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William Z. Ho

Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions

Represented 17LIVE INC., a social networking entertainment start-up backed by Temasek in connection with the acquisition of MeMeLive, a live streaming platform controlled by a Beijing-based social gaming developer.

Represented 17LIVE INC., a social networking entertainment start-up backed by Temasek in connection with its series D fundraising led by Vertex Growth Fund, alongside Stonebridge Korea Unicorn Venture Fund, Innoven Capital Singapore, Kaga Electronics Co., Ltd., and ASE Global Group in New York.

Represented Trax, a Singapore unicorn in the AI and computer vision field backed by Warburg Pincus and Boyu Capital, in connection with its acquisition of a leading Chinese retail AI and big data service platform.

Represented Prenetics, a Hong Kong based genetics-testing start-up backed by Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, in connection with its issue of convertible notes in an aggregate principal amount of US$15 million to Apis Insurtech Fund I, a venture fund managed by Apis Partners LLP. Existing investor Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund also participated. 

Represented Prenetics, a Hong Kong based genetics-testing start-up backed by Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, in connection with the acquisition of Oxsed RaVid’s rapid coronavirus diagnostics technology.

Represented Doki Technologies, a Hong Kong-based start-up specializing in developing technology-enabled wearable devices for children, in connection with various corporate matters.

Represented Tencent Holdings Limited in its US$460 million Series B investment in Huya, a gaming live streaming company listed on the NASDAQ.

Represented Tencent Holdings Limited in its US$560 million investment in Yixin Group, an online automotive transaction platform based in the PRC and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Represented Tencent Holdings Limited in its US$300 million investment in Bitauto Holdings and US$1 billion follow-on investment in Bitauto Holdings, a leading provider of internet content and marketing services listed on the NYSE.

Represented Tencent Holdings Limited in its US$200 million investment in Zhuan Zhuan, a second-hand goods online marketplace based in the PRC.

Represented Tencent Holdings Limited in its US$100 million investment in China Literature, an online publishing and e-book website listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Represented The Carlyle Group in connection with its US$500 million sale of its majority interest in Eastern Broadcasting Co., a Taiwan broadcasting company.

Represented The Carlyle Group in connection with its US$90 million sale of its interests in Yuanta Financial Holdings Ltd., through an accelerated book-build and block trade on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Represented Morgan Stanley Private Equity in connection with its take-private of DSG International Thailand.

Represented Morgan Stanley Private Equity in connection with its US$100 million investment in Q&K International Group, a Shanghai-based rental apartment operator listed on the NASDAQ.

Represented Goldman Sachs in connection with its investment in a PRC-based online education company.

Represented CDH Investments and DCP Fund in its US$110 million investment by way of convertible bond in Sunpower Group Limited, a manufacturer of energy conservation products in the PRC and listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Represented TPG Capital in its investment of approximately HK$1 billion by way of subscription for H shares in Wumart Holdings, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Capital Markets

Represented Naspers Limited in its US$9.8 billion sale of its interests in Tencent Holdings Limited by way of an accelerated book-build and block trade on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which was the largest block trade on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at the time.

Represented China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation (China Re) on the US$2 billion global offering and the listing of its H shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, UBS Securities Hong Kong Limited and HSBC Corporate Finance (Hong Kong) Limited were the joint sponsors
Represented Chinalco Mining Corporation International in relation to the global offering of its shares and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The global offering raised approximately US$397 million. The joint lead managers in respect of the global offering were Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, China International Capital Corporation, Standard Chartered, HSBC and CCB International Capital Limited
Represented China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited (CICC), UBS AG, Hong Kong Branch, Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C., and other underwriters, on the US$1.9 billion global offering and listing of H and A shares of New China Life Insurance Company Ltd. on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange
Represented Standard Chartered PLC, in relation to its issue of US$2 billion fixed rate resetting perpetual contingent convertible securities listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. This was the first equity convertible tier 1 security to be issued on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Advising Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation in connection with its issue of US$500 million 4.125% bonds due 2019 which were sold internationally including through a Rule144A offering. The joint lead managers for the issue were Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch and J.P. Morgan Securities plc
Advising Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation in connection with its top-up placing of shares, which involved the placing of existing shares and top-up subscription of new shares by Datang Holdings (Hongkong) Investment Company Limited for a total consideration of HK$1,554 million and an issue of US$95 million zero-coupon convertible bonds due 2018
Advising Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation in connection with its issue of US$200 million zero-coupon convertible bonds due 2018. The joint managers for the issue were J.P. Morgan Securities plc and Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch
Advising China Power International in relation to its issue of RMB 800 million 3.2% bonds due 2015
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