Toyota Motor Corporation, DENSO Corporation and SoftBank Vision Fund’s joint investment in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group


Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Toyota Motor Corporation on its joint investment with DENSO Corporation and SoftBank Vision Fund in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group. The investment, in a newly formed Uber ATG entity, aims to accelerate the development and commercialization of automated ridesharing services.

Under the terms of the deal, Toyota and DENSO will together invest $667 million and the SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $333 million, valuing Uber ATG at $7.25 billion on a post-money basis.

Toyota Motor Corporation is the global mobility company that introduced the Prius hybrid-electric car in 1997 and the first mass-produced fuel cell sedan, Mirai, in 2014. Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937.

The Debevoise team is led by partner Sue Meng (Picture) and includes partners Lawrence K. Cagney, Jeffrey P. Cunard, Edward Drew Dutton, Gary M. Friedman, Michael J. Gillespie, Ted Hassi and Henry Lebowitz; Bengoshi International Counsel Naomi Aoyama; international associate Ignacio C. Furfaro; and associates Joshua C. Allen, Rosemary Chandler, Samuel M. Duncan, Michelle Guo, Simone S. Hicks, Tigist Kassahun, John R. Love, Ethan Lee McMahon, Brett M. Rose and Sergio Torres.

Involved fees earner: Joshua Allen – Debevoise & Plimpton; Naomi Aoyama – Debevoise & Plimpton; Lawrence Cagney – Debevoise & Plimpton; Jeffrey Cunard – Debevoise & Plimpton; Samuel Duncan – Debevoise & Plimpton; Drew Dutton – Debevoise & Plimpton; Gary Friedman – Debevoise & Plimpton; Ignacio Furfaro – Debevoise & Plimpton; Michael Gillespie – Debevoise & Plimpton; Michelle Guo – Debevoise & Plimpton; Ted Hassi – Debevoise & Plimpton; Simone Hicks – Debevoise & Plimpton; Tigist Kassahun – Debevoise & Plimpton; Henry Lebowitz – Debevoise & Plimpton; Ethan Lee McMahon – Debevoise & Plimpton; John Love – Debevoise & Plimpton; Sue Meng – Debevoise & Plimpton; Brett Rose – Debevoise & Plimpton; Sergio Torres – Debevoise & Plimpton;

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