Perennially ranked as one of the world’s top advisers on mergers and acquisitions transactions, Davis Polk regularly counsels companies across all major industries throughout Asia, as well as those venturing into the region, on acquisitions, sales, strategic investments and joint ventures.
While we have long been a go-to adviser on large and complex cross-border M&A transactions in Asia, in recent years we have increased the size and scope of our M&A practice in our Asian offices, building upon our local experience and knowledge as well as our substantial global platform. This added capacity has enabled us to work with an even broader array of clients in China, Japan, India and across the Asia Pacific region, ranging from industry-leading multinationals as they expand their regional and global footprint to smaller, emerging companies seeking to position themselves as future market leaders.
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.