King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions of listed companies and advises on domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions, including many landmark transactions in China
We have deep expertise in financial services, manufacturing, energy, automotive, healthcare, food and beverages, real estate, telecommunications, and media and technology. KWM has topped China's M&A and reorganization chart in recent years by the volume of transactions, which shows the trust our clients place in us to execute their most significant transactions.
We know the legal and regulatory issues involved in different transactions and have the capacity, expertise, and innovative spirit to deal with complex transactions. Over the years, KWM has undertaken many high-value complex mergers and acquisitions of listed companies. With rich practice experience and a deep understanding of client industries, KWM offers creative solutions key to the success of M&A transactions.
As one of the first law firms in China to advise on mergers and acquisitions of listed companies, KWM has amassed substantial experience in various cross-border M&A transactions by representing A-share companies in their cross-border acquisitions and foreign strategic investors in their investment in A-share companies. We have a deep understanding of the Chinese market and the needs of foreign strategic investors. We are a strong and reliable partner that Chinese clients trust with overseas affairs and foreign strategic investors trust with investments in China. We help facilitate transactions and achieve a win-win result for investors from different countries and regions.
We understand the risks and problems faced by listed companies in different stages of an M&A transaction. Our team comprises professionals from various practice areas who can provide one-stop comprehensive multi-jurisdictional legal services and solutions throughout the transaction process at any time.
We advise state-owned enterprises, foreign strategic investors, A-share companies and private equity funds on mergers and acquisitions of listed companies, including:
- Tender offer
- Takeover by agreement
- Indirect takeover
- Exemption from tender offer
- Reverse takeover
- Major acquisition, sale, replacement of assets (including back-door listing)
- Split-off and merger of listed companies
- Assets purchase by issuing shares