Akin Gump Deal Recognized as PE Deal of the Year at China Law & Practice Awards

(Hong Kong) – Yongye International’s $360 million take-private deal, on which Akin Gump served as legal counsel to financial adviser Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc., was named Private Equity Deal of the Year at the ninth annual China Law & Practice Awards, held in Beijing on September 17.

The Akin Gump team advising Houlihan Lokey was co-led by Akin Gump partners Gregory Puff and Zachary Wittenberg. Additional information about the deal can be found here.

The awards, bestowed by China Law & Practice, in partnership with The American Lawyer, recognize those involved in “the most exciting and creative transactions of the past year.”

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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