Walkers Advises Tencent on its US$1.18 Billion Take-private Acquisition of Sogou

Walkers (Hong Kong) acted as Cayman Islands counsel to Tencent Holdings Limited in connection with its over US$1.18 billion take private acquisition by way of merger of NYSE-listed Sogou Inc., China's leading online media, video and gaming business group. Under the deal, Sogou merged with a subsidiary of Tencent by way of Cayman statutory merger.

Walkers advised Tencent from its Hong Kong office, with the team comprising partner Nicholas Davies assisted by senior associate Kevin Ho and associate Henry Williams. Theo Lefkos and Nikhil Jha added support from Walkers' Cayman Islands office.

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Theo LefkosPartnerT +1 345 814 4620theo.lefkos@walkersglobal.com
Nikhil JhaAssociateT +1 345 814 6847nikhil.jha@walkersglobal.com

HONG KONG
Nicholas DaviesPartnerT +852 2596 3386nicholas.davies@walkersglobal.com
Kevin HoSenior AssociateT +852 2596 3455kevin.ho@walkersglobal.com