O’Melveny & Myers Represented Underwriters, Piper Jaffray & Co. and Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP in Underwritten Registered Direct Public Offering of Zhongpin Inc.October 26, 2009
BEIJING, CHINA -- October 26, 2009 – O’Melveny represented Piper Jaffray & Co. as sole book-running manager and Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP as co-manager in the US$60 million underwritten registered direct public offering of Zhongpin Inc. (“Zhongpin”, Nasdaq: HOGS). Zhongpin offered 4,600,000 shares of its common stock at US$13.25 per share in the offering, including full exercise by the underwriters of their greenshoe option.
The O’Melveny team was led by Shanghai partner Kurt Berney and Beijing partner David Roberts, including counsel Scott Graziano (NB), associates Annie Yan (BJ) and Joan Tong (BJ), and legal consultant Jerry Wei (BJ). Partner Barbara Stettner (DC) and associate Bjorn Hall (DC) advised on FINRA related matters. Partners Marty Dunn (DC) and Rob Plesnarski (DC) and counsel Eric Sibbitt (SF) also helped on unusual securities law issues relating to various structures contemplated for this offering.
Zhongpin is a meat and food processing company that specializes primarily in pork products in China. Its distribution network in China covers 20 provinces and Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Chongqing and includes more than 3,000 retail outlets.
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