Advantage Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Advantage Partners has acquired 14 companies. It has also invested in 13 others.

Advantage Partners’ most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (14%) and restaurants (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (49%) and divestiture (16%). In total, Advantage Partners has invested in 2 US states and 11 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 (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 Activity117
    • M&A Buy Activity88
    • M&A Sell Activity29
  • Total Sectors Invested 32
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 35
  • 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (7.0/yr) # 53 8 8 8 11 - 88
vol $146M $146M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 27 2 - - - - 29
vol $1.3B $1.3B
  117

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Energy With Co., Ltd. 2021-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tokyo, Japan · www.energy-with.com
NEO Corporation Co., Ltd. 2021-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Osaka, Japan · www.neo-corporation.co.jp
VisasQ, Inc. 2021-11-01 - Stake Purchase
Tokyo, Japan · www.visasq.co.jp
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
Star Flyer, Inc. 2021-03-01 - Stake Purchase
Fukuoka, Japan · www.starflyer.jp
Micro-D International, Inc. 2021-02-13 - Growth Capital
Taguig City, Philippines · www.mdi.net.ph
The Monogatari Corp. 2021-02-01 - PIPE
Toyohashi , Japan · www.monogatari.co.jp
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 8 (19%) - 12 (14%) -
Restaurants 8 (19%) - 10 (11%) -
Retail - - 8 (9%) -
Software 1 (2%) - 8 (9%) -
Information Technology 5 (12%) - 5 (6%) -
Business Services 1 (2%) - 4 (5%) -
Food 2 (5%) - 4 (5%) -
Communications - - 3 (3%) -
Education 2 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 3 (3%) -
Media 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Distribution 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Franchising - - 1 (1%) 146M (100%)
Airlines 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Automotive - - 1 (1%) -
Construction 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (1%) -
E-Commerce 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) -
Furniture 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Life Science 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Machinery 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (1%) -
Semiconductors 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Total 43 - 88 $146M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Japan 35 (81%) - 73 (83%) 146M (100%)
China 1 (2%) - 4 (5%) -
Malaysia 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
United States - - 2 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
Philippines 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Singapore 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Taiwan 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Thailand 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Vietnam 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Guam - - 1 (1%) -
South Korea - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 35 (81%) - 73 (83%) 146M (100%)
Cross-border 8 (19%) - 15 (17%) -
Total 43 - 88 $146M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 19 (44%) - 43 (49%) 146M (100%)
Divestiture 2 (5%) - 14 (16%) -
Stake Purchase 13 (30%) - 13 (15%) -
PIPE 2 (5%) - 5 (6%) -
Growth Capital 3 (7%) - 4 (5%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (5%) - 4 (5%) -
Going Private 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
Consolidation 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (1%) -
Total 43 - 88 $146M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 13 (45%) 804M (64%)
Trade Sale 7 (24%) -
Secondary Sale 5 (17%) 448M (36%)
IPO 2 (7%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) -
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Total 29 $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
Clifford Chance LLP
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)
5%
4 (5%)
Strategic(s)
13%
11 (13%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
17%
5 (17%)
Strategic(s)
69%
20 (69%)

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