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Overview

In 1993, Morgan Stanley became one of the first global investment banks to establish a presence in China. Since that time, the Firm's strategy has been to build a leading, fully integrated financial services firm in China.

With offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, and a regional office in Hong Kong, the Firm provides a wide range of services to domestic and international clients including financing, restructuring, M&A advisory, research, fixed income and foreign exchange. Morgan Stanley's global and regional private equity and real estate funds are also active in China.

Some of the firm's milestones in China include:

  • In 1995, Morgan Stanley together with China Construction Bank, founded China International Capital Corp.(CICC), the first securities joint venture in China.
  • In 2006, Morgan Stanley became the first foreign bank to own a wholly-owned commercial banking license in China, now called Morgan Stanley Bank International (China).
  • In 2008, the Firm announced the formation of a trust joint venture,Hangzhou Industrial and Commercial Trust. In the same year, it partnered with Huaxin Securities to form a fund management company, Morgan Stanley Huaxin Fund Management Company.
  • In May 2011, Morgan Stanley established a RMB private equity investment management firm in Hangzhou.
  • In June 2011, Morgan Stanley partnered with Huaxin Securities to launch Morgan Stanley Huaxin Securities.
  • The Firm was also one of the first international investment banks to receive government approval to invest on behalf of foreign clients in China through the PRC's Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) Program.

Morgan Stanley's highly regarded Asia and China economists and strategists provide insights on the domestic economy and markets, offering clients local, regional and global perspectives.

Awards

FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2015

  • Best Investment Bank: Morgan Stanley
  • Best M&A Deal: China National Chemical Corporation’s $8.98 billion acquisition of Pirelli
  • Best Green Bond: Agricultural Bank of China's $1 billion green bond


IFR Asia Awards 2015

  • Best Regional Equity House: Morgan Stanley
  • Best China Equity House: Morgan Stanley
  • Best Investment Grade Bond: Alibaba’s US$8bn six-tranche senior notes


Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2015

  • Best Investment Bank in Asia: Morgan Stanley
  • Best Equity House in China: Morgan Stanley


AsianInvestor Asset Management Awards 2015

  • China A-Shares Equity: Morgan Stanley


Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2014

  • Best M&A House in Asia: Morgan Stanley
  • Best M&A House in China: Morgan Stanley


FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2014

  • Deal of the Year: Alibaba’s $25 billion IPO
  • Best Equity Deal: Alibaba’s $25 billion IPO
  • Best IPO: Alibaba’s $25 billion IPO
  • Best Secondary Offering: China Oilfield Services’ $759 million private placement


GlobalCapital Asia/Asiamoney Regional Capital Markets Awards 2014

  • Best IPO: Alibaba Group Holding $25bn IPO
  • Best Investment Grade Syndicated Loan: Xiaomi HK: $1.0bn
  • Best Financial Bond: Bank of China’s $6.5bn 6.75% additional tier one perpetual preferred shares


GlobalCapital Asia/Asiamoney Country Deals of the Year 2014

  • China: Alibaba Group Holding's $25bn IPO


IFR Asia Awards 2014

  • Domestic Bond: Bank of China’s RMB 40bn AT1 preference share
  • Equity Issue: Alibaba Group’s US$25bn IPO


The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2014

  • Best China Deal: Alibaba US$25 billion IPO


The Asset Triple A Regional House and Deal Awards 2014

  • Best Equity House: Morgan Stanley
  • Best IPO/Best Equity/Best ADR: Alibaba US$25 billion IPO
  • Best Follow-on Offering: Ping An Insurance US$4.75 billion share sale
  • Best Bank Capital Bond: Bank of China US$6.5 billion additional tier 1 offshore preference shares


FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2013

  • Best M&A House: Morgan Stanley


The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2013

  • Best M&A House in China: Morgan Stanley
  • Best China Deal: Shuanghui US$7.1 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods


The Asset Triple A Regional House and Deal Awards 2013

  • Best IPO: China Cinda Asset Management Company US$2.5 billion IPO
  • Best Syndicated Loan: Alibaba Group US$8 billion term facilities
  • Highly commended Best cross-border M&A: Shuanghui US$7.1 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods
  • Best LBO / Best privatization: Focus Media Holdings US$1.725 billion take-private financing
  • Best ADR: 58.com US$215 million IPO


