Alibaba’s Investment in Trendyol


Simpson Thacher represented Alibaba Group Holdings Limited (“Alibaba”) in connection with its strategic investment in DSM Grup Dani?manlik Ileti?im Ve Sati? Ticaret Anonim ?irketi (“Trendyol”).

Trendyol operates the leading e-commerce platform in Turkey serving over 16 million customers and with over 90 million monthly visits. Alibaba’s investment in Trendyol marks the largest internet sector transaction in Turkey to date.

The Simpson Thacher team for the transaction includes Kathryn King Sudol (Picture), Yui Hirohashi and Matthew Leung (M&A); Etienne Renaudeau (Antitrust); Tristan Brown and Alexander C. Ellebracht (ECEB); and Lori E. Lesser (IP).

Involved fees earner: Kathryn King Sudol – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Yui Hirohashi – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Matthew Leung – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Étienne Renaudeau – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Tristan Brown – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Alexander Ellebracht – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Lori Lesser – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd;

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Author: Michael Patrini