Investment Summary

Exits MTV Japan

On August 29, 2006, invested in media company MTV Japan from H&Q Asia Pacific

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Media sector.
  • This is transaction in Japan.

Investment Summary

Date 2006-08-29
Target MTV Japan
Sector Media
Sellers(s) H&Q Asia Pacific
Deal Type Trade Sale - Public Company

Target

MTV Japan

Minato-Ku, Japan
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MTV Japan launched its 24-hour advertiser-supported cable & satellite network targeting 15-34 year-olds on 1st January 2001 in a strategic partnership between MTVN and H&Q Asia-Pacific. Since that time, it has grown to become the #1 music channel in Japan, according to the 2006 Brand Awareness & Intention Study. Seen in 6.3 million households, the Japanese language network features: local and international music; a diverse slate of locally-produced and international series including reality, comedy, fashion and lifestyle programming; premier live events such as the Video Music Awards Japan; and pro-social initiatives such as the Think Loud campaign covering issues such as the HIV/AIDS and the environment. With headquarters in Tokyo, MTV Japan also includes a dedicated Web site (www.mtvjapan.com), five mobile content platforms available to NTT DoCoMo, KDDI & Vodafone subscribers, a monthly magazine called MTV Paper and other consumer products.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

H&Q Asia Pacific

Hong Kong, China

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1985
PE ASSETS 3.4B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

H and Q Asia Pacific (H&QAP) is a private equity firm focused on later-stage control investments and earlier-stage venture capital investments across the Pacific Rim. Areas of interest include technology, technology manufacturing, consumer brands, and financial services. The Group was originally formed in 1985 as a division of US investment bank Hambrecht & Quist and is now an independent organization. H&Q Asia Pacific has offices in Palo Alto, California; Hong Kong; Manila; Shanghai; Taipei; and Tokyo.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 20
Sector (Media) 2 of 2
Type (Trade Sale - Public Company) 2 of 4
Country (Japan) 2 of 3
Year (2006) 2 of 3
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