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10 December 2014

CITIC launches offer for Japan’s Schott Moritex

neon-1153998-m CITIC Capital Partners have launched a tender offer to acquire a controlling stake of Schott Moritex Corporation.

8 December 2014

Blackstone prepares to close Asia real estate fund before 2014-end

asia Private equity major Blackstone is said to be looking to wrap up its Real Estate Partners Asia fund on $5bn before the year is out.

4 December 2014

Japan International Cooperation to invest $10m in LatAm green energy fund

solar Semi-governmental organisation the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is reportedly set to invest $10m into Latin America’s MGM Sustainable Energy Fund.

3 December 2014

TPG to sell stake in Japanese toy company Tomy

download (8) TPG-backed toy maker Takara Tomy is reportedly set to dissolve its capital tie-up with the private equity firm.

28 November 2014

CVC picks up 50 per cent stake in Japanese telco carrier Arteria

telephone-12_sq CVC Capital Partners has agreed to pick up a 50 per cent stake in Japanese telecommunications carrier Arteria Networks in a partnership with current owner Marubeni.

21 November 2014

Blackstone to buy 200-plus properties from GE Japan in $1.6bn deal

shinjuku-skyscrapers-576377-m Private equity giant Blackstone has agreed to put down JPY190bn ($1.6bn) to buy 100 per cent of GE Japan Corporation’s residential real estate business.

18 November 2014

Baring set to snap up Japan’s Bushu Pharmaceuticals for $670m

pills-755958-m Buyout house Baring Private Equity Asia has agreed to purchase drugmaker Bushu Pharmaceuticals from Tokio Marine Capital in a deal worth $670m.

13 November 2014

Orix to buy MBK’s Yayoi for $691m

accounting tax calculator Private equity firm MBK Partners is reportedly set to sell accounting software maker Yayoi for $691m, AltAssets understands.

12 November 2014

Lexington to pick up $1bn private equity fund portfolio from Mizuho Financial

Japanese flag pole Global secondaries player Lexington Partners has reportedly agreed to pick up a $1bn private equity portfolio from Japanese bank Mizuho Financial Corp.

10 November 2014

TPG Japan head Tsusaka leaves to start up his own firm

emergency-exit-1429638-m TPG Capital Management’s head of Japan Jun Tsusaka has reportedly resigned to set up an investment fund for small- and medium-sized Japanese companies.

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