Press Release: Mergermarket China M&A Awards 2020 Recognise M&A Industry Excellence

Shanghai, 29 October, 2020 – Mergermarket, the world’s leading news and intelligence service for mergers & acquisitions, announced the winners of its China M&A Awards on 29 October 2020.

 

The China M&A Awards recognise financial and legal advisory excellence in China-related deals and are based on analysis of Mergermarket’s league table data, with input from an independent judging panel of six industry experts and two professionals from Acuris.

 

From the financial adviser nominations, Mergermarket named China International Capital Corporation Ltd. the M&A Financial Adviser of the Year and Consumer M&A Financial Adviser of the Year.

 

In the legal adviser nominations, Fangda Partners won both M&A Legal Adviser of the Year and Financial Services M&A Legal Adviser of the Year. King & Wood Mallesons was named Mid-Market M&A Legal Adviser of the Year and M&A Legal Adviser of the Year in the Industrials & Chemicals category.

 

In the private equity sector, the Private Equity Deal of the Year was awarded 58.com Inc. for the 58.com consortium, while Kirkland & Ellis LLP won the Private Equity Legal Adviser of the YearChina Oil & Gas Pipeline Network Corporation (PipeChina) was named the M&A Deal of the Year.

 

“Mergermarket would like to recognise the winners of the China M&A Awards 2020 for the astounding calibre of work during extremely challenging market conditions. Though circumstances have prevented us from hosting a physical ceremony, we are pleased to acknowledge the winners virtually and look forward to when we can next convene in Shanghai in person to recognise industry excellence.” - Simon Anam, Managing Director for Asia-Pacific at Acuris.

 

The complete list of the China M&A Awards are as follows:

 

M&A Financial Adviser of the Year - China International Capital Corporation Ltd.

 

M&A Legal Adviser of the Year  - Fangda Partners

 

Mid-Market M&A Financial Adviser of the Year - China Securities Co., Ltd.

 

Mid-Market M&A Legal Adviser of the Year  - King & Wood Mallesons

 

Cross-border M&A Financial Adviser of the Year - J.P. Morgan

 

Cross-border M&A Legal Adviser of the Year - Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP

 

Consumer M&A Financial Adviser of the Year - China International Capital Corporation Ltd.

 

Consumer M&A Legal Adviser of the Year - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

 

Energy, Mining and Utilities M&A Financial Adviser of the Year - Morgan Stanley

 

Energy, Mining and Utilities M&A Legal Adviser of the Year - Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

 

Financial Services M&A Financial Adviser of the Year - Somerley Capital Ltd.

 

Financial Services M&A Legal Adviser of the Year - Fangda Partners

 

Industrials & Chemicals M&A Financial Adviser of the Year - Huatai Securities Co., Ltd.

 

Industrials & Chemicals M&A Legal Adviser of the Year  - King & Wood Mallesons

 

Pharmaceuticals, Medical and Biotech M&A Financial Adviser of the Year - China Renaissance Holdings Ltd.

 

Pharmaceuticals, Medical and Biotech Legal Adviser of the Year - Global Law Office

 

Technology, Media & Telecom M&A Financial Adviser of the Year - Houlihan Lokey, Inc.

 

Technology, Media & Telecom M&A Legal Adviser of the Year - Han Kun Law Offices

 

Private Equity Legal Adviser of the Year (in conjunction with AVCJ) - Kirkland & Ellis LLP

 

Consumer M&A Deal of the Year  - Metro Cash & Carry (Wumart Stores, Inc.)

 

Financial Services M&A Deal of the Year  - Baoshang Bank (Huishang Bank)

 

Industrials and Chemicals M&A Deal of the Year - Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. and Chery Holding Group Co., Ltd. (Qingdao Wudaokou New Energy Automobile Industry Fund Enterprise)

 

Pharmaceuticals, Medical and Biotech M&A Deal of the Year - BeiGene, Ltd. (Amgen, Inc.)

 

Technology, Media & Telecom M&A Deal of the Year - Universal Music Group, Inc. (A consortium led by Tencent Holdings Ltd.)

 

Private Equity Deal of the Year - 58.com Inc. (Consortium for 58.com)

 

M&A Deal of the Year - China Oil & Gas Pipeline Network Corporation (PipeChina) 
 

The panel of judges included:
 

Dr. Chao Chen - Head of Research Institute, China Investment Corporation

Cao Honghui - Deputy Director General - Research & Development, China Development Bank

Jia (Jason) Shen - Director of the International Legal Department, BOE Technology Group

Leslie Zhang Weihua - General Counsel and Vice President, United Energy Group Limited

Yong Huang - Director - Competition Law Centre, the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)

Alice Li - Senior Vice President, Head of M&A Asia Pacific Siemens

Yiqing Wang - China Editor/Head of APAC Editorial Operations, Mergermarket

Lisha Zhou - Managing Editor - China, Acuris
 

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