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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.

7 November 2014

Japan’s Infinity Venture launches $100m third fund

fuji-japan_sq Japanese tech-focused investor Infinity Venture Partners (IVP) has launched its $100m third fund.

29 October 2014

Strategic investor snaps up VC-backed semiconductor company SiTime for $200m

sold-sale-exit-deal Venture capital-backed analog semiconductor company SiTime Corporation is set to be bought by Japanese trade partner MegaChips Corporation for $200m in cash.

28 October 2014

Ex-Lehman MD Mark Newman to join Lone Star’s Asia real estate division

0afebb4 Former Lehman Brothers managing director Mark Newman is reportedly set to join Lone Star Funds to head up the firm’s real estate division for Asia.

22 October 2014

Blackstone approaches Asia real estate fund’s $5bn hard cap

hong-kong-5-772338-m Private equity major Blackstone has registered $4.4bn of commitments for its Real Estate Partners Asia fund amid three new hires to its Asia office.

10 October 2014

Japanese PE firm J-star exits HCM after three years

Japanese flag pole Private equity firm J-Star has agreed to exit its shares in nursing care and housekeeping service provider HCM to Sohgo Security Services after only three years.

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