JoelleLau

Partner-in-Charge Hong Kong

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Joelle Lau, Partner-in-Charge of the Hong Kong Office, has nearly 20 years of experience including taking a lead advisory role on some of the most significant listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. She had advised clients across a range of corporate finance, fund formation, private equity, and M&A transactions.

Joelle's extensive experience on Hong Kong Stock Exchange listings includes: advising the underwriters on the listings of China Zheshang Bank, Precision Tsugami (China) Corporation Limited, and Hanhua Financial Holdings Ltd and advising the issuers on the listings of Evergreen Products Group Limited and Tsaker Chemical Group Limited.

Prior to joining Jones Day she advised the international underwriters on the US$22.1 billion Agricultural Bank of China IPO, which remains one of the largest IPOs to date. Joelle advises on ongoing compliance matters for numerous listed issuers based in the PRC. She also assists various private funds, corporate groups, state-owned enterprises, and private companies in their day-to-day legal and compliance matters.

Joelle has practiced in New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and her private equity and private M&A experience spans these three jurisdictions. She assists investment funds in their formation and downstream investment work (including PIPEs). Joelle most recently advised AGIC Capital in their fund formation and their investments in Italy, Germany, and the United States.

Joelle also acts for offerors and financial advisors in public M&A transactions. Recent experience includes the mandatory takeover transactions in HK by Foxconn (Far East) Limited and Fung Tung Limited as offerors.

Experience

  • AGIC Capital acquires majority stake in Farsound for £115 million (US$143 million)Jones Day advised Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Limited ("AGIC Capital"), a European-Asian private equity fund focused on investments in high quality industrial and medical companies, in its acquisition of a majority stake in Farsound Limited and its subsidiaries, a leading provider of technology enabled supply chain solutions, from its current owner Rubicon Partners at a total enterprise value of £115 million (US$143 million).
  • Wipro acquires Splash CorporationJones Day advised Wipro Enterprises Private Ltd. (Wipro) in its acquisition of Splash Corporation, a leading personal care products player in the Philippines, from Ang Hortaleza Corporation.
  • Cabot sells its Specialty Fluids business to Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co. Limited for $135 millionJones Day advised Cabot Corporation in the sale of its Specialty Fluids Business to Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co. Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinomine Resource Group Co., Ltd., for $135 million.
  • CLSA Capital, CLSA, CCB International Capital, and China Galaxy complete approximate $210 million IPO on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited by Luzhou BankJones Day acted as counsel for the sole sponsor, CLSA Capital Markets Limited, and underwriters, comprising of CLSA Limited, CCB International Capital Limited, China Galaxy International Securities (Hong Kong) Co., Limited, and others, in connection with the $210 million initial public offering of H shares on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited by Luzhou Bank Co., Ltd. and concurrent Regulation S offering.
  • Shanghai Junshi Biosciences completes $450 million IPO on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong LimitedJones Day acted as Hong Kong and U.S. counsel for Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co., Ltd. in connection with its over $450 million initial public offering on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and concurrent Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings.
  • Midas acquires Microlife CorporationJones Day advised Midas Fund LP, a joint venture partner in Midas Company Limited, in the acquisition by Midas Company of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Microlife Corporation by way of a 100 percent share swap, for the aggregate consideration of NT$9.3 billion (US$300.9 million).
  • AGIC Capital sells Gimatic Srl to Barnes Group for €370 million (US$432.2 million)Jones Day advised Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Limited ("AGIC Capital"), a leading European-Asian private equity firm focused on equity investments in controlling interests and qualified minorities, in connection with its sale of Gimatic Srl to Barnes Group Inc. for €370 million (US$432.2 million) in cash.
  • AGIC Capital sells minority stake in CNCE Global Holdings (Hong Kong) Co., LimitedJones Day advised Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Limited ("AGIC Capital"), an Asian-European private equity investor focused on industrial technology companies in the European and North American mid-market, in connection with its sale of minority stake in CNCE Global Holdings (Hong Kong) Co., Limited.
  • AGIC Capital acquires Fotona from The Gores GroupJones Day advised Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Limited ("AGIC Capital"), an Asian-European private equity investor focused on industrial technology companies in the European and North American mid-market, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Fotona, a U.S. and Slovenia based developer of high-tech laser systems and components, primarily used in medicine, aesthetics, surgery, gynecology, and dentistry, from private equity firm, The Gores Group.
  • Halcyon Capital, BOCI Asia, Hong Kong Asset Management, and Halcyon Securities complete IPO on Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange of Precision Tsugami (China) Corporation LimitedJones Day advised Halcyon Capital Limited, as sole sponsor, and BOCI Asia, Hong Kong Asset Management, and Halcyon Securities, as underwriters, in connection with the initial public offering and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) of Precision Tsugami (China) Corporation Limited, an established CNC high precision machine tool manufacturer in China.
  • AGIC Capital acquires RiteDose Corporation from Olympus PartnersJones Day advised AGIC Capital ("AGIC"), a leading Asian-European private equity firm focused on industrial technology investments, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of The RiteDose Corporation ("RiteDose") from Olympus Partners.
  • Cardinal Health acquires leading patient product portfolio from Medtronic for $6.1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health on the acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses for $6.1 billion in cash.
  • Evergreen Products Group completes IPO and lists on Hong Kong Stock ExchangeJones Day advised Evergreen Products Group in its initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • OMRON acquires SentechJones Day advised OMRON Corporation in connection with the ex-Japan aspects of its acquisition of Sentech Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of industrial cameras.
  • Automated Systems Holdings completes acquisition of Grid Dynamics International for up to US$118 million funded by rights issue and placing of convertible bondsJones Day advised Automated Systems Holdings Limited, an information technology and software company, in connection with its acquisition of Grid Dynamics International, Inc., a provider of open, scalable, next-generation e-commerce technology solutions, by way of merger at a consideration of up to US$118 million and its financing by way of a HK$193 million rights issue and placing of convertible bonds with an aggregate value of HK$350 million.
  • AGIC Capital acquires Gimatic SrlJones Day advised Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Limited ("AGIC Capital"), the European-Asian private equity fund focused on advanced technology investments in Europe, in its acquisition of a large majority stake in Gimatic Srl (“Gimatic”), the leading Italy-based supplier of “EOAT” (end-of-arm tools) for industrial automation and robotic applications.
  • Foxconn obtains majority acquisition of Teleeye Holdings LimitedJones Day advised Foxconn (Far East Limited) in its acquisition of a 50.07 percent interest in Teleeye Holdings Limited and subsequent mandatory unconditional cash offer to acquire all of the remaining shares.
  • AGIC Capital as part of €925 million ($1.0 billion) investment consortium completes acquisition of KraussMaffei GroupJones Day advised AGIC Capital, as part of the investment consortium including China National Chemical Corporation and GUOXIN International Investment Corporation, in the €925 million ($1.0 billion) acquisition of KraussMaffei Group from Onex Corporation.
  • CITIC CLSA, CICC, Goldman Sachs, and Agricultural Bank of China International underwrite $1.7 billion IPO on Hong Kong Stock Exchange by China Zheshang BankJones Day acted as counsel for the underwriters, led by CITIC CLSA, China International Capital Corporation (CICC), Goldman Sachs, and Agricultural Bank of China International, on the US$1.7 billion initial public offering of China Zheshang Bank Co., Ltd. on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange ("HKSE").
  • Newell Rubbermaid issues $8 billion in Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Newell Rubbermaid Inc., a global marketer of consumer and commercial products, in connection with its public offering of $8 billion aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes.
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