Ropes & Gray Advises Consortium of Chinese Investors in Pre-IPO Investment in e-Shang Redwood Limited
Ropes & Gray advised a consortium of seven Chinese investors in its US$300 million investment in e-Shang Redwood Limited, a specialized pan-Asian logistics real estate investment firm (ESR). The consortium includes GF Investments, Huarong International, Huarong Rongde, SPDB International, China Everbright, Everbright Securities and CMBC International.
ESR was formed by a merger between the Singapore-based logistics fund manager, Redwood Group Asia, and the Shanghai-based developer and operator of warehouses, e-Shang, to create one of the largest logistics real estate platforms in Asia. ESR focuses on development, leasing and asset management of logistics real estate in China, Japan and South Korea, with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.
The Ropes & Gray team was led by special situations partner Daniel Anderson and private equity partner Peng Yu and included private equity associates Steven Sha and Boxin Wang (both of Hong Kong).