Shenzhen-based information technology company Unisplendour is acquiring a 15 percent stake in Western Digital for $3.8 billion.
Shenzhen-based information technology company Unisplendour is acquiring a 15 percent stake in Western Digital for $3.8 billion.
As 2015's third quarter comes to a close, bank-breaking, billion-dollar deals seem to be the gifts that keep on giving for M&A lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.
The Australian oil and gas company hopes to raise $1.4 billion to pay down debt and strengthen its balance sheet in response to drastically reduced commodity prices over the past year.
Vocus Communications is offering $1.4 billion to acquire M2 Group in a deal that would create Australia's fourth-largest telecommunications company.
In the largest IPO ever, size wasn’t the only thing that made the deal challenging.
Shanghai's Jinjiang International Hotel Group is buying an 81 percent stake in budget hotel chain 7 Days from investors including the Carlyle Group and Sequoia Capital.
The Singaporean real estate fund is purchasing a portfolio of Australian logistics properties from fellow city-state investors GIC and Frasers Centrepoint for $725 million.
The Guangzhou-based baby food company is offering $995 million for Swisse Wellness in a push to expand its product portfolio.
The Comcast-owned theme park company is planning to open its biggest-ever location in Beijing in 2019.
The same lawyers who led Japan Tobacco's $7.8 billion share sale two years ago are advising on the IPOs of the state-owned postal service and its banking and insurance divisions.
The Tokyo-based company is buying the London-based reinsurer as the Japanese insurance industry continues an overseas shopping spree.
Chinese leasing company Bohai is acquiring the Irish aircraft lessor as China looks set to overtake the U.S. as the world's largest domestic aviation market.
The U.K. retailer is unloading its largest overseas operations in a bid to strengthen balance sheet.
The Japanese trading house is buying a 20 percent stake in the Singapore-listed agribusiness to capture rising global demand for food commodities.
The Indian bank placed shares with institutional investors in order to boost its reserve capital.
Akin Gump advised the Russian oil company on the sale of its 50 percent share in five Kazakhstan oil and gas fields to its Chinese joint venture partner.
Australia's second largest lender is boosting its capital reserves in response to newly tightened regulations.
The Osaka-based company is the latest Japanese life insurer to seek growth through acquisitions in the U.S.
The Chinese ecommerce giant has turned again to its U.S. law firm of choice for an investment in bricks-and-mortar electronics retailer Suning.
Tim Lobanov, managing director of Verasca Group, shares his thoughts on the foreign investment coming into the Miami market.
Sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp. is buying a commercial real estate portfolio from Morgan Stanley-controlled Investa Property Group.
Allen & Gledhill and WongPartnership advised state-run companies Temasek and JTC in a four-way merger that created one of the largest home and industrial park builders in the region.
The parent of Hainan Airlines is buying the world's largest ground and cargo handling company, Swissport International Ltd.
A bevy of transactions in the pharmaceutical industry and industrial sector in Europe helped make the past week a big one for M&A, with more than a dozen billion-dollar deals being announced.
Hong Kong's Link REIT is buying two office buildings and retail space in the city's Xintiandi area.
The traffic-control systems designer will list next month four years after its first attempt at going public was postponed because of a deadly train rash in eastern China that killed 40 people.
The deal gives shareholders KKR and TPG Capital the chance to exit stakes they’ve held in the Chinese investment bank since 2010.
Japan's largest media company is offering $1.3 billion for FT Group, the Pearson-owned publisher of the iconic salmon-toned Financial Times.
Sydney-based utility DUET Group is buying clean-energy producer Energy Developments.
They're eager to invest in real estate, but a backlog might lead Chinese investors to delay deals under the EB-5 visa program.
In Asia, winners include the Alibaba IPO, AB InBev's acquisition of Oriental Brewery, Bhutan's first law school and more.
Chinese investors accept a rate of return on their invested capital as low as 0.5 of a percent to get the certainty of job creation and green card approval, writes attorney Ronald Fieldstone.
The video social networking company is the latest U.S.-listed Chinese company planning its return to China’s stock exchanges.
A group of investors led by Gaw Capital Partners has made a bid for the 5-star InterContinental on the Kowloon waterfront.
