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Domino’s buys out Bain in Japanese acquisition

Domino’s buys out Bain in Japanese acquisition


Domino’s Pizza Enterprises has been advised by Thomson Geer on its latest acquisition to acquire 100 per cent of a Japanese franchisee branch.

Firms: Thomson Geer (Domino’s Pizza Enterprises); Flagstaff Partners (Domino’s Pizza Enterprises); Undisclosed (Bain Capital)

Deal: Domino’s Pizza Enterprises (Domino’s) has been advised on its minority share acquisition of Bain Capital Domino Hong Kong Limited’s (Bain Capital) shares in Domino’s Pizza Japan.

Value: $42 million

Area: M&A

Key players: The team advising Domino’s was led by Thomson Geer partner Eugene Fung, with assistance from partner Robert Gallagher and senior associate Melanie Mitchell.

Deal significance: According to a statement from Thomson Geer, Domino’s entered the Japan market in a joint venture with Bain Capital in 2013.

“In FY17, the Japan market achieved its highest ever level of carry out sales with 493 stores. With the acquisition of Bain’s minority interest, Domino’s now owns 100 per cent of that market,” the statement said.

Commenting further on the significance of the transaction, Thomson Geer partner Eugene Fung said: “It has been a busy period for the Domino’s acquisitions team with the recent acquisition of Hallo Pizza in Germany and now the Bain minority interest in Japan”.

“We are delighted to have supported both transactions,” he concluded.


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