Peng Yu


  • LLM, Columbia University School of Law, James Kent Scholar
  • LLM, with Honors, University of International Business and Economics
  • LLB, with Honors, University of International Business and Economics


  • Hong Kong, Solicitor, 2015
  • New York, 2008
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific (2019) 
  • IFLR1000: Rising Star (2017-2019)
  • China Law & Practice Awards: TMT Lawyer of the Year (2018)

Peng Yu


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Peng Yu is a partner in Ropes & Gray's private equity transaction group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions for private equity and corporate clients.

Peng regularly represents clients in buyout, take-private, PIPE, growth capital investment, divesture and joint venture transactions. His work includes advising leading global and regional private equity firms and corporate clients in their cross-border transactions, spanning a broad range of sectors including technology, education, health care/life sciences, consumer, infrastructure and real estate.

Select Recent Matters

  • Alibaba in US$1.38 billion PIPE investment in ZTO Express, US$1.4 billion take-private of iKang Healthcare, joint venture with Marriott, strategic partnership with Richemont and joint venture with YOOX Net-A-Porter Group
  • Bain Capital in acquisition of World Wide Packaging, acquisition of a China-based packaging business, and sale of Gymboree Play & Music business
  • Baring Private Equity Asia in acquisition, alongside Bright Food Group, and subsequent US$1.8 billion disposal, of UK-based Weetabix Food Company
  • Blackstone in US$625 million take-private transaction of Pactera Technology International Ltd.
  • China Resources Capital in investments in health care and infrastructure sectors
  • GF Capital and six other investors in investment in e-Shang Redwood
  • Macquarie Greater China Infrastructure Fund in investment in JinkoSolar Power
  • MBK Partners in acquisition of Apex Logistics
  • TPG in joint venture with China Lodging Group, take-private of ShangPharma, and various investments in China-based businesses in consumer, education and fintech sectors
  • Yonghe Investments in transactions in consumer businesses

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