Fenwick represented Nitto, a producer of electrical insulation materials, in 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. More information can be obtained from Nitto’s announcement.
The Fenwick team for this acquisition was led by corporate partner Kris Withrow 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.