in the Formosa 1 offshore wind power project, located off the north-western coast of Taiwan.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries acquires InvertekJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. in the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Invertek Drives Ltd.
  • Visy sold 80% stake in Visy Packaging (Thailand) to SCGP Rigid Plastics Company LimitedJones Day advised Visy Singapore Investments Pte. Ltd., a holding company within the Visy Group, in connection with the THB 4,341 million (US$140 million) sale of an 80% stake in Visy Packaging (Thailand) Limited (Visy Thailand) to SCGP Rigid Plastics Company Limited, a subsidiary of The Siam Cement Public Company Limited.
  • Crea receives initial funding for social ecommerce startupJones Day advised Crea, a digital commerce enabler focused on powering all demand generation activities for millennial and generation Z brands, including multichannel management across marketplaces and social media, trends and digital marketing in Thailand, in connection with its establishment and initial funding from Angel Capital Management, early-stage tech investor Picus Capital, and Founders Fund Pathfinder, the investment arm of venture capital firm Founders Fund.
  • Investment Technology Group acquired by Virtu Financial, Inc. for $1.0 billionJones Day advised Investment Technology Group, Inc. (ITG) in respect of regulatory and other approvals and notifications in Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore relating to the acquisition by Virtu Financial, Inc. of ITG in a cash transaction valued at $30.30 per ITG share, or a total of approximately $1.0 billion.
  • Yamaha invests $150 million in Grab Holdings and forms strategic partnershipJones Day advised Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. in connection with its $150 million investment in Grab Holdings Inc., the Singapore headquartered South East Asia-focused ride sharing, food delivery and payments platform company, and the formation of a strategic partnership between the parties to collaborate in motorcycle ride-hailing service within the Southeast Asian region with a focus on Indonesia.