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Michael Zhuoran Xu


Michael Zhuoran Xu

Registered Foreign Lawyer
Hong Kong

Associate in our Corporate practice, currently practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong.

Michael’s practice focuses on advising corporate clients and private equity funds on M&A matters, including mergers, joint ventures, strategic investments and private equity transactions. He also has experience advising on CFIUS and regulatory matters.

He previously worked in our Washington DC and New York offices.

Experience highlights

Asia M&A Transactions
  • HNA Group’s $7.2 billion sale of Ingram Micro to Platinum Equity
  • Yili Group’s HK$6.25 billion acquisition of 34.33% of Ausnutria Dairy
  • Yili Group’s HK$1.66 billion privatization of China ZhongDi Dairy
  • Youran Dairy’s HK$1.2 billion acquisition of 27.16% of Zhongdi Dairy
  • Kingsoft Cloud’s acquisition of controlling interests in Camelot
  • EF Education First’s majority investment by Permira in EF Kids & Teens business
  • A global financial institution on the sale of corporate services business in Hong Kong
  • Buyer consortium on going-private transaction of China Distance Education
  • Esco Lifesciences' spinoff of its CRDMO-certified agriculture business, Esco Aster
Asia PE / VC Financings
  • InSilico Medicine’s $60 million Series D1 financing and $35 million Series D2 financing
  • Laekna Therapeutics’ $61 million Series D financing
  • Trustbridge Partners’ $200 million investment in WeWork China
  • Esco Lifesciences’ $200 million Series A financing
  • Tencent’s $125 million Series E investment in Kuaikan Comics
U.S. M&A Transactions
  • Ruby Tuesday’s contested acquisition by NRD Capital
  • Stewart’s proposed acquisition by Fidelity
  • Fogo de Chão’s acquisition by Rhône Capital
  • Emerson’s disposition of ClosetMaid to Griffon Corporation
  • ORIX Corporation’s acquisition of NXT Capital
  • Comodo Group’s acquisition by Francisco Partners
  • Pattern Energy’s acquisition of wind and solar projects in Japan
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J.D., Duke University School of Law
  • Member, Duke Law Journal
B.A., Economics, Peking University
LL.B., Peking University Law School
Professional history
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, Davis Polk, 2015-present
  • Hong Kong office, 2018-present
  • New York office, 2016-2018
  • Washington DC office, 2015-2016
Qualifications and admissions
  • Hong Kong Law Society - Registered
  • State of New York
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