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15 July 2015

Permira bulks up Japan team with Ryotaro Fujii hire

AAEAAQAAAAAAAALPAAAAJGFmNzQ1MTY0LTUzMDgtNGFmYy1iODBlLWE5MmIyMmE3YTJiYg European private equity firm Permira has bought in ex-KKR deal-maker Ryotaro Fujii to head its Japan operations, AltAssets understands.

30 June 2015

GE nears imminent $2bn-plus sale of Euro PE financing unit to Japanese banking major

coins-361488_1280 US conglomerate General Electric is reportedly nearing a sale of its private equity financing unit to Japan's Sumitomo Matsui Banking Corp for more than $2bn.

22 May 2015

Cerberus launches Seibu share selldown in wake of unhappiness with IPO

Seibu railway US distressed private equity investor Cerberus Capital Management has launched an $878m selldown of its stake in Japanese railway, bus and hotel business Seibu after a turbulent few months which saw it fail to gain control of the company's board.

21 May 2015

Bain looking to downsize stake in Japanese Skylark

sushi food restaurant US-based private equity firm Bain Capital is reportedly set to offload part of its 70 per cent stake in Japanese restaurant chain Skylark Co.

18 May 2015

Draper Nexus Ventures passes $80m for second Technology Partners fund

circuit tech US and Japan-focused early stage investor Draper Nexus Ventures has pulled in more than $80m towards its second Technology Partners vehicle.

13 May 2015

Blackstone and PAG reported eyeing bids for Japan’s Simplex in possible $1.7bn deal

tokyo-japan-965321-m New York’s Aetos Capital Real Estate is looking to sell its Simplex Investment Advisors property asset management business, with Blackstone Group, Hong Kong’s PAG and Japan’s Hulic Coare in focus as possible buyers, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

28 April 2015

Blackstone hits $1bn mark for latest core Asia fund

asia US real estate giant Blackstone has reportedly pulled in $1bn for its debut core Asia fund.

22 April 2015

Integral nabs majority stake in Skymark Airlines

airplane-1157211-m Japanese private equity firm Integral Corp has purchased a majority stake in bankrupt budget carrier Skymark Airlines, AltAssets understands.

1 April 2015

Baring cautious on Japan, China with debut RE fund due to high prices $

tokyo-japan-965321-m The beauty of Baring having a pan-Asian outlook for its new real estate fund is that it can look beyond the toppy markets of Japan, Australia and China, says managing director at the firm Mark Fogle.

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.

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