Stephanie Tang


Stephanie Tang is a partner of Shearman & Sterling’s Asia M&A group. She has represented a number of leading private equity funds and multinational corporations in a variety of public and private cross-border transactions, including acquisitions of public companies, PIPEs, equity investments, take-private transactions and other complex cross-border transactions.

Stephanie’s clients include private equity funds such as The Carlyle Group, Primavera Capital Group, CDH Investments, as well as various public companies listed in the U.S. and China. In recent years, Stephanie led 22 take-private transactions of U.S.-listed Chinese companies, and  various cross-border M&As led by Chinese private equity funds and/or Chinese A-share listed companies.

In addition, Stephanie has represented issuers and leading investment banks on NYSE and NASDAQ initial public offerings, private placements of equity and equity-linked securities, and Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings by China-based companies.

Stephanie has been commended by Asia Pacific Legal 500 2017 for having an impressive record in PRC deals, including take-private transactions.

Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Stephanie was partner at the Hong Kong office of a leading U.S. law firm.

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


  • 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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