Davis Polk, Freshies lead on Chinese software provider’s $797 mln HK IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

Davis Polk & Wardwell has advised Ming Yuan Cloud Group on its HK$6.2 billion ($797 million) IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer representing the joint sponsors and underwriters.

Cleary, Freshies lead on Chinese hotel operator’s $783 mln HK secondary listing

BY Aparna Sai |

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and JunHe have advised Chinese hotel management company Huazhu Group on its $783 million secondary listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Jingtian & Gongcheng representing the underwriters.

Asia Deals: Week of September 28

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Orrick on Docomo’s $40 bln take-private, Skadden on Hitachi Capital's $13.2 bln deal with MUFJ, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals roundup.

Skadden, Freshfields act on ZTO’s $1.55 bln HK secondary listing

BY Aparna Sai |

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Global Law Office Shanghai have advised Chinese courier ZTO Express on its $1.55 billion secondary listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and JunHe counselling the sponsor and the underwriters.

Davis Polk, STB advise on pharma firm’s $761 mln HK secondary listing

BY Aparna Sai |

Davis Polk & Wardwell, Zhong Lun Law Firm and have advised Chinese biopharmaceutical company Zai Lab’s on its $761 million secondary listing on the mainboard of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Commerce & Finance Law Offices advising the underwriters.

Slaughters, A&G advise on Aviva’s $1.98 bln sale of SG business

BY Aparna Sai |

Slaughter and May has advised British insurer Aviva on the S$2.7 billion ($1.98 billion) sale of majority shares in its Singapore business to a consortium led by Singapore Life (Singlife). Allen & Gledhill advised on the Singapore law aspects of the transaction.

A&O advises on the Kingdom of Thailand’s first sustainability bond

BY Aparna Sai |

Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy has advised Bangkok Bank, Bank of Ayudhya and Standard Chartered on the Kingdom of Thailand’s 30-billion-baht ($965 million) dual-tranche sustainability bond issuance.

AZB, Links, CAM, K&S, Trilegal involved in $980 mln India-Japan energy deal

BY Aparna Sai |

AZB & Partners and Linklaters have advised Japanese financial services group Orix on its $980 million investment in India’s Greenko Energy Holdings (GEH), which was represented by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and King & Spalding.

Freshfields, Sidley, STB advise on Yum China’s $2.2 bln HK secondary listing

BY Aparna Sai |

Sidley Austin has advised Yum China Holdings on its HK$17.3 billion ($2.2 billion) secondary listing on the mainboard of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett counselling the sole sponsor, underwriters, joint global coordinators and bookrunners.

CAM, Khaitan, NDA, AZB act on $3.4 bln India telecom tower sale

BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has represented India’s Reliance Group on the $3.4 billion sale of its Tower Infrastructure Trust to British Columbia Investment Management Corp

Asia Deals: Week of September 14

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Bakers and L&L on KKR’s $4.3 bln beauty business acquisition, Freshfields, Sidley, Simpson and Links on Yum China’s $2.2 bln secondary listing, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals roundup.

CAM, TTA, AZB act on India insurance demerger

BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Talwar Thakore & Associates have represented Bharti AXA General Insurance and Bharti General Ventures on the demerger of Bharti AXA’s general insurance business with ICICI Lombard General Insurance, which was counselled by AZB & Partners.