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16 September 2014

KKR acquires Pioneer’s DJ equipment making unit

pioneer Private equity firm KKR has agreed to buy a majority stake in Japanese consumer electronics maker Pioneer’s DJ equipment unit for JPY59bn.

12 September 2014

Baring PE Asia backs out of Pioneer audio-visual unit deal

Pioneer Buyout house Baring Private Equity Asia has backed out of a deal to pick up 51 per cent of Pioneer Corp’s audio and video unit.

10 September 2014

SoftBank venture arm ready for dealmaking with new $100m fund

piggy bank The early stage investment affiliate of Japan’s SoftBank Corp has pulled in $100m for a new venture capital fund.

5 September 2014

UOB joins forces with Orix to launch $200m mezzanine fund

asia Singapore’s United Overseas Bank has joined forces with Japanese group Orix to launch a $200m mezzanine fund to invest in mid-market businesses in Southeast Asia.

1 September 2014

Japan’s Polaris picks up buffet restaurant business Edoichi

edoichi Japan-focused mid-market private equity firm Polaris Capital Group has completed a deal for buffet restaurant business Edoichi in a deal reportedly worth JPY9bn ($86m).

29 August 2014

Lone Star exits Meguro Gajoen to Japan’s Mori Trust

mori Private equity firm Lone Star Funds has exited Tokyo-based office and banquet hall complex Meguro Gajoen to Japanese real estate developer Mori Trust.

28 August 2014

Bain-backed restaurant business Skylark to launch IPO worth up to $1.1bn in Tokyo

salmon-sushi-624280-m Bain Capital-backed restaurant business Skylark will re-list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange this October in an IPO that could raise $1.1bn.

22 August 2014

Lone Star to exit Japanese building complex for $965m

office glass US private equity firm Lone Star Funds is reportedly in final talks to sell a complex of buildings to Japanese property developer Mori Trust.

19 August 2014

Japan’s Advantage Partners buys kitchenware company

kitchenware-666203-m Buyout house Advantage Partners has bought kitchenware business FMI Corporation.

14 August 2014

Private equity-backed Tokyo office tower attracts bid from Goldman Sachs

tokyo-japan-965322-m Asian firm PAG is looking to sell a Tokyo office tower Pacific Century Place Marunouchi with Goldman Sachs reportedly being a final bidder in the auction.

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