Nitto’s Acquisition of Bend Labs

Fenwick & West advised Nitto on the deal.

Nitto, a producer of electrical insulation materials, announced its acquisition of Bend Labs, a developer of a soft silicone sensor platform intended for measuring human motion.

Bend will start its new business as Nitto Bend Technologies, combining its sensor device technologies with Nitto’s strengths to develop next-generation technologies and products. The acquisition of Bend will also accelerate innovation in Nitto’s three focus domains: information interface, next-generation mobility and human life.

The Fenwick team for this acquisition was led by corporate partner Kris Withrow (Picture) and associates Jeff Zhang, Jing Xu and Anja Kong; executive compensation and employee benefits partner Nancy Chen, counsel Jane Piehler and associates Jennifer Lin and Cynthia Yuan; technology transactions partner Ralph Pais and associates Julia Arruda, Sankalp Kandaswamy and Brandon Cheung; and trade and national security partner Melissa Duffy and associate Sofia Chalat.

Involved fees earner: Julia Arruda – Fenwick & West LLP; Sofia Chalat – Fenwick & West LLP; Nancy Chen – Fenwick & West LLP; Brandon Cheung – Fenwick & West LLP; Melissa Duffy – Fenwick & West LLP; Sankalp Kandaswamy – Fenwick & West LLP; Anja Kong – Fenwick & West LLP; Jennifer Lin – Fenwick & West LLP; Ralph Pais – Fenwick & West LLP; Kris Withrow – Fenwick & West LLP; Jing Xu – Fenwick & West LLP; Cynthia Yuan – Fenwick & West LLP; Jeff Zhang – Fenwick & West LLP;

Law Firms: Fenwick & West LLP;

Clients: Nitto Denko Corporation;

Martina Bellini

Author: Martina Bellini