The Japanese trading house Kanematsu Corporation reorganised its German activities and sold its subsidiary Fujita & Co. Deutschland GmbH. Fujita is a leading wholesale supplier of Japanese high quality goods, located in Düsseldorf.
Kanematsu is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange. Kanematsu Group provides a broad array of products and services through extensive business operations centered on Electronics & Devices, Foods, Meat & Grain, Steel, Materials & Plant, and Motor Vehicles & Aerospace. The group has more than 7,000 employees and 126 group companies around the globe.
FRANKUS provided legal support to Kanematsu in the transaction. The FRANKUS team consisted of partners Dr. Torsten Bergau and Dr. Lysander Heigl.
FRANKUS employs around 65 people in Düsseldorf, including over 20 professionals in tax, legal and finance. The firm advises German medium-sized businesses as well as international corporations. All partners and many employees previously worked for a "Big Four" company or an international law firm, some of them also in management positions on the client side.