Siregran Sakuliampaiboon

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Ms. Siregran (Gahn) Sakuliampaiboon specializes in mergers and acquisitions, the establishment of business in Thailand, corporate structuring, and corporate management and control focusing on cross-border transactions. Having worked at reputable international law firms in Thailand, she has extensive experience leading legal due diligence for M&A transactions, and drafting and negotiating various types of commercial contracts customary for M&A transactions. She provides legal advice to a wide variety of multinational clients in a broad range of sectors, including food and beverages, energy, consumer goods, retail, and manufacturing. She also has international working experience in Japan, Australia, and the Philippines.

Recent Experience

Representation of AIGF Advisors Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) (AIGF) in the divestment of its KFC business in Thailand, whereby Bamboo (Thailand) Holding Pte. Ltd., a special-purpose vehicle majority-owned by AIGF, has successfully entered into a share purchase agreement with Devyani International DMCC (DID), a subsidiary of Devyani International Limited (DIL), for the latter to acquire a controlling stake in Restaurants Development Co. Ltd. (RD). RD, a franchisee of KFC Thailand, operates more than 270 KFC restaurants across the country and employs more than 4,500 staff in Thailand. The deal was signed on 18 December 2023 and is expected to close before 31 March 2024, subject to customary regulatory and other approvals. 

Representation of RealTruck, Inc., the premier manufacturer of functional aftermarket automotive accessories, in the acquisition of Mountain Top, the leading designer and manufacturer of truck bed accessories in relation to the transaction in Thailand as part of a global deal. RealTruck’s acquisition of Mountain Top, the leader in the OEM-focused European truck bed accessories market, further expands RealTruck’s global footprint and supply base. The deal closed in October 2023.

 
Representation of Fiskars Group in the acquisition of the renowned Danish luxury lifestyle brand Georg Jensen, globally recognized for its craftmanship and designs for jewelry, watches, silver holloware and home products, from the private equity fund Investcorp. The deal valued at EUR 151.5 million (USD 165 million) closed on 1 October 2023.
 
Representation of Innoquest Diagnostics One (Thailand) Co., Ltd., in the acquisition of the entire business of Lab Plus One Co., Ltd., a clinical diagnostics laboratory services business in Thailand the indirect subsidiary of Pruksa Holding Public Company Limited. The transaction value was approximately THB 220 million. The deal closed on 1 September 2023.

Representation of Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, in its investment of 70% shareholding in a joint venture with an estimated value of THB 1.6 billion, with RS Music, one of Thailand’s most successful music and entertainment companies, holding a 30% shareholding. Since completion, the joint venture has acquired and managed the music catalogues of more than 10,000 songs and their related content dating from 1981-2022, such as music videos, lyrics, compositions, pictures, photographs, and other rights under license agreements. The catalog represents more than 960 popular and well-known artists. The deal closed on 10 November 2023.

Representation of Blackstone (BX), the world’s largest alternative asset manager, in relation to the proposed acquisition of a majority stake in Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)’s’s Client Technologies business having a value of USD 14 billion. Under the transaction, BX will acquire a 55% common equity interest in the standalone Climate Technologies business and EMR will retain a 45% common equity stake. The transaction involves assets in several jurisdictions, including Thailand. The deal was signed on 31 October 2022 and is expected to close in the first half of 2023, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.
 
Representation of TOP Pte. Ltd. (a company managed by Dymon Asia Private Equity) and the Thai founders in the divestment of their majority stake in Greenday Group Co., Ltd., a holding company of Greenday Global Co., Ltd. which engages in the manufacturing of healthy snacks in Thailand, to Calbee Inc., a worldwide corporation for the production and sale of potatoes and flour-based products. The transaction was part of the expansion of overseas business of Calbee. 

Representation of Global Power Synergy Public Company Limited (GPSC), the power flagship company of the PTT Group, in the restructuring of GPSC’s battery business by transferring the battery business (both shares and assets) to Nuovo Plus Co., Ltd., a joint venture company with Arun Plus Co., Ltd. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of PTT Public Company Limited (PTT)) with a view to a greater expansion of the battery business both in Thailand and outside Thailand. The transaction value was THB 2,428 million. The deal was signed in February 2022 and closed in April 2022.
 
Representation of private equity firms in their acquisitions in food and beverage, consumer goods and medical equipment businesses in Thailand. 

Representation of food and beverage companies in the bidding processes and acquisitions of major food and beverage companies in Thailand. 

Representation of domestic and international power producers and investment funds in the acquisition of renewable power companies in Southeast Asia.  

Representation of fintech and e-commerce companies in relation to investments, joint ventures, electronic payment systems, operational agreements, and data privacy. 

Representation of major fitness companies in the setting up of the company, licensing and compliance, real estate acquisitions, contracts and in-depth advice on all aspects of the business. 

Advised domestic and international real estate companies in their acquisitions of hotel businesses and parks in Thailand. 

Advised international companies on FTAs, Thai mining laws, industrial production, and other relevant regulations.

Education

LL.M. Commercial Law, University of Cambridge, UK, 2013

LL.M. Taxation (Merit), London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, 2012

LL.B. Business Law, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2009

Languages

Thai, English

Recent Accolades

Asia 40 Under 40, Asian Legal Business, 2023

Rising Star in Thailand, Asian Legal Business, 2023

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