BDA Partners is pleased to announce that its client, Sojitz, has agreed to divest its 49% stake in Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (“MMPC”) to Mitsubishi Motors (“MMC”). The value of the transaction was not disclosed.

BDA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Sojitz on the transaction.

MMPC manufactures and markets passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the Philippines. It offers cars, SUVs and other utility vehicles, as well as trucks and buses. The company sells its products through dealers in several key Philippine cities, including Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao. The company was founded in 1963 and is based in Santa Rosa, Philippines.

MMC is a global automobile manufacturer headquartered in Japan. Before the transaction, MMC held a 51% stake in MMPC; post-transaction, MMC will own 100% of MMPC.

BDA Team
Koichiro Yasuda, Chairman, Managing Director, Tokyo
Jeff Acton, Managing Director, Head of Tokyo Office
Toshiaki Yokohara, Director, Tokyo
Shinya Kimura, Vice President, Tokyo
Philip Lazar, Associate, Tokyo
Yuki Saito, Analyst, Tokyo

About Sojitz
As a general trading company, the Sojitz Group is engaged in a wide range of businesses globally, including buying, selling, importing, and exporting goods, manufacturing and selling products, providing services, and planning and coordinating projects, in Japan and overseas. The Group also invests in various sectors and conducts financing activities. The broad range of sectors in which Sojitz operates includes those related to automobiles, plants, energy, mineral resources, chemicals, foodstuff resources, agricultural and forestry resources, consumer goods, and industrial parks. www.sojitz.com

About Mitsubishi Motors
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, assembles, markets, imports, and sells automobiles, and related component and replacement parts in Asia, Europe, North America, and internationally. The company’s products include cars and motors vehicles; and automobile engines, transmissions, and press parts. It also offers agricultural machinery and industrial engines, as well as related replacement parts. In addition, the company is involved in the purchase and sale of used automobiles, as well as component and replacement parts, and accessories of used automobiles; sale of measuring equipment; and insurance agency and financing businesses. Further, it offers automobile engineering services. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. www.mitsubishi-motors.com

About BDA
BDA Partners is a leader in cross-border investment banking involving Asia. BDA advises on M&A and capital raising. BDA has been consistently owned and managed by the same team since 1996. BDA has a track record of providing independent advice to blue-chip corporate and financial sponsor clients from North America, Europe, and Asia. BDA is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo. BDA was named Investment Bank of the Year 2017 by both The M&A Advisor and ACG New York. BDA formed partnerships with William Blair & Company in 2011 and Development Bank of Japan in 2017. www.bdapartners.com

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