ARQIS has advised JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation on the purchase of all shares in H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH. The transaction took place through JX Metals Deutschland GmbH. Seller is H.C. Starck GmbH. The closing of the transaction is subject to the approval by the regulatory authorities.
JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation is a subsidiary of JXTG Holdings, Inc., which is listed in Japan. The company has been actively expanding its electronic materials business products towards the upcoming Internet of Things society which foresees a drastic increase in use of electronic components and devices. Through the transaction, JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation will establish and strengthen the revenue base of its group and contribute to the development of IoT society through the stable supply of raw materials.
The H.C. Starck Group is part of the portfolio of the private equity investors Advent International and The Carlyle Group. H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH has its seat in Germany and conducts business in the area of development, production and distribution of Tantalum and Niobium products (high-purity metal powder) together with its subsidiaries in Japan and Thailand.
Advisors to JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
ARQIS Rechtsanwälte (Düsseldorf): Dr. Shigeo Yamaguchi, Dr. Meiko Dillmann (both Lead), Eberhard Hafermalz (all Corporate/M&A), Dr. Andrea Panzer-Heemeier (Labour Law), Dr. Ulrich Lienhard (Real Estate), Marcus Nothhelfer (IP & Commercial; Munich), Dr. Mirjam Boche (W&I Insurance); Associates: Dr. Yohei Nagata, Florian Kotman (both Corporate/M&A), Dr. Markus Schwipper (Munich), Dr. Eva Trost, Carina Engelhard (all Labour Law), Jennifer Danisch (Real Estate), Dr. Philipp Maier (IP & Commercial; Munich)
Held Jaguttis (Cologne): Dr. Simeon Held, Dr. Malte Jaguttis, Bernard Altpeter (all Public & Environmental Law/Regulatory)
RCAA (Frankfurt): Evelyn Niitväli (Antitrust)