Marubeni Corporation: Privatization of ARTERIA Networks Corporation through a joint tender offer by Marubeni Corporation and SECOM Co., Ltd.
Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi advised Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”)[TSE:8002] on the privatization of ARTERIA Networks Corporation [TSE:4423] through the joint acquisition of its shares of common stock by Marubeni and SECOM Co., Ltd. [TSE:9735].
The Nishimura & Asahi team advising Marubeni was led by partners Hiroshi Uchima and Keitaro Hamada.
Since 2002, Hiroshi has been a partner in the firm’s M&A and corporate practice area. His experience ranges from M&A (business integration, acquisition and organizational restructuring between operating companies, acquisition of listed/unlisted companies by funds, going private, cross-border M&A, etc.) to general corporate law (general meetings of shareholders, corporate governance, various commercial transactions and contracts, financing, personnel and labor, response to legal revisions, disputes, crisis management, etc.). While he has extensive experience in large-scale and complex M&A transactions, he also provides efficient and effective advice depending on the status of the project in areas such as overseas M&A of Japanese companies, expansion into Japan by overseas companies, and support for startup businesses. In crisis management and dispute cases, he provide practical and effective advice to ensure clients achieve their goals based on a thorough understanding of the circumstances faced by the client. His clients are diverse, including domestic and overseas companies, financial institutions, and investment funds.
Keitaro deals with various cross-border M&A transactions, both inbound and outbound, backed by his experience working in U.S. and Australian law firms. He has an extensive track record of success in handling private equity deals, not only on acquisitions but also on exits. Further, his practice includes M&A generally, such as business integrations, carve-outs, and JV formation. Clients value his outstanding analysis, communication, and presentation skills beyond just language (both Japanese and English), which he leverages for successful discussions and negotiations with clients, advisors, and counterparties.