Vivian Yiu

Partner | Hong Kong

vyiu@mofo.com | 852 25850761

vyiu@mofo.com
852 25850761

Being a trusted adviser to my clients is very rewarding. I have extensive experience in advising a broad range of clients, including Chinese state-owned enterprises, private equity funds, and international conglomerates on a wide range of corporate transactions including equity fund raisings, mergers and acquisitions (both public and private), and joint ventures.

中文 | English

Vivian has more than 19 years of experience advising on a broad range of corporate transactions, including significant experience in Hong Kong capital markets offerings and China-focused M&A matters. Her practice focuses on initial public offerings and listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, follow-on fund raising and compliance work. She regularly advises multinational corporations and Chinese enterprises (both state-owned and private enterprises) on cross-border transactions.

Prior to joining MoFo, she was a partner in the Hong Kong office of a Magic Circle firm. Vivian is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

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Experience

  • Represented Huatai Financial as the financial adviser in relation to the proposed privatization and withdrawal of listing from Hong Kong Stock Exchange of China Hengshi Foundation Company Limited (1197.HK) by the offeror, Zhenshi Group (HK) Heshi Composite Materials Co., Ltd., by way of a scheme of arrangement for HK$513.7 million (about US$65.48 million). Hengshi Foundation manufactures and sells fiberglass fabrics primarily for wind turbine blades in China, rest of Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia, and Africa.

  • Represented Science City (Hong Kong) Investment Co. Limited in connection with a proposed unconditional mandatory cash offer for up to HK$2,118,430,031 (about US$269.98 million) by ABCI Capital Limited to acquire issued shares of Royale Furniture Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 1198). Science City is a PRC state-owned enterprise based in Guangzhou, which is engaged in construction, real estate development, and property management businesses in China.

  • Represented Ascendent Automation (Cayman) Limited, wholly owned by Ascendent Capital Partners, as one of the Joint Offerors, in its offer to privatize China Automation Group Limited (Stock Code: 0569) by way of a scheme of arrangement for HK$391,998,649.50 (about US$50.06 million). Ascendent Capital Partners also provided a loan to the other joint offeror for the purposes of the offer. China Automation Group is a China-based company principally engaged in the provision of safety and critical control system and control valves specialized for petrochemical industries, along with related maintenance and engineering services.

  • Represented Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd., a wind power business company, whose A Shares and H Shares are listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange respectively, in its HK$5,488 million (approximately US$699.8 million) A Share and H Share rights issue offering.

  • Represented the sole sponsor, CLSA Capital Markets Limited, the sole global coordinator, CLSA Limited, and the other underwriters in relation to Binjiang Service Group’s HK$466.9 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Binjiang Service Group is a leading property management service provider in China with a focus on high-end residential properties.

  • Represented the sole sponsor, BOCI Asia Limited, the sole global coordinator, Guotai Junan Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, and the other underwriters in relation to Prinx Chengshan (Cayman) Holding Limited’s HK$904.5 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Prinx Chengshan is a leading domestic tire manufacturer in the PRC Commercial All Steel Radial Tires replacement market and a major domestic tire manufacturer in China.

  • Represented Ping An Overseas Holdings, as lender in relation to the provision of HK$500 million loan to Wisdom Education International Holdings Company Limited. Up to HK$300 million of the loan is convertible into the shares of the company. Wisdom Education is listed in Hong Kong and principally engaged in operating premium primary and secondary schools in China.

  • Represented Ping An Life Insurance Company of China, Ltd. as investor in its HK$2.68 billion (about US$340 million) subscription for new shares in China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings Co. Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange and principally engaged in the manufacture and sale of traditional Chinese medicine and pharmaceutical products.

  • Represented joint sponsors BOCI Asia Limited and BOSC International Company Limited in relation to Tsit Wing International Holdings Limited’s HK$473 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Tsit Wing is a leading integrated B2B coffee and black tea solution provider in Hong Kong, Macau and China.

  • Represented Inspur Cloud Computing Investment Limited as offeror in its voluntary general cash offer for Inspur International Limited, a PRC state-owned enterprise engaging in software development and outsourcing services. The general offer ultimately became mandatory and unconditional. ABC International acted as Inspur Cloud Computing Investment’s financial advisor.

  • Represented Poly Property Group Co., Limited in relation to the restructuring by China Poly Group Corporation of its real estate platforms in China and Hong Kong. CITIC Securities and CLSA acted as Poly Property’s financial advisor.

  • Represented China Orient Asset Management International on the disposal of part of its controlling stake in Shanghai Zendai Property Limited (stock code: 755).

  • Represented a Chinese state-owned enterprise on its bid for a large private-equity owned waste-to-energy business in Germany (deal value Euro 2 billion).

  • Represented a Hong Kong and Shanghai listed state-owned conglomerate on its bid for cement assets in India and Sri Lanka.

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