Karen Soh-Tham

Karen Soh-Tham
Managing Director | ZICO Capital

Karen has almost 20 years of experience in the corporate finance sector. 

She was responsible for the management of numerous initial public offerings (“IPO”), rights issues and financial advisory transactions such as general takeover offers, reverse takeovers (“RTO”), privatisations, material acquisitions and divestments as well as interested person transactions. The financial establishments where she engaged in such corporate finance work include Canaccord Genuity Singapore Pte Ltd (formerly Collins Stewart Singapore Pte Ltd), Philip Securities Pte Ltd, Hong Leong Finance Limited and United Overseas Bank Limited. She was also involved in corporate credit analyses and evaluation during a 5-year tenure with the Commercial Banking Division of United Overseas Bank Limited.

Notable deals which Karen was involved in during the last ten years include the following:-

  • IPOs of China Precision Technologies Limited and China Bearing (Singapore) Ltd in 2006
  • Debt restructuring by Compact Metal Industries Ltd in 2006
  • Material disposal by Nera Telecommunications Ltd in 2006
  • Scheme of arrangement by Seatown Corporation Limited in 2007
  • IPOs of Travelite Holdings Limited, Reyphon Agriceutical Limited, Soon Kian Holdings Limited and KTL Global Limited in 2007
  • IPO of Artivision Technologies Ltd in 2008
  • IPOs of Teho International Inc Limited, China Gaoxian Fibrefac Holdings Limited, Sino Grandness Food Industry Group Limited, Q & M Dental Group (Singapore) Limited and Hafary Holdings Ltd in 2009
  • RTO in relation to Seroja Investments Limited in 2009
  • Takeover offers for Westcomb Financial Group in 2009
  • IPOs of ES Group (Holdings) Limited, Consciencefood Holdings Limited, Oxley Holdings Limited, Nordic Group Limited in 2010
  • RTO by Duty Free International Limited in 2010
  • Very substantial acquisition by C2O Holdings in 2010
  • Voluntary delisting of Keda Communications Ltd in 2010
  • IPOs of Harry’s Holdings Limited, Dyna-Mac Holdings Limited, Kitchen Culture Holdings Limited, Far East Group Limited and IEV Holdings Limited in 2011
  • Takeover offers for Qualitas Medical Group Limited and Jackspeed Corporation Limited in 2011
  • RTO of in relation to Atlantic Navigation Holdings Limited in 2012
  • IPOs of Maxi-Cash Financial Services Corporate Limited, JB Foods Limited, Sincap Group Limited, Jason Parquet Holdings Ltd, Geo Energy Resources Limited and DeClout Limited in 2012
  • RTO in relation to Wilton Resources Corporation Limited in 2013
  • IPO of ValueMax Group Limited in 2013
  • RTOs in relation to Pteris Global Limited and Resources Prima Group Limited in 2014
  • IPO of Kim Heng Offshore & Marine Holdings Limited in 2014
  • Capital distribution in specie by OKH Global Ltd in 2014
  • Takeover offers for euNetworks Group Limited in 2014
  • RTO of BlackGold Natural Resources Limited in 2015
  • IPO of NauticAWT Limited in 2015
  • Material disposal by Loyz Energy Limited in 2015
  • Takeover offers for Jack International Ltd and Xyec Holdings Co., Ltd in 2015
  • Voluntary delistings of Junma Tyre Cord Company Ltd and euNetworks Gorup Limited in 2015
  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree, National University of Singapore
  • Master of Business Administration, National University of Singapore
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree, National University of Singapore
  • Master of Business Administration, National University of Singapore
  • English
  • Mandarin