Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Investment in The Pure Group

Paul, Weiss advised Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in its investment alongside FountainVest Partners in The Pure Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan. FountainVest Partners is a Hong Kong-based private equity firm. The Pure Group is Asia’s leading wellness brand, with a portfolio […]

Macquarie Capital’s acquisition of 50% interest in Environmental Monitoring Business Brüel & Kjær

Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investing arm of Macquarie Group, announced that it is entering into an agreement with Spectris plc (Spectris), a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls, to acquire 50 per cent of Spectris’ environmental monitoring business subsidiary EMS B&K. EMS B&K is a global market leader in […]

Netwealth Group Limited’s A$879 million initial public offering

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Netwealth Group Limited on its successful A$879 million initial public offering (IPO). Netwealth Group commenced trading on the Australian Securities Exchange on 20 November 2017, under the ticker ‘NWL’. The listing was the second biggest by market capitalisation so far on ASX in 2017. NWL shares closed 44% up on […]

Seiko Epson Corporation v Calidad Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 1403

In the recent Federal Court of Australia decision delivered by Justice Burley, Seiko Epson Corporation v Calidad Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 1403, MinterEllison successfully defended Calidad Pty Ltd and others against the majority of claims brought by Seiko Epson Corporation and Epson Australia Pty Ltd. Calidad successfully defended claims of patent infringement (in part), trade […]

ORIX Corporation’s $700 Million SEC-Registered Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised ORIX Corporation in connection with its SEC-registered shelf takedown of $700 million aggregate principal amount of 3.250% notes due 2024. ORIX, one of Japan’s leading financial services groups, provides a broad range of commercial and consumer finance products and services to corporate and retail customers in Japan and overseas. The Davis Polk […]

China Cinda (HK) Holdings Company Limited’s $545 Million Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised China Cinda (HK) Holdings Company Limited (“Cinda HK”) in connection with a private placement of $545 million Regulation S guaranteed senior notes issued by Cinda HK’s wholly owned subsidiary, China Cinda Finance (2017) III Limited. The notes are guaranteed by Cinda HK. Cinda HK focuses on equity and fixed-income investment management, asset […]

Primary Opinion’s $43.0 million acquisition of B-D. Farm Paris Creek

ASX listed company Primary Opinion, has signed an agreement with founders Ulli and Helmut Spranz to buy 100% of B-D. Farm Paris Creek (Paris Creek). MinterEllison has acted for Paris Creek, which was acquired for $43.0m (on an enterprise value basis). Paris Creek is an iconic South Australian biodynamic and organic dairy processor and manufacturer. […]

Arena Pharmaceuticals’s partnership with Everest Medicines

Cooley advised Arena Pharmaceuticals on a development and commercialization partnership with Everest Medicines for two product candidates in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea. The product candidates are ralinepag – for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension – and etrasimod, which is being evaluated for multiple autoimmune diseases, including ulcerative colitis, a […]

The Middleby Corporation’s acquisition of Scanico A/S

Skadden is representing The Middleby Corporation on the deal The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD) today announced the acquisition of Scanico A/S, a leading manufacturer of industrial cooling and freezing equipment for the food processing industry. The company is based in Aalborg, Denmark and has approximately $30 million in annual revenues. The Middleby Corporation is a global […]

China Financial Services Holdings Limited’s $138 Million Acquisition of Certain Loan Portfolio and Equity Interests from The Bank of East Asia, Limited and Credit Gain Finance Company Limited

Dechert served as legal advisor to China Financial Services Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong listed company (together with its subsidiaries, the “China Financial Group”) in connection with the sale and purchase of certain loan portfolio and certain equity interests from The Bank of East Asia, Limited (“BEA”, a Hong Kong listed company) and Credit Gain […]

Development and Financing of the 350 MW India Solar Power Project

Shearman & Sterling advised Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Mizuho Bank as lenders and Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI) in relation to the development and financing of the 350 MW solar power project in Andhra Pradesh, India. SBG Cleantech ProjectCo Private Limited (SBG Cleantech), an Indian subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., is […]