Paul Hastings Advises on Shuanghui Internationals US$2.5 Billion General Offer
Hong Kong (January 11, 2012) - Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that it represented Shuanghui International Holdings Limited (Shuanghui International) and its subsidiaries (collectively, the Shuanghui Group), including Henan Shuanghui Investment Development Co. Ltd. (Shuanghui Investment) which is an A-share company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, in one of the largest public company merger and acquisition transactions in China. The Shuanghui Group is a large-scale food processing company in China whose major shareholders include CDH Investments, Goldman Sachs, Temasek (the Singapore governments investment firm) and New Horizon (a leading China-focused private equity fund).
This transaction involved a series of offshore shareholding restructurings among the shareholders of Shuanghui International as well as a highly complex asset restructuring within the Shuanghui Group at an aggregate consideration of US$4.6 billion. Part of the consideration was paid by Shuanghui Investment by issuing A-shares to another subsidiary of Shuanghui International, which was then required to make a general offer of US$2.5 billion to acquire the A-shares held by other shareholders of Shuanghui Investment.
In addition to acting for the Shuanghui Group in the offshore shareholding restructurings, Paul Hastings also advised on offshore legal and regulatory issues in relation to the asset restructuring and the general offer.
The Paul Hastings team was led by partner
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