Singapore: Clearbridge Accelerator, Addvalue eye Catalist listing

A view of the SGX signage outside their office in Singapore March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Clearbridge Health plans to list on the Catalist board while Addvalue Technologies is planning to spin off a subsidiary on the Catalist.

Clearbridge Health to list on SGX Catalist

Medical technology investment firm Clearbridge Health, formerly Clearbridge Accelerator, is looking to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) on the Singapore Exchange (SGX). Financial terms of the IPO are currently undetermined.

United Overseas Bank is the sponsor, issue manager and placement agent for the Catalist listing. Controlling shareholders of Clearbirdge Health are non-executive non-independent chairman Johnson Chen and QED Innovate.

IPO proceeds will see it expand its network of medical clinics and laboratory testing services business organically or through investments, acquisitions and joint ventures (JVs).

Incepted in 2010 by Chen, it rebranded to Clearbridge Health in April 2017. It positions itself as a healthcare firm with a focus on precision medicine in Asia that includes laboratory testing, diagnostics and personalised treatments.

As of 20 October 2017, a total of 14 companies have completed IPOs on the Singapore bourse, raising S$3.1 billion of proceeds, including the largest IPO in the Asia Pacific for 2017, the public float of Netlink Trust. Of those, 10 listings were on the Catalist growth board.

Addvalue Technologies explores spinoff listing of AVS on Catalist

Singapore-listed satellite-based communication and data services provider Addvalue Technologies is exploring the potential spin-off of its subsidiary Addvalue Solutions (AVS) on the SGX Catalist.

The firm is also exploring a transfer to the Catalist board following the introduction of a minimum trading price rule of 20 Singapore cents for Mainboard-listed companies.

Currently, Addvalue is finalising terms of engagement of its advisers and the continuing sponsor for the transfer of its listing.

AVS has been in discussions with players in the low earth orbit (LEO) satellite industry regarding the adoption of the IDRS services for their space missions. Concurrently, it is developing a marketing strategy to promote the IDRS products and services globally.

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

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  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
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