Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co. Ltd.’s US$402m H-share placement in Hong Kong

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co. Ltd. (‘Shanghai Pharma’) on its placement of approximately 153m new H-shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The placing shares represent around 5.7 per cent of the total existing issued share capital. Shanghai Pharma plans to use the proceeds of the placement to fund the development […]

Blackstone’s $17 Billion Acquisition of 55% stake in Thomson Reuters’ F&R Business

Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company on the deal Thomson Reuters (TSX/NYSE: TRI) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to enter into a strategic partnership with Blackstone. As part of the transaction, Thomson Reuters will sell a 55% majority stake in its F&R business to private equity funds […]

Healthwise’s China Licensing Agreement with Tencent

Ropes & Gray represented Healthwise, a major U.S. and Canadian health content and education provider, in a licensing agreement with leading China internet company Tencent. Under the agreement, Healthwise content will be offered for the first time in China. People in China will now have easy access to evidence-based, consumer-friendly information on thousands of health […]

Jinding Australia’s acquisition of a 94 hectare development in Armstrong Creek

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Chinese-based Melbourne property developer Jinding Australia on the acquisition of a 94 hectare development in Armstrong Creek. The project is located 10 kilometres from the centre of Geelong and 16 kilometres from the coastal town of Torquay. The development will be jointly project managed by Jinding Australia and noted Western […]

Jinding Australia’s acquisition of a 56 hectare land and housing project in Wollert in Melbourne

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Chinese-based Melbourne property developer Jinding Australia on the acquisition of a 56 hectare land and housing project in Wollert in Melbourne’s north. Jinding Australia specialises in Australian property services for buyers and property partners. They focus on Australian property development, real estate, property and funds management and financial, migration and […]

Swire Properties MTN Financing Limited’s US$500 million Notes offering

Slaughter and May, Hong Kong, advised Swire Properties Limited on the first green bond issue by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Swire Properties MTN Financing Limited, of US$500 million 3.50% Guaranteed Notes due 2028. The Notes were issued under Swire Properties’ US$4 billion Medium Term Note Programme. The Notes are guaranteed by Swire Properties Limited and are […]

Sempra Energy’s $9.6 billion acquisition financing

Sidley represented Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets and the other underwriters in connection with a $9.6 billion acquisition financing by Sempra Energy, an energy services holding company based in San Diego that operates energy infrastructure and provides gas and electricity transmission and distribution services. The offerings consisted of a $2.9 billion common stock offering (of […]

Sinopec Oilfield Service Corporation’s US$572 million H-share placement

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Sinopec Oilfield Service Corporation on its private placement of 3.3 billion H-shares on the Hong Kong Exchange. The H-share placement was made to Sinopec Century Bright Capital Investment Limited and China Structural Reform Fund Corporation Limited, and was completed on 24 January after regulatory approvals were received. It injects close […]