Wei Fang’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, including capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions.

He has extensive experience representing Chinese companies and private equity firms in outbound investments on a global basis, as well as representing private equity investors, hedge funds, large multinational corporations, among others, in investment, financing and joint venture transactions, and pre-IPO investments in China. He has advised many well-known private equity funds, sovereign funds, financial institutions, and multinational corporations in M&A, minority investments, corporate joint ventures, and securities offerings in various industries.

Wei joined the firm in 2015 and became senior attorney in 2019. From 2021-2023, he was a partner at a leading China-based law firm. He rejoined the firm as counsel in 2023.

Notable Experiences

  • ByteDance in its over RMB10 billion acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Pico.

  • NIO Capital and Sequoia China in their respective investment in ClearMotion Inc.

  • CMB International as an existing shareholder of Apollomics Inc. in its de-SPAC transaction with Maxpro Capital Acquisition Corp.

  • Momenta (a Chinese leading autonomous driving technology company) in General Motors’ $300 million investment in Momenta and related business cooperation.

  • TPG in its sale of United Family Healthcare, one of the largest and most recognized integrated premium private health care operators in China, at a valuation of approximately $1,300 million, to New Frontier Corporation through a de-SPAC transaction; its $230 million convertible note PIPE investment in Uxin Limited by a group of investors led by 58.com, TPG, and Warburg Pincus; its investment in CD Finance; as leader of a consortium in the acquisition of a 30% stake in jewelry brand, APM Monaco; its acquisition of a minority stake in Hangzhou Kangji Medical Instrument Co. Ltd., a leading Chinese medical instrument producer; its acquisition of a majority stake in OPC Holding Company, a leading Taiwan and regional contract research organization; and its sale of minority stake in Novotech Health Holdings Pte. Ltd. to GIC and Sequoia.

  • Temasek Holdings in the establishment of a Chinese fund management joint venture with BlackRock and China Construction Bank.

  • Financial investors in their respective minority investments in ByteDance, Ant Financial, and JD Logistics.

  • Beijing Shiji Information Technology Co. Ltd. in its $500 million sale of minority stake in Shiji Retail Information Technology Co. Ltd. to Alibaba.

  • Baidu in the concurrent private placement of Yirendai.

  • Qunar in its $500 million convertible bond investment by Silver Lake Partners and Hillhouse.

  • Qingda Education in its $100 million aggregate investment by OCBC Bank and RRJ.

  • MiaSole in its acquisition by Hanergy Holding Group.

  • Tencent in its minority investment in Level Up!

  • The buyer consortium members in the going private transactions of eFuture, China Nepstar, and Shanda Interactive.

  • The special committees in the going private transactions of China Fire & Security and China TransInfo.

  • Silver Lake Partners in its minority investment in Spreadtrum Communications.

  • China Everbright in the $115 million investment in aggregate in several U.S. high-tech enterprises.

  • COFCO Meat Holdings in its HK$2 billion IPO and Hong Kong listing.

  • The underwriters in U.S. IPOs of eHi Car Services Limited, Weibo Corporation, Tuniu Corporation, Qihoo 360 Technology, Youku.com Inc, SouFun Holdings Limited, and AutoNavi Holdings Limited.

  • The initial purchasers in a $230 million convertible senior notes offering by TAL Education Group.

  • Bona Film Group Ltd. in its $99.8 million IPO and Nasdaq-listing

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