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18 January 2016

J-Star buys nursing care services provide Platia

Nurse Plus Japanese private equity firm J-Star has purchased nursing care services provider Platia for an undisclosed fee.

15 December 2015

Japan’s GPIF piles up infrastructure cash as it moves into alternative investments space

bonsai-316573_1280 Japan’s JPY 135trn ($1.1trn) national pension fund has raised infrastructure investments considerably over the past few quarters, boosting the capital allocated to infra projects more than ten times.

8 December 2015

J-Star backs energy saving company ESCO

electricity energy power Japanese private equity firm J-Star has backed ESCO, a provider of energy saving products and services, with an undisclosed investment.

26 November 2015

Global Brain, Dentsu Digital, Mitsui Sumitomo back Japanese startup Kabuku with $6m

Japanese flag pole Global Brain Corp, Dentsu Digital Holdings and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital Co have led a ¥750m ($6.1m) Series A round in Japanese 3D printing startup Kabuku.

25 November 2015

Japan Post Bank to launch private equity subsidiary from Dec

japan-112722_1280 Japan Post Bank, part of recently-privatised Japan Post Holdings, is about to take a dip into the private equity market with a new investment arm.

4 November 2015

Fortress hits $1.1bn hard cap at close of Japan Opportunity Fund III

gold-temple-420675_1920 Fortress Investment Group has closed its third Japan fund at the $1.1bn hard cap, following suit with its predecessors, Fortress Japan Opportunity Fund I and II.

2 November 2015

Lone Star to get hold of Japan RE portfolio of Singaporean Saizen

bridge-828431_1920 Singaporean Saizen REIT has agreed to sell all of its Japanese assets to Triangle TMK, a Tokyo-based affiliate of Lone Star Real Estate Fund IV and Lone Star Funds.

20 October 2015

CITIC finalises acquisition of Japanese shoe retailer Akakura

shoes-620762_1920 CITIC Capital Partners Japan, the private equity arm of pan-Asian alternative investment firm CITIC Capital Holdings, has completed the acquisition of Japan’s footwear firm Akakura.

12 October 2015

Europe challenges Asia for top spot in future infrastructure investments $

road-839818_1920 Europe has emerged as Asia’s main rival for the top spot for future investments according to a panel discussion at the latest AltAssets LP-GP Infrastructure Forum.

28 September 2015

MBK, Goldman reduce stake in Universal Studios Japan’s owner

leisure-199231_640 A consortium including South Korean private equity firm MBK Partners and Goldman Sachs has sold a 51 per cent stake in Japanese theme park operator USJ.

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