Natixis is a French multinational financial services firm specialized in asset & wealth management, corporate & investment banking, insurance and payments. A subsidiary of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France through its two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne, Natixis counts nearly 16,000 employees across 38 countries. Its clients include corporations, financial institutions, sovereign and supranational organizations, and the customers of Groupe BPCE’s networks.
Vermilion Partners is an investment banking advisory business focused on China. Founded in 2004, it offers cross-border and domestic transaction advice to leading multinational and Chinese companies. Vermilion operates from offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, London and Munich. It became an affiliate of Natixis in 2018 and forms part of a global M&A team of over 250 professionals.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is one of the top international law firms with a history that dates back to 1743. The firm has 394 partners and over 2,800 lawyers working from 27 offices in 16 countries across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. A global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting some of the world's leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on ground-breaking and business-critical mandates.
In Asia, Freshfields has offices in Beijing, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. The firm leverages the knowledge, experience and energy of its global platform for its clients across Asia. With a long-standing presence in the region, Freshfields has a strong record of successfully supporting its clients on their ground-breaking and business-critical mandates in Asia.
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.
Since Weil opened its Hong Kong office over 13 years ago, our Hong Kong practice has focused exclusively on complex private equity and M&A mandates. With a team of more than 20 dedicated private equity and M&A specialists in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, we work with our on-the-ground finance team to cover the full life cycle of investments – from acquisitions to exits, financing to management.
As one of the first-movers in the private equity space globally, we are consistently ranked as a market leader in this field. We understand the market, the players and the issues. We support clients – in real time and in local languages – to execute their regional investment strategies. Our unparalleled experience in working with global and Asia-based private equity funds, pension funds and large corporates makes us the destination practice for high-profile, cross-border transactions of all types, across all sectors and deal sizes.
Intralinks, an SS&C company, is a leading financial technology provider for the global banking, dealmaking and capital markets communities. As pioneers of the virtual data room, our technology enables and secures the flow of information, empowering our customers to work more productively and with complete confidence. Intralinks facilitates strategic initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and investor reporting. Our solutions enhance these activities by streamlining operations, reducing risk, improving client experiences and increasing visibility. We’ve earned the trust and business of more than 99 percent of the Fortune 1000 and have executed over USD 34.7 tr worth of financial transactions on our platform.