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Jonathan G. Stradling
 

Jonathan G. Stradling

Counsel
 
41st Floor 9-10, Roppongi 1-Chome
Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower
Minato-Ku, Tokyo 106-0032 JP
 
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Fax: +81-3-5562-6202

As a member of the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice, Jonathan regularly represents corporations and private equity sponsors in mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, carve-outs, investments, joint ventures, recapitalizations and other corporate transactions across a wide range of industries, including technology, financial institutions, infrastructure, real estate, energy and industrials, among others, as well as a wide range of corporate governance matters. Jonathan is fluent in Japanese.

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Work Highlights
  • KKR in multiple acquisitions, including its acquisition, with Rakuten, of a controlling stake in Seiyu from Walmart, which was named “Private Equity Deal of the Year” at the Asia Legal Awards, its pending acquisition of Yayoi from ORIX Corporation, and its acquisition of Central Tank Terminal from an affiliate of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, as well as restructurings and sales of KKR’s private portfolio companies
  • SoftBank Corp. in the $30 billion business integration of its consolidated subsidiary, Z Holdings Corporation—the parent company of Yahoo! Japan—with LINE Corporation, which was named “M&A Deal of the Year: Premium” and “Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year” at the ALB Japan Law Awards
  • Blackstone Real Estate Partners in multiple transactions, including the $6 billion acquisition of Home Partners of America by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust
  • USAA in multiple transactions, including the $1.8 billion sale of its brokerage and wealth management divisions to Charles Schwab, and the $850 million sale of its mutual fund and ETF businesses to Victory Capital
  • China National Chemical Corporation in its $43 billion acquisition of Syngenta AG
Education
  • Harvard University, 2013 A.M.
  • Harvard Law School, 2012 J.D.
  • Brigham Young University, 2008 B.A.
Associations
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • American Bar Association
  • Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association
Admissions
  • New York 2013
  • Japan (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi) 

Jonathan is a member of the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. He regularly represents corporations and private equity sponsors in mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, carve-outs, investments, joint ventures, recapitalizations and other corporate transactions across a wide range of industries, including technology, financial institutions, infrastructure, real estate, energy and industrials, among others. He also advises on a wide range of corporate governance matters.

Jonathan’s recent transactions have included advising:

  • KKR in multiple acquisitions, including its acquisition, with Rakuten, of a controlling stake in Seiyu from Walmart, which was named “Private Equity Deal of the Year” at the Asia Legal Awards, its pending acquisition of Yayoi from ORIX Corporation, and its acquisition of Central Tank Terminal from an affiliate of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, as well as restructurings and sales of KKR’s private portfolio companies;
  • SoftBank Corp. in the $30 billion business integration of its consolidated subsidiary, Z Holdings Corporation—the parent company of Yahoo! Japan—with LINE Corporation, which was named “M&A Deal of the Year: Premium” and “Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year” at the ALB Japan Law Awards;
  • Blackstone Real Estate Partners in multiple transactions, including the $6 billion acquisition of Home Partners of America by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust
  • USAA in multiple transactions, including the $1.8 billion sale of its brokerage and wealth management divisions to Charles Schwab, and the $850 million sale of its mutual fund and ETF businesses to Victory Capital;
  • China National Chemical Corporation in its $43 billion acquisition of Syngenta AG;
  • Vistra Energy Corp., the parent company for TXU Energy and Luminant, in its merger with Dynegy Inc.;
  • J.C. Flowers in its acquisition of the Asia Pacific subsidiaries of Chi-X and their subsequent sale to Cboe Global Markets;
  • L3 Technologies in its sale of its Vertex Aerospace business;
  • Corsair in its strategic investment in CamberView Partners and subsequent disposition to PJT Partners;
  • Alinda Capital Partners in its acquisition of Conduent Incorporated’s commercial vehicle operations business;
  • EQT in its acquisition of a majority interest in Sitecore; and
  • Private equity firms, including Riverstone and H.I.G. Capital, in sales of minority stakes.

Jonathan has been recognized by Asian Legal Business for his work in M&A and private equity. He is fluent in Japanese. Jonathan received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, an A.M. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Brigham Young University.  

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