M&A Deal Summary

Advantage Partners Acquires Fasford Technology

On March 3, 2015, private equity firm Advantage Partners acquired manufacturer Fasford Technology

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Advantage Partners’ 4th transaction in the Manufacturing sector.
  • This is Advantage Partners’ 38th transaction in Japan.
Investment Fate
  • Fasford Technology was divested to a strategic buyer in 2015.
  • Fasford Technology was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2018.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-03-03
Target Fasford Technology
Sector Manufacturing
Buyer(s) Advantage Partners
Deal Type Divestiture

Target

Fasford Technology

Minami-Alps, Japan
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Fasford Technology manufactures die bonders. Fasford Technology is based in Minami Alps, Japan.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Advantage Partners

Tokyo, Japan

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1992
PE ASSETS 4.6B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Advantage Partners LLP is a Japanese private equity firm focused on investing public and private companies. Advantage targets businesses operating in the fields of distribution/retail, consumer products, manufacturing, telecommunications, IT/software and financial services. The Firm will consider a variety of transactions including corporate divestitures, acquisitions, buyouts, public to private, recapitalizations, and growth capital financings. Advantage Partners was formed in 1992 and is based in Tokyo.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 45 of 88
Sector (Manufacturing) 4 of 12
Type (Divestiture) 12 of 14
Country (Japan) 38 of 73
Year (2015) 2 of 4
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