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Bae, Kim & Lee and WongPartnership have represented German online delivery company Delivery Hero SE on its $4 billion acquisition of Woowa Brothers, owner of South Korea’s top food delivery app owner. The seller was counselled by Kim & Chang while Woowa's shareholders were advised by Sullivan & Cromwell.
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Sullivan & Cromwell have advised the Asia-Pacific unit of brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev on its $5 billion IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Clifford Chance representing the joint sponsors.
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Hogan Lovells have advised U.S. chip gear maker Applied Materials on its agreement to buy Japanese peer Kokusai Electric for $2.2 billion from KKR & Co Inc, with Nishimura & Asahi and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett counselling the sellers.
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Dentons has advised Chinese financial firm JD Group on the sale of its insurance business, FTLife Insurance Company Limited, for $2.74 billion (HK$21.5 billion approximately) to NWS Holdings Limited which was counselled by Sullivan & Cromwell.
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Baker McKenzie and Sullivan & Cromwell represented Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB) on its $2.9 billion (A$4.1 billion) acquisition of Colonial First State Global Asset Management from the Australian financial group Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA).
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Sullivan & Cromwell and Hergüner Bilgen Özeke advised Taiwan Cement Corporation on its estimated $1.1 billion joint venture with Ordu Yardimlasma Kurumu (OYAK) (Turkey) which turned to Baker McKenzie for advise.
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Kirkland & Ellis has hired Ram Narayan as a corporate partner from Sullivan & Cromwell, where he was an associate.
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Morrison & Foerster has hired Jesse Gillespie as a corporate partner in Tokyo from Sullivan & Cromwell.
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Morrison & Foerster has represented Japan’s SoftBank on a $13 billion merger between OneWeb, a U.S. satellite startup that it backs, and Luxembourg-based operator Intelsat, which turned to Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for advice.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto have advised Japan’s Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) on its $3.9 billion (416 billion yen) IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, with Sullivan & Cromwell and Anderson Mori advising the joint lead managers.