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Mayer Brown represented JVC KENWOOD Corporation, a Japan-based global manufacturer specializing in electronics and entertainment products, on its definitive agreement to acquire Texas-based EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. from Francisco Partners. EF Johnson provides high quality, secure communications solutions to organizations whose mission is to protect and save lives. The acquisition will enhance the expansion of JVC KENWOOD’s North American public safety digital communications business.

The Mayer Brown team was led by Corporate & Securities partner Toshi Yoshida (Houston) and included: Corporate & Securities – partners Jeff Dobbs (Houston) and Paul Chandler (Chicago); Tax Transactions & Consulting – partner Ed Osterberg (Houston); Government & Global Trade – partners Simeon Kriesberg and Angela Giancarlo (both Washington DC); Antitrust & Competition – partner Scott Perlman (Washington DC); Employment & Benefits – partner Debra Hoffman (Chicago); and Litigation & Dispute Resolution – partners Charles Kelley (Houston) and David Dowd (Washington DC).