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W&B supports Nikon in completing strategic UK acquisition

White & Black has supported Nikon Corporation, the globally renowned leader in imaging technology, in completing its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Mark Roberts Motion Control Limited (MRMC).

We were really impressed with the W&B team’s dedication, professionalism and quality of work as well as their speed of delivery to meet the tight deadline.”
– Ken Kusakari, Director, Nikon UK Limited

MRMC is an award-winning UK-based manufacturer of robotic motion control solutions, whose ground breaking products enable remote and automatic capture for clients around the world ranging from broadcast and film production to product photography.

The acquisition, which completed on 4 October 2016, represents an important strategic opportunity for Nikon to capitalise on opportunities for automated solutions within the imaging sector and to expand its position within the field of imaging product solutions.

The W&B corporate team was led by M&A partners John Allen and Phil Riman supported by senior associate Rob Powell and Japan practice head Nick Mathys.

Commenting on the deal, Nick noted, “Given the strategic importance of this acquisition for Nikon, we’re really pleased to have worked together with Nikon and its other advisers to bring it to completion in a tight timeframe that required the deal team to ‘follow the sun’ for negotiations spanning Japan, the UK and US.”

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To read the Nikon press release click here

Disclaimer: This article is produced for and on behalf of White & Black Limited, which is a limited liability company registered in England and Wales with registered number 06436665. It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The contents of this article should be viewed as opinion and general guidance, and should not be treated as legal advice.

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