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4 November 2015

Fortress hits $1.1bn hard cap at close of Japan Opportunity Fund III

gold-temple-420675_1920 Fortress Investment Group has closed its third Japan fund at the $1.1bn hard cap, following suit with its predecessors, Fortress Japan Opportunity Fund I and II.

2 November 2015

Lone Star to get hold of Japan RE portfolio of Singaporean Saizen

bridge-828431_1920 Singaporean Saizen REIT has agreed to sell all of its Japanese assets to Triangle TMK, a Tokyo-based affiliate of Lone Star Real Estate Fund IV and Lone Star Funds.

20 October 2015

CITIC finalises acquisition of Japanese shoe retailer Akakura

shoes-620762_1920 CITIC Capital Partners Japan, the private equity arm of pan-Asian alternative investment firm CITIC Capital Holdings, has completed the acquisition of Japan’s footwear firm Akakura.

12 October 2015

Europe challenges Asia for top spot in future infrastructure investments $

road-839818_1920 Europe has emerged as Asia’s main rival for the top spot for future investments according to a panel discussion at the latest AltAssets LP-GP Infrastructure Forum.

28 September 2015

MBK, Goldman reduce stake in Universal Studios Japan’s owner

leisure-199231_640 A consortium including South Korean private equity firm MBK Partners and Goldman Sachs has sold a 51 per cent stake in Japanese theme park operator USJ.

17 September 2015

Japan’s giant pension fund, GPIF, reported in PE deal with IFC

Japan map Japan's giant national pension fund – well known for being the world's largest fund of its kind – is about to take its first step in the direction of private equity, through a deal with the International Finance Corp, according to a published report.

17 September 2015

Mid-cap Japanese companies to be focus of new $1bn Carlyle buyout fund

japanese-festival-1-599434-m Mid-cap companies across a range of sectors and industries in Japan are to be the focus of the Carlyle Group's latest Japanese buyout fund, which it said on Thursday that it has closed on ¥119.5bn ($1bn), almost 20 per cent above its ¥100bn target.

3 August 2015

Blackstone, Fortress Investment in the race to buy Japan’s Simplex

tokyo-japan-965322-m US private equity firms Blackstone Group and Fortress Investment Group have both been shortlisted for the second round of bidding for Japan’s Simplex Investment Advisors.

24 July 2015

Carlyle creeps near target for third Japan fund

japan-112722_1280 Listed private equity giant Carlyle has registered $775m towards its third Japan-focused buyout fund, putting it within touching distance of its expected target.

22 July 2015

KKR hires Japanese business leader, ex Tokyo Stock Exchange CEO Saito

atsushi-saito Global private equity house KKR has hired former Tokyo Stock Exchange president and CEO Atsushi Saito as its non-executive chairman in the country.

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