Private Equity in Hong Kong and China provides its readers with an overview of the main issues, common procedures and documentation involved in each stage of a private equity investment. The term ‘private equity’ usually refers to an equity investment in private companies that are not quoted on a stock exchange. However, Hong Kong in recent years has also witnessed an increasing interest of the private equity investors in participating in public companies’ privatisation and PIPE (private investment in public equity). There are a number of investment strategies including but not limited to, venture capital, management and leveraged buyouts, management buy-ins, rescues, and expansion capital.
Venture capital is one of the most common strategies adopted in Hong Kong. Written by senior legal practitioners with established practice in this area, Private Equity in Hong Kong and China is structured with an aim to provide a step-by-step guide for easy grasp of key concepts and to provide useful insight to investment strategy. Sample transaction documents with explanatory notes are also included to assist readers to gain a thorough understanding in a systematic manner. This book is an indispensable guide to legal practitioners, business investors, students or to anyone at all who deals with this area of law.