O’Melveny Worldwide

Ke Zhu is a seasoned corporate transactional lawyer who specializes in Hong Kong IPOs, large-scale cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and private equity investments. He has represented a number of PRC and international companies in connection with Hong Kong public offerings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Ke is well versed in highly complex and critical corporate transactions and works tenaciously to achieve successful results on behalf of his clients. He is responsive, highly skilled, and dedicated to the sustainability and success of his clients.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Ke worked in the Hong Kong office of another international law firm.

Offshore Public Offerings

  • Folangsi Co., Ltd (2499.HK) in its HK$155 million (approximately US$20.15 million) IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Beijing UBOX Online Technology Corp. (2429.HK) in its approximately US$30 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, marking the first Hong Kong listing of a company in the unmanned retail industry
  • Tiantu Capital (1973.HK) in its approximately US$144 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, marking the first-ever listing of a PRC VC firm in Hong Kong
  • Adlai Nortye Ltd. (NASDAQ: ANL) in its approximately US$100 million IPO on the Nasdaq
  • CICC, CCB, CMB, CMS and 18 other underwriters in approximately US$150 million IPO of Beijing Fourth Paradigm Technology Co., Ltd. (6682.HK) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Beijing Luzhu Biotechnology Co., Ltd. in its US$43 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Beauty Farm Medical and Health Industry Inc. in its approximately US$100 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Cryofocus Medtech (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in its IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Sipai Health Technology Co., Ltd. in its IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • 3D Medicines Inc. in its US$52 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Gaush Meditech Ltd. in its US$86 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Jenscare Scientific Co., Ltd. in its IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • ABCI Captial Limited, CICC Hong Kong Securities Limited and other underwriters in the H-share IPO of Lushang Life Services Co., Ltd (2376.HK) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Rainmed Medical Limited in its IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Shanghai Bio-heart Biological Technology Co., Ltd. in its US$65.3 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Yonghe Medical Group Co., Ltd. in its US$206 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Gushengtang Holdings Limited in its US$104 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acotec Scientific Holdings Limited in its US$210 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. and CICC and other underwriters in the US$145 million IPO and listing of Shanghai HeartCare Medical Technology Corporation Limited on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Keymed Biosciences Inc. in its US$398 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Fortune Financial Capital as sole sponsor, Fortune Securities, CICC as joint global coordinators and other underwriters in the US$56.8 million primary listing of Zero2IPO Holdings Inc. on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • JACOBIO Pharmaceuticals Group Co., Ltd. in its US$174 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • J.P. Morgan, BofA Securities, CICC and Haitong International as joint sponsors and other underwriters in the approximately US$1.67 billion secondary listing of GDS Holdings Limited on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Simcere Pharmaceutical Group Limited in its US$461 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Honliv Healthcare Management Group Company Limited in its US$41.3 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Hygeia Healthcare Holdings Co., Limited in its US$286 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Yeahka Limited in its US$212 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Peijia Medical Limited in its US$343 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Akeso Biopharma in its US$383 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Guotai Junan Capital as sole sponsor and Guotai Junan Securities (Hong Kong) as main underwriter, and other underwriters in the US$65 million IPO and listing of Zhongguancun Science-Tech Leasing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • First Shanghai Capital as sole sponsor and First Shanghai Securities as sole global coordinator, and other underwriters in the US$71 Million IPO and listing of Chen Lin Education Group on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Shanghai Kindly Medical Instrument Co., Ltd., in its US$106 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Pharmaron in its approximately US$588 million dual primary listing and H share offering in Hong Kong
  • Aesthetic Medical International Holdings in its US$34.5 million IPO on the Nasdaq
  • China Securities (International) Corporate Finance Company Limited, as the sole sponsor and lead underwriter, in the US$40 million IPO of mobile game publisher Digital Hollywood Interactive Limited (2022.HK) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Viva Biotech (1873.HK) in its HK$1,521.5 million (approximately US$194 million) IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Bank of Qingdao (03866.HK) in its US$531 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Holly Futures Co., Ltd., a leading China-based futures company, in its US$63 million IPO of H-shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • UBS as sole global coordinators, bookrunner, lead manager and sponsor in the US$106 million IPO of China Huirong Financial Holdings Ltd. on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Morgan Stanley and CCBI as joint sponsors and joint global coordinators in the US$250 million IPO of Harmonicare Medical Holdings Limited on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Chanjet Information Technology Company Limited in the US$116 million IPO of its H-shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. This was the first spin-off listing of an A-share listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • China Vanke Co., Ltd. in the conversion of US$2.1 billion B-shares into H-shares and the listing of the H-shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of introduction
  • Guosen Securities (HK) Capital Company Limited as sole sponsor in the conversion of Livzon Pharmaceutical Group Inc.’s US$548 million B-shares into H-shares and listing of the H-shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of introduction
  • China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd. in the conversion of US$1.8 billion B-shares into H-shares and listing of the H-shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of introduction. This was the first B-to-H listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • CITIC Securities, UBS, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch as joint global coordinators and other underwriters in the US$319 million IPO of the H-shares of Huadian Fuxin Energy Corporation on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Haitong Securities Co. Ltd. in the US$1.68 billion IPO of its H-shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, and Credit Suisse as joint global coordinators and other syndicate of banks in the US$12 billion global offering and dual listing of Glencore International in both London and Hong Kong
  • CICC and Morgan Stanley as joint sponsors in the listing of Guangzhou Auto by way of introduction through privatization of a HK-listed auto company on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Microport Scientific Corporation in its US$200 million IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange 

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Acotec Scientific in its approximately US$520 million voluntary partial offer by Boston Scientific
  • Viva Biotech in its US$387.3 million acquisition of Langhua Pharmaceutical and US$135.4 million share placement
  • Nat-Ace Pharmaceutical in its US$35 million acquisition of approximately 52.79% equity interest in the HK-listed Perception Digital Holdings Limited from its then controlling shareholders by way of an unconditional, mandatory cash offer to acquire all the issued shares and cancel all outstanding options
  • Geely Automobile in its acquisition of Volvo Group from Ford Group at US$1.8 billion
  • Newbridge Capital in its sale of approximately 16.67% equity interest in Shenzhen Development Bank to Ping An Insurance at US$1.68 billion
  • China International Marine Containers (CIMC), in connection with its wholly owned subsidiary CIMC Hong Kong, in its sale of 70% equity interest in CIMC-TianDa to Pteris Global Limited (Pteris). As consideration, Pteris would issue US$75 million new shares to CIMC Hong Kong for its reverse takeover and become a subsidiary of CIMC. This transaction was deemed a new listing of Pteris on the Singapore Exchange
  • Tenwow International in its pre-IPO investments in several rounds of bidding and accepting offers from various pre-IPO investors immediately before its US$203 million IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese

Admissions

Bar Admission

  • New York
  • Hong Kong

Education

  • Columbia University, LL.M.
  • University of Oxford Faculty of Law, LL.M.
  • Huazhong University Science & Technology, LL.B.

Professional Activities

Member

  • American Bar Association
  • Hong Kong Law Society