Deals of the Week 11/30/2012

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 8:11 PM



Sullivan & Cromwell is representing Ally Financial Inc (US) in the sale of operations in Europe and Latin America and its share in a joint venture in China to General motors financial company Inc (US) for approximately US$4.2 billion. Partners C Andrew Gerlach and Jay Clayton led the transaction which was announced ...

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Deal Watch 6/15/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 8:06 PM



       Felda to offer $3.2 billion IPO in MalaysiaIn Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian plantation company Felda Global Ventures announced Wednesday its upcoming $3.2 billion dollar IPO on June 28. The deal is the second largest IPO of the year, next to Facebook’s $16 billion dollar offering and it comes in the midst of a drought ...

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Deal Watch 3/30/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 8:03 PM



            Far East Horizon Share SaleFar East Horizon, a financial leasing subsidiary of Chinese state-owned Sinochem Group, sold its new shares worth $371 million. Paul Hastings advised this share sale with a team headed by Hong Kong–based partners Raymond Li and Chris Betts along with support from associate Anthony ...

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Deal Watch 3/2/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 10:03 PM



Freshfields has advised Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. with their move to privatize Alibaba.com Ltd, China’s biggest corporate e-commerce site. On February 21st, 2012 Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. bought out all of the shares of Alibaba.com Ltd. that were not owned already. The entire share capital of Alibaba.com is now $8.71 ...

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Deal Watch 8/12/11

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Posted on August 12, 2011 at 8:08 PM



New China Life, China's third largest provider of health insurance, is targeting a $4billion IPO. The confidence in the market for health insurance offerings has historically been low, as it is seen as an immature martket. However if this deal is approved, some analysts say it will start the wave of second-tier insu...

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Representative Partner Moves & Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM



With many lateral partner moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a significant amount of restructuring at many of the top firms in Shanghai/Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. We’ve seen a few trends so far this year—continued movement between local an...

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Deal Watch- 6/20

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Posted on June 20, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Li & Partners, and King & Wood are advising China Everbright Bank on their most recent financial transaction.  China Everbright Bank, which is already listed in Shanghai, is planning its second listing in Hong Kong.  They expect the listing to raise about $6 billion dollars, more ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 6/13/11

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Posted on June 13, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in an effort to revamp its Asia management team, has relocated its former US managing partner to Hong Kong. Melissa Thomas, former Shanghai managing partner and corporate specialist has been moved to Beijing managing partner. She will be replacing Nicholas French who will be moving to Lon...

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Deal Watch - 6/7/2011

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Posted on June 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM



Davis Polk advised The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, Credit Suisse Securities Ltg (Europe), as well as Citigroup Global Markets Ltd as the joint lead managers, bookrunners and initial purchasers of the Rule 144A and Reg S offerings of senior notes by PT Pertamina.  This includes $1 billion (US) in aggr...

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MGM China: Biggest Hong Kong IPO in 2011

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



As recently mentioned in the New York Times, the joint deal between MGM Resorts International and Pansy Ho, daughter of Hong Kong casino mogul Stanley Ho and chairwoman of MGM China, hit $1.5 billion in it’s first public offering.  Shares of MGM China will be priced at $15.34 (HKD), $1.97 USD.  Based on it’s total proce...

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