Q4 2016 Deals

Posted on December 10, 2016 at 10:12 AM



December

CC, KWM advise VPower on Hong Kong IPO
01 Dec 2016
Clifford Chance and King & Wood Mallesons have advised on Hong Kong generator and engines firm VPower Group on its $208 million initial public offering, with Shearman & Sterling and and Commerce & Finance Law Offices advising the banks.


November

Skadden advises Ctrip.com on $1.74 billion purchase of Skyscanner
25 Nov 2016
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Travers Smith have advised Ctrip.com International Ltd , China's biggest online travel company, on its agreement to buy Scotland-based travel search website Skyscanner Holdings Ltd, represented by Pinsent Masons.


STB, MHM counsel KKR on $4.5 billion Japan auto parts buy
24 Nov 2016
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto have advised U.S. buyout firm KKR & Co in its acquisition of Nissan Motor-backed auto parts maker Calsonic Kansei Corp for up to 498.3 billion yen.


CC, Slaughters, K&E advise on $852 million Coke bottling assets deal
24 Nov 2016
Slaughter and May and Fangda Partners are advising Hong Kong conglomerate Swire Pacific Ltd on its agreement to buy Coca-Cola Co's bottling assets in China from Cofco Corp's China Foods Ltd unit for $852 million. Kirkland & Ellis and JunHe...


Bakers, Latham advise on $300 million SE Asia hospitality JV
22 Nov 2016
Latham & Watkins and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have advised PE firm Warburg Pincus on its $300 million hospitality joint venture with Vietnam’s largest PE firm VinaCapital, which was represented by Baker & McKenzie.


PH, Wachtell lead on Samsung’s $8 billion Harman buy
2016 Nov 16
Paul Hastings has advised South Korean electronics major Samsung Electronics on its $8 billion acquisition of U.S. automotive tech company Harman International Industries, which was represented by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.


PH, STB lead on Zhou Hei Ya’s $322 million IPO
11 Nov 2016
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Commerce & Finance Law Offices have advised Chinese fast-food chain Zhou Hei Ya International Holdings on its $322 million Hong Kong IPO, with Paul Hastings and Jingtian & Gongcheng representing the underwriters.


WongP, Skadden, A&G advise on $1 billion Holland-SG coffee deal
11 Nov 2016
Allen & Gledhill and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom have advised Dutch tea and coffee manufacturer Jacob Douwe Egberts on its $1 billion acquisition of Singapore instant beverage maker Super Group, represented by WongPartnership.


Freshies, Kirkland star in GIC’s $2.7 billion real estate deal
10 Nov 2016
Kirkland & Ellis has advised Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC on its 2.4-billion-euro acquisition of P3 Logistic Parks from Ivanhoé Cambridge and TPG Real Estate, which were represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.


Jones Day, A&G, Latham, WongP lead on $1.28 billion ARA buyout
10 Nov 2016
Jones Day has advised Asian real estate fund manager ARA Asset Management on its $1.28 billion buyout, along with a group of investors that were represented by Allen & Gledhill.


STB, Mori Hamada advise JR Kyushu on $3.9 billion IPO
02 Nov 2016
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto have advised Japan’s Kyushu Railway Company on its $3.9 billion IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, with Sullivan & Cromwell and Anderson Mori advising the joint...


Slaughters advises Hong Kong’s MTR Corp on $600 million green bond
02 Nov 2016
Slaughter and May has advised Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation on a green bond, valued at $600 million.


Simmons in Singapore joint law venture
01 Nov 2016
Simmons & Simmons has entered into a joint law venture in Singapore with its erstwhile “best friend,” boutique firm JWS Asia Law Corporation. The new entity will be known as Simmons & Simmons JWS.


October

Links advises on innovative clearing service for cross-currency swaps
31 Oct 2016
Linklaters has advised OTC Clearing Hong Kong Limited , a subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, on the recent launch of its clearing service for cross currency swaps.


CC, KWM, Freshies on CR Pharma’s $1.8 billion HK IPO
31 Oct 2016
Clifford Chance and Ji Yuan Law Offices have advised China Resources Pharmaceutical Group, China's second-largest pharmaceuticals manufacturer and distributor, on its $1.8 billion initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.


