Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto have advised Japan’s Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) on its $3.9 billion (416 billion yen) IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, with Sullivan & Cromwell and Anderson Mori advising the joint lead managers.

JR Kyushu is the largest passenger railway company in the Kyushu region of Japan, and also operates real estate, retail, restaurant and construction businesses. 

The international joint lead managers were J.P. Morgan Securities, Morgan Stanley and Nomura.

The Simpson Thacher & Bartlett team was led by Tokyo partner Taki Saito.