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White & Black advises on investment into ground-breaking high altitude platform station connectivity business

White & Black’s Tier 1 Corporate Team recently advised on a transaction whereby a consortium of Japanese businesses (“the Japanese Consortium”) led by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. (“NTT DOCOMO”) and Space Compass Corporation (“Space Compass”), together with Mizuho Bank Limited and the Development Bank of Japan Inc., has committed to invest USD$100m in AALTO HAPS Limited (“AALTO”), which manufactures and operates the stratospheric, solar-powered Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS). The investment will be made through the Japanese Consortium’s investment vehicle, HAPS JAPAN Corporation.

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Corporate Partner Jonathan Williamson led the White and Black team and said: “It was an absolute pleasure to work on a transaction with such forward-thinking and genuinely innovative clients. To have played a part in such a groundbreaking transaction is an honour and is testament to our long-standing relationships with the Japanese legal and business community and the reputation and capability of the Corporate team here at White and Black.“

Corporate transactional work is the largest area of our practice, with deals ranging from £1m to £750m, including mergers and acquisitions, finance, joint ventures, corporate governance, and banking involving high growth and pure technology companies. We guide our clients through every aspect, through to post-deal integration. Please reach out to Jonathan Williamson or John Allen from the White & Black Corporate Team for more information.

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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