Akin Gump Advises on Private Equity Deal of the Year at IFLR Asia Awards 2015

(Hong Kong) – Akin Gump is pleased to announce it advised on the deal recognized as the Private Equity Deal of the Year at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia Awards 2015. The winners were announced at a ceremony in Hong Kong.

Akin Gump was recognized for its work on behalf of Duff & Phelps LLC, which served as joint financial advisor to the Special Committee of Giant Interactive Group, one of China’s leading online game developers and operators, in its merger with Giant Investment Ltd. and Giant Merger Limited. The transaction to take Giant Interactive private valued the company at $3 billion.

The IFLR Asia Awards honor “legally innovative teams and deals” in the Asia-Pacific region. They are the only international awards that recognize legal innovation in international finance.

The Akin Gump team advising Duff & Phelps was led by Hong Kong corporate partner and Asia practice head Greg Puff. He was supported by partner Zach Wittenberg and counsel Michelle Chan.

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