The Firm recently represented Allyes Group (“Allyes”), majority owned by Silver Lake Partners, in connection with an agreement for a strategic investment by Vision Knight Capital. Vision Knight Capital is a China-based private equity fund which focuses on investments in Internet, consumer retail, e-commerce and other industries. David Wei, Vision Knight Capital’s founding partner, joined the Allyes board of directors in December 2011.

Allyes is a leading provider of integrated digital marketing solutions in China. Founded in 1998, Allyes provides integrated digital marketing solutions driven by data, technology and products, including digital marketing technologies in broadband and mobile Internet areas, a targeted marketing platform, media advertising agency, SEM, social marketing, interactive innovation, e-commerce and other products and services.

The Simpson Thacher team working on the transaction includes Kathryn King Sudol, Stuart Orsak and Justin Wong (M&A); Katharine Moir and Daniel Foster (Tax); Jeffrey Ostrow and Parijat Sharma (Intellectual Property); and Tristan Brown and Grace Lin (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits).


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