Akin Gump Represents Houlihan Lokey in Chinese Crop Nutrient Maker’s Take-Private Deal

(Hong Kong) – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP served as legal counsel to Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc., in its role as financial adviser to the special committee of the board of directors of Yongye International, Inc., which has announced its intention to be taken private.

Yongye is a China-based crop nutrient maker. The value of the deal is estimated at about $340 million.

Akin Gump Hong Kong partners Gregory D. Puff, who also heads the firm’s Asia practice, and Zachary N. Wittenberg lead the team representing Houlihan Lokey.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 850 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


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