Jie Zhang
  1. Registered Foreign Lawyer

Ms. Zhang is an associate in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, currently practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Beijing. Ms. Zhang’s practice focuses on advising corporate clients and private equity funds on M&A matters, including pre-IPO financings, buyouts, joint ventures, PIPEs, going private transactions and strategic investments. She also advises clients on securities law and general corporate matters.

Work Highlights

M&A
  • Tencent on its going-private offer to acquire Sogou 
  • Tencent and Tencent Music Entertainment on the acquisition by a Tencent-led consortium of a 10% equity stake in Universal Music Group from Vivendi
  • Comcast Spectacor on its T1 esports joint venture with SK Telecom
  • Unitas Capital's sale of Jiahao Foods to Huabao International Holdings for approximately $694 million
  • iKang Healthcare on its acquisition by Yunfeng Capital and Alibaba
  • Tencent and Tencent Music Entertainment on their investments in Spotify, and on the cross-shareholding by Spotify in Tencent Music Entertainment
  • China Biologic Products on its acquisition of 80% equity interest in Tianxinfu for approximately $513 million
  • China Biologic Products redomiciles from Delaware to the Cayman Islands by its merging with and into its wholly owned subsidiary China Biologic Products
  • Tencent on its acquisition of China Music Corporation
  • Meituan Corporation on its strategic cooperation with DianPing
  • Special committee of Origin Agritech on its sale of commercial seed production and distribution business
  • China Biologic Products on its $590 million private placement
  • Sequoia on its various investments in pre-IPO companies, including Ke, Julive and Genesis Medtech
  • Megvii Technology on its pre-IPO financing
  • iQiyi on its $1.53 billion convertible notes financing
  • UCAR Technology on its $550 million Series B equity financing 
  • IDG Capital Partners on its investment in SouFun
Capital Markets
  • Sinopec Group Overseas Development's $3 billion senior notes offering
  • Hong Yang Group's $125 million high-yield notes offering
  • Logan Property Holdings' $200 and $450 million senior notes offerings
  • Shandong Yuhuang Chemical's $300 million high-yield notes offering
  • China Aoyuan Property's  $250 Million high-yield notes offering
  • Toyota Motor Credit Corporation's $750 million offering in Taiwan
  • Toyota Motor Credit Corporation's $1.75 billion offering
Credit
  • Lead arrangers in $8.5 billion financing to Coty and Galleria Co. for acquisition by Coty of P&G’s beauty business
  • Lead arrangers in $4 billion financing to Coty for acquisition of P&G’s beauty business
  • Lead arrangers in $4.5 billion financing in connection with the divesture of certain brands in P&G’s beauty business
  • Black Knight's $1.6 billion senior secured facilities

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2014

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Beijing Ministry of Justice - Registered

Education

  • B.S., Biological Sciences, Peking University, 2005
    • with high honors
  • Ph.D., Cancer Biology, University of Chicago, 2011
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2014
    • cum laude

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English