BEST CHINA DEAL
Shuanghui International’s $7.1 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods
Advisers Barclays, Morgan Stanley
Legal advisers Paul Hastings Simpson Thacher Bartlett
China’s offshore ambitions have traditionally been dominated by its state-owned enterprises buying oil and gas assets overseas. In contrast, Shuanghui International’s acquisition of US-listed Smithfield Foods reflects the bold ambitions of China’s private sector, which has become more active in the MA space in recent...