Mr Chen Bao is a partner in the firm’s Beijing office. His primary practice areas include cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, capital market and general corporate and commercial matters.
Chen has regularly represented leading private equity clients in a wide range of their China deals, including investments into offshore holding companies and directly into onshore companies, minority investment in preferred stock and buyout or control transactions, equity or equity-linked debt investments involving public companies and private companies; equity joint ventures and foreign invested joint stock companies.
Chen also has considerable experience representing Chinese sellers in connection with private equity driven M&A transactions.
In terms of industry and sector experience, Chen has worked on many deals in the TMT, consumer and retail, pharmaceutical and hospital, power and renewable energy as well as traditional manufacturing space. Chen also has experience in investments in the financial services sector.
In addition to transactions driven by financial investors, Chen has advised many multinational strategic investors in connection with their acquisitions and investments in China, including some large public listed as well as privately held companies in the US and Europe.
Chen also has substantial experience in capital markets transactions, ranging from IPOs (US and Hong Kong), follow-on offerings, Rule 144A/Reg S offerings to high-yield bond offerings.
Chen earned his juris doctor from Seton Hall Law School with magna cum laude. Chen is qualified to practice in the PRC and the State of New York.