Transformation of technological achievements; Equity investment and financing; M&A; Private equity funds
Cao Peng is a senior partner of Jiaxuan Law Firm and the brand manager of Key & Core Technology Compliance Office. He has long focused on compliance services in the field of science and technology innovation and is committed to providing legal services for innovative entities such as scientific research institutes and technology-based technology enterprises.
In the field of transformation of scientific and technological achievements, Cao has a unique understanding of and insight into the legal aspect of system construction, project implementation and incentive implementation, and has provided special legal services in the transformation of many major technological achievements for a considerable number of well-known research institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.
In the field of technology-based enterprise provision, Cao has provided high-quality service in equity structure design, investment financing and equity incentive for more than 40 technology-based enterprises in recent years, including many leading enterprises in niche industries, and their well-known investment institutions such as Xiaomi and Hubble.
In the field of private equity and venture capital, Cao has served as the chief legal officer of the leading domestic investment institution CASSTAR. He has rich practical experience in the field of early-stage angel investment, providing clients with comprehensive and full-process investment transaction legal services, including fund filing, transaction structure design, due diligence, transaction document drafting, negotiation, delivery and post-investment daily legal affairs.
As an acknowledgement of his rich experience in science and technology innovation, Cao was appointed a distinguished lecturer of the Lenovo College of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and an expert member of the China Science and Technology Business Incubator Alliance. He has been invited to teach courses related to the transformation of scientific and technological achievements and equity investment and financing for scientific research institutes and enterprises such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, the China Southern Power Grid and universities such as the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Xi’an Jiaotong University. He has participated as an expert in the guidance seminar on the transformation of scientific and technological achievements of central enterprises organised by the National Development and Reform Commission.