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Sidley Austin has advised Yum China Holdings on its HK$17.3 billion ($2.2 billion) secondary listing on the mainboard of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett counselling the sole sponsor, underwriters, joint global coordinators and bookrunners.
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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.
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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.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Tsar & Tsai Law Firm advised Taiwanese electronic component manufacturer Yageo Corp on its $1.8 billion acquisition of U.S. rival Kemet Corp, which was counselled by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
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Fangda Partners and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have advised Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on its $11.3 billion secondary listing in Hong Kong, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and King & Wood Mallesons advising the joint sponsors and underwriters.
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SoftBank Corp has announced plans to merge internet subsidiary Yahoo Japan with Korean messaging app operator Line Corp to create a $30 billion tech group, as it strives to compete more effectively with local rival Rakuten and U.S. tech powerhouses.
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Kim & Chang, Korea’s biggest firm, has hired Youngjin Sohn as a senior foreign partner from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he led the now-closed Seoul office.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is set to exit South Korea after six years in that country, even as fellow New York-headquartered firm Shearman & Sterling gets closer to open an office there.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas are advising private equity firm KKR on its acquisition of a 60 percent stake in Indian waste management company Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited (REEL), which was counselled by Link Legal India Law Services.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Lee & Li have advised a consortium led by KKR & Co on its $1.56 billion acquisition of Taipei-listed LCY Chemical Corp, which was represented by Baker McKenzie.