JSA acts on Cool Japan Fund investment in Gojo & Company

An investment of approximately ₹189.6 crores ($23 million) has been made by Cool Japan Fund.

Cool Japan Fund, a Japanese public-private fund has made a Series E equity investment of approximately ₹189.6 crores ($23 million) in Gojo & Company, Inc., a financial service providing company based out of Japan.

J. Sagar Associates advised Cool Japan Fund and was involved in:

(i) due diligence of the Indian subsidiaries of Gojo & Company, Inc (i.e. Ananya Finance for Inclusive Growth Private Limited, Satya Microcapital Limited, Aviom India Housing Finance Private Limited, Frame Technology Marketing Service Private Limited),

(ii) advising on the Indian law aspects in relation to impact of the transaction on Indian subsidiaries of Gojo & Company, Inc., which operate in regulated sectors,

(iii) advising on the mitigating measures to be included in the transaction documents. 

The transaction team consisted of Trisheet Chatterjee (Lead Partner), Sarvesh Kumar Saluja (Partner), Kaishori Raut (Associate) and Neeral Jain (Associate).

The Banking and Finance team consisted of Nand Gopal Anand (Partner) and Harshit Dusad (Senior Associate).

Gojo & Company, Inc., acts as a financial service provider and is involved in the formalisation and growth of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises.

Founded in 2013, Cool Japan Fund is a public-private government fund based in Tokyo, Japan that seeks to make minority investments in seed-stage, early-stage, later-stage companies for businesses across a variety of areas, including media & content, food & services, and fashion & lifestyle.

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