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Paul Hastings Advises Nomura and Other Banks in Financing AsiaInfo-Linkages US$890 Million Take-Private

May 16, 2013

Hong Kong (May 16, 2013) - Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that it is representing Nomura, Bank of Taiwan, Cathay United Bank, Co., LTD., ICBC International Capital Limited and Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, as mandated lead arrangers in connection with the US$330 million debt financing for AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.’s take-private acquisition by a consortium led by Chinese private equity company CITIC Capital Partners in an all-cash deal valued at approximately US$890 million.

The private investor consortium, which is led by CITIC Capital Partners and includes Temasek, will provide the equity investment for the transaction.

Bank of Taiwan, Cathay United Bank, Co., LTD., ICBC International Capital Limited, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited will arrange a debt facility in the aggregate amount of US$330 million to support the take-private transaction.

The Paul Hastings team is being led by partner Brett W. King with support from tax partner Alexander Lee and associates James Ma and Katherine Watlington.


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