Hogan Lovells advises UBS and Standard Chartered Bank for dairy acquisition

Hogan Lovells has advised UBS AG as lead financial adviser and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited as joint financial adviser to China
Mengniu Dairy Company on its voluntary general offer for Hong Kong-listed Yashili International Holdings a pediatric milk formula producer and retailer in China.

The cash and share offer values Yashili at HK$12.64bn (US$1.63bn). The offer is for all outstanding shares in Yashili not already owned by Mengniu.

The Hogan Lovells corporate team was led by Jamie Barr and supported by consultant Charles Butcher and trainee lawyer Vanessa Fullerton. Banking partner Gary Hamp advised on the banking elements of the transaction.