Asiamoney Awards 2013

  • Best Syndicated Loan: Alibaba Group Holding’s US$8 billion three-tranche loan
  • Best M&A Deal: Shuanghui's US$7.1bn acquisition of Smithfield Foods
  • Best China Deal: Alibaba Group Holding's US$8 billion three-tranche loan


FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2013

  • Best M&A House: Morgan Stanley
  • Best Leveraged Loan: Focus Media's $1.73 billion leveraged buyout financing
  • Best China Deal: Shuanghui's US$7.1bn acquisition of Smithfield Foods
  • Best Cross Border M&A Deal: Shuanghui's US$7.1bn acquisition of Smithfield Foods
  • Best Loan: Alibaba Group $8bn


FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2012

  • Best China Deal: Alibaba Group's privatization of Alibaba.com, acquisition of shares held by Yahoo and related financing
  • Best Cross-border M&A Deal: Sany Heavy Industry and Citic PE Advisors' €500MM purchase of Putzmeister


Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2012

  • Best Equity House in Asia: Morgan Stanley


Asian Venture Capital Journal Asia Awards 2012

  • PE Deal of the Year: Tianhe Chemicals


The Asset Triple A Regional Awards 2012

  • Best Mid-Cap Equity House: Morgan Stanley
  • Best ADR: YY Inc US$94.2MM IPO
  • Best Quasi-Sovereign Bond: Amber Circle Funding US$1.5bn five-year and ten-year bonds
  • Best Domestic M&A: Youku and Tudou US$4.2bn merger
  • Best Privatization/Most Innovative Deal: Alibaba Group's privatization of Alibaba.com, acquisition of shares held by Yahoo and related financing


Asiamoney Regional Awards 2012

  • Best China Deal: Alibaba Group Holding US$3bn senior loan facilities


The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2011

  • Best Foreign Investment Bank in China: Morgan Stanley
  • Best M&A House in China: Morgan Stanley


The Asset Triple A Regional House and Deal Awards 2011

  • Best Investment Bank in Asia: Morgan Stanley


FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2011

  • Best M&A House: Morgan Stanley
  • Best FIG House: Morgan Stanley
  • Best China Deal: Home Inns & Hotels' US$470MM acquisition of Motel 168


Financial Times and Mergermarket Asia Pacific M&A Awards 2011

  • Financial Advisor of the Year


Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2011

  • Best Investment Bank in Asia: Morgan Stanley


The Asian Banker Achievement Award 2010

  • The Asian Banker Achievement Award for Corporate and Investment Banking


FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2010

  • Best M&A House: Morgan Stanley
  • Best GIG House: Morgan Stanley
  • Best Mid-Cap House: Morgan Stanley
  • Best China Deal: Agricultural Bank of China’s US$22.1 billion A + H IPO
  • Best Secondary Offering: US$1.2 billion sell-down in Ping An Insurance by Newbridge
  • Best Domestic M&A Deal: Guangzhou Auto's US$4 billion privatization of Denway and relisting


The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2010

  • Best China Deal: Agricultural Bank of China’s US$22.1 billion A + H IPO
  • Best China Equity House: Morgan Stanley


The Asset Triple A House & Deals Awards 2010

  • Best Domestic M&A and Best Privatization Deal: Guangzhou Automotive Group US$3.2 billion privatization of Denway Motors and H-share IPO
  • Best High-yield Bond: Shimao property Holdings US$500 million 9.65% 7-year non-call 4 bond offering


Asiamoney Regional Deals and House Award 2010

  • Best Investment Bank: Morgan Stanley
  • Best Equity Arranger: Morgan Stanley
  • Best M&A Adviser: Morgan Stanley
  • Best Equity Offering: US$1.2 billion sell-down in Ping An Insurance by Newbridge


IFR Asia Regional Deals and House Award 2010

  • Best Equity Deal: Agricultural Bank of China's US$22.1 billion A + H IPO


Euromoney Awards For Excellence 2010

  • Best M&A House in Asia: Morgan Stanley
  • Best M&A House in China: Morgan Stanley
  • Best Equity House in China: Morgan Stanley

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