Advantage Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Advantage Partners’ most common sectors for investment are software (15%) and retail (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (54%) and divestiture (25%). In total, Advantage Partners has invested in 2 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Komeda for $146M.

In the last 3 years, Advantage Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (66%). 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 Activity71
    • M&A Buy Activity48
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 29
  • M&A Advisors 5

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 47 1 - - - - 48
vol $254M $254M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 21 - 2 - - - 23
vol $1.3B $1.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Riraku Co., Ltd. 2017-12-18 - Secondary Buyout
Izumi, Japan · www.riraku-salon.com
GTA TeleGuam 2017-02-01 - Secondary Buyout
Tamuning, Guam · www.gta.net
ishii-sports, Inc. 2016-03-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tokyo, Japan · www.ici-sports.com
Hukuba Dental Corp. 2015-03-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nagareyama, Japan · www.ionic.co.jp
Fasford Technology Co., Ltd. 2015-03-03 - Divestiture
Minami-Alps, Japan · www.fasford-tech.com
SBI Life Living Co., Ltd. 2015-02-01 - PIPE
Tokyo, Japan · www.sbi-lifeliving.co.jp
Diana Co., Ltd. 2014-03-03 - Sold to Management
Tokyo, Japan · www.diana.co.jp
Nissen Holdings Co., Ltd. 2014-01-29 - Stake Purchase
Kyoto, Japan · www.info.nissen.co.jp
MEI Conlux Holdings, Inc. 2013-12-11 804M USD Add-on Acquisition
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.meigroup.com
Riraku Co., Ltd. 2013-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Izumi, Japan · www.riraku-salon.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software - - 7 (15%) -
Retail 1 (4%) - 6 (13%) -
Manufacturing 2 (9%) - 4 (8%) -
Real Estate 3 (13%) 108M (100%) 3 (6%) 108M (42%)
Business Services 2 (9%) - 3 (6%) -
Communications 3 (13%) - 3 (6%) -
Financial Services 2 (9%) - 3 (6%) -
Consumer Products - - 2 (4%) 146M (58%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
Food - - 2 (4%) -
Media 2 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
Restaurants - - 2 (4%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Automotive 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Engineering - - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 23 $108M 48 $254M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Japan 18 (75%) 108M (100%) 41 (84%) 254M (100%)
United States 2 (8%) - 3 (6%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Hong Kong 2 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
China 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Guam 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
South Korea - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 18 (75%) 108M (100%) 41 (84%) 254M (100%)
Cross-border 6 (25%) - 8 (16%) -
Total 24 $108M 49 $254M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (38%) - 26 (53%) 146M (58%)
Divestiture 6 (25%) - 12 (24%) -
PIPE 4 (17%) - 5 (10%) -
Going Private 1 (4%) 108M (100%) 2 (4%) 108M (42%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 24 $108M 49 $254M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (35%) 804M (64%)
Trade Sale 7 (30%) -
Secondary Sale 4 (17%) 448M (36%)
Divestiture 1 (4%) -
IPO 1 (4%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 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
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $254M
TOTAL $254M
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
PE Firm(s)
18%
2 18%
Strategic(s)
82%
9 82%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
19%
4 19%
Strategic(s)
81%
17 81%

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