Sealing The Deal

Ropes & Gray Can Breathe Easy With Toshiba Deal Sealed

Law360 (August 17, 2018, 2:15 PM EDT) -- Ropes & Gray LLP's Tsuyoshi Imai recalls finally being able to take a breath when Bain Capital, a longtime client and the lead in the buyer group for Toshiba Memory, finally overcame its last hurdle — regulatory clearance in China — to seal its complex, controversial and critically time-sensitive 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) takeover of the business.

"The biggest feeling was almost like relief," said Imai, the managing partner of the firm's Tokyo office and a regular Bain Capital adviser. "It was in danger of falling apart. It wasn't happiness as much as relief."

The Bain-led group's acquisition of Toshiba...

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