A consortium led by Shanghai-listed Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology is buying Temasek-controlled chipmaker STATS ChipPAC for $760 million.
The mainland home-improvement and furniture retailer will use the $925 million raised in its initial public offering to open nine new specialty malls and seek further expansion through acquisitions.
Jones Day, Baker & McKenzie and Deacons all had roles on an investment into real estate company Chongbang.
State-owned Tsinghua University is paying $2.3 billion for a majority stake in a new joint venture that includes Hewlett-Packard’s network, server and storage business in China.
The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund and London-based CVC Capital Partners have acquired a majority stake in New Jersey-based Alvogen that values the company at $2 billion.
China's largest brokerage raised money for securities lending from the National Social Security Fund, the Kuwait Investment Authority, GIC Private Ltd. and others.
If approved by shareholders, the deal would make Qihoo's privatization the largest such transaction by a U.S.-listed Chinese company.
The Shanghai-based brokerage is the country’s largest IPO since Agricultural Bank of China's $10 billion Shanghai listing in 2010.
The U.K. and Indian firms are the sole counsel for the Indian resources company's latest restructuring.
The parent company of Chinese computer maker Lenovo is raising capital for future acquisitions.
The Chinese biotechnology company has returned to the public markets two years after delisting from the Nasdaq.
China Mobile Games has become the latest Chinese game developer to exit the Nasdaq, six weeks after Perfect World announced its own plan to delist from the U.S. exchange.
The firm is advising Tokio Marine in its $7.5 billion insurance company buy and has unexpectedly picked up work on Teva’s $40 billion bid for Mylan.
The Japanese insurer moves to expand its Stateside footprint by acquiring Houston-based specialty insurance company HCC.
Qatar Investment Authority has invested $1.2 billion in the billionaire's Hong Kong power company.
Top technology, media and telecommunications companies may face some difficult choices if regulators end their use of a key investment vehicle that allows them to operate in the country.
The issuance is the Southeast Asian country's largest ever single tranche of dollar-denominated Islamic bonds.
A new rail freight terminal will be built in Sydney to reduce traffic congestion caused by truck transport.
State-owned China Jianyin Investment will acquire Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors' radio-frequency power business.
Seoul-based online retailer Coupang is the latest in the Japanese telecom giant's portfolio.
The Chinese conglomerate has raised funds to continue its acquisition spree in the insurance sector.
The deal is the latest in a flurry of equity offerings by Chinese brokerages this year.
The combination of Independence Group and Sirius Resources would create a copper, gold and nickel miner with a total market capitalization of $2.1 billion and a handful of major projects in Western Australia.
U.S. pension fund California Public Employees' Retirement System is investing $764 million in an Asia Pacific infrastructure portfolio that will be managed by Australian investment company QIC Ltd.
Malaysia's largest independent power company held the country’s biggest initial public offering in close to three years.
The state-owned nuclear power company has secured an approval for what will be the largest IPO mainland China has seen since China Everbright Bank's $3.6 billion Shanghai listing in 2010.
So far in 2015, Yeung has already advised the largest three IPOs and the largest follow-on offer in Hong Kong
Verizon Communication Inc. cites AOL Inc.'s market success in digital content and advertising platforms as reasons behind the purchase. Also in this week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more: Williams' acquisition of its master limited partnership Williams Partners in an all-stock deal valued at $13.8 billion, led by Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts.
The state-owned company is raising money to further grow its existing insurance businesses.
The Shanghai-based conglomerate is acquiring the remaining 80 percent of Ironshore that it doesn’t already own in an effort to ramp up its insurance portfolio.
The Magic Circle firms once again have the lead roles on the Southeast Asian country's latest Islamic bond deal, its first since 2011.
Japan's Daiichi Sankyo has raised about $3.2 billion by shedding the 9 percent of Sun Pharma it received when it sold Ranbaxy Labs to the Mumbai-based company earlier this month.
The Beijing-based brokerage is raising money to fund its securities-lending business as the country's stock markets continue to rally.
The Boston-based data storage company has struck a deal to buy Australia's Recall Holdings, with Sidley Austin acting for the target.
The government sold its entire stake in Pakistan's largest bank as part of an effort to boost the country's economy, including its foreign exchange reserves.
