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Darrien Ong

M&A, Corporate Development and PE Investment professional

Singapore, Singapore

$1,200/day

M&A, Corporate Development and PE Investment professional with deal experience from diversified sectors such as digital transformation, digital commerce, martech, enterprise solutions, consulting services, media, data & analytics, TMT, consumers and industrials.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 15 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Commercial and Professional Services Consumer Services Data and Analytics Media and Entertainment Retailing Software and Services

Skills

Skilled in: Portfolio Services & Add-on M&A, Corporate Development

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office

Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin)

Work Experience

ADA

Head of Corporate Development

01/04/2022

 

- 1/9/2023

- Working closely with senior leadership to create a strategic M&A roadmap from scratch. - Aligning M&A strategy with the Company’s overall business strategies and objectives. - Devising a working plan to approach suitable targets and establishing relevant relationships. - Developing the critical processes and systems from scratch to ensure consistent deal making. - Collaborating with in-house experts to assess and evaluate M&A projects. - Managing other strategic initiatives such as JV and fund raising.

WPP

Associate Director of Corporate Development (Asia Pacific)

01/06/2016

 

- 01/04/2022

- Raised the Group's deal-making profile in Asia Pacific region by actively identifying and seeking out appropriate deal opportunities which supported the Group's strategic priorities. - Collaborated with cross-functional teams in developing acquisition business case analysis and post-completion integration plan. - Executed the acquisition process from sourcing, financial modelling & valuation, negotiation, due diligence to deal closing and completion. Assisting in post-completion integration when necessary. - Designed suitable acquisition and investment deal structures that aligned with the objectives of all stakeholders. Ensured the transaction legal documents were well drafted with necessary protective provisions for risk management. - Evaluated and executed other strategic initiatives such as JV and disposal of non-core assets.

Fosun Group

Investment Director (Southeast Asia)

01/07/2014

 

- 01/06/2016

- Led a team to spearhead the Group’s investment and business development efforts in Southeast Asia countries. - Worked with the core business units of the Group to plan and develop business strategies to meet the long-term strategic objectives and direction of the Group in Southeast Asia. - Implemented key KPIs, planned the department budget and managed the investment portfolio to meet target return. - Developed the investment and business development pipeline of the Group in Southeast Asia by engaging, pitching, and negotiating with suitable investment targets and business partners. - The investment mandates covered venture capital, private equity, listed equities, and bonds.

SEAVI Advent Private Equity

Vice President

01/09/2005

 

- 01/06/2014

- Main responsibilities included evaluating new deals, conducting business, industry and financial due diligence, financial modelling, valuation pricing, returns analysis, preparation of investment memorandums and monitoring portfolio companies. - Additional responsibilities included deal sourcing, termsheet negotiation, deal execution, structuring investments, and managing external advisors for commercial, financial, and legal due diligence, as well as working the deal through to legal completion. - Actively involved in the IPO preparation for portfolio companies. - Led a cold-calling program seeking suitable PIPE investment candidates and SMEs to originate proprietary deal flow.

Education

Alliance Manchester Business School

Global MBA

01/01/2011

 

- 01/01/2014

Monash University

Banking & Finance

01/01/2001

 

- 01/01/2003

Monash College

01/01/2000

 

- 01/01/2001