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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.

17 September 2015

Japan’s giant pension fund, GPIF, reported in PE deal with IFC

Japan map Japan's giant national pension fund – well known for being the world's largest fund of its kind – is about to take its first step in the direction of private equity, through a deal with the International Finance Corp, according to a published report.

17 September 2015

Mid-cap Japanese companies to be focus of new $1bn Carlyle buyout fund

japanese-festival-1-599434-m Mid-cap companies across a range of sectors and industries in Japan are to be the focus of the Carlyle Group's latest Japanese buyout fund, which it said on Thursday that it has closed on ¥119.5bn ($1bn), almost 20 per cent above its ¥100bn target.

3 August 2015

Blackstone, Fortress Investment in the race to buy Japan’s Simplex

tokyo-japan-965322-m US private equity firms Blackstone Group and Fortress Investment Group have both been shortlisted for the second round of bidding for Japan’s Simplex Investment Advisors.

24 July 2015

Carlyle creeps near target for third Japan fund

japan-112722_1280 Listed private equity giant Carlyle has registered $775m towards its third Japan-focused buyout fund, putting it within touching distance of its expected target.

22 July 2015

KKR hires Japanese business leader, ex Tokyo Stock Exchange CEO Saito

atsushi-saito Global private equity house KKR has hired former Tokyo Stock Exchange president and CEO Atsushi Saito as its non-executive chairman in the country.

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.

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