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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.

24 March 2014

Japanese banks back CVC’s fourth Asian fund

japanese home_sq CVC Capital Partners has secured commitments from Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank for its fourth Asian fund.

20 March 2014

J-Star hires Yuki Kashiyama as operating principle

Japanese flag pole Japanese private equity firm J-Star has appointed Yuki Kashiyama as an operating principle.

19 March 2014

Cerberus-backed Seibu secures regulatory approval for IPO

japanese home_sq Japanese railway and hotel group Seibu has secured regulatory approval for an IPO, which will enable its private equity backer Cerberus to reduce its stake and end a feud with the company.

12 March 2014

Japan’s Unison on the road for Fund IV as investment environment improves

Japanese flag pole Japanese private equity firm Unison Capital is reportedly raising about JPY60bn ($580m) for a fourth private equity fund amid an expected growth in demand for buyout capital from Japanese companies.

12 March 2014

Permira eyes Arysta LifeScience IPO

Japanese flag pole UK private equity firm Permira is reportedly considering floating farming chemicals company Arysta LifeScience in New York.

11 March 2014

CyberAgent Ventures backs Korea’s Woowa Brothers

korea dragon stone CyberAgent Ventures has made an investment in Korean startup Woowa Brothers Corp, the developer of the Baedal Minjok food delivery application for smartphone.

6 March 2014

DCM closes latest venture fund on $330m

tokyo 11_sq Venture capital firm DCM has raised $330m for its seventh fund, which has now held a final close above its $250m target.

4 March 2014

Canada’s OMERS joins forces with Japanese institutional investors

Japanese flag pole The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System has teamed up with Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund and the Development Bank of Japan to make private capital investments.

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