Kelley Drye Represents Japanese Investment Group in $20M Transaction with Leading Animation Distributor
August 3, 2006
Kelley Drye represented investment group Japanese Contents Investment, as well as parent company Sojitz Corp. and subsidiary ARM Corp, in their investment in, and strategic alliance with, A.D. Vision. A.D. Vision is the parent company to ADV Films, a leading distributor of Japanese animation known as "anime." As reported in the industry publication Video Business, the infusion of funds will allow A.D. Vision to acquire new content and take advantage of the extensive experience and global network Sojitz offers in digital delivery systems and new media. In addition to the credit facility provided by ARM Corp, Japan Contents Investment made an equity investment in the animation company.