Baker McKenzie has assisted Japanese client, Bunka Shutter Co., Ltd. (Bunka Shutter), which produces and sells various types of rolling shutters, house and building construction materials, on its acquisition of ArcPac Garage Doors Pty Ltd (ArcPac Garage Doors) in Australia.
ArcPac Garage Doors is involved in the manufacture, distribution and sale of garage doors for the domestic and export markets. The company operates throughout Australia, and is administered by its head office in Darra, Queensland.
This transaction involved both Baker McKenzie's Tokyo and Sydney offices advising Bunka Shutter.
Baker McKenzie's lead partner on the transaction based in Japan, Yutaka Kimura commented: "This is a great example of how our global firm operates seamlessly across borders, both in Japan and Australia."
Baker McKenzie lead partner on the transaction based in Australia, Ben McLaughlin stated: "We were delighted to act for our client Bunka Shutter, in acquiring a leading Australian manufacturing business, ArcPac Garage Doors - a distributer and seller of garage doors for domestic market. The transaction was highly complex involving both our legal teams in Australia and Japan. The result of this deal will assist our client achieve its growth plans in the Asia Pacific region."
Yutaka and Ben, along with senior associate Lawrence Mendes, were assisted by Chizu Matsumaru and Byron Frost (Tokyo) as well as Emily Hunter, Anna Kramer and Daniella Lambert (Sydney).