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SJ Berwin and Slaughter and May have landed mandates on the listing of the Fidelity China Special Situations investment trust, the new launch from veteran fund manager Anthony Bolton.
Slaughters acted for Fidelity on the listing, which is expected to raise £630m. Longstanding adviser and corporate partner James Cripps led the team, which also featured corporate partner Robin Ogle. Partners Graham Airs and Tony Beare advised on tax aspects.
SJ Berwin acted for the sponsor Cenkos Security on the transaction, with financial markets partner Victoria Younghusband leading. Asian managing partner Daniel Liew advised on Hong Kong law.
The fund prospectus was published last week, with the offer period due to close on 5 April. Shares will begin trading in April.
Bolton himself is expected to take up £2.5m of the issue.