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Tom Lin

Tom Lin


Tom Lin

Tom Lin specialises in M&A and corporate finance, with a focus on private equity transactions. He advises private equity houses, financial sponsors and corporates on leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, MBOs, portfolio secondaries, minority investments, public M&A and restructurings.

His transactional experience covers a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, finance, infrastructure and renewables, education, industrials, logistics and real estate. Before joining Clifford Chance, he served as in-house counsel at the private equity arm of an international financial institution.

  • ICG Strategic Equity and Affirma Capital’s Fund 1 on the acquisition of a private equity portfolio comprising 35 investments across South-East Asia, India, China, South Korea, the Middle East and Africa, underpinning the management buyout of SCB's PE Unit
  • CVC Capital Partners on its 50 percent acquisition of Thai-based consumer finance business Ngern Tid Lor from Bank of Ayudhya PCL, as part of a CVC-led consortium including Equity Partners Limited
  • BlackRock Real Assets on the acquisition of the entire equity interest in a 70MW solar portfolio comprising 28 projects in Taiwan from J&V Energy, its first solar investment in Taiwan
  • TPG Capital on its investment in Jetanin Company Limited, a leading IVF business based in Thailand
  • Intermediate Capital Group on the acquisition of Singapore private education institute PSB Academy from funds managed by Baring Private Equity Asia
  • Global Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a portfolio of renewable energy assets in Australia, Japan, India, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand from Equis Energy for approximately US$5 billion including debt
  • Platinum Equity on its LBO of SGX-listed Fischer Tech Ltd by way of a Singapore scheme of arrangement and merger with an existing portfolio company

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Career and qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) / BA, University of Melbourne, Australia 2007
  • Clayton Utz, Articled Clerk and Solicitor 2007
  • White & Case, Senior Associate 2011
  • Standard Chartered Private Equity, In-house Counsel 2015
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2017