Perfect World will be the third Chinese gaming company, including Giant Interactive and Shanda Games, to delist in the last 18 months in the face of low valuations from investors.
M2 is trying to elbow out TPG Telecom with a $1.27 billion offer for the Perth-based DSL company.
Kirkland & Ellis and Weil, Gotshal & Manges are acting for KKR & Co. and Anchor Equity Partners on their investment in South Korea's Ticket Monster Inc.
Big Pharma leads the list of billion-dollar deals this week with a $40 billion, unsolicited bid made by Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for fellow generic-drug maker Mylan N.V.
Hollywood wants the box office riches; Chinese companies want Hollywood techniques. Sister publication Corporate Counsel talks to Manatt, Phelps & Phillips partner Lindsay Conner about how the two are coming together.
U.S. private equity giant TPG Capital and Shanghai-based Fosun International are buying into the Canadian entertainment company and plan to launch the business in China.
China's 58.com and Ganji.com are letting go of a 10-year-old rivalry and joining forces.
The Hangzhou-based ecommerce giant is transferring its Tmall online pharmacy to its Hong Kong-listed healthcare subsidiary in exchange for a combination of shares and debt.
Singaporean oil rig builder Keppel Corp. is delisting its property development arm in a bid to diversify revenues.
The Chinese brokerage ranks as the biggest initial public offering so far this year in Asia.
Four months after the Houston-based oil and gas giant sold two offshore assets to Woodside Petroleum for $2.8 billion, Apache has turned again to the Magic Circle firm to unload its entire Australian division.
Oil and gas tops off the week's list of billion-dollar deals, with Royal Dutch Shell plc's $70 billion acquisition of BG Group plc.
The two companies have struck an exclusive agreement that would see DBS sell Manulife's insurance products through the bank's 200 branches in Asia.
Malaysia's largest oil and gas services company is refinancing part of a $5.5 billion credit facility it took on last year.
Bain Capital is selling some of its shares in the Australian enterprise software company four years after buying it from Archer Capital for $1.3 billion.
State-owned China Traditional Chinese Medicine is selling shares to a group of investors to fund its acquisition of Jiangyin Tianjiang Pharmaceutical.
Companies that play it smart will be well positioned to leverage recent political developments and China's demand for low-cost renewable energy technologies into safe, lucrative and long-term business opportunities.
Chinese state-owned Guangdong Rising Assets Management Co. has made an offer to acquire Australian copper miner PanAust Ltd.
The car window maker’s initial public offering is the biggest so far this year in Hong Kong.
Arnold Bloch Leibler is Australian counsel to Slater, while London-based Macfarlanes is advising on English law.
Hong Kong-listed China Overseas Land acquired properties in 12 cities from its state-owned parent China Construction.
China's Jun He Law Offices, Italy's Pedersoli e Associati, Linklaters and Latham & Watkins are among the others working on what will be the largest overseas acquisition by a Chinese state-owned enterprise since the $15 billion CNOOC-Nexen deal in 2012.
The Malaysian state-owned energy company sold a mix of Islamic and conventional notes to raise cash in the wake of tumbling oil prices.
The studio behind blockbuster hits such as "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" will receive funding for a quarter of its expected movies over the next three years from popular Chinese television producer Hunan TV.
Shanghai-based Summitview Capital is leading a Chinese consortium to buy U.S. chipmaker Integrated Silicon Solutions Inc. and delisted it from the Nasdaq.
Our latest roundup of transactions in the United States and around the world sees Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, Freshfields and Davis Polk take the lead for companies in the analytics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.
If successful, TPG Telecom Ltd.’s acquisition of iiNet Ltd. would create the second-largest fixed-line internet services provider in Australia.
Big Pharma tops our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more, with AbbVie Inc. agreeing to purchase cancer-drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc. for $21 billion. NXP Semiconductors, based in the Netherlands, will acquire Austin's Freescale for $11.8 billion.
Investors CVC Capital and GIC are cashing out of some of their stakes in Hong Kong's second-largest broadband internet provider.
Citigroup joint venture partner Orient Securities is going public amidst a rush of planned listings in China.
Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia has raised the second-largest fund in the region since KKR's $6 billion fund in 2013.