Jackie Joohee Kahng
Jackie Kahng is a finance partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office.
Jackie focuses her practice on cross-border leveraged finance transactions, including acquisition finance and real estate finance and has extensive deal experience in multiple jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region. She regularly advises private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies as well as other corporate borrowers on a wide-range of financing structures, including senior and subordinated credit facilities, asset-based facilities, high-yield bonds and mezzanine financings.
Prior to joining the firm, Jackie worked in New York and Hong Kong for a leading international law firm in banking and credit practices.
- Advised KKR in connection with the financing related to its acquisition of J.B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in India.
- Advised KKR in connection with the financing related to its acquisition of two medical waste management companies in South Korea.
- Advised Bain Capital Credit in connection with the financing related to its US$320 million investment in Schwan’s Company, an indirect subsidiary of CJ Foods America Corp.
- Advised TPG Capital in connection with various transactions, including the financing obtained by its joint venture with China Lodging Group.
- Advised KKR in connection with the financing related to its investment, together with IGIS Asset Management and the National Pension Service of Korea, of a mixed-use real estate project in the Gangnam Business District in Seoul, South Korea.
- Advised IGIS Asset Management in connection with the financing related to the acquisition by KKR, together with IGIS Asset Management and SK D&D, of Namsan Square located in the central business district of Seoul, South Korea.
Notable transactions in which Jackie has been involved prior to joining the firm include:
- Advised KKR in connection with the financing related to its investment in a new joint venture holding company with LS Group in South Korea.
- Advised KKR in connection with the financing of its S$1.4 billion leveraged buyout of Goodpack Limited in Singapore.
- Advised KKR and Affinity Equity Partners in their US$5.8 billion sale of Oriental Brewery in South Korea to Anheuser-Busch InBev.
- Advised KKR in connection with the financing relating to its acquisition of a controlling stake in Alliance Tire Group in India.
- Advised affiliates of an international private equity fund in connection with the financings for numerous investments in commercial, retail and residential real estate in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and South Korea.
- Advised China National Chemical Corporation in connection with the financing of its US$43.0 billion takeover of Syngenta AG in Switzerland.
- Advised MMI Holdings Limited in connection with refinancing of its term loan facilities and creation of a super-senior revolving facility.
- Co-author, Hong Kong chapter for “Acquisition Finance 2019,” Lexology Getting the Deal Through (May 15, 2019)
- JD, University of Michigan Law School, 2007
- BS, summa cum laude, Seoul National University, 2002
Admissions / Qualifications
- Hong Kong, Solicitor, 2015
- New York, 2008
- IFLR: Asia Future Leaders (2021)
- Chambers Asia-Pacific: Leading Lawyer in Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, China (2021)
- Chambers Global: Leading Lawyer in Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, China (2021)
- IFLR1000: Rising Star (2021)