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Bain Capital said to prep sale of Japan’s Works Human Intelligence at up to $2bn valuation

Bain Capital is reportedly prepping a sale of Japanese human resources software business Works Human Intelligence which could value it at up to $2bn. The post Bain Capital said to prep sale of Japan’s Works

Carve-Outs’ Popularity Soars as Businesses Pursue Growth

Posted by Gregory Pryor and Germaine Gurr, White & Case LLP, on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Editor's Note: Gregory Pryor and Germaine Gurr are partners at White & Case LLP. This post is based on

Japan’s Anri venture holds $102m Fund V first close

Japanese venture capital firm Anri has held a $102m first close for its fifth flagship fund, almost halfway to its $288m target. The post Japan’s Anri venture holds $102m Fund V first close first appeared

Fortress Investment secures half of $2.5bn-targeting third direct lending fund, aiming for 12% to 15% gross IRR – report

Fortress Investment Group is said to have collected half of the $2.5bn target for a third direct lending fund which is expecting to wrap up later in the year. The post Fortress Investment secures half

T Capital agrees to carve out semiconductor memory chip business from Fujitsu

Japanese mid-market private equity firm T Capital has agreed to carve out the semiconductor memory chip business from Fujitsu. The post T Capital agrees to carve out semiconductor memory chip business from Fujitsu first appeared

Bain, Blackstone, KKR among ten potential bidder for Toshiba Group – report

Private capital firms Bain Capital, Blackstone, KKR and Canadian investment firm Brookfield are among the ten potential investors filing interest for Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Group after the group had solicited buyout offers. The post Bain,

Non-distress special situation investor J-STAR marks fastest fundraise to collect JPY 75bn in six months

Japanese mid-market private equity firm J-STAR has closed its fifth fund on its JPY 75bn hard cap ($574m) after six months in the market, representing the firm's fastest fundraise to date. The post Non-distress special

KKR to make $5.2bn tender offer for Hitachi Transport System

KKR is expecting to launch a $5.2bn tender offer for Hitachi Transport System by September through its Asia Fund IV. The post KKR to make $5.2bn tender offer for Hitachi Transport System first appeared on

KKR boosts global real estate business with $2bn buyout of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp-UBS Realty

Global buyout giant KKR has agreed a $2bn buyout of Japanese real estate asset manager Mitsubishi Corp-UBS Realty. The post KKR boosts global real estate business with $2bn buyout of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp-UBS Realty first

Fiducia strikes first close for debut fund, picks up backing from Singapore private equity firm

Japanese investor Fiducia has hit a JPY3.26bn (28.3m) first close for its inaugural fund thanks to a string of instutional investors including a Singapore-based private equity fund. The post Fiducia strikes first close for debut

Private equity giants queue up to bid for stake in Hitachi transportation unit – report

A string of global buyout firms have been reported as shortlisted bidders for Hitachi's minority stake in its transportation unit, Bloomberg reported quoting sources. The post Private equity giants queue up to bid for stake

Affinity Equity said to prep Japan, South Korea Burger King franchise sales eyeing $1bn

Affinity Equity partners is reportedly prepping to launch a sale process for Burger King in South Korea and Japan in a deal which could bring in more than $1bn. The post Affinity Equity said to

L Catterton bought into Japanese hair and skincare brand Cosme Company

Global consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton has made a strategic investment in Ci FLAVORS, the owner of Japanese hair and skincare brand Cosme Company. The post L Catterton bought into Japanese hair and skincare

Carlyle marks 20th Japan exit with Sunsho Pharmaceutical deal

Global buyout giant Carlyle has agreed to sell health and nutrition product manufacturer Sunsho Pharmaceutical in a trade deal to Towa Pharmaceutical. The post Carlyle marks 20th Japan exit with Sunsho Pharmaceutical deal first appeared

KKR taps $15bn Asian fund to buy Yayoi from Orix Corp

Global buyout giant KKR has agreed to buy SME-focused software developer Yayoi from financial services group Orix Corp. The post KKR taps $15bn Asian fund to buy Yayoi from Orix Corp first appeared on AltAssets

Blackstone follows ‘best year in Japan’ with Ryusuke Shigetomi hire, succeeding Katsuyuki Kuki as chairman

Global buyout giant Blackstone has hired Ryusuke Shigetomi from Morgan Stanley to succeed Katsuyuki Kuki as chairman in overseeing the firm’s business in Japan. Kuki will stay with the firm as an executive advisor. The

GLP raises $2.75bn for record-breaking Japan RE fund, eyes up to $3.7bn

Infrastructure and real estate investment giant GLP has raised a record-breaking JPY311bn ($2.75bn) for the biggest ever fund dedicated to Japanese RE deals - and is still on the hunt for more capital. The post

EQT boosts new Japan office with head of PE, head of infra hires

European buyout house EQT has hired Tetsuro Onitsuka as head of EQT private equity and Masahiko Kato as head of EQT Infrastructure in the newly-established Japan office. The pair will build the team with both local and

Apollo seals second Japan PE deal of the year with Mitsubishi Chemical unit carve-out

Global private equity major Apollo has agreed a buyout Mitsubishi Chemical's thermal and emission control materials business to mark its second Japanese corporate carve-out deal this year. The post Apollo seals second Japan PE deal

Japan’s Coral Capital more than doubles AUM with $128m Fund III close

Japanese early-stage investment house Coral Capital has struck a $128m final close for its third fund, more than doubling its assets under management. The post Japan’s Coral Capital more than doubles AUM with $128m Fund

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