Akira Tago

Akira Tago

Bengoshi Associate, Skadden Arps Law Office, registered associated office of Skadden Arps Foreign Law Office, Corporate

Bio

Akira Tago focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate matters. He represents clients across a variety of industry sectors, including financial institutions, manufacturing, airlines, real estate, pharmaceutical and food companies.

Mr. Tago joined Skadden in 2018 after previously working at a leading Japanese law firm.

His experience since he joined Skadden includes advising:

Capital Markets:

  • NTT Finance Corporation in its US$8 billion and €2 billion senior notes offering;
  • the underwriters in the ¥22.9 billion global IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange of PLAID, Inc.;
  • the underwriters in the ¥120.7 billion global equity offering by Nippon Building Fund Inc.;
  • LaSalle LOGIPORT REIT in its ¥46.3 billion global equity offering;
  • Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. in the following offerings: ¥359.5 billion global common stock offering (2019) and ¥339.8 billion global equity offering (2020);
  • the underwriters on its multiple SEC-registered bond offerings of Japan Bank for International Cooperation (guaranteed by the Japanese government);
  • the underwriters in the US$1.15 billion hybrid debt offering by Nippon Life Insurance Company;
  • ARTERIA Networks Corporation in its ¥21.9 billion global IPO;
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited in its US$910 million overseas hybrid debt offering;
  • Toyota Industries Corporation in its US$600 million senior notes offering;
  • Daiwa House REIT Investment Corporation in its ¥56.8 billion, ¥36.3 billion and ¥34.3 billion global equity offerings; and
  • Invincible Investment Corporation in its ¥41.6 billion and ¥24.1 billion global equity offering.

Mergers and Acquisitions:

  • Coty Inc. in its strategic partnership with KKR & Co. Inc. including the carveout sale of 60% of its professional beauty and retail hair businesses to KKR with an enterprise value of US$4.3 billion;
  • Key Safety Systems in its acquisition of substantially all of Takata Corporation’s global assets and operations;
  • Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. in its US$510 million acquisition of AIM Aerospace Corporation; and
  • Goldman Sachs, acting as financial advisor to Hitachi Capital Corporation, in Hitachi’s merger with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited.

Credentials

Education

  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2015
  • J.D., University of Tokyo, 2008
  • LL.B., University of Tokyo, 2006

Admissions

  • Japan (Bengoshi)
  • New York

Languages

  • Japanese
  • English

Akira Tago

Bengoshi Associate, Skadden Arps Law Office, registered associated office of Skadden Arps Foreign Law Office, Corporate
akira.tago@skadden.com