Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia has raised the second-largest fund in the region since KKR's $6 billion fund in 2013.
Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia has raised the second-largest fund in the region since KKR's $6 billion fund in 2013.
Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.’s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion.
One of India's largest banks has sold stock on the country's domestic exchanges and in the U.S. to fund future growth and boost its capital reserves.
Whether goats or sheep are in ascendancy, it's time to update your approach to negotiation when dealing with companies based in China.
Australia’s Slater & Gordon, the world’s first publicly traded law firm, is headed to Wales after acquiring a pair of personal injury shops in the U.K. The move comes as a co-founder of a prominent U.S. litigation finance firm calls for the adoption of alternative business structures by U.S. law firms.
Japan's state-owned postal service is buying Australia's largest logistics company as it seeks growth outside a weak home market.
Tencent-backed Didi Dache and Alibaba-backed Kuaidi Dache are tying up after a fierce battle for market share in the world's largest economy.
The Chinese e-commerce giant has taken a step toward boosting the market share of its mobile operating system with the purchase of an undisclosed stake in the Zhuhai-based smartphone maker.
Jasmine International is spinning off its fiber-optic cable business to raise money for the expansion of its national broadband network.
The deal was the latest divestment in a state-run company as the Indian government raises money to improve the country's finances.
The combination of real estate investment trust Federation Centres and retail-focused Novion Property Group will create a new company with 102 assets under management worth $17 billion.
A consortium led by Hong Kong-based All-Starts Investment has valued the Chinese smartphone maker at $45 billion, making it the most valuable private technology company in the world.
Dejphon Chansiri is acquiring Sheffield Wednesday Football Club for a reported $45 million.
State-owned China Traditional Chinese Medicine is buying an 81.5 percent stake in a competitor.
Two companies controlled by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing are acquiring Eversholt Rail Group from a consortium that includes U.K. private equity funds 3i Infrastructure and STAR Capital Partners.
Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Group Co. Ltd. and Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. are buying a 20 percent stake in the Chinese state-run conglomerate.
Latham & Watkins is acting for the underwriters on the state-run company’s first entry into the international bond market.
The agreement will allow Singapore-based Stamford Law Corp. to cut costs and free up their lawyers to focus on more high-end matters.
King & Wood Mallesons and Baker & McKenzie are also among the firms helping state-owned Shanghai Jin Jiang acquire France's Groupe Du Louvre.
Asia's richest person is spinning off his real estate assets into a new company in a deal led by Freshfields, Linklaters and Woo Kwan Lee & Lo.
Tencent and JD.com have used a combination of cash and resources to purchase a 28 percent stake in the Chinese autos e-commerce company.
Baker & McKenzie, Morrison & Foerster and Linklaters are leading the combination of state-owned train makers China CNR and CSR.
The Hong Kong-listed Chinese brokerage sold 1.9 billion shares in order to raise funds for its margin financing and securities lending businesses.
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Chinese investment in Italy continues to rise.
The Chinese lender's Hong Kong listing is the largest so far for a mainland city commercial bank.
Private equity owner Lion Capital is selling the U.S. company to the world’s largest canned tuna processor, Thai Union Frozen Products Plc.
The state-controlled company makes and sells Mercendez-Benz and Hyundai vehicles in China.
Hahn & Co. and Hankook Tire are buying a climate control business from U.S. auto supplier Visteon Corp.
*Weil, Skadden lead $3.6 billion acquisition of Halla Visteon Climate Control in Korea
*Herbert Smith Freehills advises issuers oOh!media and SurfStitch on their recent Australian IPOs
*Clifford Chance on Haitong’s $467 million takeover of Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo
The U.S. energy company is selling interests in oil and gas projects in Australia and Canada to Australian oil company Woodside Petroleum.
China Communications Construction is acquiring engineering and contracting division John Holland.
Australian natural gas infrastructure company APA Group is buying a major pipeline in the country from the U.K.'s BG Group.
A total of 2.1 million patent applications were filed in the world's five largest patent offices in 2013, according to the "IP5 Statistics Report, 2013 Edition."
*Skadden, Davis Polk advise on $619 million share sale by JD.com investors
*MoFo, White & Case and Hunton & Williams on $4.4 billion Japan-led financing for LNG plant in Texas
*Allen & Gledhill acts for Alibaba subsidiary on stake purchase in mobile security company V-Key
Two solar subsidiaries of Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group are combining in an all-stock transaction.
Cravath is advising the Singaporean sovereign investor while Paul Weiss is guiding Virtu Financial, a high-speed trading firm led by former partner Douglas Cifu.
The real estate corporate partner led the deal team for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett's representation of The Blackstone Group in its sale of warehouse landlord IndCor Properties to GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, for $8.1 billion.
