Candy Pang
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Candy Pang

Senior Attorney
pang.candy@dorsey.com
Hong Kong P (852) 2105-0299 F (852) 2524-3000

Overview

CANDY HELPS CLIENTS WITH INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERINGS, PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS IN INVESTMENT TRANSACTIONS AND FUND FORMATIONS.

 

Candy is a senior attorney in the Corporate group in the Hong Kong office. Candy represents and advises underwriters and issuers in initial public offerings, private equity funds in investment transactions and fund formations, as well as represents and advises buyers and sellers in mergers & acquisitions. She also advises private companies on general corporate matters.

Education & Admissions

University of Hong Kong (2006), Postgraduate Certificate in Law; Distinctions

University of Hong Kong (2005), Bachelor of Laws; Honor

University of British Columbia (2001), Bachelor of Commerce; Honor

Admissions

  • Hong Kong
  • England and Wales (non-practicing)

Languages

  • English, Cantonese, and Mandarin

Experience

Representative Transactions

Capital Markets

  • Advised Genscript Biotech Corporation as its special U.S. counsel in its initial public offering in Hong Kong and concurrent Regulation S international offering outside the U.S.
  • Advised Fulum Holdings Limited, a Chinese restaurant chain in Hong Kong, as special U.S. counsel in its initial public offering in Hong Kong and concurrent Rule 144A/ Regulation S offering.
  • Advised Hopewell Hong Kong Properties Limited, one of the leading property developers in Hong Kong, as special U.S. counsel in its proposed spin-off from Hopewell Holdings Limited, a listed company in Hong Kong, via an initial public offering in Hong Kong and concurrent Rule 144A/ Reg S offering (offering postponed due to adverse market conditions).
  • Advised Tsui Wah Holdings Limited, the leading cha chaan teng (茶餐廳) chain owner and operator in Hong Kong, as special U.S. counsel in its initial public offering in Hong Kong and concurrent Rule 144A / Regulation S offering (US$97 million).
  • Advised Xiao Nan Guo Restaurants Holdings Limited, the largest self-owned mid-to high-end Chinese cuisine full-service restaurant chain headquartered in the PRC, as special U.S. counsel in its initial public offering in Hong Kong and concurrent Rule 144A / Reg S offering (US$65 million).
  • Advised a mining company based in Malaysia with mining sites in China as Hong Kong counsel in its proposed initial public offering in Hong Kong (offering suspended due to adverse market conditions).
  • Advising Southeast Asia-based casino operator as special US counsel in its proposed initial public offering in Hong Kong and Rule 144A offering (offering postponed due to adverse market conditions).
  • Advised CITIC Securities Corporate Finance (HK) Limited as special US counsel in the concurrent initial public offering in Hong Kong and Regulation S placement outside the United States of PAX Global Technology Limited (US$118 million)
  • Advised BNP Paribas Capital (Asia Pacific) Limited as special U.S. counsel in the initial public offering in Hong Kong and concurrent Rule 144A offering of Huiyin Household Appliances (Holdings) Co., Ltd. (US$80 million) 
  • Advised DBS Asia Capital as special U.S. counsel in the initial public offering in Hong Kong and Regulation S placement outside the United States of Sinoref Holdings Limited (US$38 million).
  • Advised International Taifeng Holdings Limited as special U.S. counsel in its initial public offering in Hong Kong and Regulation S placement outside the United States (US$74 million)
  • Advised BNP Paribus as Hong Kong counsel in the initial public offering in Hong Kong and concurrent Rule 144A/ Reg S offering of CITIC 1616 Holdings Limited (US$269 million).
  • Advised Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and UBS in the initial public offering in Hong Kong and concurrent Rule 144A/ Reg S offering of Longfor Properties Co. Ltd. (US$910 million).
  • Advised JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank in the initial public offering and concurrent Rule 144A/ Reg S offering of Zhong On Real Estate Limited (US$430 million).
  • Advised Deutsche Bank in the initial public offering and concurrent Rule 144A/ Reg S offering of Franshion Properties (China) Limited (US$420 million).
  • Advised Deutsche Bank in the initial public offering and concurrent Rule 144A/ Reg S offering of Neo-Neon Holdings Limited (US$180 million).

Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Advised the Scoular Company, a leading U.S.-based agricultural marketing company, in its acquisition of the Special Crops Division of Legumex Walker Inc. for transaction value of CAD$174.6 million. 
  • Advised Hong Kong based private equity firm, Joint Treasure International, in the global auction sale of their multi millions dollar investment project located in Beverly Hills, California, USA. 
  • Advised China-focused private equity fund in the US$15 million series A preferred shares financing and the follow-on recapitalization issuance including a US$15 million series B preferred shares financing of a PRC and US based company in the garment trading and retail business.
  • Advised Danish optics technology company, OPDI Technologies, on the joint venture transaction with Hong Kong publicly traded company, O-Net Communication.
  • Advised China-focused private equity fund in its US$10 million majority stake investment in a PRC based agriculture company specializing in cultivation of rice and vegetables.
  • Advised on the formation of offshore private equity funds, including preparation of offering memoranda and general corporate matters.
  • Advised China-focused private equity fund in the convertible note financing of a US based technology company specializing in solar energy.
  • Advised China-focused private equity fund in the convertible note financing of a Hong Kong based semiconductor design company where its innovations are used in the consumer electronic industry.
  • Advised buyer in its acquisition of a minority stake in a Hong Kong based securities firm.
  • Advised Kingdom Hotel Investments in its US$70 million acquisition of Traders Hotel Kunshan from First Shanghai Investments.
  • Advised venture capital fund in its investment in the foreign currency convertible bonds of a China based technology company. 
  • Advised a China based venture capital and private equity fund in the US$9 million series B preferred shares financing of an online searching services provider. 
  • Advised international private equity fund in the US$30 million series D preferred shares financing of an international group providing end-to-end design and system integration services for wireless handsets. International private equity firm that originates and structures transactions, and acts as a principal investor in companies involved in the Communications, Media, and Technology industries.

Emerging Companies

Advising various emerging companies on financing and other corporate matters. Representative clients include: 

  • Life Project
  • MiQ
  • Missbish

News & Resources

Select Presentations

  • Webinar Speaker, on "Hong Kong IPO Trends 2017", with Hong Kong Stock Exchange representative, Live Web Broadcast, February 17, 2017 
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