Tsuji Fudosan Co. Ltd. - Privatization of Rock Paint Co., Ltd. through MBO
Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi advised Tsuji Fudosan Co., Ltd., a real estate and asset management company, on its privatization via recommended tender offer/management buyout of Rock Paint Co. Ltd. [TSE: 4621], a Japan-based manufacturer and seller of paint and adhesives.
The Nishimura & Asahi team advising Tsuji Fudosan was led by partners Yuji Shiga, Tsukasa Tahara, and Yuki Taguchi.
Yuji’s practice includes a wide range of M&A, investment, and joint venture transaction, etc. involving a Japanese company and a foreign company / investment fund; in that transaction, he represented both parties through successful completion of the transaction. With his seasoned experience of acquisition matters by foreign investment funds, he advises numerous Japanese listed and unlisted companies on activism matters. He has received accolades from his clients that (i) he is very pragmatic and proactive (ii) he always gives a good, commercial view of the bigger picture around a situation with deep understanding of his client and (iii) he has an ability to ‘put himself in his clients’ shoes. He is also active in the Firm’s Asia practice such as India, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam.
In M&A transactions, Tsukasa has been involved in a nubmber of transactions, including management integration of large companies, going-private transactions, business carve-outs transactions, and establishment of joint ventures. In recent years, he has especially focused on tender offer transactions, including management buy-outs, and business succession of owner-operated companies. He is strong in efficient and steady execution of transactions based on his extensive experience and is committed to providing flexible solutions that are tailored to the client's situation. In the area of general corporate matters, he handles a wide range of cases, including corporate governance, drafting and review of various contracts, and corporate disputes. He has a deep understanding and extensive experiences of the manufacturing and retail sectors, as well as finance, automotive/auto parts, logistics, and food and beverage.
As a core member of our acquisition finance practice, Yuki regularly advises private equity funds and major companies (as borrowers) and banks, leasing companies and mezzanine funds (as financers) on M&A transactions. He also advises asset managers and financial institutions on fund formation, fund investment, subscription finance, and other day-to-day issues. He frequently serves as counsel to arrangers and originators in structured finance transactions, primarily those involving securitization of receivables and other assets. His extensive knowledge of his clients’ businesses and relevant financial regulations enables him to offer practical, well-balanced regulatory advice, including advice on the Financial Instruments Exchange Act and the Banking Act of Japan.