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Stephanie Tang

Partner

Stephanie Tang is a partner of Shearman & Sterling’s Asia Mergers and Acquisitions group.

She focuses on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. Stephanie’s transactional practice spans the range of M&A activity, including take private transactions, LBOs, PIPEs, equity investments, auctions, spin-offs and other complex cross-border transactions.

Stephanie represents leading private equity funds including The Carlyle Group, Primavera Capital Group, and CDH Investments, as well as various public companies listed in the U.S., Hong Kong and China. In recent years, Stephanie led, in various roles, 22 take-private transactions of U.S.-listed Chinese companies.

In addition, she has represented China-based issuers and leading investment banks on U.S. IPOs and Hong Kong IPOs, and other Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings of equity, debt, and convertible securities. 

Stephanie has been commended by Asia Pacific Legal 500 2017 for having an impressive record in PRC deals, including take-private transactions, and awarded “Best M&A Legal Service Award 2017” by the China Mergers & Acquisitions Association for her role in advising the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Bona Film Group Limited (Bona Film) on the $1 billion buyout transaction.

Stephanie frequently lectures on cross-border M&A topics and is often cited by leading business journals.

Selected Experience

  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU) in connection with the acquisition of all outstanding shares (including shares represented by American depositary shares) in its majority-owned subsidiary Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) by Dr. Charles Zhang, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sohu and the Chairman of the Board of Changyou.com
  • Taikang Asset Management Company Limited (the asset management subsidiary of Taikang Insurance Group) in a US$1 billion joint venture transaction with a U.S.-listed REIT, NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.
  • The board of directors of NYSE-listed Zhaopin Limited in connection with its acquisition by SEEK International Investments Pty Ltd., Zhaopin’s controlling shareholder, and Hillhouse Capital Group and FountainVest Partners, in a going-private transaction
  • The special committee of NASDAQ-listed Bona Film Group Limited in connection with its going private transaction
  • The special committee of the board of directors of NYSE-listed Mindray Medical International Limited in connection with its going private transaction
  • Primavera Capital Group in connection with its investment in Cainiao Smart Logistics Network Limited, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group
  • The Carlyle Group in connection with its proposed investment in a China-based chemical company
  • CDH Investments as a member of a consortium consisting of Baring Private Equity Asia, Hony Capital and Giant Interactive’s chairman Yuzhu Shi in connection with the consortium’s leveraged buyout of NYSE-listed Giant Interactive in a going-private transaction that values Giant Interactive at US$3 billion. Named “2015 Private Equity Deal of the Year” by IFLR, “2014 Take Private Deal of the Year” by China Business Law Journal and “2014 Private Equity deal of the year” by China Law & Practice
  • The independent committee of NASDAQ-listed Focus Media in connection with the US$3.7 billion leveraged buyout by a consortium consisting of The Carlyle Group, FountainVest, CITIC Capital and China Everbright its founder. Named “2013 Private Equity Deal of the Year” by China Law & Practice, “2014 Private Equity Deal of the Year” by IFLR and “2014 Global M&A deal of the Year: China private equity” by The American Lawyer 
  • NASDAQ-listed Tudou board in connection with its US$1.1 billion stock-for-stock merger with NYSE-listed Youku. Named "2012 M&A Deal of the Year" by China Law & Practice and "2012 M&A Deal of the Year (Inbound & Domestic)" by China Business Law Journal

Selected Publications

  • Co-Author, “Investing: China” chapter, The Private Equity Review (Kirk August Radke, editor), 2013, 2014
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Education

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Corporate Law, 2004
  • Zhongnan University of Economics & Law, LL.B. in International Economic Law with honors, 2001
  • Zhongnan University of Economics & Law, B.A. in Finance (second degree) with honors, 2001

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