15 August, 2012
Skadden is acting on the proposed US$3.5 billion going-private transaction for Focus Media Holding Ltd., a leading media company that operates China's largest lifestyle targeted interactive digital media network. Skadden is representing Mr. Jason Nanchun Jiang, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Focus Media, and his affiliates. Mr. Jiang is acting as part of a consortium, also comprising The Carlyle Group, CITIC Capital Partners, CDH Investments, China Everbright Limited and FountainVest Partners, on the proposed acquisition. This transaction would be the largest ever delisting of a New York-listed Chinese company. Further information is attached.
The Skadden team is being led by Beijing partners Peter Huang and Michael Gisser.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP are acting as international legal counsels to the Sponsors, Zhong Lun Law Firm as PRC legal counsel, Conyers, Dill & Pearman as Cayman Islands legal counsel, and Ernst & Young as accounting and tax advisor.
For further information, please contact:
Andrew Towler, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
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