The mergers and acquisitions practice is one of Zhong Lun's core practices with extensive experience advising on cross-border transactions. Over the years we work closely with listed and private companies on various matters from initial bidding or negotiations to delivery and post-delivery matters in their shares and asset acquisition projects.

Our team specializes in advanced M&A planning, asset sales and purchases, fund investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances, private equity, public/private takeovers and mergers, restructurings and recapitalizations, spin-offs, structuring for investments in China, stock sales and purchases, and tax planning and structuring.

With our in-depth knowledge of the local market and practical experience, we are capable to help our international clients to effectively and efficiently enter the Chinese market and facilitate successful expansion by our domestic clients into international markets.
Some of our recent transaction includes:
  • Advising the vendors in a major disposal to China Literature Limited (Stock Code: 772) involving a target company engaging in productions of TV series and films in the PRC under a VIE structure at a consideration of RMB15.5 billion
  • Acting for the vendor for sale of controlling stakes in Sapphire Corporation Limited, a Singapore listed company (SGX: SAPP), to a Hong Kong listed company (Stock Code: 687) controlled by HNA Group Co., Ltd.
  • Acting for Ever Smart International Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 8187) as offeree company regarding a mandatory unconditional general offer valued at about HK$400 million
  • Advising China High Speed Transmission Equipment Group Co., Ltd. (Stock Code: 658) as the offeree company on the securities exchange offer made by Fullshare Holdings (Stock Code: 607)
  • Advising China Resources Cement Holdings Limited (HKEX Stock Code: 1313) on the acquisition of 100% interests in Inner Mongolia Cement Strategic Investment Holdings Limited for approximately RMB 15 billion from Panda Investment Ltd., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Goldman Sachs. Through the acquisition, China Resources Cement Holdings Limited owns 40.6% of the equity of Inner Mongolia Mengxi Cement Co., Ltd., the largest NFP clinker and cement manufacturer in Inner Mongolia
  • Advising Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Company Limited (SZSE Stock Code: 2292) on its acquisition of 100% interests in Infoport Management Limited and its related operations (Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf brand– being the number one cartoon brand in the PRC) from Imagi International Holdings Limited (HKEx Stock Code:585)
  • Advising Zhongrong International Trust Co., Ltd on its acquisition of Lanson Place Jinlin Tiandi Residences Shanghai and related financing projects involving a consideration of over RMB 800 million
  • Advising CITIC Real Estate (Hong Kong) Development Limited on its acquisition of 27% interests in the Guangzhou Huadu Ziyouren real estate project held by Nan Hai Corporation Limited (HKEX Stock Code:680)
  • Advising a group company as supplier to provide products and services in the field of agricultural products, oil and foodstuffs on its equity restructuring, which involves several companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising China Grand Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Holdings Limited (HKEX Stock Code: 512) in a joint venture project with CDH Fund for a joint venture investment in a PRC company which is a leading contact lens and solutions manufacturer in the PRC involving a consideration of approximately RMB110 million


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