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17 January 2014

Cerberus to exit Kokusai Kogyo stake for $1.25bn-$1.34bn

fuji-japan_sq Private equity firm Cerberus has reportedly agreed to sell its entire 55 per cent stake in Japanese property group Kokusai Kogyo.

14 January 2014

CLSA hits $90m mark for second Japan-focused fundp

japanese home_sq CLSA Capital Partners has raised nearly a quarter for its second Japan-focused fund, AltAssets can reveal.

14 January 2014

Cerberus plans to part-exit Seibu stake via IPO

tokyo 11_sq Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is reportedly planning a partial exit from Japanese railway and hotel group Seibu.

8 January 2014

Japanese secondaries private equity firm WM Partners raises $50m

Japanese secondaries-focused private equity firm WM Partners, founded by former CEO of Japanese investment group JAIC, has held an interim close of ($50m.

16 December 2013

Osaka cancels railway sale after local government turns down Lone Star bid

japanese home_sq The Osaka prefecture has reportedly cancelled the sale of Osaka Prefectural Urban Development after the local government turned down a $755m bid from private equity firm Lone Star Funds.

16 December 2013

Sompo Japan Insurance confirms talks to acquire Canopius

insurance contract form Sompo Japan Insurance has confirmed that it is in talks to acquire private equity-backed insurance group Canopius.

13 December 2013

PAG invests $250m in Universal Studios Japan

Asian asset management firm PAG has invested $250m in theme park operator Universal Studios Japan.

15 November 2013

PAG’s real estate unit Secured Capital raises $1.5bn for latest fund

Private equity firm PAG’s real estate unit Secured Capital has held a final close of $1.5bn for its Asian fund.

13 November 2013

Lone Star outbids Fortress in Osaka Prefectural Urban Development Company deal

800px-Senboku-rapid-railway-7000Series02 Global distressed asset investor Lone Star has reportedly won the right to buy train line and trucking company Osaka Prefectural Urban Development Company in a $783m deal.

4 November 2013

Japanese GPs face stiff competition from strategic buyersp

Japanese flag pole Japanese private equity firms face stiff competition for assets from strategic buyers, according to founder and president of investment firm J-Star Gregory Hara.

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