Akin Gump Appointed Legal Counsel to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Autohome Inc. in Consideration of Going-Private Proposal

(Hong Kong) – Akin Gump has been appointed legal counsel to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Autohome Inc., the leading online destination for automobile consumers in China, in the consideration of its recent “going-private” proposal.

Autohome’s board of directors formed the Special Committee to consider, review and evaluate a nonbinding going-private proposal received on April 16, 2016, from a consortium comprising Mr. James Zhi Qin, a director and the chief executive officer of Autohome; Boyu Capital Advisory Co. Ltd; Hillhouse TBC Holdings L.P.; and Sequoia China Investment Management LLP.

Gregory Puff, a corporate partner in Akin Gump’s Hong Kong office, is leading the team advising the Special Committee, supported by counsel Michelle Chan and associate Kitty Ng.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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