Yang Wang

Yang Wang

Yang Wang

National Partner

Hong Kong | Dechert, 31/F Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
+852 3518 4732 | +852 3518 4777

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Yang Wang focuses his practice on cross-border merger and acquisitions, venture capital investments and capital markets.

Mr. Wang has extensive experience in cross-border acquisitions and venture capital investments in Chinese companies. He also has substantial experience in initial public offerings of Chinese companies on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with international placements under Rule 144A and Regulation S. He advises private equity funds, multinational companies, investment banks and Chinese companies.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Wang worked at an international law firm where he focused primarily on cross-border acquisitions and capital market transactions.

Significant Representations

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Shanghai Shenda, a leading publicly listed state-owned enterprise in Shanghai, on its acquisition of 70% interest in IAC’s soft trim and acoustics business and formation of a global joint venture upon the acquisition to supply soft trim and acoustics products to automotive original equipment manufacturers globally.
  • Shareholders of Join Me Group, the largest B2B procurement platform for the food service industry in China, in the sale of 100% of equity interests of Join Me Group to Wowo Limited, a NASDAQ-listed e-commerce platform focusing on local entertainment and lifestyle services. 
  • OCI Enterprises Inc., the North American subsidiary of OCI Company Ltd. of Seoul, Korea, in the US$430 million sale of a controlling stake of OCI Resources LP, a NYSE-listed master limited partnership, to Ciner Enterprises Inc.
  • MBK Partners L.P., an Asia-based buyout firm, on its proposed $2.4 billion sale of China Network Systems, a major cable systems operator in Taiwan. 
  • OCI Company, a leading South Korean chemical company, on its establishment of a joint venture company to supply dual axis trackers to municipally owned electricity utility CPS Energy and OCI’s 400MW project in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Nexolon America LLC, the leading solution provider in the solar energy industry, on the first phase of a planned 200 MW turnkey project for its advanced diffusion and PECVD equipment to be used in Nexolon USA's facility located in San Antonio, Texas.
  • PPR S.A., one of the world’s largest luxury groups, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Qeelin Ltd, a Hong Kong-based fine-jewelry maker and distributor.
  • One Equity Partners, a global private equity firm, in the US$69.6 million purchase by its wholly-owned affiliate, OEP CHME Holdings, LLC, of a controlling stake in China Medicine Corporation, a China-based Nevada company quoted on OTC Bulletin Board.
  • A Japanese real estate management company on its financings from a U.S. based private equity fund led by Peter Thiel.
  • A leading Australian investment bank on its proposed acquisition of an investment bank in Fujian province, China.
  • France’s largest power company on its proposed investment into a nuclear power plant in southern China.
  • Terex, a leading U.S. worldwide manufacturer of lifting and material handling machineries, on its acquisition of two formerly state-owned excavator factories in southern China.
  • Genting Group, on its approximately US$69 million acquisition of three power plants in China, including Meizhou Wan power station in Fujian province, China.
  • Mitsui Group, on its investment in a high-speed steel manufacturing company in China.
  • A Fortune 500 company on its acquisition of minority interest in a medical device distribution company in China.

Private Equity/ Venture Capital

  • One of the world’s largest financial services groups, on its investment of convertible preference securities in an Indian publicly listed jewelry retailer.
  • Giosis Pte. Ltd., the operator of Pan-Asian e-commerce platform Qoo10, on its fund raising of US$82 million from SGX-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., eBay, Saban Capital Group, UVM 2 Venture Investments LP, Brookside Capital and Oak Investment Partners.
  • One of the world’s leading healthcare product manufacturers, on its Series A preferred shares investment in a Chinese bio-technology research and development laboratory.
  • One of the world’s largest financial services groups, on its participation in a US$700 million preferred shares offering by a Chinese group-discount company.
  • One of China’s major investment companies in China, on its preferred shares investment in a Chinese healthcare service group.
  • The private equity arm of a leading US investment bank, on its preferred shares investment in Huang Ji Huang, a Chinese restaurant franchise operator.
  • SK Innovation Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of preferred shares and warrants and special rights in a research and development company located in the U.S.
  • Orchid Asia Group Management Limited, an Asia-based private equity fund, on its investments in PRC manufacturers of power equipment, machinery products and precision machinery tools.
  • A U.S. based venture fund, on its Series A preferred shares investment in an Internet broadcasting company.
  • A U.S. based venture fund and a Singapore based venture fund, in their Series B preferred shares venture capital investment in an Internet broadcasting company in China.
  • A U.S. based venture fund, on its Series B preferred shares venture capital investment in an e-commerce company in China.

Corporate Finance and Capital Markets

  • Billion Industrial Holdings Limited, the largest polyester filament manufacturer in southern China, on its initial public offering on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with an international placement under Rule 144A and Regulation S.
  • Youyuan International Holdings Limited, one of the largest tissue paper manufacturers in southern China, on its initial public offering on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with an international placement under Rule 144A and Regulation S.
  • Shengli Oil & Gas Pipe Limited, one of the largest oil and gas line pipe manufacturers in China, on its initial public offering on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with an international placement under Rule 144A and Regulation S.
  • Comtec Solar Systems Group Limited, a China-based manufacturer of high-quality monocrystalline solar ingots and wafers, on its initial public offering on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with an international placement under Rule 144A and Regulation S.
  • 361 Degrees International Limited, a Chinese sportswear maker and distributor, on its initial public offering on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with an international placement under Rule 144A and Regulation S.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

Education
  • China Foreign Affairs University, LL.B., International Law, 2004
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Corporate Law, 2008
Admissions
  • People’s Republic of China (currently not practicing)
  • New York
Languages
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • English