Deal Watch - 5/12/09


Posted on May 12, 2009 at 9:05 PM

In association with Hogan & Hartson, Gordon Ng & Co. have advised both Citigroup Global Markets Asia and Macquarie Capital Securities Limited in the HK$1.2 billion initial public offering of a leading Chinese gold mining company, Real Gold Mining Limited.  Partners Gordon Ng and Man Chiu Lee led Hogan & Hartson’s practice teamin this IPO.

Paul Hastings advised Deutsche Bank AG, who served as the financial advisor to Franshion Properties Limited in a rights issue to raise US$348.3 million.  The funds are to be used in the planned acquisition of the Jin Mao Group, the current owner of the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai.  Partner Raymond Li led Paul Hastings Hong Kong team.

White & Case advised on the US$72.5 million cross border sale of 77.45 percent of issued share capital of PT Seamless Pipe Indonesia Jaya to Tenaris Global Services Far East Pte Ltd.  Singapore-based partner, William Kirschner led the team that advised PT Bakrie and Brothers TbK, Green Pipe International Limited and PT Cakrawala Baru on the transaction.

Dechert advised Nanostart AG on the launch of its Venture Capital Fund in Singapore with the National Research Foundation.  This was Nanostart AG, the world’s leading nanotechnology investment company, first privately raised fund and has reached a closing volume of approximately US$13.5 million.  Dechert’s Berthold Hummel, in association with Allen Gledhill’s Singapore office, advised Nanostart AG and Central Chambers Law Corporation in Singapore, led by Sara Liew, advised the National Research Foundation.

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