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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

  • Best IPO: China Cinda Asset Management Company US$2.5 billion IPO - Triple A

  • Best syndicated loan: Alibaba Group US$8 billion term facilities - Triple A

  • Highly commended Best cross-border M&A: Shuanghui US$7.1 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods - Triple A

  • Best LBO / Best privatization: Focus Media Holdings US$1.725 billion take-private financing - Triple A

  • Best China Deal: Shuanghui US$7.1 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods - Triple A

  • Best M&A House in China - Triple A

  • Best ADR: 58.com US$215 million IPO - Triple A

  • Best Syndicated Loan: Alibaba Group $8bn – Asiamoney

  • Focus Media's $1.73 billion leveraged buyout financing - Best Leveraged Loan – FinanceAsia

  • Morgan Stanley is named Best M&A House - FinanceAsia

  • China Private Equity Professional of the Year - Homer Sun - Asian Venture Capital Journal

  • Best M&A Deal: Shuanghui's US$7.1bn acquisition of Smithfield Foods – Asiamoney

  • Shuanghui/Smithfield - Best China Deal and Best Cross Border M&A Deal - FinanceAsia

  • Alibaba's $8 billion loan - Best Loan – FinanceAsia

  • Best China Deal - Alibaba Group's privatization of Alibaba.com, acquisition of shares held by Yahoo and related financing - FinanceAsia

  • Best Cross-border M&A Deal - Sany Heavy Industry and Citic PE Advisors' €500MM purchase of Putzmeister - FinanceAsia

  • Best Equity House in Asia - Euromoney

  • PE Deal of the Year – Tianhe Chemicals - Asian Venture Capital Journal

  • Best Mid-Cap Equity House - The Asset

  • Best ADR - YY Inc US$94.2MM IPO - The Asset

  • Best Quasi-Soverign Bond - Amber Circle Funding US$1.5bn five-year and ten-year bonds - The Asset

  • Best Domestic M&A - Youku and Tudou US$4.2bn merger - The Asset

  • Best Privatization/Most Innovative Deal - Alibaba Group's privatization of Alibaba.com, acquisition of shares held by Yahoo and related financing - The Asset

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

  • Best Investment Bank in Asia - The Asset

  • Best Foreign Investment Bank in China - The Asset

  • Best M&A House in China - The Asset

  • Best M&A House - FinanceAsia

  • Best FIG House - FinanceAsia

  • Best China Deal: Home Inns & Hotels' US$470MM acquisition of Motel 168 - FinanceAsia

  • Financial Advisor of the Year - Financial Times and mergermarket

  • Best Investment Bank in Asia – Euromoney

  • The Asian Banker Achievement Award for Corporate and Investment Banking - The Asian Banker

  • Best M&A House - FinanceAsia

  • Best GIG House - FinanceAsia

  • Best Mid-Cap House - FinanceAsia

  • Best Domestic M&A Deal - Guangzhou Auto's US$4 billion privatization of Denway and relisting - FinanceAsia

  • Best China Deal – Agricultural Bank of China’s US$22.1 billion A + H IPO - The Asset

  • Best FIG House - The Asset

  • Best Investment Bank - Asiamoney

  • Best Equity Arranger - Asiamoney

  • Best M&A Adviser - Asiamoney

  • Best Equity Offering - US$1.2 billion sell-down in Ping An Insurance by Newbridge - Asiamoney

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

  • Best M&A House in Asia – Euromoney

  • Best M&A House in China – Euromoney

  • Best Equity House in China – Euromoney

  • Best China Deal – Agricultural Bank of China's US$22.1 billion IPO – Finance Asia

  • Best Secondary Offering – US$1.2 billion sell-down in Ping An Insurance by Newbridge – Finance Asia

  • Best Domestic M&A Deal – Guangzhou Auto's US$4 billion privatization of Denway and relisting

  • Best China Equity House – The Asset

  • Best China Deal – Agricultural Bank of China's US$22.1 billion A + H IPO – The Asset, IFR Asia

  • Best Domestic M&A and Best Privatization Deal – Guangzhou Automotive Group US$3.2 billion privatization of Denway Motors and H-share IPO – The Asset

  • Best High-yield Bond – Shimao property Holdings US$500 million 9.65% 7-year non-call 4 bond offering – The Asset

Contact Us

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    Shanghai Representative Office
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    People's Republic of China

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