Integral Corp. has acquired a majority interest in Aderans, a Japan-based provider of male and female wigs, for JPY17.1 billion ($150 million).
Inagora, a cross-border e-commerce platform that focuses on selling Japanese products, has completed a Series B round of funding worth $26 million led by World Innovation Lab (WiL), a US and Japan-based early-stage investor.
MBK Partners has submitted a tender offer for listed Japanese golf course operator Accordia Golf that values the business at approximately JPY102.5 billion ($912 million).
US-Japan cross-border investment firm Draper Nexus Venture Partners has closed its second fund at $175 million.
Having lost out to KKR when bidding for Panasonic Healthcare two years ago, Mitsui & Co. seized upon a second chance to get involved and offer the company access to its global network of medical assets
KKR has agreed to buy Nissan Motor’s 41% holding in Japanese automotive components supplier Calsonic Kansei Corporation and launch a tender offer to acquire the company in full at a valuation of JPY498.3 billion ($4.5 billion).
Japanese industrial robotics developer LifeRobotics has raised a JPY1 billion ($9 million) Series B round led by Global Brain.
Japan-based private equity firm Whiz Partners has agreed to invest JPY2.4 billion ($22 million) in Tokyo-listed software and marketing products developer Albert.
KKR has sold a 22% stake in Panasonic Healthcare, a Japanese medical equipment manufacturer in which it acquired a majority interest in 2014, to Mitsui & Co. for JPY54.1 billion ($510 million).
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan ventured outside its domestic comfort zone to support Treasure Data, and thereby help Japanese corporates get to grips with big data
Seven Dreamers Laboratories, a Japan-based manufacturer of personal-use devices, has raised a $60 million Series B round of funding from Panasonic, SBI Investment and construction company Daiwa House Industry.
Private equity investors still expect a risk premium in Asia, although given uncertainty in Western markets and the relative stability in Asia’s more mature economies, it is debatable how long the status quo will last, industry participants told the...
Korean mobile internet platform Yello Mobile has issued $10 million in convertible bonds to Macquarie Capital. The investment values the business at approximately $4 billion.
IMM Private Equity is one of seven investors that have acquired a combined 29.7% stake in Woori Bank, a Korean lender that has been under government control since 2001, for KRW2.4 trillion ($2.1 billion).
Asia is increasingly a target for private equity firms on the fundraising trail, but the region’s LP base can be difficult to penetrate, with huge variations in size, appetite and sophistication
Tokyo-listed VC firm Future Venture Capital (FVC) has entered the US market, establishing a presence in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Japan Post Bank, which has $2 trillion in assets, launched its alternatives division earlier this year. Tokihiko Shimizu, head of private markets investment, discusses where and how the group is likely to invest
Monstar Lab, a Japan-based company specializing in global outsourcing services for IT companies, has raised JPY250 million ($2.4 million) from investors including Resona Capital.
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) has invested $10 million in Treasure Data, a Silicon Valley-based big data start-up founded by two Japanese entrepreneurs.
Japanese GP New Horizon Capital has initiated legal action against Sagami, a domestic clothing retailer which it had targeted for acquisition. It claims the company accepted a weaker offer from rival PE bidder Aspirant Group.
Asiro came into being as a means of addressing the demand-supply imbalance in Japan's legal services industry. New owner J-Star will help the company expand its platform
J-Star will take control of Japanese insurance provider Hunel FEA through a bolt-on acquisition by existing portfolio company Nihon Hoken Service.
J-Star has acquired Japan’s Asiro, an online marketing platform provider for lawyers, for an undisclosed sum.
Korea's PE-backed Acushnet Holdings, which owns the Titleist and FootJoy golf brands, saw its shares jump 5.9% in the first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange following a smaller-than-expected $328.7 million IPO.