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23 March 2015

Bain looks to acquire Japan Wind Development in $80m deal

wind-turbine-1424480-m Global private equity firm Bain Capital is looking to a launch an $80m deal to take publicly-traded Japan Wind Development (JWD) private.

16 March 2015

NPS helps UnisonCap raise just under $300m for debut Korean fund $

korean Japan-headquartered Unison Capital has raised nearly $300m for its first Korea-focused private equity fund.

16 March 2015

Mizuho Capital collects $170m for third mezzanine fund

japan yen Japanese private equity investor Mizuho Capital Partners has reportedly raised JPY20.6bn ($170m) for its third mezzanine fund.

24 February 2015

Japanese mushroom maker gets Bain Capital buyout bid

yukituni maitake US buyout major Bain Capital has launched a JPY9.5bn ($79.4m) takeover bid for Japanese mushroom maker Yukiguni Maitake.

24 February 2015

JAFCO joins investors in $7.7m Series A for space junk sweeper ASTROSCALE

download (1) Japanese venture capital and private equity investor JAFCO has taken part in a $7.7m Series A funding round for Singapore-based space debris removal specialist ASTROSCALE.

23 February 2015

VC-backed Heptares Therapeutics sold to Japanese trade partner for $400m

sold-sale-exit-deal UK biopharmaceutical Heptares Therapeutics, whose backers have included MVM Life Science Partners, Novartis Venture Fund and Takeda Ventures, has been sold to Tokyo-listed pharma company Sosei Group Corporation.

16 February 2015

Japan’s Unison Capital exits wine company Enoteca stake to trade partner Asahi

red-red-wine-1335583-m Asian private equity firm Unison Capital has agreed to sell wine retailer Enoteca Co to Japanese brewer Asahi four years after buying the business.

13 February 2015

Bain to buy Japanese hotel operator Ooedo-Onsen in $422m deal

img_about_b02 Global private equity firm Bain Capital has agreed to buy out shareholders of Japanese hotel and spa operator Ooedo-Onsen Holdings.

2 February 2015

Asian firm Longreach picks up jewellery company Primo from Baring

wedding-rings-861743-m Hong Kong and Japan-based private equity firm Longreach Group has bought 100 per cent of jewellery company Primo Japan from fellow PE investor Baring Private Equity Asia.

28 January 2015

Korea’s Pinestreet, Orix bid around $922m for broker Hyundai Securities

stocks2_lrg South Korean private equity firm Pinestreet Group and Japanese financial services firm Orix Corp are reportedly in a battle to buy a controlling stake in Hyundair Securities.

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