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Investments

17

Portfolio Exits

6

Funds

3

Partners & Customers

10

Service Providers

1

About Singapore Press Holdings

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) is a Southeast Asia media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms. SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages.

Singapore Press Holdings Headquarter Location

2 Jurong Port Road SPH Print Centre

619 088,

Singapore

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Singapore Press Holdings officially delisted, Gerald Yong to take over as CEO from Ng Yat Chung

May 14, 2022

CapitaLand CEO (Special Projects) Gerald Yong will be appointed as CEO of SPH from May 16, 2022. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO https://str.sg/wBxs SINGAPORE - After 38 years on the Singapore Exchange, Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) was officially delisted on Friday (May 13) to become wholly owned by investment vehicle Cuscaden Peak. SPH chief executive officer Ng Yat Chung will step down from his post on Monday (May 16), together with the current directors of SPH. A new board will then be constituted. In an e-mail to SPH staff on Friday that was seen by The Straits Times, Mr Ng said that CapitaLand CEO (Special Projects) Gerald Yong will be appointed as CEO of SPH from Monday. "The new SPH board will be chaired by Mr Christopher Lim, who is also the Chairman of Cuscaden Peak Pte Ltd," said Mr Ng. Mr Ng said he will remain as senior adviser to SPH to ensure a smooth transition for the new board and CEO. On Thursday, Cuscaden announced in a bourse filing that the payment of the Cuscaden scheme consideration to take over SPH had been effected. Cuscaden is a consortium comprising tycoon Ong Beng Seng's Hotel Properties (HPL) and Temasek-linked CLA Real Estate Holdings and Mapletree. SPH consists of non-media assets such as retail and aged care properties, after it restructured its media business - which includes titles such as The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao - into not-for-profit entity SPH Media Trust last December. In his e-mail, Mr Ng thanked SPH chairman Dr Lee Boon Yang and the directors for their guidance and support over the years. Mr Ng has been CEO of SPH since September 2017. He also welcomed Mr Lim and the new board members of SPH to guide the company forward, and said he was pleased to be succeeded by Mr Yong. "Gerald has a stellar record and is well qualified to lead SPH Limited in the next lap," he said. The contest to acquire SPH's non-media assets came to an end in March, when SPH shareholders voted overwhelmingly for Cuscaden Peak's offer. The other suitor had been Keppel Corp. SPH Limited was incorporated on Aug 4, 1984 as a holding company to effect the merger of The Straits Times Press (1975) Limited, Singapore News and Publications Limited, Times Publishing Berhad and Singapore Newspaper Services.

Singapore Press Holdings Investments

17 Investments

Singapore Press Holdings has made 17 investments. Their latest investment was in SingEx-Sphere as part of their Corporate Minority on February 2, 2021.

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Singapore Press Holdings Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/2/2021

Corporate Minority

SingEx-Sphere

Yes

1

3/6/2019

Series B

Docquity

$11M

Yes

5

8/3/2018

Corporate Minority

BNM Content Solutions

$4.92M

No

1

8/3/2018

Secondary Market

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10

1/31/2018

Corporate Minority - II

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$99M

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10

Date

2/2/2021

3/6/2019

8/3/2018

8/3/2018

1/31/2018

Round

Corporate Minority

Series B

Corporate Minority

Secondary Market

Corporate Minority - II

Company

SingEx-Sphere

Docquity

BNM Content Solutions

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Amount

$11M

$4.92M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

5

1

10

10

Singapore Press Holdings Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

Singapore Press Holdings has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was sgCarMart on February 25, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

2/25/2022

Acquired - II

$99M

3

11/21/2019

Merger

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10

4/26/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

8/28/2017

Merger

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10

6/8/2016

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

2/25/2022

11/21/2019

4/26/2019

8/28/2017

6/8/2016

Exit

Acquired - II

Merger

Acquired

Merger

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

10

10

10

10

Singapore Press Holdings Acquisitions

7 Acquisitions

Singapore Press Holdings acquired 7 companies. Their latest acquisition was Galileo Residenz on November 14, 2019.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

11/14/2019

$99M

Acquired

1

2/18/2019

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10

4/26/2017

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$99M

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10

4/2/2013

Other

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10

11/17/2008

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$99M

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10

Date

11/14/2019

2/18/2019

4/26/2017

4/2/2013

11/17/2008

Investment Stage

Other

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

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Sources

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10

10

10

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Singapore Press Holdings Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Singapore Press Holdings has 3 funds, including New Media Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

10/14/2013

New Media Fund

$80M

1

SPH Media Fund

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10

Aged Care Fund

10

Closing Date

10/14/2013

Fund

New Media Fund

SPH Media Fund

Aged Care Fund

Fund Type

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Status

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Amount

$80M

Sources

1

10

10

Singapore Press Holdings Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Singapore Press Holdings has 10 strategic partners and customers. Singapore Press Holdings recently partnered with China Central Television on January 1, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

1/27/2022

Partner

China

SPH Media Trust looks to grow foreign audience, promote mother tongue at home

She said Chinese Media Group will partner not only media outlets within SPH Media Trust like Berita Harian and Tamil Murasu , but also external organisations , associations and other media outlets in the region to promote mother tongue language media .

1

5/14/2020

Partner

United States

Media Releases - Singapore Press Holdings

Singapore Press Holdings and Google Analytics have had a long-standing collaborative relationship .

1

11/27/2019

Vendor

United States

Outbrain : and Singapore Press Holdings Extend Their Long-Term Exclusive Partnership

The partnership began in 2013 and will continue with Singapore Press Holdings leveraging Outbrain 's innovative Smartfeed technology and Engage solution .

2

7/31/2019

Partner

Singapore

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10

6/25/2019

Partner

United States

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10

Date

1/27/2022

5/14/2020

11/27/2019

7/31/2019

6/25/2019

Type

Partner

Partner

Vendor

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

China

United States

United States

Singapore

United States

News Snippet

SPH Media Trust looks to grow foreign audience, promote mother tongue at home

She said Chinese Media Group will partner not only media outlets within SPH Media Trust like Berita Harian and Tamil Murasu , but also external organisations , associations and other media outlets in the region to promote mother tongue language media .

Media Releases - Singapore Press Holdings

Singapore Press Holdings and Google Analytics have had a long-standing collaborative relationship .

Outbrain : and Singapore Press Holdings Extend Their Long-Term Exclusive Partnership

The partnership began in 2013 and will continue with Singapore Press Holdings leveraging Outbrain 's innovative Smartfeed technology and Engage solution .

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Sources

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2

10

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Singapore Press Holdings Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Singapore Press Holdings has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Acquired

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Acquired

Provider Type

Investment Bank

Service Type

Financial Advisor

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Singapore Press Holdings Team

4 Team Members

Singapore Press Holdings has 4 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Tan.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Anthony Tan

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Janice Wu

Executive Vice President

Current

Jamal Hassim

Chief Operating Officer

Former

Elaine Chia

Senior Vice President

Former

Name

Anthony Tan

Janice Wu

Jamal Hassim

Elaine Chia

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President

Chief Operating Officer

Senior Vice President

Status

Current

Current

Former

Former

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