2020年11月9日,新东方教育集团在香港联交所二次上市,募集资金超过100亿港元(约合13.1亿美元)。天元律师事务所、康德明律师事务所、美国世达律师事务所为新东方提供法律意见;嘉源律师事务所、史密夫斐尔律师事务所则担任承销商律师。

新东方教育集团是国内民办教育的龙头企业,业务范围覆盖k12课后辅导,海外及国内考试备考,成人语言培训,学前及中小学教育,教材研发及分销、在线教育以及其他服务。新东方教育集团于2006年登陆美国纽交所,是中国大陆第一家在美国上市的教育机构。此次港股二次上市使其成为第一家和目前唯一一家同时在美国和香港证券市场上市的中国教育公司。

天元团队牵头合伙人为吴冠雄,张剡,李晗;康德明团队则由合伙人楼慧妮牵头领导。

嘉源团队牵头合伙人为颜羽、张汶、马运弢、孙笛;史密夫斐尔团队则由合伙人艾迈修(Matt Emsley)和王重牵头领导。

Skadden, HSF lead on Chinese education group’s $1.31 bln HK secondary listing

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Tian Yuan Law Firm and Conyers have advised China’s New Oriental Education & Technology on its HK$10.13 billion ($1.31 billion) secondary offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Herbert Smith Freehills and Jia Yuan Law Offices counselling the joint sponsors and underwriters.

Established in 1993, New Oriental provides private educational services in China. The company debuted on the New York Stock Exchange in 2006 as the first overseas-listed Chinese education company.

The listing is the latest in the recent burst of secondary listings in Hong Kong. It follows in the footsteps of companies like Yum China Holdings, Zai Lab, ZTO Express and Huazhu Group.

The Tian Yuan team was led by partners Wu Guanxiong, Zhang Yan and Li Han. Partner Wynne Lau led the Conyers team.

The Jia Yuan team was led by partners Yan Yu, Zhang Wen, Ma Yuntao and Sun Di. The Herbert Smith Freehills team was led by partners Matt Emsley and Zhong Wang.

To contact the editorial team, please email ALBEditor@thomsonreuters.com.