Freshfields advises on US$1.17bn PICC P&C rights issue

International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised the underwriters on the US$1.17bn rights issue of PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited (PICC P&C).

PICC P&C, the Chinese state-controlled and China’s leading non-life insurer, has issued around 397.8m H-shares at HK$7.46 per share and 844.6m domestic shares at RMB5.92 per share. PICC P&C has raised a total of RMB7.24bn (US$1.17bn) from the rights issue.

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Shearman & Sterling Advises on CGN Power’s US$3.2 Billion Hong Kong IPO

Shearman & Sterling advised CGN Power Co., Ltd. (“CGN Power”), the largest nuclear power producer in China, in connection with its primary listing on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and global offering with a size of approximately HK$24.5 billion (US$3.2 billion) (or HK$28.0 billion if the over-allotment option is fully exercised).

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Davis Polk Advises China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. on Its US$230 Million Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. (China Cinda) in connection with a private placement of US$230 million Regulation S guaranteed senior notes issued by China Cinda’s wholly owned subsidiary, China Cinda Finance (2014) II Limited. The notes are guaranteed by China Cinda (HK) Holdings Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Cinda, and are supported by a keepwell deed and a deed of equity interest purchase, investment and liquidity support undertaking from China Cinda.

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DLA Piper advises Ping An Insurance on US$4.75 billion H share placing

The placing agreement was signed on 30 November 2014, pursuant to which the sole Placing Agent, Morgan Stanley, will, on behalf of Ping An, place an aggregate of 594,056,000 new H shares at the placing price of HK$62.00, to no fewer than six but no more than ten independent professional, institutional and/or individual investors on a fully underwritten basis.

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Herbert Smith Freehills advises Huaneng Power on US$1.19 billion acquisition of Chinese power plants

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Huaneng Power International Inc., one of China’s largest listed power producers, on its acquisition of equity interests in ten power plants in China for a total consideration of US$1.19 billion.

Beijing-based Huaneng Power is the listed unit of the mainland’s largest power producer, China Huaneng Group. The company is mainly engaged in developing, constructing, operating and managing large-scale power plants throughout China.

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Encana Acquires Athlon Energy for $7.1 Billion

Paul, Weiss client Encana Corporation closed the cash tender offer made by its indirect, wholly owned subsidiary, Alenco Acquisition Company, Inc., to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Texas-based Athlon Energy Inc. Promptly following the consummation of the offer, Alenco Acquisition was merged with, and into, Athlon, with Athlon as the surviving entity and becoming an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Encana, a leading North American energy producer. As previously announced, the acquisition price was approximately $5.93 billion, and Encana has assumed Athlon’s $1.15 billion of senior notes, for a total transaction value of approximately $7.1 billion.

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FaegreBD Represents H.B. Fuller in Acquisition of Tonsan Adhesive, Inc.

Faegre Baker Daniels is representing global adhesives provider H.B. Fuller Company in acquiring Tonsan Adhesive, Inc., a Chinese company with an annual revenue of about $100 million. The agreement was signed on June 25, and the estimated $230 million acquisition is expected to close by the end of 2014.

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Davis Polk Advises Mengniu on Its $500 Million Bond Offering

Davis Polk advised China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited in connection with its Regulation S only English law offering of $500 million 3.5% bonds due 2018. Mengniu is a leading dairy product manufacturer in China and offers a wide range of dairy products, including liquid milk products (such as UHT milk, milk beverages and yogurt), ice cream and other dairy products (such as pediatric milk formula and cheese).

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