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Carolyn H. Sng

Partner
+852.2230.3583
Fax +852.2511.9515
Ms. Sng is a corporate partner primarily focused on capital markets, and both public and private mergers and acquisitions.

She has represented an array of underwriters on numerous equity and debt capital market transactions including Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. In addition, Ms. Sng has acted for investment banks and large public and private corporations in acquisitions, takeover, pre-IPO investments, joint ventures, restructurings, multi-jurisdictional reorganisations and other general corporate matters.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Sng was a partner in the Hong Kong office of several international law firms.

Achievements

Ms. Sng is recognized by IFLR 1000 as a leading lawyer for Hong Kong Capital Markets: Equity.
Capital Markets
  • Advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 361 Degrees International Limited's US$150 million offering of convertible bonds.
  • Advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch and CCB International in connection with Cabbeen Fashion Limited's US$57 million global offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch as joint global coordinators, joint bookrunners and joint lead managers for the US$99 million global offering and listing of shares in Xinchen China Power Holdings Limited on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Advised China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) on the US$2 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S global offering of the senior unsecured fixed rate notes by a subsidiary of CNOOC listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
  • Advised Credit Suisse, JP Morgan and CCBI as joint lead managers on the HK$1.19 billion (US$153 million) Hong Kong secondary listing and Rule 144A/Regulation S global offering of Midas Holdings, an aluminum extrusion profile manufacturer primarily listed on the SGX-ST.
  • Advised Axiata Group Berhad on its US$300 million 5.375% guaranteed notes due 2020 Regulation S international offering, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Advised Catalent Pharma Solutions, a leading U.S.-based developer of drug delivery technologies in connection with its acquisition of a controlling interest in Zhejiang Jiang Yuan Tang Biotechnology Co., Ltd, a PRC manufacturer of soft gels and health care products.
  • Advised United Technologies Far East, a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, on its voluntary conditional general offer for all the outstanding shares and options of GST Holdings, a leading fire alarm system and solution provider in the PRC which was previously listed in Hong Kong and subsequently privatised after the transaction.
  • Advised Sinopec on its acquisition of downstream oil and gas assets from China Resources Enterprises.
  • Advised eForce, a Hong Kong listed company, on its very substantial acquisition of the PT Bara coal mine near the town of Ampah, Indonesia, for a consideration of HK$500 million (US$64 million), payable in form of two series of convertible bonds.
  • Advised Manzanita Capital in relation to its investment in beauty and cosmetics distribution businesses of Concept Link International Marketing (HK) Limited and Vitel International Hong Kong Limited.
  • Advised Lionrock Capital in connection with its Series C investment in YPX HK Holding Co. Limited, the holding company of a PRC fast food operator.
  • Advised Giordano International on a possible takeover offer from Fast Retailing Co Ltd.
  • Advised Power Xinchen in relation to its acquisition of production lines and inventory from a controlling shareholder.
  • Advised First Choice Holdings on its acquisition of the Pacific World companies and businesses in Asia.
  • Advised Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation on its various pre-IPO placings to strategic and financial investors, and restructuring proposals with investors.