Steve Sha is counsel in Ropes & Gray’s private equity transaction group in Hong Kong. His practice focuses on advising private equity funds, private and public companies and financial investors in complex cross-border M&A, investments, joint ventures and other corporate transactions.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Steve worked in the Hong Kong office of a leading international law firm.
- Bain Capital on its acquisition of a controlling stake of Hugel Inc., a beauty products maker in South Korea.
- One of Asia’s leading special situations funds on various credit and equity-linked transactions in Southeast Asia
- CITIC Capital in the $600 million consortium acquisition of the sexual health division of Australia-listed medical products supplier Ansell.
- Netmarble Games Corporation in its acquisition of a 100% stake of the Vancouver Studio business of Kabam Inc.
- A consortium of investors led by GF Investments and including Huarong International, Huarong Rongde, SPDB International, China Everbright, Everbright Securities and CMBC International, in a US$300 million investment in e-Shang Redwood.
- JHL Biotech Inc. on its US$337 million strategic healthcare alliance with, and the equity investment by, Sanofi.
- CMC Capital in its Series D investment in Giphy, Inc.
- Temasek in its investment in a healthcare joint venture with Columbia Pacific Management.
- A global private equity fund and its portfolio company in its sale of its U.S. early childhood development business.
- Qunar in Ctrip’s acquisition of Baidu’s controlling stake in Qunar. Finalist for “M&A Deal of the Year” for 2016 by ALM China Law and Practice.
Representative transactions prior to joining Ropes & Gray:
- GO Scale Capital in the proposed consortium acquisition of 80.1% of Philips’ Lumileds business in a US$3.3 billion carve-out transaction.
- Temasek in its investment in TutorGroup Holdings and Nasdaq-listed 21Vianet.
- CITIC Capital in its US$890 million going-private acquisition of AsiaInfo-Linkage and US$3.7 billion going-private acquisition of Focus Media.
- China Investment Corporation in various transactions in Indonesia.
- Unitas Capital in the majority investment in Babela’s Group in China.
- Warburg Pincus in its investments in China Advanced Gas Resources and China Biologic Products.
- Quadrangle Capital Partners in its US$300 million consortium investment in India-based Tower Vision.
- Tencent in its strategic partnerships with and investments in NYSE-listed 58.com and Nasdaq-listed JD.com.
- True Corporation on the sale of its telecommunication assets in connection with its US$1.8 billion spinoff IPO.
- Baidu’s investment in Qiyi and various other transactions.
- Kerry Mining in its US$950 million auction and sale of a coal mine in Mongolia.
- Uber’s strategic partnership with Baidu in China.
- Alliance Tire on its Section 363 bankruptcy acquisition of the U.S. assets of GPX International Tire.
- Polo Ralph Lauren in the assumption of control over its Southeast Asian retail and distribution businesses from its licensee, Dickson Concepts.
- China Renaissance, UBS and other financial advisers in the going-private acquisitions of Perfect World, Charm Communications, Pactera, China Nuokang, Simcere and in various other transactions.
- In his pro bono practice, Steve has represented various asylum and torture protection claimants in Hong Kong and the U.S.
- Co-author, “What China’s IPO Crisis Means for PE Investors,” China Law & Practice (May/June 2013)
- “The Posthumous Bronze Casts of Julio González: An Empirical Survey of Museum Labelling,” Art Antiquity & Law (December, 2008)