Celebrating Excellence

FinanceAsia reveals 2020's best regional deals

We are pleased to announce the regional winners of our Achievement Awards.
Congratulations to the regional winners of our Achievement Awards for 2020. 
The following represent the best three financial markets transactions since December 1, 2019 across: China and Hong Kong; the frontier markets; North East Asia; South Asia and South East Asia.
You can also view the winners of our best issuer and deal award winners here.
Full write-ups will be published online in mid-December and in the winter edition of FinanceAsia magazine.


JD.com’s HK$34.56 billion ($4.46 billion) Hong Kong secondary listing

Joint sponsors: BofA Securities, CLSA, UBS
Joint global co-ordinators: BOCI, CCBI, China Renaissance, Jefferies
Legal advisors: 
Issuer: Maples and Calder; Shihui Partners; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Managers: Clifford Chance, Han Kun

Petrochina’s $49.2 billion sale of its pipeline, gas storage and LNG terminal assets to PipeChina

Financial advisors:
Sell side: Goldman Sachs, China Securities, UBS
Buy side: CICC, Citic Securities
Legal advisors:
Sell side: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Sullivan & Cromwell (to Goldman Sachs)
Buy side: Clifford Chance
XPeng’s $1.7 billion New York IPO
Financial advisors and underwriters: Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, BofA Securities, 
Underwriters: ABCI Securities, BOCI Asia, Haitong International, Futu5.com, Tiger Brokers
Legal advisors:
Issuer: Fangda Partners, Harney Westwood & Riegels, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Managers: JunHe, Latham & Watkins
KB Kookmin's KRW734 billion ($632 million) acquisition of PRASAC Microfinance
Buy side advisor: BNP Paribas
Sell side advisor: ING, Rhodium Capital
Sell side legal advisor: Clifford Chance, White & Case
Buy side: legal advisor: Bae Kim & Lee
The Government of Mongolia's $600 million bond and concurrent tender offering
Financial advisors:
Issuer: Frontier Strategies
Bookrunners: HSBC, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Nomura
Legal advisors:
Issuer: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Melville Erdenedalai 
Managers: Mayer Brown, DB & GTS
Vinhomes' VND15.1 trillion ($650 million) sale of a 6% stake to a consortium led by KKR and including Temasek 
Financial advisor: Credit Suisse (to Vinhomes)
Legal advisors: 
Buy side: Allen & Overy, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, 
Sell side: Latham & Watkins, YKVN (domestic counsel)
Nissan Motor's $8 billion bond deal
Bookrunners: Morgan Stanley, Citi, JP Morgan, Mizuho
Legal advisors:
Issuer: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Managers: Davis Polk & Wardwell
SK Networks' W1.3 trillion ($1.1 billion) sale of its gas station business to Hyundai Oilbank and Koramco
Financial advisors: Credit Suisse (SK Networks)
Legal advisors:
Sell side: Kim & Chang
Buy side: Lee & Ko
Yageo Corp's $1.97 billion acquisition of KEMET Corp
Financial advisors:
Buy side: Citi
Sell side: Goldman Sachs
Bridge loan provider: Citi
Legal advisors
Buy side: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Tsar & Tsai
Sell side: LCS & Partners; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Jio Platform's Rs435.7 billion ($5.83 billion) sale of a 9.99% stake to Jaadhu Holdings (Facebook)
Financial advisors:
Sell side: Morgan Stanley
Buy side: BofA Securities
Legal advisors:
Sell side: AZB & Partners, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Buy side: Hogan Lovells
Reliance Industries' Rs531 billion ($7 billion) rights offering
Global co-ordinators: JM Financial, Kotak Investment Banking
Lead managers: BNP Paribas, BofA Securities, Citi, Goldman Sachs, HDFC, HSBC, ICICI Securities, IDFC Securities, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, SBI Capital Markets
Legal advisors:
Issuer: AZB & Partners, Sidley Austin
Managers: Khaitan & Co, Latham & Watkins
SBI Cards' Rs103.4 billion ($1.39 billion) IPO
Bookrunning lead managers: Kotak Investment Banking, Axis Capital, BofA Securities, HSBC, Nomura, SBI Capital
Legal advisors:
Issuer: Latham & Watkins, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
Managers: Allen & Overy, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
AREIT's P12.3 billion ($253 million) IPO
Global co-ordinator: BPI Capital
International bookrunner: UBS
Joint lead underwriters: BPI Capital, PNB Capital, SB Capital
Legal advisors:
Issuer: Allen & Overy, Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz, Dechert
Managers: Latham & Watkins, Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
The S$8.2 billion ($6.1 billion) merger of CapitaLand Commercial Trust and CapitaLand Mall Trust
Financial advisors:
CCT: Credit Suisse
CMT: JP Morgan, ANZ (independent advisor to the board)
Legal advisors:
CCT: WongPartnership
CMT: Allen & Gledhill
Star Energy Geothermal Salak – Darajat’s $1.1 billion amortizing senior secured green bond
Global co-ordinators: Credit Suisse, DBS, Deutsche Bank
Joint bookrunner: Barclays
Co-manager: BPI Capital
Legal advisors:
Issuer: Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, Clifford Chance, Lennox Paton, Walkers
Managers: Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, Mayer Brown, Milbank 



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