7 law firms advise on Hong Kong’s first de-SPAC merger
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Maples and Calder have advised special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Aquila Acquisition Corporation on its HK$10 billion ($ 1.27 billion) de-SPAC merger with ZG Group, marking Hong Kong’s first-ever de-SPAC transaction. Kirkland & Ellis, Shihui Partners and Maples and Calder have acted for ZG Group.
CAM, STB, Freshies advise on Blackstone’s $570 mln IGI acquisition
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have advised private equity firm Blackstone on its $570 million acquisition of jewellery certification firm International Gemological Institute (IGI) from China's Fosun and IGI’s founding family, which were represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Freshies advises Nippon Express on $743 mln Austrian acquisition
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is representing Japanese cargo company Nippon Express Holdings on its planned 100-billion-yen ($743 million) purchase of a majority stake in Austrian logistics company Cargo-Partner, which is being counseled by Schoenherr Attorneys.
Freshies, YKVN advise on $1.5 bln SMBC investment in Vietnam bank
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Japan’s second largest bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), on its $1.5 billion acquisition of a 15 percent stake in Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank (VPBank), which was represented by YKVN.
Freshies, Trilegal, Pioneer act on Carlyle’s acquisition of Indian beauty company
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Trilegal have advised private equity major Carlyle Group on the $300 million acquisition of a majority stake in Indian beauty care and wellness solutions provider VLCC, with Pioneer Legal advising the sellers Vandana and Mukesh Luthra.