Slaughters, Weil, STB on HNA’s $6.5 billion investment in Hilton
31 Oct 2016
Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Slaughter and May have advised Chinese aviation and shipping giant HNA Group on the purchase of a $6.5 billion stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings from Blackstone Group, which was represented by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.


SG: CNP acts for investors in two local fintech startups
27 Oct 2016
Colin Ng & Partners has advised an investment group keen on funding two Singapore financial technology or fintech startups, Planar Investments and Dragon Wealth.


Skadden, K&E star in $4.4 billion privatisation of China’s Qunar
27 Oct 2016
Kirkland & Ellis has represented Chinese online trip-booking company Qunar in its $4.4 billion merger with Ocean Management Holdings, which turned to Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom for legal advice.


Yoon & Yang to open HCMC office
24 Oct 2016
Korean Big Six law firm Yoon & Yang is set to launch its second overseas office in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.


K&E, Skadden, JunHe, Zhong Lun on China’s biggest U.S. IPO since Alibaba
20 Oct 2016
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Maegher & Flom and Kirkland & Ellis are acting on the planned IPO by Chinese logistics company ZTO Express on the New York Stock Exchange later this month.


Ashurst, K&E, Morgan Lewis on $841 million sale of PR Newswire to Cision
20 Oct 2016
Ashurst and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and have acted for media and B2B events organisation UBM in the $841 million sale of its PR Newswire business to U.S. news release service Cision.


Skadden, Shearman on SOMPO’s $6.3 billion acquisition of U.S. insurer Endurance
20 Oct 2016
Shearman & Sterling has represented Japan’s SOMPO Holdings in a $6.3 billion deal to purchase U.S.-based property and casualty insurer Endurance Specialty Holdings, which was advised by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.


Freshies, Weil, Wachtell star in $10 billion aircraft deal
18 Oct 2016
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is acting for U.S.-based CIT Group on the $10 billion sale of its aircraft leasing business to Avolon Holdings, which turned to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Weil Gotshal Manges for legal advice.


A&O, Clyde advise on $1 billion insurance deal
13 Oct 2016
Allen & Overy has advised ACR Capital Holdings, the owner of Singapore’s largest reinsurance firm, on its estimated $1 billion sale to two Chinese state-owned investment corporations, both of which were represented by Clyde & Co.


Minters, A&O, Bakers, NRF involved in Mongolia wind farm project
13 Oct 2016
MinterEllison and Norton Rose Fulbright have advised Denmark’s Vestas on a deal to supply turbines for Mongolia's 50 MW Tsetsii wind farm.


Ashurst relocates Aussie partner as Asia exits continue
13 Oct 2016
Ashurst has relocated partner Simon Brown from Brisbane to Singapore to boost its corporate practice in Asia as restructuring partner Joel Hogarth exited the latter office – the latest in a string of departures at the firm.


Links, Freshfields on $838 million sale of BEA's Tricor to Permira
12 Oct 2016
Linklaters is advising Bank of East Asia on the HK$6.5 billion sale of its share-registry arm Tricor Holdings to private equity firm Permira, represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.


Deacons, Freshfields, CC advise on $1.22 billion HK telecom deal
10 Oct 2016
Deacons and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have advised The Wharf Ltd on the disposal of its telecoms unit, Wharf T&T Ltd, to private equity firms MBK Partners and TPG, which were both represented by Clifford Chance.


Kirkland, Sidley, CC advise on $1.2 billion Philippine power plant deal
07 Oct 2016
Kirkland & Ellis and Puno and Puno Law Offices have represented Sithe Global Power on the $1.2 billion sale of its interests in two Philippines-based power plants to Aboitiz Power Corp., which was represented by Sidley Austin and Puyat Jacinto...


Slaughter, Maples act on CMC’s proposed privatisation
05 Oct 2016
Slaughter and May and Maples and Calder are representing Chinalco Mining Corporation International in relation to its proposed privatisation by Aluminum Corporation of China Overseas Holdings Limited.



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