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Hiroshi Miura focuses his practice on a broad array of corporate matters including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity fund sale and buy-out and public takeover deals. He advises on corporate and acquisition finance and equity finance, including initial public offerings and offerings of preferred securities, representing both underwriters and issuers.

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Experience

  • Represented L Catterton Private Equity Fund Group and other major shareholders in its sale of OWNDAYS Co., Ltd., one of the Japanese leading eyewear companies, to Lenskart Solutions Pte. Limited.°
  • Represented L Catterton Private Equity Fund Group in its acquisition of certain interest in Ci FLAVORS Co., Ltd., a Japanese cosmetic company.°
  • Represented L Catterton Private Equity Fund Group in its JPY20 billion acquisition of 5% interest in PHC Holding Corporation, a Japanese medical equipment manufacturer company.°
  • Represented Astellas Pharma Inc. in its JPY9.6 billion sale of certain Asia businesses to Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited.°
  • Represented Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd. In its £3.46 billion acquisition of Amlin PLC.°
  • Represented Nikkei Inc. in its £844 million acquisition of the Financial Times Group from Pearson PLC.°
  • Represented Digital Garage, Inc., in its US$114 million going-private acquisition of its subsidiary econtext Asia Limited (Hong Kong).°
  • Represented Marubeni Corporation in its US$2.7 billion (excluding debt) acquisition of Gavilon Group LLC and related preferred equity investment by Japan Bank for International Cooperation.°
  • Represented NTT DOCOMO, Inc. in its US$290 million all cash tender offer for Buongiorno S.p.A. (Italy).°
  • Represented Advantest Corporation in its US$1.1 billion acquisition of Verigy Ltd. (Singapore).°
  • Represented TOMY Company, Ltd. in its US$860 million acquisition of RC2 Corporation through an all-cash tender offer and related financing.°
  • Represented Aioi Insurance Company, Limited in its business combination with Nissay Dowa General Insurance Company, Limited and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. to form the largest non-life insurance company group in Japan.°
  • Represented Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., the Japan-based operator of the UNIQLO retail clothing brand, on its listing of Hong Kong depository receipts on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.°
  • Represented econtext Asia Limited, a Japan-based online payment services provider in its spin-off from Tokyo-listed Digital Garage, Inc. and HK$516 million (US$66 million) initial public offering and listing of shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.°
  • Represented the underwriters in the listing of SBI Holdings, Inc. on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, the first such listing by a Japanese company.°
  • Represented a Japanese fashion apparel company in its proposed global offering and listing of shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.°
  • Represented Marubeni Corporation in US$600 million preferred equity investment into its affiliate by Japan Bank of International Cooperation in relation to its US$2.7 billion acquisition of Gavilon Group LLC.°
  • Represented CSK Holdings Corporation in its corporate restructuring including its US$300 million debt-equity swap with four Japanese banks and the issue of approximately US$160 million preferred stock to Ant Corporate Advisory.°
  • Represented TPG Capital, Inc. in its US$170 million acquisition of a 14 percent stake in TOMY Company, Ltd. By subscribing common shares and convertible bonds.°
  • Represented L Catterton Private Equity Fund Group in its US$120 million acquisition financing in relation to US$200 million acquisition of 5% interest in PHC Holding Corporation, a Japanese medical equipment manufacturer company.°
  • Represented Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd. in its JPY800 billion acquisition financing in relation to £3.46 billion acquisition of Amlin PCL by way of scheme of arrangement.°
  • Represented Nikkei Inc. in its JPY120 billion acquisition financing in relation to £844 million acquisition of the Financial Times Group from Pearson PLC.°
  • Represented Pan Pacific International Holdings (f/k/a, Don Quijote Holdings Co., Ltd.) in its US$80 million acquisition of real estate in Hawaii from and US$280 million issue of notes to Pacific Office Properties Trust Inc., a U.S. based listed public investment trust that owns and operates institutional qualities office properties in the U.S. The notes were jointly issued with Goldman, Sachs & Co.°
  • Represented TOMY Company Ltd. in its JPY35 billion acquisition financing in relation to its US$860 million acquisition of RC2 Corporation through all cash tender offer.°
  • Represented HellermannTyton Co., Ltd. in connection with €80 million revolving facilities and €220 million of senior secured floating rate notes issued by HellermannTyton Finance PLC, a listed public company incorporated in England and Wales.°
  • Represented Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Deutche Bank AG, DBS Bank Ltd. and other banks in US$50 million facility and US$300 million secured guaranteed notes issued by Pacnet Limited and its affiliates.°
  • Represented SunEdison Semiconductor, LLC in its US$250 million credit secured facility in relation to certain buyout financing.°
  • Represented JPMorgan Chase & Co. and J.P. Morgan Asset Management in its acquisition of Sonnedix Group, a global solar power producer, and its relevant solar power project finance transactions.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Miura Name prior to his joining GT Tokyo Horitsu Jimusho.

Credentials

Education
  • LL.B., Chuo University
Admissions
  • Japan
Languages
  • Japanese, Native
  • English, Fluent