George H. Wang


George H. Wang

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George H. Wang is a corporate transactions attorney who focuses his practice on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, investments and broad-scope business transactions on behalf of clients in North America, Asia and Europe. He has represented domestic and multinational clients on numerous domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition, private equity, venture capital and related transactions.

George has led several large cross-border private equity and merger and acquisition transactions, including a transaction which was awarded 2013 Domestic Deal of the Year by LatinFinance.

George has represented strategics, private equity funds, their portfolio companies and family offices in acquiring North American, Asian and European targets, completing serial acquisitions, multi-continent M&A transactions, acquisitions of United States public companies and “going private” transactions and joint ventures.

George was recently named Cornell Asian Alumni Association Honoree of the Year by his alma mater, Cornell University and The Cornell Law School. For more than a decade, George served as an Educational Counselor to the Admissions Committee of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the immediate past Board Chair of the Asian American Federation, the leading pan-Asian advocacy organization in the New York metropolitan area working to advance the civic voice of Asian Americans.

Prior to joining Barton, George was a partner in the New York office of the international firm Haynes and Boone, LLP.

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Business Transactions
  • Represented Mexican Banking Group in $1.83 Billion Acquisition
    • Represented a Mexican banking group in its USD 1.83 billion acquisition of a Mexican pension group from a European-based financial services group to create Mexico’s largest pension plan. The transaction was awarded the 2013 Domestic M&A Deal of the Year by LatinFinance.
  • Represented French Nutraceutical Company in Various M&As
    • Represented a French nutraceutical company in its acquisition of a publicly-traded Spanish competitor, its acquisition of a privately-held U.S.-based nutraceutical company, and in a tender offer and merger of a U.S. publicly-listed nutraceutical company.
  • Represented Company in $100 Million Divestiture
    • Represented an AMEX-listed pharmaceutical distribution company in its divestiture of more than $100 million to a publicly-traded German consumer products conglomerate.
  • Represented French Company in Merger with Canadian Manufacturer
    • Represented a French publicly-traded company in its merger with a Canadian-based NASDAQ-listed company that manufactures and distributes “smart cards” for use in consumer financial transactions. The transaction was structured as a statutory merger for United States and other non-Canadian stockholders and as an exchange offer for Canadian stockholders.
  • Represented South Asian Family Office in Acquisition of Controlling Interest
    • Represented a South Asian family office in the acquisition of a controlling interest in a Danish-based telecom operating a WiMax-based cellular telephone system. Also represented the client in both the restructuring of the Danish telecom investment and the renegotiation of senior and mezzanine loan facilities.
  • Represented South Korean Conglomerate in $288 Million Acquisition Bid
    • Represented a South Korean conglomerate in its $288 million bid for the acquisition of a U.S.-based developer’s interest in various utility-scale solar farm projects in the southwestern United States. Among these were approximately 3,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable projects including 1,500 MW of projects in advanced development.
  • Represented Manufacturer in Acquisition of Renewable Energy Assets
    • Represented a Korean manufacturer of polysiliconate products in its acquisition of U.S. renewable energy assets.
  • Represented Investor in Auction Sale of Helicopter Manufacturing Co.
    • Represented a Swiss investor in an auction sale of a helicopter manufacturing and distribution company to Chinese buyers.
  • Represented Investment Group in Business Acquisition
    • Represented a Middle Eastern investment group in the acquisition of a logistics business.
  • Aided Creation of Joint Venture to Source Energy Projects in China
    • Represented a Singaporean family office in the creation of a joint venture to source large energy projects in China.
  • Advised on Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceeding
    • Advised the U.S. subsidiary of a French food processing company on a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of a natural food ingredients business and on the subsequent acquisition of the assets of a competitor in that business.
  • Represented Manufacturer in Cross-Licensing Joint Venture
    • Represented a British chip manufacturer in a cross-licensing joint venture with a major U.S. chip manufacturer for development of state-of-the-art chipsets for use in the telecommunications industry.
  • Secured Licensing Agreements for French Couture House
    • Secured licensing agreements for a leading French couture house for the domestic licensing of its globally-known trademarks for women’s, men’s, and children’s ready-to-wear clothing and fashion accessories.
  • Provided Counsel Regarding Rule 144A Debt Financing
    • Represented a NASDAQ-listed U.S.-based company engaged in international coal mining activities regarding Rule 144A debt financing and SEC compliance matters.
  • Represented Manufacturer in Grant of Distribution Rights
    • Represented an Asian manufacturer of specialty steel products in the grant of distribution rights to a U.S. distribution group.
  • Represented Private Equity Firm in Acquisitions in 18 Countries
    • Represented a European-based private equity firm in numerous acquisitions, including a stock acquisition to acquire the global operations of a fabric testing and inspection business for an excess of $100 million. The target companies operated in over 18 countries throughout Asia, South America, Europe, and North America, and the transaction was structured as separate stock acquisitions in each of the target countries.
Financial Services, Investment Funds and Securities Regulations
  • Represented Private Equity Firm in First PIPE Investment
    • Represented a New York-based private equity firm in its first private investment in public equity (“PIPE”) investment in a China-based NASDAQ-listed company engaged in the manufacture and distribution of pharmaceuticals for the domestic Chinese market.
  • Counseled Energy Developer Regarding Minority Interests in Natural Gas Pipeline
    • Represented an independent Mexican energy developer regarding the 20% minority interests in an equity and debt financed $750 million natural gas pipeline infrastructure project. Also negotiated joint venture arrangements in which a Swiss private equity fund acquired the majority interest of a New York private equity fund.
  • Provided Series A and B Convertible Preferred Stock Financings
    • Provided Series A and B Convertible Preferred Stock financings for venture funds as well as target companies engaged in online procurement, telecommunications software integration, medical instrumentation, and other businesses.
  • Assisted Petroleum Company in Financing, Global Tax Structuring
    • Represented a Canadian petroleum company and global exploration and production group, in oil and gas exploration and production activities, as well as financing and global tax structuring.
  • Represented Global Commodities Trader in Anchor Investment
    • Represented a Singapore-based global commodities trader in its anchor investment in a United States energy mezzanine credit opportunities fund sponsored by a U.S.-based private equity firm.
  • Represented Family Office in Later Stage Venture Capital Investments
    • Represented a South Asian family office in various later stage venture capital investments in a Shanghai-based video streaming and media group, internet payment processing company, and U.S.-based drug development company based upon investigation of traditional Chinese medicine protocols.
  • Provided Bridge Financing for Angel Investor
    • Provided bridge financing for an angel investor investing in the combination of a South Korean manufacturer of integrated CDMA/GSM/3G cellular phones and personal data address book organizers and a California-based distributor of cellular products.
  • Provided Equity Financing for Investment in Chinese Joint Venture
    • Provided equity financing for a U.S. investor in a mainland Chinese joint venture established to commercialize cosmetics in the domestic Chinese market.
  • Managed Investments of Private Equity Firm Portfolio Companies
    • Managed various power plant investments in the United States for the portfolio companies of a leading Texas-based private equity firm focused on power generation assets.
  • Aided in Formation of Cayman Islands-Based Private Equity Fund
    • Handled the formation of a Cayman Islands-based private equity fund and feeder fund along with the concurrent acquisition of a Canadian oil-services equipment provider.
  • Provided Bridge and Series A Financing for Angel Investor
    • Provided bridge financing and subsequent Series A financing on behalf of an angel investor investing in a limited liability company engaged in distribution of optical products.
  • Aided in Formation of Parallel Domestic and Offshore Funds
    • Handled the formation of parallel domestic and offshore venture capital funds to invest in early stage digital media companies.