Baker McKenzie advises China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group Limited (the "Company" or “Evergrande Auto”), on the proposed issuance of new shares to six investors, raising HKD 26 billion.
The proceeds from the sale will be used to further invest in the technology research and development, and production of the Company’s new energy vehicle business, repay indebtedness and for general corporate purposes, according to the Company’s announcement.
The Company is majority owned by China Evergrande Group, a Fortune Global 500 company. The Company has recently changed its name to reflect its new business focus on new energy vehicles.
The Baker McKenzie team was led by Partner Christina Lee, with support from Special Counsel Brian Wong and Associates Stephanie Mak and Adriana Chiu, all based in Hong Kong.
"We are pleased to advise Evergrande Auto on another strategically important capital markets transaction," Christina Lee said. "We are honored to have played a part in their growth story, and look forward to continuing to support them as they strive to become the world’s largest and most powerful new energy vehicle group," Christina added.
Baker McKenzie has advised Evergrande on a number of other significant transactions, most recently including HengTen Networks Group Limited's HKD 7.2 billion acquisition of Virtual Cinema Entertainment Limited, Evergrande Auto's HKD 4 billion top-up placing and Evergrande Auto's global investments in electric vehicle-related businesses.
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