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Nan Li

Partner, Corporate Department
T 86-10-8567-5368
F 86-10-8567-5400
T (852) 2867 9081
Nan Li is a partner and the Chief Representative of the Beijing office. Mr. Li has a broad range of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions experience, with a focus on public and private securities offerings, cross border mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Li worked in the Hong Kong office of a leading international law firm for many years. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Experience

Experience

Capital Markets

  • New Century Healthcare Holding Co., Ltd in its US$102 million global offering and IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. New Century is the leading private pediatric healthcare provider in Beijing, China (advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CICC, BOCI Asia and China Merchants Securities as the underwriters).
  • Zhou Hei Ya International Holdings, a leading brand and retailer of casual braised food in China, in its US$322 million global offering and IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (advised Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and China Merchants Securities as the underwriters).
  • Honma Golf Limited, a Japanese leading golf equipment company, in its US$172 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. This marks the first golf equipment company listed in Hong Kong (advised Morgan Stanley and Nomura International as the underwriters).
  • Yestar Healthcare Holdings Company (formerly known as Yestar International Holdings Company), one of the leading medical consumables and equipment companies in China, in its issuance of US$200 million senior notes due 2021. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Haitong International Securities were the joint lead managers (advised the issuer).
  • Yihai International Holding Ltd, a leading compound condiment manufacturer in China, in its US$110 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (advised CICC, Macquarie, DBS Asia Capital and China Merchants Securities as the underwriters).
    • Yadea Group Holdings Ltd., the largest electric bicycle manufacturer by revenue in China, in its US$166 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (advised the issuer).
    • Holly Futures Co., Ltd, one of the leading futures brokerage service providers in China, in its US$63 million global offering and H-share IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (advised the issuer).  
    • Harmonicare Medical Holdings, the largest private obstetrics and gynecology specialty hospital group in China, in its US$205 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. This marked the first Chinese hospital group to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and was awarded “Deal of the Year 2015” by China Business Law Journal (advised Morgan Stanley and CCB International as the underwriters).
    • Chanjet Information Technology, a leading software service provider based in China, in its US$116 million global offering and listing of its H-shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The was the first transaction for an A-share listed company to spin-off and list its H-shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (advised the issuer).
    • Koradior Holdings, a leading and fast growing high-end ladies-wear company in China, in the US$67.73 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (advised Haitong International Capital, Haitong International Securities and CIMB Securities as the underwriters).
      • Tenwow International Holdings Limited, a leading packaged food and beverage producer and is one of the largest distributors of packaged food and beverages in China, in its US$203 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. CICC, Deutsche Bank and HSBC were the underwriters (advised the issuer).
      • Chinalco Mining Corporation International, a unit of state-owned Aluminum Corporation of China, in the US$398 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (advised Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, CICC, Standard Chartered, CCBI and HSBC as the underwriters).
      • COSCO SHIPPING Development Co., Ltd (formerly known as China Shipping Container Lines Company Limited), a leading global equipment and solutions provider in the logistics and energy industries, on its US$1.8 billion conversion of its B-shares into H-shares and listing of its H-shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of introduction (advised the issuer).
      • Yongda Auto, a leading passenger vehicle retailer and comprehensive service provider and the largest dealership for BMW in China in terms of sales volume, in the US$215 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (advised UBS, HSBC and BOCOM International as the underwriters).
      • Huadian Fuxin Energy Corporation, a leading diversified clean energy company in China, in the US$319 million global offering and IPO of H-shares, on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (advised CITIC Securities, UBS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as joint global coordinators, and other underwriters including CLSA, BOCI International, CCB International, ABC International and Daiwa Capital Markets).
      • Guangzhou Auto, the fourth largest auto group in China, in its listing by way of introduction through privatization on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (advised CICC, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley as the joint sponsors). We also drafted the prospectus for this transaction. This transaction is the first ever listing by way of introduction through privatization of a listed company in Hong Kong. This transaction was awarded "M&A Deal of the Year 2011" by China Law & Practice, and "Best Domestic M&A Deal" by FinanceAsia.
      • Citic Dameng, the largest manganese producer in China, in its US$300 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering (advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS and CITIC Securities as the underwriters).
      • Microport, a leading manufacturer of medical devices in China, in its US$200 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering (advised the issuer).
      • Metallurgical Corporation, an extra-large state-owned enterprise under the supervision and control of the SASAC, in its US$3 billion IPO and dual listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange (advised Morgan Stanley, Citibank, CICC and CITIC Securities as the underwriters).
      • China Resources Cement, the second largest cement manufacturer in China, in its US$600 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering (advised the issuer).
      • China Agri-Industries Holdings Limited, the largest agri-Industries holding company in China, in its US$400 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering (advised Goldman Sachs as the underwriters).

