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Deacons advises on HK$384 million IPO for Japanese pachinko-hall operator

Deacons recently advised Japanese pachinko-hall operator Niraku GC Holdings on its global offering and Main Board listing in Hong Kong.

This follows the successful debut of Dynam Japan Holdings, the first Japanese pachinko-hall operator to obtain a primary listing in 2012 on the local bourse. Deacons also counselled Dynam Japan Holdings on that matter.

Niraku GC is headquartered in Fukushima Prefecture with operations focused in Northeast Honshu, Japan. In 2013, it was the fourth largest pachinko-hall operator based on gross pay-ins. 

The company’s HK$384 million IPO was launched on 24 March 2015 and expects to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 8 April 2015. If successfully listed Niraku GC will be the second Japanese pachinko-hall operator with a primary listing in Hong Kong. 

Deacons counselled Niraku GC on Hong Kong law. The team was led by , head of the corporate finance practice group. He also acted for Dynam Japan on its listing in 2012.

The sole sponsor is Shenyin Wanguo Capital (H.K.) Limited, who was advised on Hong Kong law by Paul Hastings.

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