Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. represented METAWATER Co., Ltd. ("META") and METAWATER USA, Inc. ("MUSA"), META's wholly-owned subsidiary, in the acquisition of 100% of the capital stock of Wigen Companies, Inc. ("Wigen") by MUSA. The deal successfully closed as of April 1, 2020. Wigen is located in Chaska, MN, and is a global market provider of water treatment and purification systems.
Because of this transaction, Masuda Funai is now one of the very few and first law firms to have submitted a CFIUS Declaration under the new CFIUS regime, which went into effect on February 13, 2020. Monika Oyama led the Masuda Funai transaction team, which included significant contributions from Michael Bedell and Gregory Wright.
Masuda Funai is a full-service corporate law firm, headquartered in Chicago, representing international and domestic companies operating and investing in the United States. With legal professionals located in California and Illinois, the firm services clients in every aspect of business, including: establishing, acquiring, and financing operations; ownership, development and leasing of real estate; employment, labor, and benefits counseling; litigation including patent and other intellectual property litigation; and structuring the distribution and sale of goods and services throughout the United States. Masuda Funai represents a diverse client base across many industries, including manufacturers; transportation and logistics businesses; construction and development companies; professional service organizations; electronics and technology companies; and food processors and suppliers of consumer products.
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