10 Dec 2020
Clairfield continues to enhance its China and southeast Asian capabilities. With the recruitment of Xuemin Jia as head of the China Desk, Clairfield has confirmed its commitment to service clients regarding China in- and outbound M&A transactions.
Ms Jia will be based in Frankfurt and acts as central coordinator and head of the Clairfield China Desk, our proprietary resource for accessing Chinese companies and local Chinese experts and advisors. Originally from Shanghai, China, Ms. Jia has Msc degrees in electrical engineering (UK) and finance (Germany). Ms. Jia has worked in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Frankfurt with excellent knowledge of local markets and languages. Before joining Clairfield, Ms. Jia provided advisory services at an investment firm and collaborated with clients across Asia and Europe.
The China Desk works closely on Clairfield mandates of interest to China and liaises with the right entity in China to move a deal forward as each case requires. Our extensive network in China permits access to both government-backed and corporate parties. It offers in-depth transaction and language support as well as advice on market developments and government policies. The China Desk also uses its expertise to spearhead country research to the benefit of Clairfield clients.
The success of this approach is shown in Clairfield’s advisory on several high-profile China-related transactions. Of particular note is this year’s closing of the sale of Vossloh’s locomotive business to CRCC of China. Vossloh is a EUR 675 million market cap listed German engineering firm and CRCC is the largest rail group globally.
Together with our allied offices in Tokyo, and across Asia through our partnership with Yamada of Japan and InterFinancial in Australia, Clairfield continues to develop its footprint in this region in the service of our corporate, public and investor clients.