Bain Capital to Acquire Internet Research Company in Japan

In The News
December 11, 2013
Ropes & Gray, together with Japanese counsel Mori Hamada, is representing longtime client Bain Capital in its approximately $501 million leveraged tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Macromill, Inc. Macromill is a leading provider of Internet research services in Japan, and is listed on section I of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. This transaction follows the exit of Suntelephone and Domino’s Pizza Japan, and is the sixth significant transaction in which Ropes & Gray represented Bain Capital in Japan this year.  
The deal is led by private equity transactions partner Tsuyoshi Imai, counsel Kaori Fukazawa, associate Saeko Inaba, and finance associate Ben Morris.  
Anderson Mori and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu are representing the lenders, TMI Associates the target, and Nishimura & Asahi a selling shareholder.