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Name: Darren Loo, Principal Partner Email: Web: (under construction) Address: M-2-9 Plaza Damas, No. 60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Phone: +603 6203 2381

Enolil Loo Advocates & Solicitors Advises on Affinity Equity Partners' Acquisition of Stake in Leong Hup International Last year, Enolil Loo Advocates & Solicitors, in Kuala Lumpur, advised poultry producer, Leong Hup International, on the acquisition of a significant minority stake in the company by Affinity Equity Partners. Darren Loo, Principal Partner, told us more about his firm and the part it played in the deal.

Enolil Loo is a small but dynamic boutique partnership providing personalised, prompt, “out-ofthe-box” solutions-based legal advisory services. The practice provides a comprehensive and integrated service covering a wide range of areas in which corporate and other clients look for advice in order to implement their business decisions. At the heart of the practice, the lawyers in the firm engage in corporate finance, mergers and acquisition, capital markets, corporate commercial, structured finance, banking, corporate and debt restructuring and property law.

Enolil Loo prides itself in its ability to provide innovative and practical solutions and is constantly developing its range of services to meet the new demands of business and finance. Established as a broad- based corporate and commercial legal advisory service provider, Enolil Loo emphasises results-oriented excellence, efficiency and communication in providing professional service of the highest quality aimed at achieving long-term trust and satisfaction among its clients. Enolil Loo is dedicated to providing legal advice and service of the highest quality in an environment which encourages a flexible approach and a responsive attitude towards client relationships. Enolil Loo combines technical excellence in the law, a capacity for innovative thought and a positive approach. The lawyers in Enolil Loo handle a wide range of work so that they offer not only a depth of legal expertise but also a breadth of experience and sound commercial judgment. The deal In October 2014, Affinity Equity Partners secured its debut Malaysia investment after agreeing to buy a significant minority stake in poultry producer Leong Hup International in a deal that values the company at around US$600m, excluding debt. Leong Hup is the largest integrated poultry producer in Malaysia. Enolil Loo was retained by Leong Hup International and its shareholders to advise on and assist in every aspect of the deal, including transaction structuring, negotiation on detailed terms and conditions of the transaction, due diligence process, stamp duties and tax issues, cross border legal issues (as the group has operations across various countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam), securities laws and regulations and compliance. From Enolil Loo’s formal appointment as legal adviser, the deal took approximately four months to complete, says Loo – “a remarkable achievement for the deal of this size and complexity.”

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