Ropes & Gray is acting for New York private equity firm Blackstone Group as the lead member of a consortium that is proposing to take private Nasdaq-listed Pactera Technology International Ltd., China’s largest technology outsourcing firm, in a deal valued at $680 million.
Blackstone was advised by Ropes & Gray partners Gary Li and Paul Boltz in Hong Kong as well as David Chapin in Boston and James Lidbury in Chicago.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Beijing partners Clayton Johnson and Ling Huang is representing the other consortium members, who include Pactera chairman Chris Chen and chief executive officer Tiak Koon Loh.
Beijing-based Pactera is being advised by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Shanghai partner Jeffrey Sun and San Francisco partner Richard Smith. Shearman & Sterling Hong Kong partner Paul Strecker is representing a special committee tasked with independently evaluating the proposal.*
The company was formed last year through a merger of Chinese technology outsourcing companies HiSoft Technology International Ltd. in Dalian and VanceInfo Technologies Inc. in Beijing.
* Updated, 5/24/13: The fourth paragraph of the article has been updated to note the role of Shearman & Sterling. 
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