Asia Private Equity

Our private equity lawyers in Asia assist financial institutions and private equity groups in making acquisitions and dispositions for their own accounts and for the accounts of funds that they sponsor. We have advised a number of clients worldwide on the formation of Asia-focused private equity funds and other investment vehicles, and regularly work with sponsors and portfolio companies on acquisitions and dispositions in China, India, Japan and elsewhere across Asia.

Our experience covers the entire private equity spectrum, including fund formation and marketing, structuring and making equity investments, negotiating bridge, high-yield and senior debt financing for portfolio companies, structuring management compensation programs, making follow-on investments, executing recapitalization transactions, disposing of investments through private or public sales, making in-kind distributions and negotiating workouts. Our vast experience advising private equity firms, fund investors and portfolio companies gives us an in-depth understanding of trends and expectations within the marketplace.

Recognition

  • “Private Equity Deal of the Year” (Bain Capital privatization of China Fire & Security) – 2012 China Law & Practice Awards
  • “Take Private Deal of the Year” (privatization of Shanda Interactive Entertainment – China Business Law Journal’s 2012 Deals of the Year
  • “Private Equity Team of the Year” – 2011 IFLR India Awards
  • “Private Equity Deal of the Year” (Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Fund’s investment in Asian Genco) – 2011 IFLR India Awards
  • “Deal of the Year” (Harbin Electric take private) – 2011 Asian Counsel Deals of the Year Award

Notable Matters

  • Warburg Pincus/China Biologic Products. We advised Warburg Pincus on its acquisition of a significant stake in China Biologic Products, a Chinese Nasdaq-listed developer of plasma-based pharmaceutical products.

  • IDG-Accel/Longshine. We advised IDG-Accel China Capital and IDG-Accel China Capital Investors (IDG) on their investments in Longshine Technology Holding, a consortium created for the purpose of acquiring an 81% equity stake from Amdocs in Longshine Information Technology, its subsidiary with operations in China. Amdocs is a Nasdaq-listed company and a leading provider of software and services to communications, media and entertainment industry service providers worldwide.

  • IDG-Accel/China Elite Media Education Group. We advised IDG-Accel China Growth Fund II, a joint venture between IDG Technology Venture Investment (IDG Capial) and Accel Partners, in its investment in China Elite Media Education Group, a media and arts education company in China.

  • Citadel Equity Fund/Horizon Countrywide. We advised Citadel Equity Fund on its acquisition of a minority interest in Horizon Countrywide Limited, an Indian company in the business of warehousing. The transaction value was not publicly disclosed.