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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.

14 February 2014

Lone Star looks to sell banquet complex in Tokyo

japanese home_sq Private equity firm Lone Star Funds is reportedly looking for buyers for an office and banquet hall complex in Tokyo.

14 February 2014

Cerberus offloads Tokyo land parcel

fuji-japan_sq Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has reportedly sold a land parcel in Tokyo to Japanese general contractor Shimizu Corp.

7 February 2014

Sony sells PC business to Japan Industrial Partners

Japanese flag pole Sony Corporation has agreed to sell its personal computer business to private equity firm Japan Industrial Partners.

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