Advantage Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Advantage Partners has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

Advantage Partners’ most common sectors for investment areretail (12%) and software (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and divestiture (21%). In total, Advantage Partners has invested in 2 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Komeda for $146M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (70%). Advantage Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold MEI Conlux Holdings for $804M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity85
    • M&A Buy Activity62
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 30
  • M&A Advisors 7

Advantage Partners

17F Toranomon Towers Office, 4-1-28 Toranomon,
Tokyo, 105-0001
Japan
www.advantagepartners.com

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Media, Retail, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed

Geographic Preferences: Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 50 - - - 5 7 62
vol $146M $146M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 21 2 - - - - 23
vol $1.3B $1.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Winsome Green Co. Ltd. 2021-09-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Prachin Buri, Thailand · www.mingoicecream.com
Saint Marc Holdings Co. Ltd. 2021-06-01 - Growth Capital
Okayama City, Japan · www.saint-marc-hd.com
Via Mechanics Ltd. 2021-04-01 - Secondary Buyout
Kanagawa-ken, Japan · www.viamechanics.com
Taisei Oncho Co. Ltd. 2021-04-01 - PIPE
Tokyo, Japan · www.taisei-oncho.co.jp
Micro-D International, Inc. 2021-02-13 - Growth Capital
Manila, Philippines · www.mdi.net.ph
The Monogatari Corp. 2021-02-01 - PIPE
Toyohashi , Japan · www.monogatari.co.jp
Pharmaforte Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021-01-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Singapore , Singapore · www.pharmaforte.com.sg
Qit Co. Ltd. 2020-12-02 - Secondary Buyout
Yokohama-shi, Japan · www.qit.co.jp
IPPUUKISHI Co. Ltd. 2020-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Shinjuku-Ku, Japan · www.ippuukishi.co.jp
DENTAL Holding Corp. 2020-08-03 - Divestiture
Yokohama , Japan · www.feedcorp.co.jp
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 1 (3%) - 7 (11%) -
Software - - 7 (11%) -
Restaurants 4 (11%) - 6 (10%) -
Manufacturing 3 (8%) - 5 (8%) -
Consumer Products 2 (6%) - 4 (6%) 146M (100%)
Business Services 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Communications 3 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Financial Services 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Food - - 2 (3%) -
Media 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Medical Products 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Real Estate 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Automotive 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Construction 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Distribution 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Education 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Engineering - - 1 (2%) -
Furniture 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Staffing 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 36 - 62 $146M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Japan 29 (78%) - 53 (84%) 146M (100%)
China 3 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
United States 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Michigan 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
Guam 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Philippines 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Singapore 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Thailand 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
South Korea - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 29 (78%) - 53 (84%) 146M (100%)
Cross-border 8 (22%) - 10 (16%) -
Total 37 - 63 $146M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 13 (35%) - 31 (49%) 146M (100%)
Divestiture 7 (19%) - 13 (21%) -
PIPE 6 (16%) - 7 (11%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (11%) - 4 (6%) -
Growth Capital 3 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
Going Private 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 37 - 63 $146M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (39%) 804M (64%)
Trade Sale 7 (30%) -
Secondary Sale 4 (17%) 448M (36%)
Divestiture 1 (4%) -
IPO 1 (4%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Total 23 $1.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
1
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
PwC Law LLP
1
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $146M
TOTAL $146M
Largest Komeda Co., Ltd.
$146M (2008-04-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.3B
< $100M 1 $113K
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest MEI Conlux Holdings, Inc.
$804M (2013-12-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
4 (6%)
Strategic(s)
16%
10 (16%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
17%
4 (17%)
Strategic(s)
74%
17 (74%)

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