Fangda advised Capital Brewing in its sale of minority shareholding to Carlsberg.
Fangda Partners represented the founders of Capital Brewing Company Limited in their sale of a minority interest to global beer brewer Carlsberg in early 2019. Capital Brewing Company Limited owns the Jing-A brand, one of China’s leading craft brewery based in Beijing. Following the investment, Carlsberg will assume responsibility for the distribution of Jing-A’s beer portfolio, while the Chinese brewer will continue to produce its craft and specialty beers while developing its brand. The firm’s team was led by corporate partner Vanessa Cheung, and the team members consisted of Samuel Mai, Sophia Bai and Cecilia Ng.
Peter Yuen & Associates in association with Fangda Partners advises Shanghai Dasheng Agriculture Finance Technology Co., Ltd. on its subscription of domestic shares and placing of H shares.
PeterPeter Yuen & Associates in association with Fangda Partners has advised Shanghai Dasheng Agriculture Finance Technology Co., Ltd. (HKSE stock code: 01103) on its subscription of domestic shares and placing of H shares. Zhongtai International Capital Limited is the placing agent in respect of the placing of H shares.
Shanghai Dasheng is principally engaged in road and bridge construction business, agricultural and petrochemical product supply chain services business, agricultural industry chain financial services business and agricultural big data services business. Shanghai Dasheng issued 1,000,000,000 new domestic shares at RMB0.5708 (equivalent to HK$0.65) per domestic share and 918,000,000 new H shares at HK$0.65 per H share, which raised approximately HK$1,246 million in gross proceeds.
The firm’s Hong Kong team consists of partner Arnold Pang, Christina Fu and Queendy Tong. The firm’s PRC team consists of partner Leo Lou and Yvette Liu.
Peter Yuen & Associates in association with Fangda Partners represented Haitong Securities as the underwriter to the HK$1,718 million rights issue of Carnival Group International Holdings Limited.
Peter Yuen & Associates in association with Fangda Partners represented Haitong International Securities Company Limited as the underwriter to the HK$1,718 million rights issue of Carnival Group International Holdings Limited (HKEx Stock Code: 00996). The rights issue was completed on 28 September 2017. Carnival Group is principally engaged in theme based leisure and consumption business, focusing on the design, development and operation of integrated large-scale tourist complex projects in key cities in and outside the PRC that comprise of theme parks, hotels, shopping and leisure facilities as well as other theme based consumption. Carnival Group issued 4,294,432,117 rights shares at HK$ 0.4 per share. The dealing in the rights shares commenced on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 29 September 2017. The firm’s team is led by corporate partner Arnold Pang, and the team members consist of Christina Fu, Kitty Chan and Queendy Tong.
Fangda represents Starbucks as its PRC counsel in US$1.3 billion buy-out of China joint venture.
Fangda Partners (“Fangda”) advised Starbucks Corporation (“Starbucks”) as its PRC counsel in acquisition of 50% share of its East China joint venture from its long-term joint venture partners President Chain Store Corporation and Uni-President Enterprises Corporation for US$1.3bn in cash consideration. The transaction was signed on July 27, 2017, and is the largest single acquisition in Starbucks’ history. Upon completion of the transaction, Starbucks will assume 100% share of its East China business of approximately 1,300 Starbucks stores in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces.
The Fangda team advising on the transaction was led by Yingying Wang (real estate partner) and George Xu (corporate partner). Fangda has also been advising Starbucks on its ultra-premium Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai to be opened around the end of 2017 as the first Roastery store outside the United States.
Fangda represented Ally Bridge Group in its privatization offer for Hong Kong-listed Shandong Luoxin Pharmaceutical Group. The successful completion of the offer and the privatization was announced.
Fangda represented Ally Bridge Group in the tender offer of the shares of Shandong Luoxin Pharmaceutical Group Stock Co., Ltd., a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed company, which was delisted and privatized after the tender offer transaction. This deal also involves the client’s debt financing from Sun Hung Kai Investment Services Limited for such acquisition in the amount of HKD$ 775,000,000. The Fangda team was led by corporate partner Peng TAN and Wang SU.