      M&A/PE

      • Taikang Insurance Group, in its US$168 million acquisition of a 26.44% stake in Harmonicare Medical Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong-listed private obstetrics and gynecology specialty hospital group based in China.
      • Junfun Investment Limited, in its mandatory unconditional cash offer to acquire all issued shares of Grand Concord International Holdings Limited (“GCI”). Junfun Investment possesses 63.28% of entire issued share capital of GCI after the transaction.
      • China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company and China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited in the landmark restructuring, comprising a series of asset acquisitions and disposals among its patent companies and its subsidiaries. The restructuring represents a substantial reconfiguration of two of China’s leading state-owned enterprises which, on a combined basis, will become the world’s fourth largest container-shipping company. This transaction was awarded “Deal of the Year 2016” by Asia Business Law Journal.
      • Nat-Ace Pharmaceutical, in its US$35 million acquisition of 52.79% of the entire share capital of Perception Digital Holdings Limited.
      • HOPU Investment, one of the investors in the formation of a strategic partnership with COFCO Meat, one of the largest hog producers in China.
      • CDH Investments, in the US$40 million acquisition of a 20% interest in the Eastern Dragon project, a gold mine in Heilongjiang Province, China, from Eldorado Gold Corporation.
      • WH Group Limited (formerly Shuanghui International), the world’s largest pork company, with global leadership across key segments of the industry value chain, including packaged meats, fresh pork and hog production, in its US$7.1 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods, Inc., the largest U.S.-listed pork processor and hog producer. This complex transaction involved global legal issues relating to M&A, employment, finance, global trade and tax. The combination will create one of the largest global pork production, processing and packaged meat companies in the world. This transaction was awarded “China Outbound Deal of the Year 2014” by China Law & Practice; “Best Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year 2013” and “Best China Deal of the Year 2013” by FinanceAsia and “Deal of the Year 2013” by ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL and China Business Law Journal.
      • Guangdong Nan Yue Logistics, a leading expressway and integrated logistics services provider in China, on its acquisition of the entire interest in Guangdong Vehicles Transportation Group from Guangdong Provincial Communication Group.
      • Tenwow International Holdings Limited, in several rounds of bidding PE investments and accepting offers from various PE investors.
      • Guangzhou Auto, the fourth largest auto group in China, in its privatization of Denway Motors, a Hong Kong listed company. This transaction was awarded “M&A Deal of the Year 2011 by China Law & Practice, and “Best Domestic M&A Deal 2011 by FinanceAsia.
      • BMW in its capital injection through purchase of new shares from Brilliance Automobile.
      • Warburg Pincus in its bid for acquisition of GOME through subscription of shares and convertible bonds.
      • Warburg Pincus in its investment in a leading project of China Resources Land.
      • Warburg Pincus in its investment in a shopping mall project in China.
      • Bank of China in its bid for acquisition for Bank International Indonesia.

      Accolades and Recognitions

      • Awarded “Deal of the Year 2016” by Asia Business Law Journal
      • Awarded “China Outbound Deal of the Year 2014” by China Law & Practice
      • Awarded “Global M&A Deal of the Year 2014: China Outbound” by The American Lawyer
      • Awarded “M&A Deal of the Year 2011 by China Law & Practice
      • Awarded “Best Domestic M&A Deal 2011 by FinanceAsia

      Professional and Community Involvement

      • Admitted to practice in Hong Kong and New York

      Education

      • University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.M., 2005
      • China University of Political Science and Law, LL.B., 2004