Chinese search engine company Sogou said Monday it expects to complete a merger with Tencent in the second half of this year. According to the merger deal agreement, a subsidiary of Tencent named TitanSupernova will buy out all Sougou’s shares from its current controlling shareholders. After the merger, Sogou will become a private firm owned by Tencent and delist from the New York Stock Exchange. Initiated last September, the deal is worth $3.5 billion and cleared by Chinese market regulators in July. [Sogou]