Kyocera Corporation’s Acquisition of SouthernCarlson


Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Nader, Hayaux & Goebel and Debevoise & Plimpton advised on the deal

Kyocera Corporation – led by Mr. Hideo Tanimoto – has concluded an agreement to acquire 100% ownership of SouthernCarlson, Inc. from from Kelso & Company.

SouthernCarlson, Inc. – led by Its CEO Kenneth D. Sweder – is a U.S. distributor of tools, fasteners, packaging and facility supplies, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Under the agreement, SouthernCarlson will operate as a U.S.-based subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation.

SouthernCarlson serves a broad array of end markets from over 150 branches across North America. It is a leading distributor of the most recognized and highest-quality brands of construction fasteners, tools, packaging, facility supplies and tool repair services.

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto advised Kyocera Corporation with Hajime Tanahashi (Picture) and Nobuhiko Suzuki.

In Mexico, Nader, Hayaux & Goebel advised Kyocera Corporation with Gunter Schwandt, Fernando Quezada and Nicolás Pacheco L.

Debevoise & Plimpton advised SouthernCarlson, Inc. with Michael A. Diz, Michael Bolotin, Jeffrey P. Cunard, Ted Hassi, Jonathan F. Lewis, Kyra K. Bromley, Erica Weisgerber, Peter J. Dalmasy, Andrew G. Jamieson, Tigist Kassahun, Samuel D. Krawiecz, Yana M. Mereminsky, Franklin L. Mitchell, Michael J. Pisem and Brett M. Rose.

Involved fees earner: Michael Bolotin – Debevoise & Plimpton; Kyra Bromley – Debevoise & Plimpton; Jeffrey Cunard – Debevoise & Plimpton; Peter Dalmasy – Debevoise & Plimpton; Michael Diz – Debevoise & Plimpton; Ted Hassi – Debevoise & Plimpton; Andrew Jamieson – Debevoise & Plimpton; Tigist Kassahun – Debevoise & Plimpton; Samuel Krawiecz – Debevoise & Plimpton; Jonathan Lewis – Debevoise & Plimpton; Yana Mereminsky – Debevoise & Plimpton; Franklin Mitchell – Debevoise & Plimpton; Michael Pisem – Debevoise & Plimpton; Brett Rose – Debevoise & Plimpton; Erica Weisgerber – Debevoise & Plimpton; Nobuhiko Suzuki – Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Hajime Tanahashi – Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Fernando Quezada T. – Nader, Hayaux & Goebel; Gunter Schwandt – Nader, Hayaux & Goebel;

Law Firms: Debevoise & Plimpton; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nader, Hayaux & Goebel;

Clients: Kyocera Corp; SouthernCarlson, Inc.;