作者：金杜律师事务所 King & Wood Mallesons
2017年3月6日，金杜律师事务所作为投资方之一的Coatue Management, L.L.C.的法律顾问，参与并促成OFO 共享单车（简称“OFO”）的D轮融资项目。此次D轮优先股权融资，由DST(Digital Sky Technology)领投，滴滴、中信产业基金、Atomico、新华联集团以及Coatue等多家国内外知名机构跟投，交易总额约为4.5亿美元。本项目是一项里程碑式的项目，凭借此轮融资，OFO在中国激烈竞争的共享单车行业创造了单次最高融资记录，同时也成为同行业估值最高的独角兽公司。
March 6, 2017, King & Wood Mallesons (“KWM”) advised Coatue Management, L.L.C. with respect to its investment in OFO’s series D financing. The series D round of preferred equity financing raised approximately US$450 million, with the largest investment from DST (Digital Sky Technology), followed by a number of renowned PRC and overseas institutions, including but not limited to Didi, CITIC Private Equity Funds, Atomico, Macro-link Group and Coatue. This financing is a landmark transaction because this marks the largest single round financing in China’s highly competitive bicycle-sharing industry and makes OFO the most valued bicycle-sharing company in China.
OFO is one of the world’s earliest venture backed bicycle-sharing start-up companies. As of March 2017, OFO has completed numerous rounds of equity financing. Coatue is a leading hedge fund specializing in high-tech investment projects around the world and was an investor in OFO’s series C-1 round financing.
In this transaction, KWM acted as legal counsel for Coatue, with a team led by partner Rocky Lee and his team including Jia Liu, Alex Wang, James Li, Maggie Fang and Sophie Wang.
Rocky Lee said, “Competition in the bicycle-sharing industry has become fierce and expansion capital is incredibly important to help grow market share for OFO. We are pleased to have been part of OFO’s ongoing strategic expansion through financings, while numerous competitors have popped up in China none of them are as well capitalized as OFO.”
除金杜外，以下律师事务所亦参与了本轮融资项目：汉坤、Goodwin Procter LLP，方达和Traverse Thorpe Alberga。
In addition to King & Wood Mallesons, the following law firms participated in this round of financing: Hankun, Goodwin Procter LLP, Fangda, and Travers Thorp Alberga.