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Bain Capital to acquire Macromill

Bain Capital is to acquire Macromill. Macromill is a provider of internet research services in Japan, and is listed on section I of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Ropes & Gray, together with Japanese counsel Mori Hamada, is representing long term client Bain Capital in its approximately 51.4 billion yen (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 Ropes & Gray partner Tsuyoshi Imai (Tokyo), counsel Kaori Fukazawa (Tokyo) and associates Saeko Inaba (Tokyo), Matt Byron (Boston) and Ben Morris (Tokyo).

Anderson Mori and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu are representing the lenders, TMI Associates the target, and Nishimura & Asahi a selling shareholder.