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Hong Kong – Herbert Smith advises China Outfitters Holdings Limited on HK$1.13bn IPO.

 

12 December, 2011

 

International law firm Herbert Smith has recently advised China Outfitters Holdings Limited (“China Outfitters”; HK Stock Code: 1146) on the HK$1.13 billion (US$145 million) listing of its shares on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Rule 144A/Regulation S global offering. The IPO was completed on 9 December 2011.

 

China Outfitters is a fast-growing, menswear-focused apparel design, manufacturing, marketing and sales company in the PRC. The company has an extensive sales network comprising self and third-party-operated retail points located in 244 cities across 31 provinces in the PRC.

 

China Outfitters intends to use the IPO proceeds for, amongst others, licensing or acquisition of additional recognised international brands, establishing joint ventures and expansion and enhancement of their existing logistics systems.

 

The Herbert Smith Hong Kong team was led by corporate partners Tommy Tong and Jason Sung, who were assisted by associates Bosco Yiu, Gigi Wong, Elisa Leung and Jessica Yiu. The US securities team was led by corporate partners Kevin Roy and Melody Chen and associates Jin Kong and Cassie Zhang.

 

Commerce & Finance Law Offices was the legal adviser to China Outfitters on PRC law; Walkers as to the Cayman Islands law and BVI law. Hogan Lovells advised the underwriters on Hong Kong and US law; and Jingtian & Gongcheng Attorneys at Law on PRC law. 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Nicola Ogilvie, Herbert Smith

nicola.ogilvie@herbertsmith.com

 

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