Yilin Xu focuses on public listings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment and other corporate matters for public companies, advising on a range of matters for several international corporations and organizations. His recent representative experience includes:

Capital Markets

  • Xiaomi Corporation in its approximately US$5.4 billion initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. This is the first-ever Hong Kong offering to adopt a dual-class share structure and the first to list under Hong Kong’s new regime for innovative technology companies;
  • HUYA Inc., an NYSE-listed leading gaming livestreaming platform in China, in its US$461.6 million pre-IPO equity investment by Tencent;
  • Huami Corporation (China) in its US$110 million initial public offering of American Depositary Shares and listing on the New York Stock Exchange;
  • iQIYI, Inc. (China) in its spin-off from Baidu, Inc. (China) via a US$2.25 billion initial public offering of American Depositary Shares and listing on Nasdaq;
  • China Literature Limited in its spin-off from Tencent Holdings Limited (China) via an HK$8.3 billion (US$1.06 billion) initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. This deal was named Best IPO for 2017 by FinanceAsia magazine and Equity Deal of the Year for 2017 at the IFLR Asia Awards 2018;
  • Inc., an online classified advertisement website, in its initial public offering;
  • Jumei International Holding Limited, a leading online retailer of beauty products based in China, in its initial public offering;
  • Cheetah Mobile, a mobile applications developer, in its initial public offering;
  • Tarena International, Inc., a provider of professional education services in China, in its IPO;
  • Baidu, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed leading Chinese language internet search provider, in its public offering of debt securities;
  • China Online Education Group in its initial public offering; and
  • YY Inc., an online social platform developer, in its initial public offering.

M&A and Private Equity

  • Didi Chuxing in its acquisition of UberChina from Uber Technologies Inc.;
  • Meilishuo in its US$2.4 billion acquisition by Mogujie;
  • Inc. in its US$9 billion strategic transactions with Falcon View Technology Limited, the parent company of, and its shareholders;
  • a buyer consortium consisting of Carlyle Group Inc., Trustbridge Partners V, L.P. and a large strategic investor in connection with the acquisition of a controlling stake in Cloudary Corporation, an online provider of literature and publications;
  • the buyer consortium consisting of The Carlyle Group, Sequoia Capital and Actis Capital, in the $688 million going-private transaction of 7 Days Group Holdings Limited;
  • Mr. Jason Nanchun Jiang, the chairman and chief executive officer of Focus Media Holding Limited, as part of a consortium in the US$3.7 billion going-private acquisition of Focus Media; and
  • Xiaomi, Inc. in its acquisition of a portfolio of more than 300 patents from Intel Corporation.



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2012
  • B.A., Colby College, 2009


  • New York
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong



Yilin Xu

Registered Foreign Lawyer (New York), Corporate