China's biggest lender sold preference shares to meet capital adequacy requirements.
As the holiday season rolls around, transactional work for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is ramping up. The firm recently grabbed a role on a handful of big deals worth more than $15 billion for clients like Hawaiian Electric Industries, Japan's Ostuka Holdings, the Robb Report and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund.
*Skadden guides Singapore's GIC on $8.1 billion U.S. logistics acquisition
*Reed Smith leads Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties $6 billion upcoming IPO
*Shearman on Chinese nuclear power producer CGN Power $3.6 billion Hong Kong IPO
The Chinese state-owned nuclear power producer is this year's largest IPO in Hong Kong.
The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund is buying Blackstone Group-controlled IndCor Properties Ltd. Simpson Thacher is acting for regular client Blackstone.
Simpson Thacher and Sullivan & Cromwell have advised on the Chinese e-commerce giant’s $8 billion corporate debt sale, the largest-ever such offering in Asia.
The Shenzhen-based insurer raised funds through a private placement in Hong Kong in order to boost its capital reserves.
The mainland Chinese conglomerate is planning a Hong Kong IPO of its commercial real estate arm to fund 10 new projects.
*Allens, Minters on Sao Paulo-based JBS's $1.2 billion offer for Australia's Primo Smallgoods
*Drew & Napier acts for property developer CapitaLand on real estate deal in Indonesia
*Khaitan, Clifford Chance, Luthra on Calcutta Electric Supply's share sale in India
Sao Paulo-based meat processing company JBS is buying Australia’s leading maker of ham, sausages and bacon in an all-cash deal.
The deal markets the second time in a row that Allen & Overy has taken the lead role on the government's issuance of sovereign debt.
*HSF leads $1.2 billion transfer of power assets within state-run China Huaneng Group
*Allen & Overy, Ashurst on $2.8 billion financing of Indonesian natural gas project
*Cleary Gottlieb, Paul Hastings on Samsung SDS's $1.1 billion IPO in Korea
The two cities have launched a pilot trading system that gives foreign investors direct access to Chinese A-shares for the first time.
The London icon, seen in The Beatles movie Help! and on the cover of a Pink Floyd album, is being developed into a mixed-use site with luxury residences, retail shops and restaurants.
The information technology division of mega-conglomerate Samsung Group raised $1.1 billion on the Korea Exchange.
The Donggi-Senoro plant, which is expected to launch in mid-2015, will have a production capacity of 2 million tons of liquefied natural gas a year.
The two investment giants are offering close to a billion dollars for a water-treatment company that has extensive operations in mainland China.
*Five firms on near billion-dollar offer by CITIC, KKR for Singapore's United Envirotech
*Jones Day, Milbank lead Philippines retailer SSI Group on its recent IPO
*Clifford Chance acts for Australia's AMP as it buys a stake in China Life Pension
Davis Polk & Wardwell served as underwriters' counsel to the state-owned travel agency's offer.
*Simpson, Sullivan & Cromwell on Danone's $565 million Yashili investment
*Davis Polk, Clifford Chance on China Hongqiao high-yield bond offer
*Herbert Smith Freehills on Tata Motors $750 million bond offer
The Kuala Lumpur-based company, which has links to Southeast Asian firm Zicolaw, is looking to raise about $11 million to fund expansion ahead of the launch of the so-called ASEAN Economic Community next year.
The Indonesian carrier is a longtime client of the firm's Singapore partner Paul Ng.
Sullivan & Cromwell and Freshfields advise the Hong Kong conglomerate with Allen & Overy acting for the banks.
Companies expanding globally face multiple challenges if they do not identify the laws and regulations of each country in which they operate, a panel of lawyers said at the Association of Corporate Counsel's annual meeting.
*Magic Circle duo leads $6.5 billion Bank of China share sale
*Simmons & Simmons acts for Hong Kong's United Energy on $786 million bond program
*MoFo advises SoftBank on $627 million investment into Indian e-commerce company
The Japanese company is buying a majority share in Indian e-commerce outfit Snapdeal.
The Chinese state-owned lender sold preference shares in Hong Kong to bring its capital reserves in line with newly adopted international regulations.
*Three firms on Medibank Private Ltd.'s $4.8 billion Australian IPO
*Hong Kong firm Deacons advises Chinese state-run Bohai Steel Group Co. on bond sale
*Herbert Smith Freehills acts for Energy Development Corp. on financing for Philippines' largest wind farm
The Australian government, Medibank's sole shareholder, plans to sell its entire holding in order to raise money for infrastructure investment.
*Simpson Thacher, Sullivan & Cromwell lead two Tokyo IPOs worth $2.6 billion
*Morgan Lewis guides Kazakhstan through its first dollar bond issue in 14 years
*Skadden acts on the first listing by a Malaysian company in the U.S.
