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Howse Williams Bowers ("HWB"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, advised SBCVC Company Limited ("SBCVC HK") on HK law in relation to a sell down in a follow-on offering of GDS Holding Limited (Nasdaq: GDS), a leading developer and operator of high-performance data centers in China. SBCVC HK is an affiliate of SBCVC Holdings Limited ("SBCVC"), a leading venture capital and private equity firm that manages both USD and RMB funds, with focus on high-tech, high growth companies in TMT, clean technology, healthcare, consumer/retail and advanced manufacturing sectors.

The HWB team was led by partner Christopher Yu and assisted by senior associate, Stephen Leung. The public offering was closed on the 30 January 2018 and SBCVC raised a total of approximately US$110.2 million from the public offering, after the greenshoe option was exercised in full by the underwriters, and after deducting the relevant underwriting discounts and commissions (but before expenses). RBC Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan and Citigroup were acting as joint book-running managers for the offering, and Cowen, Guggenheim Securities, and Raymond James were acting as co-managers.

 

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Howse Williams Bowers is an independent law firm which combines the in-depth experience of its lawyers with a forward thinking approach.

Our key practice areas are corporate/commercial and corporate finance; commercial and maritime dispute resolution; clinical negligence and healthcare; insurance, personal injury and professional indemnity insurance; employment; family and matrimonial; property and building management; intellectual property; banking; financial services/corporate regulatory and compliance.

As an independent law firm we are able to minimise legal and commercial conflicts of interest and act for clients in every industry sector. The partners have spent the majority of their careers in Hong Kong and have a detailed understanding of international business and business in Asia.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is intended to be a general guide only and is not intended to provide legal advice.  Please contact pr@hwbhk.com if you have any questions about the article.

 
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Submitted by // K Bowers, Partner/Solicitor Advocate; M Withington, Partner
30 January 2018

 

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Howse Williams Bowers ("HWB"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, advised STI Financial Group on the acquisition of a significant minority interest in a Singaporean based fund management platform. STI Financial Group is an asset management firm that specializes in hedge funds management, private equity investments and structured product management.

The HWB team was led by partner, Christopher Yu and assisted by associates, Stephen Leung and Garrick Ho. The team had lead responsibility on the review of legal documentation, providing advice on commercial issues and undertaking general transaction management. In the space of the last twelve months, the HWB corporate team has successfully completed a series of private equity and family office investments/exits in the fintech, sports and recreations, travel and leisure, media, commercial properties, education and tech industries.

 

About Us

Howse Williams Bowers is an independent law firm which combines the in-depth experience of its lawyers with a forward thinking approach.

Our key practice areas are corporate/commercial and corporate finance; commercial and maritime dispute resolution; clinical negligence and healthcare; insurance, personal injury and professional indemnity insurance; employment; family and matrimonial; property and building management; intellectual property; banking; financial services/corporate regulatory and compliance.

As an independent law firm we are able to minimise legal and commercial conflicts of interest and act for clients in every industry sector. The partners have spent the majority of their careers in Hong Kong and have a detailed understanding of international business and business in Asia.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is intended to be a general guide only and is not intended to provide legal advice.  Please contact pr@hwbhk.com if you have any questions about the article.

 
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Submitted by // B Ho, Partner; D Che, Partner
24 January 2018

 

Howse Williams Bowers ("HWB"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, advised Wah Sun Handbags International Holdings Limited ("Wah Sun Handbags"), as the Hong Kong legal counsel, on its HK$118 million global offering and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Wah Sun Handbags is one of the leading global non-leather handbag original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and the fifth largest non-leather handbag OEM in Cambodia. The company manufactures and sells handbags to well-known multinational fashion brand names headquartered in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden and Japan. DBS Asia Capital acted as the sole sponsor, sole global coordinator, sole bookrunner and sole lead manager. The shares of Wah Sun Handbags commenced trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 22 January 2018.

The HWB team was led by partners, Brian Ho and Denise Che. The team had lead responsibility for legal documentation, corporate and regulatory issues, communication with the regulators and general transaction management.

 

About Us

Howse Williams Bowers is an independent law firm which combines the in-depth experience of its lawyers with a forward thinking approach.

Our key practice areas are corporate/commercial and corporate finance; commercial and maritime dispute resolution; clinical negligence and healthcare; insurance, personal injury and professional indemnity insurance; employment; family and matrimonial; property and building management; intellectual property; banking; financial services/corporate regulatory and compliance.

As an independent law firm we are able to minimise legal and commercial conflicts of interest and act for clients in every industry sector. The partners have spent the majority of their careers in Hong Kong and have a detailed understanding of international business and business in Asia.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is intended to be a general guide only and is not intended to provide legal advice.  Please contact pr@hwbhk.com if you have any questions about the article.

 
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