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    SEPPOSHA and Others - Privatization of Snow Peak Inc. through MBO

Nishimura & Asahi advised SEPPOSHA and other interested parties on the privatization of Snow Peak Inc. [TSE: 7816], an outdoor goods maker, through a management buyout. SEPPOSHA is an asset management company established by the founding family of Snow Peak.

The Nishimura & Asahi team advising SEPPOSHA and others was led by partner Keita Yasui, supported by Shunichiro Makidaira.


安井 桂大

Keita has experience of working in the Financial Services Agency of the Government of Japan as a government official who has been in charge of the revisions of Japan’s Corporate Governance Code and Japan’s Stewardship Code. Furthermore, he has gained practical experience in Fidelity International, which is one of the largest global asset management companies, through engaging with investee companies, in proxy voting, and sustainable investing in the Investment Management Department. He applies this experience to provide legal services on various corporate matters, including corporate governance, sustainability-related matters, M&A transactions, and relationships with shareholders and other stakeholders. He provides tailored advice on the matters by properly considering the interests of multi-stakeholders based on his extensive knowledge and experience in the field. He has also authored numerous books and articles, and he has been a regular speaker at lectures and seminars on practical legal issues.