Cleary, A&G advise Japan’s Mitsui on $360 mln Ecuador shrimp deal

by Sarah Wong |

People walk past the logo of Japanese trading company Mitsui & Co in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

 

U.S. law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Singapore’s Allen & Gledhill and two Ecuadorian firms have advised Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co on its $360 million investment in an Ecuadoran shrimp…

Skadden, AMT, MHM, Davis Polk advise on Trial Holding’s $258 mln Japan IPO

by Nimitt Dixit |

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Anderson Mori & Tomotsune have advised Japanese discount-store chain operator Trial Holdings on its $258 million initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), the largest IPO of the year so far.

SAM, HSF guide BAT’s $2.1 bln ITC share sale

by Nimitt Dixit |

Indian law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co and Herbert Smith Freehills have guided British American Tobacco (BAT) on its $2.1 billion strategic divestment in Indian tobacco giant ITC.

SAM, JSA, Trilegal advise on $300 mln Bharat Highways InvIT IPO

by Nimitt Dixit |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has advised the sponsor, investment manager and Bharat Highways InvIT (infrastructure investment trust) on its  $300 million initial public offering in India, with J. Sagar Associates advised the lead managers.

STB guides Stonepeak on 1st Asia-dedicated infrastructure fund

U.S. law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has advised New York-headquartered alternative investment firm Stonepeak on raising $3.3 billion for its Stonepeak Asia Infrastructure Fund, its first fund dedicated to Asia.

Skadden, Hogan Lovells guide $1 bln TDCX take-private deal

by Nimitt Dixit |

U.S. law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has advised billionaire Laurent Junique, the founder and CEO of TDCX, in his move to take the company private at an equity valuation of approximately $1.037 billion.

Cleary, Freshies lead on China shoemaker’s planned $1 bln HK IPO

by Rowena Muñiz |

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and JunHe are advising Chinese footwear and apparel maker Belle Fashion Group on its planned Hong Kong IPO that is set to raise between $500 million and $1 billion. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Haiwen & Partners are representing the joint sponsors.

A&O, Bakers advise on Korea’s first perpetual core logistics fund

by Sarah Wong |

Allen & Overy has advised ESR Group on the establishment by its South Korean platform of Korea’s first perpetual, open-ended core logistics fund, with Baker McKenzie representing APG Asset Management on its investment into the fund exceeding $400 million.

CC, Allens, VILAF, Links advise on $870 mln sale of Home Credit VN business

Magic Circle law firm Clifford Chance and Allens have advised Netherlands-based consumer finance provider Home Credit Group on the 800-million-euro ($870 million) sale of its Vietnam business to Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank, which was advised by Linklaters and VILAF.

Top Indian firms, Skadden, Cleary on $8.5 bln Disney-Reliance merger

by Nimitt Dixit |

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Khaitan & Co, and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co are advising Reliance Industries and its media subsidiary Viacom18 on a planned $8.5 billion media merger with Walt Disney’s Star India.