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Makiko Harunari
Partner
 
ICBC Tower – 35th Floor
3 Garden Road, Central
Hong Kong  
 
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Phone: +852-2514-7604
Fax: +852-2869-7694

Makiko Harunari is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Hong Kong office and the Head of the Firm’s Asia Banking and Credit Practice. Makiko focuses on complex cross-border financing transactions throughout the Asia-Pacific region, representing financial sponsors, corporate borrowers and financial institutions. Her practice includes a broad mix of acquisition finance, real estate finance, back-leverage transactions, fund finance and other innovative financing products.

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Work Highlights
  • KKR (and its portfolio companies) in multiple financings, including KKR’s approximately NT$47.8 billion (US$1.56 billion) announced acquisition of LCY Chemical Corp; Calsonic Kansei’s approximately €6.2 billion (US$7.1 billion) announced acquisition of Magneti Marelli; KKR’s approximately ¥257.1 billion (approximately US$2.3 billion) tender offer of Hitachi Kokusai Electric; KKR’s ¥498.3 billion (approximately US$4.5 billion) acquisition of Calsonic Kansei; and Panasonic Healthcare’s €1.02 billion (approximately US$1.1 billion) carve-out acquisition of Bayer AG’s Diabetes Care business division
  • ChemChina in its US$5.5 billion refinancing 
  • Blackstone in multiple financings in Asia, including the financing for its acquisition of Valad Property Group in Australia
  • SK Holdings in connection with its acquisition of AMPAC Fine Chemicals
  • China Logistics Properties Holdings Co. in its HK$3,366 million (approximately US$434.3 million) IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering 
  • Blackstone in its acquisition of Tradesmen International
  • JPMorgan and other investment banks in multiple financings and refinancings for corporate borrowers and financial sponsors
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2007 J.D.
    cum laude
  • Yale University, 2001 B.A.
Associations
  • CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Charterholder
Admissions
  • Hong Kong 2019
  • New York 2008
Languages Spoken
  • Japanese

Makiko Harunari is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Hong Kong office and the Head of the Firm’s Asia Banking and Credit Practice.

Makiko regularly represents financial sponsors, corporate borrowers and financial institutions in complex cross-border financing transactions throughout the Asia Pacific region, including acquisition finance, real estate finance, back-leverage transactions, fund finance, project finance and other innovative financing products. Makiko has represented institutional clients such as KKR, Blackstone and JPMorgan. Prior to relocating to Hong Kong, she was previously based in the Firm’s New York office for nearly a decade and has long been involved in growing the Firm’s Banking & Credit practice in Asia.  

Some keynote representations have included:

  • KKR (and its portfolio companies) in multiple financings, including:
    • KKR’s approximately NT$47.8 billion (US$1.56 billion) announced acquisition of LCY Chemical Corp;
    • KKR’s ¥498.3 billion (approximately US$4.5 billion) acquisition of Calsonic Kansei and Calsonic Kansei’s approximately €6.2 billion (US$7.1 billion) announced acquisition of Magneti Marelli;
    • KKR’s approximately ¥257.1 billion (approximately US$2.3 billion) tender offer of Hitachi Kokusai Electric;
    • KKR’s approximately ¥147.1 billion (approximately US$1.28 billion) tender off of Hitachi Koki Co; and
    • KKR’s approximately ¥165 billion (US$1.67 billion) acquisition of Panasonic Healthcare of Japan and Panasonic’s Healthcare’s €1.02 billion (approximately US$1.1 billion) carve-out acquisition of Bayer AG’s Diabetes Care business division
  • ChemChina in its US$5.5 billion refinancing
  • Blackstone in multiple financings in Asia, including the financing for its acquisition of Valad Property Group in Australia
  • SK Holdings in connection with its acquisition of AMPAC Fine Chemicals
  • China Logistics Properties Holdings Co. in its HK$3,366 million (approximately US$434.3 million) IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering 
  • Blackstone in its acquisition of Tradesmen International
  • JPMorgan and other investment banks in multiple financings and refinancings for corporate borrowers and financial sponsors

Makiko also serves as Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific Committee of Women in Fund Finance.

Makiko received her B.A. from Yale University in 2001 and her J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University School of Law in 2007. Originally from Japan, Makiko grew up in Europe and was educated in the United States. Makiko is fluent in Japanese and admitted to practice in Hong Kong and New York. She was selected as a member of the 2017 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows and previously served as the Chair of the Leadership Council for Year Up New York, a non-profit organization offering job training for young adults in the United States.

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