Sojitz Corporation’s Acquisition Of An Equity Interest In Qualitas Medical Limited

Ashurst represented Sojitz Corporation on the deal.

Sojitz Corporation, a Japanese trading house, acquired an equity interest in Qualitas Medical Limited (“Qualitas”), a leading provider of primary healthcare and wellness services in the Asia Pacific region. Through this strategic investment, Sojitz will gain access to the booming healthcare sector in Asia Pacific. With two decades of experience in the healthcare industry, Qualitas operates its business in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia and the injected capital will allow further growth and expansion into regions like Vietnam.

The healthcare sector is an increasing area of focus for Japanese companies and it is strategically important for Ashurst to have supported Sojitz on another investment in this sector. The Qualitas group comprises nearly 100 entities operating across multiple jurisdictions in a highly regulated industry. Ashurst provided pragmatic and commercial solutions to the complex legal issues encountered and assisted the client in the successful completion of the deal.  

The Ashurst team was led by partner Tracy Whiriskey (Picture), with the assistance from the firm’s global network including Tokyo, Singapore and our Australian offices and support from partners including Michelle Phang and Natsuko Ogawa and lead associates Jessika Colthurst and Vanessa Teo.

Involved fees earner: Jessika Colthurst – Ashurst; Natsuko Ogawa – Ashurst; Michelle Phang – Ashurst; Vanessa Teo – Ashurst; Tracy Whiriskey – Ashurst;

Law Firms: Ashurst;

Clients: Sojitz Corporation;

Author: Sonia Carcano