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Marcia Ellis

Global Chair of Private Equity Group | Hong Kong

I enjoy using my deep knowledge of the Asia M&A market to help clients successfully manage their high-priority private equity transactions and deals.

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Experience

A UK-based private equity fund with respect to the US$180 million Series C round financing and acquisition of a controlling stake in a leading infrastructure developer based in Hong Kong with a primary focus on building Data Centre platforms in China.

GLP Pte. Ltd. on the establishment of CLF II, US$7 billion infrastructure fund, the largest logistics infrastructure fund based in China. CLF II is more than double the size of US$3 billion CLF I, the world’s largest China-focused logistics fund to date in 2014. Also represented GLP in the formation of CLF I.

GLP Pte. Ltd. with respect to the restructuring of more than US$8.5 billion of China real estate assets in preparation for an investment by a Hopu managed special purpose fund.

BlackRock in its purchase of Shanghai office buildings from PGIM Real Estate for RMB 1.2 billion (US$185 million).

The managers of Princeton Digital Group, a Warburg Pincus backed platform that owns Internet data center throughout China, on various matters.

Represented Softbank Vision Fund in the Series D+ round funding totaling US$225 million in Klook, an online travel platform that provides global travel locating and booking services.

Represented Softbank Vision Fund in an investment totaling US$1.5 billion in Chehaoduo, a leading Chinese customer-to-customer auto retail services company that operates Guazi, an e-commerce platform focusing on second-hand car transactions, and Maodou, an e-commerce platform focusing on new car transactions.

Represented Softbank in investments totaling US$6 billion into WeWork Companies Inc. (recently rebranded as The We Company).

Represented Softbank in an investment as part of a US$3 billion investment by Softbank and the SoftBank Vision Fund into Ele.me, the food delivery business owned by Alibaba. Ele.me would be merged with Koubei, which is an affiliate company that focuses on bringing local businesses online by providing payment and other technology services. Combining Koubei and Ele.me could help Alibaba expand to extend its reach and deepen its market position in China’s buoyant online-to-offline (O2O) space.

Represented SoftBank Group Corp. and SoftBank Vision Fund in the acquisition by WeWork, SoftBank’s joint venture partner and investee company, of the Naked Hub group, a provider of co-working spaces.


Ranked: Band 1, China Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)

Chambers Greater China Region 2022