The equity value of the sale if ¥51bn ($537m) and KKR has made more than five times its money, the Financial Times said.
KKR acquired the company for ¥32.5bn including debt three years ago after outbidding fellow private equity firms Carlyle and MBK.
Under KKR’s ownership, Intelligence has seen its earnings soar 170 per cent as revenues increased 45 per cent.
Intelligence was KKR’s only investment in Japan. The firm has recently unsuccessfully bid for chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp, which eventually secured a ¥150bn ($1.8bn) government-led bailout instead.
The firm withdrew a tabled offer in mid-October 2012 amid interest from government fund the Innovation Network Corp of Japan, which was backed in the deal by corporates including Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic.
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