ChristopherSlack (Chris)

Associate

Singapore + 65.6233.5512

Chris Slack is an English-qualified corporate lawyer and has a wide range of experience in private equity transactions, with a focus on real estate private equity. He advises clients located throughout Asia, as well as U.S. and European clients on their Asia transactions.

Chris advises private equity funds, asset managers, investors, and other financial institutions on a diverse range of corporate transactions, including fund formations and investments (including primary and secondary fund investments and portfolio investments), joint ventures, co-investments, acquisitions, and disposals.

Chris also regularly works with venture capital funds and investors on their venture fund-raising and investment transactions (seed, preferred series, and pre-IPO).

Since relocating to the Firm's Singapore Office in 2017, Chris has worked with clients such as ARA Asset Management, CBRE Global Investment Partners, China Vanke, Gaw Capital Partners, GIC, Greystar Real Estate Partners, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Koch Industries, Macquarie Capital, Procter & Gamble, PTT Exploration and Production, Oxford Properties, PAG, The Townsend Group, Visy, and UPL Limited.

Chris previously worked in the Firm's London Office and advised clients such as Bain Capital Credit (formerly Sankaty Advisors), Blackstone, British Land, Delancey, Goldman Sachs, Meyer Bergman, and The Riverside Company.

While in London, he also served a secondment at Goldman Sachs, where he advised their European Real Estate Principal Investment Area and Infrastructure Investment Group on direct and indirect real estate private equity and infrastructure transactions.

Experience

  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day is advising PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • PTTEP acquires 20% participating interest in Oman's Block 61 from BP for up to US$2.59 billionJones Day represented PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited ("PTTEP"), a national petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary PTTEP MENA Limited's acquisition of a 20% participating interest in Oman's Block 61, one of the largest gas developments in the Middle East, from BP Exploration (Epsilon) Limited ("bp").
  • ATN International sells majority stake in Vibrant Energy Holdings Pte Ltd to Blue Leaf Energy Asia Pte LimitedJones Day represented ATN International, Inc. on the sale of a majority stake in its renewable energy subsidiary Vibrant Energy Holdings Pte Ltd to Macquarie owned renewable energy development platform Blue Leaf Energy Asia Pte Limited.
  • Verizon Ventures participates in Series B financing round of Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte. Ltd.Jones Day represented Verizon Ventures, LLC in connection with its purchase of Series B Preferred Shares in a $32 million private placement by Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte. Ltd., a company focused on mobile network automation and orchestration
  • TeleSense raises $10.2 million in Series B roundJones Day advised UPL Limited in its investment into TeleSense, Inc., a California-based company that is revolutionizing grain storage and supply chain, in connection with the $10.2 million Series B fundraising by TeleSense.
  • PTTEP acquires additional shareholding in APICO LLCJones Day represented PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited ("PTTEP"), a publicly listed petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary, PTTEP HK Holding Limited, acquiring an additional 39% stake in APICO LLC from Coastal Energy Company (Khorat) Limited.
  • 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.
  • PTTEP subsidiary acquires Murphy Oil Corporation’s business in Malaysia for $2.127 billionJones Day represented PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited ("PTTEP"), a publicly listed petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary, PTTEP HK Offshore Limited’s acquisition of Murphy Sabah Oil Co., Ltd. and Murphy Sarawak Oil Co., Ltd. ("Murphy Sabah and Murphy Sarawak"), from a subsidiary of NYSE listed Murphy Oil Corporation.
  • Wipro acquires Splash CorporationJones Day advised Wipro Enterprises Private Ltd. (Wipro) in its acquisition of Splash Corporation, a leading personal care products player in the Philippines, from Ang Hortaleza Corporation.
  • Procter & Gamble invests in The Ocean FundJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company on its investment as a limited partner into Singapore-based The Ocean Fund, LP managed by Circulate Capital which aims to provide investment capital to scale local innovative companies or projects that divert waste from the environment and into the recycling value chain in South and Southeast Asian countries.
  • Greystar forms joint venture between Greystar, MIRA Real Estate, part of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, and APGJones Day advised in the formation of Greystar Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Greystar APAC), a Singapore joint venture between Greystar, MIRA Real Estate, part of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, and APG.
  • Greystar Asia Pacific forms Greystar China Multifamily Venture I LP with initial $450 million of commitmentsJones Day advised Greystar Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. in connection with the formation of its first fund vehicle, Greystar China Multifamily Venture I LP, a Singapore-based fund that will acquire and develop multifamily real estate and real estate related assets in targeted cities in the Peoples Republic of China.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • Ancora Capital Management forms Ancora Residential Fund LP (ARF LP)Jones Day advised Ancora Capital Management Pte. Ltd. in its formation of Ancora Residential Fund LP (ARF LP), a Singapore-based fund that will invest in apartment development projects in Indonesia.
  • Midas acquires Microlife CorporationJones Day advised Midas Fund LP, a joint venture partner in Midas Company Limited, in the acquisition by Midas Company of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Microlife Corporation by way of a 100 percent share swap, for the aggregate consideration of NT$9.3 billion (US$300.9 million).
  • LaSalle acquires $7 billion Real Estate Multi-Manager business and management of €1.7 billion pan-European fund from Aviva InvestorsJones Day advised Jones Lang Lasalle Incorporated’s subsidiary LaSalle Investment Management on its agreement to acquire the entire Real Estate Multi-Manager (“REMM”) business of Aviva Investors and full ownership of the management of the Encore+ fund (“Encore+”).
  • Singapore Exchange invests in TrumidJones Day advised Singapore Exchange (SGX) in its acquisition of a minority stake in Trumid, a NYC-based financial technology company and electronic trading platform for corporate bonds.
  • Riverside sells Alchemy to Intertek ITRKJones Day advised The Riverside Company in its sale of investment in Alchemy Systems, a provider of food and workplace safety training solutions delivered through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, to Intertek ITRK, a leading total quality assurance provider to industries worldwide.
  • Macquarie Capital participates in additional pre-IPO investment in Singapore-based technology companyJones Day advised Macquarie Capital in connection with an additional pre-IPO investment in a Singapore-based technology company.
  • Riverside sells MNX Global Logistics to Audax Private EquityJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of MNX Global Logistics, a leading provider of time-critical logistics services for sensitive, high value goods, to Audax Private Equity.