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11 March 2016

Carlyle taps Japan Partners III fund to back GGC Group

bean-sprouts-657415_640 Global private equity firm Carlyle has announced it has made an investment in Japanese bean sprout supplier GGC Group from its Carlyle Japan Partners III fund.

8 March 2016

KKR said to be out of running for Toshiba med tech unit, Permira still linked with bid

doctor-563428_1920 US buyout house KKR has reportedly pulled out of the race to buy the medical equipment unit of Japanese multinational conglomerate Toshiba.

17 February 2016

CPPIB, GLP launch second Japan-focused fund as first nears depletion

truck-1030846_1280 Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Singapore-based logistics real estate group GLP have launched their second joint development venture fund in Japan.

16 February 2016

Landmark buys Euro RE fund interest from Japanese bank Norinchukin

euros coins Private equity and real estate secondaries firm Landmark Partners has purchased a stake in a tail-end European real estate fund.

12 February 2016

IMJ Investment raises one third of JPY6bn target for Japan Fund I

shinto-154572_1280 Japanese venture capital firm IMJ Investment Partners has raised JPY2bn ($17.8m) for its first fund focused on investments in local startup businesses.

4 February 2016

US, Japan-focused Geodesic pulls in more than $300m for debut fund

sunset-129503_1920 Geodesic Investments, a late stage venture capital fund aiming to bridge Silicon Valley and Japan, has registered more than $310m towards the $400m target for its debut fund.

28 January 2016

Rakuten Ventures reveals new $84m Japan startup fund

cherry-301250_1920 Corporate venture capital investor Rakuten Ventures has launched a new JPY10bn ($84m) fund aimed at Japanese tech startups.

27 January 2016

PE heavyweights KKR, Bain Capital eyeing Toshiba Corp’s medical unit

heart monitor medical healthcare PE majors KKR and Bain Capital are reportedly in the bidding race for a stake in Toshiba Corp's medical equipment subsidiary, which is valued at around JPY400bn ($3.4bn).

25 January 2016

JC Flowers to buy Chi-X Australia, Japan and Chi-Tech HK

money US private equity firm JC flowers has purchased Chi-X Australia, Chi-X Japan and Chi-Tech Hong Kong.

20 January 2016

Asian business chat app ChatWork bags $12.5m Series B investment

balloon-381334_1280 Asian business chat platform ChatWork has picked up a $12.5m Series B financing round from investors including Jafco.

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