TPG in Equity Investment in Leading Chinese Investment Banking and Securities Firm CICC
December 28, 2010
Cleary Gottlieb represented TPG in its equity investment in China International Capital Corporation, a leading domestic investment banking and securities firm in China. The transaction, which closed December 23, represents the first foreign private equity investment in a Chinese securities firm. CICC was founded in 1995 as China's first joint venture investment bank. TPG purchased its equity stake from Morgan Stanley, one of the founding CICC shareholders, in connection with the sale by Morgan Stanley of its entire 34.3% equity stake in CICC to TPG, KKR, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd and The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Limited.