Linklaters advised ZZ Capital International Limited on its US$800m outbound acquisition of AlerianĀ 

Linklaters has advised ZZ Capital International Limited, listed on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, on the US$800 million acquisition of 82% of Alerian, a US index provider in the energy and infrastructure sector.

Linklaters partner Robert Cleaver led the transaction supported by associates Danny Kan and George Chiu.

Linklaters Hong Kong-based Partner Robert Cleaver, commented:

“The transaction shows the continued trend in outbound M&A deals by PRC companies, including PRC controlled companies that are listed in Hong Kong. What is particularly interesting in this case is that the transaction structure has many characteristics of private equity transactions which is unusual for a Hong Kong listed company. The transaction has also been classified as an “extreme VSA” by the Exchange which is relatively uncommon.“


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