Investment

Recent Southeast Asia and China Investments

Wine Advocate

The Wine Advocate

The global authority of wines and wine culture

For more than 35 years, Robert Parker Wine Advocate has been the world's leading consumer guide for fine wines and wine culture. The Singapore-headquartered company, The Wine Advocate, now provides the Robert Parker Wine Advocate wine culture & knowledge base digitally via its website and mobile application – a searchable database of more than 250,000 professional wine ratings, reviews and articles, daily wine industry news, and a professionally moderated bulletin board.

The Wine Advocate is also the Michelin Guide's strategic partner for Asia and United States. In June 2017, Michelin acquired a 40% shareholding in The Wine Advocate. CMIA divested of its interest in The Wine Advocate as a result.

Year of Investment

2016

Investment Status

Exited

Region

Southeast Asia

Website

robertparker.com

WatchBanQ

WatchBox

World's leading platform for the buying, selling, and trading of pre-owned luxury watches

WatchBox was co-founded by two luxury watch industry veterans and a seasoned investor entrepreneur. Danny Govberg, CEO & third generation owner of Govberg Jewelers and Tay Liam Wee, former Chairman of Sincere Fine Watches, joined forces with seasoned investor entrepreneur Justin Reis.

Since its founding in 2015 in the US, WatchBox has expanded rapidly offices globally in the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, South Africa and Middle East. Fueled by technology, innovation and tested global infrastructure, WatchBox is slated to become the truly global luxury watch exchange platform.

WatchBox is the trusted choice of watch enthusiasts, offering unrivalled selection of thousands of pre-owned inventory from the best brands available at any given time. All watches from WatchBox are inspected, refurbished to pristine condition, and backed by its 15-month Global WatchBox Warranty.

Year of Investment

2017

Investment Status

Current

Region

Global

Website

watchbox.com

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WatchBox Studios

Bits Media

Bitsmedia

Owner & operator of the world's largest Muslim mobile app, Muslim Pro

Technology startup founded in 2009, Bitsmedia focuses on developing and publishing the worldwide leading Muslim Pro application. Headquartered in Singapore, the company has expended its regional presence with local offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Jakarta, Indonesia.

Muslim Pro is the world's No.1 mobile app for the global Muslim community. The app offers the most accurate prayer time & Adhan application, digital & audio Quran in 40+ translations , Qibla and various lifestyle features. With more than 75 million unique downloads, over 17 million Monthly Active Users (MAUs) and over 3 million Daily Active Users (DAUs), the Muslim Pro app is used by Muslims from more than 200 countries worldwide.

Other features of Muslim Pro include: Community, Duas, Daily Inspiration, Islamic Calendar, Fasting Tracker, Mosque, Halal Places, Zakat, Shahadah, Makkah Live, Popular Versus, Tasbih, 99 Names and Shop.

Year of Investment

2017

Investment Status

Current

Region

Southeast Asia

Website

muslimpro.com

bitsmedia.com

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Oneberry Technologies

Oneberry Technologies

Leader in providing high-tech security & surveillance solutions in Singapore

Founded in 2003 and always at the frontier of technology application, Oneberry has a strong track record in providing effective and productive total solutions to address various security & surveillance needs. Oneberry serves various Singapore government agencies, large multinational corporation as well as private sector businesses.

Oneberry has designed several innovative solutions for the security industry, including: Oneberry MobiCams – a rapid mobile surveillance solution enabled with intelligent cameras and powered by fuel cell technology that run off-grid reliably and autonomously; Oneberry Virtual Guard System, an integrated system of intelligent cameras with video analytics, and most recently the new fuel cell-powered fully customizable security robot Oneberry RoboGuardTM KenOBI. In addition, Oneberry has a proprietary cyber defense solution – IMMUNIS.

Year of Investment

2019

Investment Status

Current

Region

Southeast Asia

Website

oneberry.com

Immunis.co

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Yuansheng Food

Well Bright International
上海元盛食品有限公司

Leading beef processing and Wagyu cattle farming business in China

Founded in 1995, Well Bright is a leading integrated meat processing business in China that is well recognized for its quality products. Well Bright also operates China's only licensed pure-breed Wagyu cattle farm, producing China's own brand of Wagyu beef, "Longjiang Wagyu" (龙江和牛).

Headquartered in Shanghai, Well Bright International's farms, abattoirs and processing factories are otherwise located in China's Heilongjiang Province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region as well as Shanghai. Well Bright's customers include Yum! Brands China, Wang Steak, Mos Burger as well as many top hotels, restaurants and supermarket chains in China.

Year of Investment

2017

Investment Status

Current

Region

China

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SuperOrdinary

SuperOrdinary

Building a multi-billion Millennial and Gen Z beauty & wellness brand portfolio in China

SuperOrdinary is building the largest Millennial and Gen Z beauty and personal care brand portfolio in China. It brings fast growing brands from overseas including United States and Australia exclusively into the China e-commerce market. The company is building an enviable portfolio through its extensive network.

The current brand portfolio includes: Farmacy Skincare, Mecca Cosmetics, Malin &Goetz, Dr.Barbara Sturm, and many more. These brands create unique opportunity to get direct access to the millennial consumer in the fastest growing beauty & personal care category, with an estimated market value of USD 50 billion in 2019.

Year of Investment

2018

Investment Status

Current

Region

China

Website

superordinary.co

YoungTown

YoungTown

Leading e-commerce & retail operation solutions in China

Youngtown is an e-commerce & retail operations company based in Shanghai. It serves global brands targeting the Chinese consumer market, and offers complete online & offline operations solutions to international brand owners, including SUITSUPPLY, FRED PERRY, AIVEI, IMMI, SKINFOOD, DIESELKIDS, LE CAKE and many more.

Youngtown has expertise in the apparel & lifestyle industry, and tailor–makes e-commerce solutions for brands in different industry, with industry-leading IT capability. Youngtown partners with main e-commerce platforms in China and offers integration with offline retail for brands. Youngtown's service specialties include Product Marketing, Cross Border Business, O2O, Marketing & Promotion, Operations, IT Solutions, Business Development Plan & Execution, as well as Trademark Protection.

Year of Investment

2018

Investment Status

Current

Region

China

Website

www.youngtown.com.cn/plus/list.php?tid=14