August 31, 2020
Advisor to Fujitsu Limited on the sale of its mobile phone retail business to T-Gaia
Fujitsu is a global leading IT and IT Services company with JPY 3.9 trillion (US$ 36 billion) revenue and JPY 2.8 trillion (US$ 27 billion) market cap.
T-GAIA is the largest mobile handset retailer in Japan and a listed affiliate of Sumitomo Corporation (TSE:8053), an integrated trading company engaged in multifaceted business activities on a global scale.
The Target Business was established by Fujitsu at the time they actively manufactured and sold mobile handsets and grew as an independent retailer (to sell not only Fujitsu but all the brands) to #8 position in the Japanese market.
In the last years Fujitsu has been accelerating non-core divestitures to focus on its core IT and digital services business. GCA advised Fujitsu in 2018 on the sale of its listed subsidiary Fujitsu Component, and has also advised its subsidiaries on divestures. This transaction is the 6th completed assignment with Fujitsu and its subsidiaries for GCA Japan, and GCA Japan bankers have collectively, including at their previous firms, advised 10 transactions for Fujitsu, demonstrating strong relationship and capabilities in the tech sector.
The transaction has customary closing conditions and is expected to close in Q4 2020. GCA Japan served as exclusive financial advisor to Fujitsu on this transaction.