Private Equity

Private equity investments including through buyout funds and venture capital funds are increasingly important in revitalizing, restructuring, and reinvigorating industries

Private Equity Investments

Our experience in corporate transactions and mergers and acquisitions extends to private equity transactions. We handle a range of transactions from straightforward investments in private companies and going private transactions to leveraged buyout financings and other complex investments that utilize mezzanine financing.

Since private equity investments often involve multiple entities and complex structures, we are sensitive to the needs of our clients and work with them to structure, document, and implement the scheme most appropriate for their commercial objectives.

Formation of Private Equity Funds

Our experience in private equity fund formation dates from our representation in the formation of the very first venture capital fund in Japan in 1982. We advise private equity funds on fund formation and operation, investments, exits, tax planning, and regulatory procedures.

We handle the formation and management of funds with different strategies including venture capital funds, buyout funds, and distressed investments and special situation funds, as well as specialized funds focusing, for example, on publicly traded shares, intellectual property, and real estate. Our clients include general partners, management members, and investors in funds, including Japanese and non-Japanese governmental entities, institutional investors, and corporations.

We keep abreast of the constantly evolving regulations, structures, and vehicles used in private equity fund formation and have the expertise to advise on current regulations and fund documentation and to negotiate with all relevant parties, including investors and lenders.

Our lawyers also work closely with governmental agencies in developing legislation relevant to private equity fund formation, often through participation in research committees sponsored by the Japanese government.

Private Equity:People

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Private Equity:Newsletters

CORPORATE NEWSLETTER
A Lookback on Foreign Investment Regulations in Japan in 2023
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW BULLETIN
A Lookback on Foreign Investment Regulations in Japan in 2023
RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY NEWSLETTER
Turnaround ADR (1) ~ the most common out-of-court workout process for large companies ~
FINANCIAL REGULATION BULLETIN
METI’s Guidance Clarifying the Eligibility for Investment in Securities Tokens by an Investment Limited Partnership
PRIVATE EQUITY NEWSLETTER
METI’s Guidance Clarifying the Eligibility for Investment in Securities Tokens by an Investment Limited Partnership

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Private Equity:News

Awards
MHM lawyers selected in “Who’s Who Legal: Global Practice Area Report 2023” and “Thought Leaders Report 2023”
Awards
Top rankings received from asialaw 2023-24
Awards
Top rankings received from IFLR1000 2023
Awards
The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™ (2024 edition)
Shuhei Uchida is listed in “Dealmakers of Asia 2022” by ALB
Shuhei Uchida is listed in “Dealmakers of Asia 2022” by ALB

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Private Equity:Seminars

Jul. 14, 2023MHM Seminars
”Investments and Commercial Collaborations with Israeli Tech-Companies”
Nov. 1, 2022External Seminars
"Public vs private: the cost / benefit of being a public company"
Jul. 15, 2020MHM Seminars
"Making European Investments a Long-Term Success:Post-merger integration amid COVID-19 – with a view on Germany"
Jan. 29, 2020MHM Seminars
"Digital Health and Law"
Jan. 27, 2020MHM Seminars
"Digital Health and Law"

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Private Equity:Publications

Magazine Article
"Practical Issues Concerning Joint Ventures (3) - Including from the Perspective of Operating of Joint Ventures"
Magazine Article
"Practical Issues Concerning Joint Ventures (2) - Including from the Perspective of Operating of Joint Ventures"
Magazine Article
"Practical Issues Concerning Joint Ventures (1) - Including from the Perspective of Operating of Joint Ventures"
Magazine Article
"Impacts of the Guidelines for Corporate Takeovers on M&A Practices"
Magazine Article
"Practical Considerations Concerning the 'Guidelines for Corporate Takeovers' (Part 2)"

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