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E. J. McKay Advises Konecranes in Acquisition of Chinese Hoist and Crane Manufacturer Sanma

2009-05-04 | Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland, May 4, 2009 - Konecranes Plc. today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the majority equity of Jiangsu Three Horses Crane Manufacture Co. Ltd. (Sanma), a leading Chinese hoist and crane manufacturer. On November 24th, 2008, the parties signed a letter of intent to enter into a definitive agreement, which was successfully accomplished. The final agreement is subject to the approval by Chinese authorities.

The transaction, one of the largest by a Finnish company in China, is representative of the kind of work E. J. McKay is engaged in, that of "advising a highly selective group of key clients in their significant cross-border transactions that create measurable synergy and transform the economics of the impacted industry,” commented James Z. Li, CEO of E. J. McKay.


Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. With revenue of over 2 billion Euros, the Group has 9,900 employees in more than 485 locations in 43 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.


Jiangsu-based Sanma is a leading Chinese hoist and crane manufacturing company. The company is known for quality and long-term customer relationships and has a wide distribution network in China. Sanma produces thousands of hoists and hundreds of cranes per year, with customers across the multiple geographies in the country.