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Weil Recognized for Private Equity Deal of the Year at 2024 IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards

Weil has been recognized for its work on the $3.16 billion take-private of Chindata Group Holdings Limited (Chindata Group) by Bain Capital, which has been named “Private Equity Deal of the Year” at the 2024 IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards. The 25th anniversary awards celebrate outstanding accomplishments in “legal innovation in cross-border transactions” in the region.

Weil represented Citigroup Global Markets Asia as Financial Advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Chindata Group in connection with the $3.16 billion take-private acquisition of U.S.-listed Chindata Group by Bain Capital. Chindata Group is a leading carrier-neutral hyperscale data center solution provider in Asia-Pacific emerging markets including China, India and Southeast Asia. This complex transaction “offers a model for private equity-backed LBOs in Asia,” according to the judges.

The Weil team involved in the award-winning transaction was led by Hong Kong partner Chris Welty, and included Max Chu and Qi Zhang in Hong Kong and Adé Heyliger in Washington D. C.

International Financial Law Review recognizes top firms and transactions in the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards based on a rigorous research process that involves reviewing of submissions, client endorsements and interviews with attorneys industrywide.