A multi-disciplinary Ogier team acted as Cayman Islands legal counsel to an investor consortium in the completed take-private of New Frontier Health Corporation, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
The company requested that trading of its shares and warrants on the NYSE be suspended as of the close of trading on 26 January 2022. The deregistration of the company's registered securities will become effective 90 days after the filing of the Form 25 or such shorter period as may be determined by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Ogier's deal team, based in its Hong Kong office, was led by partner Nathan Powell on corporate matters, with assistance from partners Michael Snape and Oliver Payne, partner David Nelson on debt finance matters, partner Kate Hodson on funds matters, and senior legal managers, Kendrick Cheung and Alan Wong.
The Ogier team worked alongside counsels Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP (acting as lead counsel to the consortium) and Kirkland & Ellis (acting as debt financing counsel to the lead investor of the consortium).
Global Head of Corporate Nathan Powell said: "We had a remarkable experience with the client and the professional teams in this complex transaction which involved our multi-disciplinary teams - namely, corporate, financing and funds as well as corporate administration. Privatisation remains to be one of our core strengths and areas of focus and we are delighted to have participated in this project."
New Frontier Health Corporation is the operator of United Family Healthcare (UFH), a leading private healthcare provider offering premium healthcare services in China through a network of private hospitals and affiliated ambulatory clinics.