Brian’s practice focuses on M&A and private equity matters, including mergers, acquisitions, sales, joint ventures, strategic investments, pre-IPO financings, and related corporate and securities matters.
A leading Chinese internet company in various transactions, including investments in Tesla, Spotify and 58.com, as well as pre-IPO financings by the company’s majority-owned subsidiary, a music streaming service provider, from Spotify and other investors.
A global brewing company in its announced strategic partnership with China Resources, under which it will license its leading brand in China to China Resources Beer (the maker of Snow Beer) and will become a 40% partner in China Resources Beer’s controlling shareholder. It will also contribute its operating entities in China to China Resources Beer, and China Resources Enterprise will make an investment into the company.
A global investment bank in the sale of its Global Special Opportunities Group’s investment portfolio, containing loans and related special situations investments across Asia and Australia and mezzanine loans in North America and Europe.
A leading transportation network company in the stock-for-stock merger of its China business with Didi Chuxing, the leading ride-sharing company in China.
A private equity fund in various transactions, including its leveraged buyout of a manufacturer of disposable table-top products, its acquisition of a majority interest in a provider of testing and inspection services in the oil and gas industry from the company’s founding family and its sale of a forensic laboratory company to ABRY Partners.
An Asia-based private equity fund in the sale of its China-focused portfolio company to a Chinese strategic acquirer.
A global financial services company in the formation of a Sino-foreign joint venture with its Chinese partners.
Several PRC state-owned enterprises in their acquisitions or investments in the US, the UK and Canada.