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Maples Group Advises JIP on the JIP-led Consortium for The Largest Take-Private Deal in Japan's History

23 Nov 2023


Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to have advised Japan Industrial Partners ("JIP") on the structuring and fundraising of the JIP-led consortium vehicle for the take-private of Toshiba Corporation.  The US$15 billion-plus take-private of Toshiba will be the largest of its kind in Japan's history.

Established in 2002, JIP is a leading, Tokyo-based private equity firm that specialises in corporate buyouts and carve-out investment opportunities in Japan.

A team of Funds & Investment Management lawyers based in the Group's Hong Kong office acted as Cayman Islands counsel to JIP. The team was led by Partner, Sharon Yap with assistance from Associate, Kai Liu. The Group's Fiduciary Services team was also involved in this transaction.

Commenting on the transaction, Sharon said, "We are delighted to have been involved in the largest take-private deal in Japanese history and one of the largest M&A transactions globally so far this year. We are extremely pleased to see the continued strong growth and interest in Japan and we very much look forward to continuing to support our long-standing client JIP."

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