Baker & McKenzie Advises on Largest Japan Acquisition Finance (TOB)
Tokyo, May 2009 - Baker & McKenzie acted for major Japanese and foreign banks and financial institutions (SMBC, DBJ, BTMU, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Nomura Capital Investment, Sumitomo Trust & Banking, GE Financial Service, Chuo Mitsui Trust & Banking and Calyon Bank) in regards to the financing of Goldman Sach’s acquisition of Universal Studios Japan through a TOB. At the time of the deal, this was the largest acquisition finance (TOB) in Japan after the Lehman insolvency in October 2008. The deal is valued at approximately USD1.2 billion. Baker & McKenzie teams from Tokyo and San Francisco advised on the transaction led by partner Naoaki Eguchi. The Tokyo team comprised of partner Gavin Raftery, and associates Pierre Chiasson, Hiroto Ishihara, Tsutomu Kobayashi,Yasuhisa Takatori, and Masabumi Tamagawa.