J-STAR Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, J-STAR has acquired 6 companies.

J-STAR’s most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (27%) and automotive (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (54%) and divestiture (14%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2016 when it acquired Aisei Pharmacy for $101M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

J-STAR Co. Ltd.

Suite 622, Shin-Kokusai Building 6F, 3-4-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 100-0005
Japan
www.j-star.co.jp
info@j-star.co.jp

J-STAR is a private equity and asset management firm focused on acquisitions of small to mid-sized Japanese companies. The Firm does not have any sector preferences and generally looks to commit JPY 1 to JPY 3 billion per transaction. J-STAR was established in 2006 and is headquartered in Tokyo.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Plastics, Publishing, Retail, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1,000 3,000
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of JPY

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 6 3 2 2 - 2 15
vol $101M $101M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 1 - - - - 2
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DAINICHI Corp. 2020-09-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ehime, Japan · www.dainichi-ff.co.jp
SINCERE Corp. 2020-08-28 - Divestiture
Tokyo, Japan · www.sincerehq.com
Section Eight Co. Ltd. 2018-01-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tokyo, Japan · www.section-8.jp
Sanwa Service Co. Ltd. 2018-01-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sapporo, Japan · www.jcar.co.jp
Alpha Corporation Co. Ltd. - Tutoring Businesses 2017-05-15 - Divestiture
, Japan
Fuji Field Co. Ltd. 2017-04-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tokyo, Japan · www.pet-village.net
asiro, inc. 2016-10-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tokyo, Japan · www.asiro.co.jp
TSS Co., Ltd. 2016-03-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Sagamihara, Japan · www.tssg.com
Aisei Pharmacy Co. Ltd. 2016-02-05 101M USD Going Private
Tokyo, Japan · www.aisei.co.jp
Platia Co. Ltd. 2016-01-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Higashi-osaka, Japan · www.platia.bz
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 3 (23%) - 4 (27%) -
Life Science 1 (8%) 101M (100%) 1 (7%) 101M (100%)
Automotive 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Business Services 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Consumer Services 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Education 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Food 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Insurance 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Restaurants 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (7%) -
Total 13 $101M 15 $101M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Japan 13 (100%) 101M (100%) 15 (100%) 101M (100%)
Total 13 $101M 15 $101M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (46%) - 8 (53%) -
Divestiture 2 (15%) - 2 (13%) -
Growth Capital 2 (15%) - 2 (13%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (15%) - 2 (13%) -
Going Private 1 (8%) 101M (100%) 1 (7%) 101M (100%)
Total 13 $101M 15 $101M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (100%) -
Total 2 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $101M
TOTAL $101M
Largest Aisei Pharmacy Co. Ltd.
$101M (2016-02-05)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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