2 May 2016
Clifford Chance advises Nikon Corporation on its offer to acquire London listed Optos plc
A cross-border team from leading international law firm Clifford Chance is advising Nikon Corporation on its recommended all cash offer to acquire London listed Optos plc, a leading retinal imaging company domiciled in Scotland. The offer values Optos at approximately GBP 259 million. The proposed acquisition of Optos is an important step in Nikon's implementation of its strategic initiative focused on driving sustainable long term growth that was announced in its June 2014 Medium-Term Management Plan Transform to Grow.
The team is being led by Corporate partners Joel Ziff (London) and Tatsuhiko Kamiyama (Tokyo) and Senior Associates James Bole (London) and Maiko Adachi (Tokyo).