Partner Moves & Promotions 8/31/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM



Hogan Lovells has appointed Alexander McMyn as a banking partner in Singapore. McMyn has a broad practice advising financial institutions and companies on banking, structured finance and asset finance transactions. He has a particular focus on inbound and outbound investments to South-East Asia, particularly Indonesia a...

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Deal Watch 08/31/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM



Colin Ng & Partners has acted for China Auto Corporation Ltd in respect of its acquisition of 53,631 ordinary shares representing 25 percent of the issued and paid-up share capital of Neftech Pte Ltd for S$47.77 million (US$38m). The consideration for the acquisition was satisfied by the issue and allotment of appro...

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Deal Watch 8/3/2012 Part 2

by: Sujin Park

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 8:08 PM



Baker & McKenzie advises Toyota Tsusho Corporation in $845 million Purchase The Tokyo and Paris offices of Baker & McKenzie advised Toyota Tsusho Corporation on its deal of a 29.8 percent stake in distribution company CFAO from PPR, French luxury and retail group, for 688 million euros ($845 million). Partners, ...

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Deal Watch 8/3/2012 Part 1

by: Ardavan Sepehr

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 8:08 PM



Aklea acts for AprilAkela advised April in its acquisition of Asia Assistance Partners Singapore. The deal signifies April’s first acquisition in the Asian markets. Moreover, the deal represents a growth in April’s quest to become a leader in health insurance, contingency funds, and damages. Partners Christophe Cochet a...

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The Rise of Renminbi Private Equity Funds

by: Serhan Ayhan

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 6:06 PM



With over $20 billion raised in 2011, renminbi private equity funds are the world’s fastest-growing major pool of discretionary investment funds. These funds play an increasingly vital role in allocating capital to China’s best entrepreneurial companies.China has stepped-up efforts to develop homegrown firms, such as Be...

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Deal Watch 5/25/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 8:05 PM



       Alibaba.com Financing to PrivatizeWith the assistance of six law firms, Alibaba.com Ltd engaged in a $3 billion financing to privatize their company. Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, HSBC, Mizuho Corporate Bank, and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group were the underwriters of the deal. A White & Ca...

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Deal Watch 5/11/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM



       Felda Global IPOMalaysian palm oil firm Felda Global Ventures Holding is executing what is expected to be the world’s second largest IPO this year next to Facebook. Albar & Partners is acting as their legal adviser on Malaysian law and for the IPO, and Cleary Gottleib is advising the company on U.S. and Engli...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/20/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 7:04 PM



       BLP Promotes Singapore PartnerMarius Toime was promoted to finance partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) Singapore office, one promotion out of 10 worldwide at BLP. Toime is a specialist in natural resources, energy, infrastructure, and project finance. He has experience with M&A, asset finance, and ener...

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Deal Watch 4/20/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 7:04 PM



       GT Capital Jumps on Market DebutGT Capital Holdings Inc, company of Philippine banking tycoon George Ty, jumped on its market debut last week. The company’s IPO was valued at $500 million, the country’s first IPO this year, and second largest ever. The stock increased to 500 pesos from its IPO price of 455 pesos,...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/12/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       Hogan Lovells Corporate Partner Relocates to UlaanbaatarHogan Lovells has moved corporate partner Chris Melville from London to Ulaanbaatar in response to the rapidly growing economy in Mongolia.  Melville has experience in M&A, joint ventures, and corporate finance.  He will be the 2nd partner to join the of...

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