Richard founded Newgate Communications in Greater China in 2012. He has been based in Asia since 2000, after ten years in London in investment banking and financial communications.
Richard has advised literally dozens of companies, large and small, MNC and local, on their corporate communications and brand positioning in Asia. His clients span a wide range of sectors including asset management, banking, education, electronics and financial technology, hedge funds, insurance, the law, management consulting, natural resources, private equity, retail and sovereign institutions.
Richard has extensive experience in contested corporate situations, crises, litigation, domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, proxy battles, restructurings and IPOs. He has advised on transactions collectively worth in excess of US$200 billion.
His recent experience includes several high profile activist hedge fund engagements, numerous M&A deals for private equity firms, and several major strategic M&A deals for both Western and Asia-based companies. He has also advised on some of Asia’s highest profile IPOs as well as on major debt restructurings in China and South East Asia.
Terence established the Newgate Communications office in Singapore in 2013 and advises on client mandates across South East Asia.
Since joining the public relations industry in 1999, he has developed a significant track record in providing communications advice on reputation management, strategic issues management, capital markets transactions and crisis communications across the region. He has worked with many clients for a decade or more, and advised the majority of them on multiple projects. His client list includes the Australian Capital Territory, Credit Suisse, Fraser & Neave, Go-Ahead, Hutchison Port Holdings Trust, KKR, Northstar, Rickmers Maritime, Thai Beverage and VARD.
Terence has worked on some of the region’s most high-profile capital markets transactions. This has included the merger of DBS Land and Pidemco Land to form CapitaLand in 2000, the UOB takeover of OUB in 2001, the 98 Holdings offer for NatSteel in 2002, and more recently, Temasek’s offer for Olam, KKR’s acquisition of Goodpack and joint offer for CITIC Envirotech, the merger of Keppel Infrastructure Trust and Cityspring Infrastructure Trust, and the combination of Ascendas, JIH, Singbridge and Surbana. He has advised on 12 of the 40 largest SGX IPOs, including the US$5.5 billion IPO of Hutchison Port Holdings Trust in 2011, the largest listing in the history of Singapore.
Grace is a founding partner of Newgate in Hong Kong. She specialises in corporate reputation management, financial transaction communications and crisis management for clients across the full industrial spectrum.
Over the past ten years, Grace has successfully led various campaigns in the region, ranging from corporate brand promotion and internal communications, to crisis communications and financial transactions. She has been involved in multiple M&A transactions, IPOs and private equity deals. Grace holds a Master of Science degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and completed her EMBA at Chicago Booth Business School. She speaks fluent Mandarin, English and Cantonese.
With over a decade of experience in financial journalism and public relations, Yuan See is one of Singapore’s most respected communications consultants, with a deep understanding of the media and the investing community.
Yuan See has handled communications campaigns for listed and non-listed companies across numerous sectors, providing counsel in the areas of profile-raising, stakeholder communications, issues management, investor relations and financial transactions. She has helped clients develop multi-market communications programmes allowing them to reach out to target audiences across different jurisdictions.
She has advised on complex and high-profile corporate restructuring and capital market transactions, including Advanced Technology Investment Company’s acquisition of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Singapore Airport Terminal Services’ takeover of Singapore Food Industries, Fraser & Neave’s demerger of its property and non-property businesses, the Hutchison Port Holdings Trust IPO, and the Frasers Hospitality Trust IPO.