Christopher Kelly leads the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice in Asia, based in Hong Kong.
His experience includes advising on corporate transactions, including on private equity, and public and private M&A transactions (including hybrid equity and other structured investments).
Baring P.E. on the acquisition of Vistra (global company formation and trustee business).*
Baring P.E. on its acquisition of a 39.54% equity stake in Cath Kidston Group (together with a 44.6% stake in the UK fashion group's preferred finance securities).*
The Carlyle Group on its IPO and subsequent exit from Yashili International Dairy (by way of a general offer by Mengniu Dairy).*
The Carlyle Group on its US$137 million strategic investment in HK-listed Haier Electronics (through new equity, CBs and warrants) and subsequent sell-down by way of a block trade of the CBs.*
Noble Group on the recently announced US$500m rights issue and the US$2.5 billion sale of its agricultural division to COFCO.*
Rio Tinto on its defence of BHP Billiton's US$147.5 billion hostile takeover bid (including the strategic US$19.5 billion strategic stake by Chinalco).*
AIG on the disposals of its consumer finance businesses in Asia.*
* Experience prior to joining White & Case.