Bain Capital to Acquire Internet Research Company in Japan
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.