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

Revision of Prior Notification System under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act: Disclosure of Draft Amendments to Cabinet Orders, Ministerial Ordinances and Public Notices (Breaking News)

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Private Equity:News

Awards
Our lawyers were selected in asialaw 2022, the definitive guide to Asia's leading law firms and lawyers
Awards
Top Rankings received from asialaw 2022, the definitive guide to Asia's leading law firms and lawyers
Awards
High Evaluations Received From Euromoney's Banking, Finance & Transactional Law Expert Guide 2021
Awards
Top rankings received from IFLR1000’s 31st edition
Awards
13 of our lawyers were selected as Japan’s Top 100 Lawyers 2021 in Asia Business Law Journal

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Private Equity:Seminars

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"
Jan. 21, 2020MHM Seminars
"Digital Health and Law"
Dec. 19, 2019MHM Seminars
"Digital Health and Law"

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Private Equity:Publications

Magazine Article
"Latest Standards for Handling Activist Shareholders (Part 1) - Based on Changing Trends in Shareholder Activism"
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"Chambers Global Practice Guides Shareholders' Rights and Shareholder Activism 2021 - Japan Chapter"
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"Chambers Global Practice Guides Private Equity 2021 - Japan Chapter"
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"Chambers Global Practice Guides Corporate M&A 2021 - Japan Chapter"
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"The Private Equity Review 10th Edition - Japan Chapter (Fundraising)"

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