The firms led Recruit Holdings' $1.9 billion offering and that of Skylark Co., which raised $700 million.
White & Case advised the underwriters on the Central Asian country's first dollar notes issuance in fourteen years.
The International Finance Corp. sold rupee-denominated notes to fund infrastructure investments in the country.
The Malaysian conglomerate is acquiring New Britain Palm Oil in an effort to further expand its plantation business.
*Five firms on Anbang Insurance's $1.95 billion purchase of the Waldorf Astoria New York
*Ashurst advises state-run PT Pertimina on $2 billion acquisition of Murphy Oil's Malaysian assets
*Herbert Smith Freehills guides Australia's Regis Healthcare on its recent IPO.
The Seattle-based coffee giant is taking control of its Japanese operations through a buyout of its joint venture partner and the purchase of all outstanding shares.
Continuing on its transactional tear, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom sat atop three separate rankings of legal advisers for global M&A deals based on total transaction value in the first three quarters of the year.
Skadden, Fried Frank, Greenberg Traurig, Simpson Thacher and Dentons all have roles on a Chinese company's purchase of the landmark New York hotel.
We've chosen a short list in 17 different categories for our inaugural awards recognizing the top matters and lawyers in Southeast Asia and India.
The Indonesian state-run company is acquiring 30 percent of the Malaysian oil and gas assets held by U.S. energy outfit Murphy Oil Corp.
The San Francisco-based firm represented Japanese telecommunications giant Softbank Corp. in a $250 million investment into film and media studio Legendary Entertainment, which is known for "Where the Wild Things Are," "Inception" and the "Dark Knight" films.
The U.S. chipmaker is buying a 20 percent stake in state-run technology company Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd.
*Ashurst on Leighton-led consortium's $3.2 billion bid to build Sydney transit system
*Davis Polk, Skadden lead Chinese car rental company CAR Inc.'s $468 million Hong Kong IPO
*Norton Rose, Allen & Overy advise on Hong Kong's first-ever Islamic bond issuance
The Singaporean real estate group had outbid Sydney-based Stockland Corp. to win 68 properties in Australia’s major cities.
*Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance on $916 million Laos hydropower project development and financing
*Latham & Watkins advises Chinese private equity firm FountainVest Partners on its first U.S. investment
*Cleary leads state-run Korea Development Bank's $750 million note issuance
The Chinese private equity firm is paying up to $800 million for a controlling stake in auto supplier Key Safety Systems.
Clifford Chance acted for a group of nine lenders funding the 290-megawatt hydro plant, which is expected launch in 2019.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Canadian firm Torys also have roles in the deal.
*Linklaters leads establishment of China Orient Asset Management's $2 billion medium-term note program
*Jones Day acts for Japan's Ajinomoto on its $800 million offer for U.S. frozen-foods maker Windsor Quality
*Rajah & Tann on KMP Private Ltd.'s $37 million investment in Vietnamese feed company Hiep Thanh Group
*Davis Polk on Taiwan's largest dollar debt offer
*DLA Piper leads $464 million Fosun investment
*Clayton Utz, A&O on $540 million Veda share sale
Eight investors including Warburg Pincus and Goldman Sachs bought 21 percent of the Chinese bad-debt manager ahead of its IPO.
This category of The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards recognizes 2013's largest and most complex mergers and acquisitions in every corner of the globe.
The Chinese state-owned enterprise sold shares to 27 investors to fund its $36.8 billion restructuring.
In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards recognizes the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects conceived on a vast scale.
*Kirkland & Ellis advises Orchid Asia on $920 million China fund
*HSF, KWM lead AGL's $1.1 billion rights issue for MacGen acquisition
*Simpson Thacher, Gunderson Dettmer on Murata's $465 million acquisition of chipmaker Peregrine
The Sydney-based power company will use the proceeds to fund its recently approved $1.4 billion acquisition of Macquarie Generation.
The Chinese private equity firm closed its sixth fund to invest in high-growth Chinese companies.
*Allen & Gledhill, Clifford Chance on OCBC’s $2.7 billion rights issue in Singapore
*HSF advises KKR/Abacus joint venture on stake purchase in Melbourne’s World Trade Center
*Gibson Dunn leads Chinese consortium’s $1.7 billion take-private offer for U.S. chipmaker OmniVision
Singapore’s second-largest lender by assets is looking to refill its coffers after spending $5 billion to purchase Hong Kong-based Wing Hang Bank.
Beijing-based Hua Capital Management and Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment are looking to take the Santa Clara-based company private for $1.7 billion.
The Thai conglomerate and Japanese trading house have struck a billion-dollar deal that will see them collaborate in the food and agribusiness sectors.
A rising anti-immigrant tide in Singapore is putting international law firms on edge.