Gleiss Lutz advises Japanese investor Integral Corporation on acquisition of stake in Toppan Photomask
A Gleiss Lutz team has advised Japanese private equity company Integral Corporation on the German legal aspects of its acquisition of a 49.9% stake in Toppan Photomask Co., Ltd., a newly founded subsidiary of Japanese company Toppan Inc.
Integral Corporation was founded in 2007 and invests in both listed and private Japanese companies with the aim of funding and supporting their long-term strategic development.
Founded in Tokyo in 1900, Toppan is a global leader in the supply of sustainable and integrated solutions in sectors such as printing, communication, security, packaging, décor materials, electronics and digital transformation. The company employs more than 50,000 staff worldwide. With the new subsidiary, Toppan is carving out its global semiconductor photomask business into a joint venture with independent Japanese private equity company Integral Corporation as investment partner.
The following Gleiss Lutz team advised Integral on the transaction: Dr Michael Burian (partner, Frankfurt, Lead), Dr Torsten Spiegel (Berlin), Josefine Wiegand (Stuttgart, all M&A), Josefine Chakrabarti (Employment), Jan Hinrichs (IP/IT, both Berlin), Dr Iris Benedikt-Buckenleib (counsel, Antitrust, Munich), Dr Jacob von Andreae (partner), Aylin Hoffs, Lennart Förster (all Public Business Law, Düsseldorf).