Simpson Thacher, Freshfields star in massive planned Ant Group IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Fangda Partners are advising Chinese fintech firm Ant Group on its planned $30 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong and Shanghai, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and King & Wood Mallesons counselling the joint sponsors.

STB, AMT, N&A act on Blackstone’s $2.3 bln purchase of Takeda health unit

BY Aparna Sai |

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Anderson Mori & Tomotsune have represented Blackstone in its 242 billion yen ($2.3 billion) acquisition of Takeda Consumer Healthcare, which turned to Nishimura & Asahi for advice.

Asia Deals: Week of August 31

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Fangda, STB, Freshfields, KWM on Ant Group’s $30 bln IPO, SAM, Khaitan, Trilegal, and Wadia Ghandy on Reliance Group’s $3.4 bln deal, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals roundup.

Khaitan, SAM, Sidley act on Mindspace Business Parks’ $676 mln BSE IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

Khaitan & Co. and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas have advised Mindspace Business Parks on its $676 million IPO, with Sidley Austin representing the lead managers.

Khaitan, CAM, HSF act on Fosun-owned Gland Pharma’s planned $780 mln IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

Khaitan & Co  and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas are advising Indian drugmaker Gland Pharma on its planned $780 million IPO, with Herbert Smith Freehills and S&R Associates acting for the bookrunners and lead managers.

Asia Deals: Week of August 24

BY Rowena Muñiz |

KWM on China Merchants’ $2 bln rights issue, host of firms on Gland Pharma’s $780 mln IPO, and much more in our weekly Asia Deals roundup.

CC, White & Case advise on AXA's $368 mln purchase of warehouse in Japan

BY Aparna Sai |

Clifford Chance has advised AXA Investment Managers on the $368 million acquisition of ESR Kuki Distribution Centre in Japan from Redwood Japan Logistics Fund II (RJLF II). ESR was advised by White & Case

Asia Deals: Week of August 17

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Host of firms advice on KE Holdings’ $2.12 bln IPO, Bakers led on $642 mln Bangladesh project financing, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals table.

Bakers, CC advise on $642 mln Bangladesh project financing

BY Aparna Sai |

Baker McKenzie and Farooq & Associates have advised Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power on its $642 million financing of a 718 MW gas-fired thermal power generation project in the South Asian country, with Clifford Chance and Dr. Kamal Hussain & Associates representing the lenders.

Davis Polk, Freshies advise on Tigermed’s $1.38 bln HK IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Jia Yuan Law Offices have advised Chinese clinical trial and research firm Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting on its $1.38 billion Hong Kong IPO, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Zhong Lun Law Firm representing the sponsors.

Asia Deals: Week of August 10

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Giant firms on Li Auto’s $1.1 bln Nasdaq IPO, Khaitan on Alembic Pharma’s $106 mln QIP, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals table.

Tian Yuan, C&F lead on two medicine and healthcare IPOs in HK

BY Hu Yangxiaoxiao 胡阳潇潇 |

Tian Yuan Law firm and Commerce & Finance Law Offices have led on two new health sector initial public offerings of Hygeia Healthcare and Hepalink Pharma in Hong Kong. They’ve advised the issuers and joint sponsors respectively in both deals.