Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis Advising J.P. Morgan on Youku Tudou’s Acquisition by Alibaba Group

Kirkland & Ellis is advising J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited as financial advisor to the Special Committee of Youku Tudou Inc. (NYSE: YOKU), a leading multi-screen entertainment and media company in China, in connection with its acquisition by Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) in an all-cash transaction. The transaction was announced on November 6, 2015.

The Kirkland team on the transaction is being led by Hong Kong corporate partner Jesse Sheley.

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