“ I’m driven by the opportunity to help world-class Japanese and international organizations with their most challenging cross-border transactions
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.
Randy serves as co-head of Morrison & Foerster’s Asia Private Equity practice. In previous years, Randy served as the co-chair of our global Corporate Department.
He is a frequent speaker on these and other legal developments impacting Japanese and international companies engaged in cross–border M&A.
Randy attended Konan University in Kobe, Japan, and Stanford University’s Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies in Yokohama. He is fluent in Japanese.Show More
Represented L Catterton, the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm, in its strategic investment in Ci FLAVORS, the holding entity for Cosme Company, a leading multi-brand beauty and personal care company in Japan focused on haircare and skincare.
Represented SEKI SUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder, in its $468 million acquisition of U.S. homebuilder Woodside Homes Company, LLC.
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.
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.
Represented Asahi Kasei Corporation in its approximately $1 billion acquisition of U.S.–based Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc., from Clearlake Capital Group.
Represented SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., in its acquisition of U.S. homebuilder Holt Group Inc., one of the largest private homebuilders and land developers in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
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.
Represented Hitachi, Ltd. in its $1.245 billion acquisition of the Sullair brand air compressor manufacture and sale business from Accudyne Industries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Represented SoftBank in its $627 million investment in Snapdeal, India’s largest online marketplace.
Asian Legal Business (ALB) 2022
Chambers Asia–Pacific 2022
Chambers Global 2022
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022
The Best Lawyers in Japan (Recognized since 2020)