Randy Steven Laxer

Randy Steven Laxer

Education

Michigan State University (B.A., 1994)
University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1998)

Bar Admissions

New York
Japan (Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi)

Randy advises on cross–border M&A, private equity, strategic alliances, and complex international joint ventures covering a range of industries, including technology, health care, life sciences, and media. He has more than 20 years of experience representing Japanese corporations in complex global M&A transactions as well as advising leading private equity funds and strategic investors on their acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategic investment transactions in Japan.

He is a frequent speaker on these and other legal developments impacting Japanese and international companies engaged in cross–border M&A. 

In previous years, Randy served as the co–chair of our global Corporate Department.

Randy attended Konan University in Kobe, Japan, and Stanford University’s Inter–University Center for Japanese Studies in Yokohama. He is fluent in Japanese.

TDK Corporation’s $3 billion RF filter joint venture with Qualcomm Incorporated.
Represented TDK in the formation of its $3 billion joint venture with Qualcomm to provide industry leading radio frequency front-end (RFFE) modules and RF filters for mobile devices and for other fast-growing business segments, such as drones, robotics and automotive applications.


Asahi Kasei's $1 billion acquisition of Sage Automotive Interiors
Represented Asahi Kasei Corporation in its approximately $1 billion acquisition of U.S.-based Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc., from Clearlake Capital Group.


Otsuka's acquisition of ReCor Medical
Represented Otsuka Holdings in its acquisition of ReCor, a medical device company. The acquisition followed on our previous representations of Otsuka in its 2015 strategic investment in ReCor, and its subsequent 2016 entry into a development and commercialization agreement with ReCor and concurrent acquisition of an option to acquire the company.


Hitachi’s $1.245 billion acquisition of the Sullair brand air compressor manufacture and sale business.
Represented Hitachi, Ltd. in its $1.245 billion acquisition of the Sullair brand air compressor manufacture and sale business from Accudyne Industries.


Charoen Pokphand’s $1.8 billion cross investment and business alliance with ITOCHU.
Represented Charoen Pokphand Group (CPG), a Thailand-based leading diversified conglomerate in Asia, in its $1.8 billion cross investment and strategic alliance with ITOCHU Corporation.


Aetos Capital’s $1.3 billion sale of Simplex.
Represented Aetos Capital Real Estate in its sale of Simplex Investment Advisors, a Japanese real estate asset management firm, to Hulic Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese real estate operator, for approximately $1.3 billion. The deal is the largest private equity and one of the largest real estate-related deals in Japan in 2015.


SoftBank and GungHo’s acquisition of a majority interest in Supercell for $1.5 billion.
Represented SoftBank and GungHo Online Entertainment on their joint purchase of a majority interest in Finnish mobile game company, Supercell, for $1.5 billion. Also represented SoftBank on its subsequent acquisition of GungHo’s interest in Supercell for approximately $350 million.


SEKISUI HOUSE’s $468 million acquisition of Woodside Homes.
Represented SEKI SUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder, in its $468 million acquisition of U.S. homebuilder Woodside Homes Company, LLC.


Tsubaki Nakashima’s $375 million acquisition of NN, Inc.’s precision bearing components business.
Represented Tsubaki Nakashima, a Japan-based maker of steel balls for bearings, in its $375 million acquisition of US-based NN, Inc.’s precision bearing components business.


ON Semiconductor's $600 million acquisition of Sanyo Semiconductor.
Represented ON Semiconductor in its $600 million acquisition of Sanyo Semiconductor, the first ever acquisition of a major Japanese semiconductor company by a US company (and one of the largest inbound investments into Japan to date). Recipient of “M&A Deal of the Year” by The M&A Advisor's International M&A Awards.


SoftBank’s $627 million investment in Snapdeal.
Represented SoftBank in its $627 million investment in Snapdeal, India’s largest online marketplace.


Ricoh/IKON Office Solutions.
Represented Ricoh Company, Ltd., Japan's second-largest maker of office machines, in its $1.6 billion acquisition of IKON Office Solutions, Inc., the world's largest independent channel for document management systems.


TDK Corporation’s $3 billion RF filter joint venture with Qualcomm Incorporated.
Represented TDK in the formation of its $3 billion joint venture with Qualcomm to provide industry leading radio frequency front–end (RFFE) modules and RF filters for mobile devices and for other fast–growing business segments, such as drones, robotics and automotive applications.


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ $550 million carve–out acquisition of the regional jet program from Bombardier Inc.
Represented Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. in its $550 million carve–out acquisition of the regional jet program from Bombardier Inc., a global leader in the transportation industry.


Asahi Kasei's $1 billion acquisition of Sage Automotive Interiors.
Represented Asahi Kasei Corporation in its approximately $1 billion acquisition of U.S.–based Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc., from Clearlake Capital Group.


Otsuka's acquisition of ReCor Medical.
Represented Otsuka Holdings in its acquisition of ReCor, a medical device company. The acquisition followed on our previous representations of Otsuka in its 2015 strategic investment in ReCor, and its subsequent 2016 entry into a development and commercialization agreement with ReCor and concurrent acquisition of an option to acquire the company.


Hitachi’s $1.245 billion acquisition of the Sullair brand air compressor manufacture and sale business.
Represented Hitachi, Ltd. in its $1.245 billion acquisition of the Sullair brand air compressor manufacture and sale business from Accudyne Industries.


Charoen Pokphand’s $1.8 billion cross investment and business alliance with ITOCHU.
Represented Charoen Pokphand Group (CPG), a Thailand–based leading diversified conglomerate in Asia, in its $1.8 billion cross investment and strategic alliance with ITOCHU Corporation.


Aetos Capital’s $1.3 billion sale of Simplex.
Represented Aetos Capital Real Estate in its sale of Simplex Investment Advisors, a Japanese real estate asset management firm, to Hulic Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese real estate operator, for approximately $1.3 billion. The deal is the largest private equity and one of the largest real estate–related deals in Japan in 2015.


SoftBank and GungHo’s acquisition of a majority interest in Supercell for $1.5 billion.
Represented SoftBank and GungHo Online Entertainment on their joint purchase of a majority interest in Finnish mobile game company, Supercell, for $1.5 billion. Also represented SoftBank on its subsequent acquisition of GungHo’s interest in Supercell for approximately $350 million.


SEKISUI HOUSE’s $468 million acquisition of Woodside Homes.
Represented SEKI SUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder, in its $468 million acquisition of U.S. homebuilder Woodside Homes Company, LLC.


Tsubaki Nakashima’s $375 million acquisition of NN, Inc.’s precision bearing components business.
Represented Tsubaki Nakashima, a Japan–based maker of steel balls for bearings, in its $375 million acquisition of US–based NN, Inc.’s precision bearing components business.


ON Semiconductor's $600 million acquisition of Sanyo Semiconductor.
Represented ON Semiconductor in its $600 million acquisition of Sanyo Semiconductor, the first ever acquisition of a major Japanese semiconductor company by a US company (and one of the largest inbound investments into Japan to date). Recipient of “M&A Deal of the Year” by The M&A Advisor's International M&A Awards.


SoftBank’s $627 million investment in Snapdeal.
Represented SoftBank in its $627 million investment in Snapdeal, India’s largest online marketplace.

Mr. Laxer is recommended for his M&A and corporate law expertise in the current editions of Chambers Global (2018), Chambers Asia Pacific (2019), and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2019).

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