Stephanie Tang

Stephanie Tang

Head of Private Equity – Greater China
Hong Kong

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +852 2840 5026

Fax +852 2219 0222

LanguagesEnglish, Mandarin

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Stephanie is the head of private equity in Greater China, and is based in Hong Kong. Stephanie is a well-regarded M&A (both public and private), private equity, and capital markets partner with a strong track record of successfully advising Chinese companies on their outbound investments and international companies on their investments in the Asia Pacific region. 

Stephanie's transactional practice spans the range of M&A activity, including LBOs, take-private transactions, de-SPACs, equity investments, PIPEs, and other complex cross-border transactions.

In recent years, Stephanie led 28 take-private transactions of U.S.-listed Chinese companies, many of these companies have achieved listing in Chinese A-share market subsequent to the privatization. 

In addition, she has represented both issuers and underwriters on NYSE and NASDAQ IPOs, private placements of equity and equity-linked securities, and Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings by China-based companies.

A sought after speaker and commentator, Stephanie has been recognized as a leading lawyer for M&A by IFLR1000 and she frequently lectures on cross-border M&A and IPOs. 

Awards and recognitions

Highly regarded for M&A and Private Equity (Hong Kong)
IFLR1000

2020 - 2021

Top Private Equity Practitioner in Hong Kong, among 50 peers across the globe within this practice area
Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Guide

2017

Best M&A Legal Service Award
China Mergers & Acquisitions Association

Education and admissions

Education

LL.M., New York University

LL.B., with honor, Zhongnan University of Economics & Law

BA in Finance, with honor, Zhongnan University of Economics & Law

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Representative experience

The buyer consortium led by CEO of NASDAQ-listed Gridsum Holding Inc. and Trade in Service Innovation Investment Fund in its acquisition of the company in a going private transaction.

The special committee of the board of directors of NYSE-listed Mindray Medical International Limited in its going private transaction. Mindray Medical (300760.SZ) has achieved listing in Chinese A-share market subsequent to the privatization.

The independent committee of NASDAQ-listed Focus Media in connection with the $3.7bn leveraged buyout by a consortium consisting of The Carlyle Group, FountainVest, CITIC Capital and China Everbright and its founder. Named “2013 Private Equity Deal of the Year” by China Law & Practice, “2014 Private Equity Deal of the Year” by IFLR and “2014 Global M&A deal of the Year: China private equity” by The American Lawyer. Focus Media (002027.SZ) has achieved listing in Chinese A-share market subsequent to the privatization. 

CDH Investments as a member of a consortium consisting of Baring Private Equity Asia, Hony Capital and Giant Interactive’s chairman Yuzhu Shi in connection with the consortium’s leveraged buyout of NYSE-listed Giant Interactive in a going-private transaction that values Giant Interactive at $3bn. Named “2015 Private Equity Deal of the Year” by IFLR, “2014 Take Private Deal of the Year” by China Business Law Journal and “2014 Private Equity deal of the year” by China Law & Practice. Giant Interactive (002558.SZ) has achieved listing in Chinese A-share market subsequent to the privatization.

The special committee of the board of directors of NYSE-listed Jumei International Holding Limited in connection with its going private transaction. 

The board of directors of NYSE-listed Zhaopin Limited in connection with its acquisition by SEEK International Investments Pty Ltd., Zhaopin’s controlling shareholder, and Hillhouse Capital Group and FountainVest Partners, in a going-private transaction.

The Carlyle Group, Sequoia Capital China and Actis on their leveraged buyout of NYSE-listed 7 Days Inn.

The special committee of NYSE-listed iSoftStone in its acquisition by China Everbright and iSoftStone's chairman and CEO. iSoftStone (301236.SZ) has achieved listing in Chinese A-share market subsequent to the privatization.

The special committee of the board of directors of NASDAQ-listed Bona Film Group Limited in connection with its going private transaction.

The special committee of the board of directors of NYSE-listed E-commerce China Dangdang Inc. in connection with its going private transaction.

Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co., Ltd., a Shanghai-based state-owned enterprise, in its acquisition of NASDAQ-listed Montage Technology Group Limited. Montage Technology (688008.SH) has achieved listing in Chinese A-share market subsequent to the privatization.

The independent committee of the board of directors of NASDAQ-listed AutoNavi in connection with its sale to Alibaba Group Holding Limited in a transaction that values AutoNavi at $1.5bn.

NASDAQ-listed Tudou board in connection with its $1.1bn stock-for-stock merger with NYSE-listed Youku. Named "2012 M&A Deal of the Year" by China Law & Practice and "2012 M&A Deal of the Year (Inbound & Domestic)" by China Business Law Journal.

The NASDAQ-listed Funtalk China Holdings Limited in connection with its privatization by Funtalk’s management and PAG Asia.

Tricor Group, Asia's leading global corporate services provider and a portfolio company of private equity firm Permira, on the acquisition of Richful Deyong Group.

Primavera Capital Group in connection with its investment in Cainiao Smart Logistics Network Limited, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group.

Lixiang Education Holding Co. Ltd., a leading education services provider in China, in its NASDAQ initial public offering and listing.

Jefferies Hong Kong Limited and China International Capital Corporation, as joint bookrunners in the initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of Ourgame International Holdings Limited, a leading online card and board game developer and operator in China.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Standard Chartered, Guotai Junan and ICBC International, as joint bookrunners and joint lead managers, in initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of Xiao Nan Guo Restaurants Holdings Limited.

Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Bank of America Merrill Lynch as underwriters in connection with China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited's initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

VanceInfo Technologies Inc., an information technology service provider and one of the leading offshore software development companies in China, in connection with its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

China Zhongwang Holdings Limited, a leading aluminum extrusion products manufacturer in Asia and China, in connection with its initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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