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23 May 2014

KKR calls on world’s biggest pension fund to join it in buyout deals

Japanese flag pole Global buyout giant KKR has urged the world’s largest pension fund to start investing in private equity so it can team up with it on deals, it is understood.

20 May 2014

KKR eyes investment partnership with Innovation Network Corporation of Japan

Global buyout group KKR is looking to partner with a state-backed investment fund Innovation Network Corporation of Japan over future investments.

19 May 2014

DCM leads $14m financing for cloud business card management company Sansan

business card Venture capital firm DCM has led a $14m financing round for Tokyo-based contact management business Sansan.

2 May 2014

Carlyle, Unison Capital look to sell Covalent Materials

tokyo 11_sq Private equity firms Carlyle and Unison Capital are reportedly looking to exit semiconductor parts maker Covalent Materials Corp.

1 May 2014

WM Partners acquires 12% stake in Shanon

Japanese flag pole Japanese secondaries-focused investment firm WM Partners has bought a 12 per cent stake in marketing business Shanon in the first deal from its maiden fund.

30 April 2014

RRJ, Temasek invest nearly €1.3bn in ING unit

insurance contract form Private equity firm RRJ and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund have invested €1.275bn in ING Groep’s European and Japanese insurance and asset management unit NN Group.

22 April 2014

Baring PE to sell jewellery recycler Net Japan to Orix in $204m deal

jewellery-necklace-pearl Baring Private Equity has reportedly agreed to sell diamond and jewellery recycler Net Japan to Orix Corp in a deal worth about JPY21bn ($204m).

15 April 2014

Seibu prices IPO at low end of indicative range

japanese home_sq Japanese railway and property group Seibu has priced its IPO at JPY1,600 ($15.7) per share, which is at the lower end of the indicative range, a regulatory filing showed.

10 April 2014

Japan’s GPIF eyes private equity investments

Japanese flag pole Japan’s $1.26tn Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is looking to make private equity investments. GPIF is currently in talks in currently in talks with private equity firms to increase its exposure to alternative assets, said head of the fund’s research department, according to Reuters. He added that GPIF’s idea is “to treat alternatives as an[...]

9 April 2014

Cerberus drops out of Seibu IPO

japanese home_sq Private equity firm Cerberus has decided against participating in the upcoming IPO of Japanese railway and hotel group Seibu.

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