M&A Deal Summary

Kddi Acquires BIGLOBE

On December 8, 2016, Kddi Corp. acquired information technology company BIGLOBE, Inc. from Japan Industrial Partners for 80.0B JPY

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Kddi’s 1st transaction in the Information Technology sector.
  • This is Kddi’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Kddi’s 4th transaction in Japan.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-12-08
Target BIGLOBE, Inc.
Sector Information Technology
Buyer(s) Kddi Corp.
Sellers(s) Japan Industrial Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 80.0B JPY

Target

BIGLOBE, Inc.

Tokyo, Japan
website
BIGLOBE, Inc. is an internet service providers and offers a variety of networking services, content and applications.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Kddi Corp.

Tokyo, Japan

website


Category Company
Founded 1953
SectorCommunications
Employees44,952
Revenue 5,237.2B JPY (2020)
DESCRIPTION

Kddi Corp.is a telecommunications company. The Mobile Telecommunication segment is engaged in the provision of mobile communications services, including voice and data services, and mobile WIMAX services, as well as the sale of mobile communication terminals and the provision of contents. Kddi was founded in 1953 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 7
Sector (Information Technology) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 5 of 5
Country (Japan) 4 of 4
Year (2016) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-10-16 Nanapi, Inc.

Tokyo, Japan

Nanapi, Inc. is a life hacking website. Nanapi, Inc. was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Japan Industrial Partners

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2000
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Japan Industrial Partners is a private investment firm focused on acquisitions of companies operating in basic industries throughout Japan. Japan Industrial Partners was established in 2000 and is headquartered in Tokyo.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 5
Sector (Information Technology) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 5 of 5
Country (Japan) 4 of 4
Year (2016) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-09-01 KM Aluminum Co., Ltd.

Omuta, Japan

KM Aluminum Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of aluminum products for semiconductor industry.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-06-24 Olympus Corporation - Imaging Business

Tokyo, Japan

Olympus's Imaging business consists of Olympus Pen, the innovative half-sized camera; Zuiko Pearlcorder, the world's first micro-cassette tape recorder; and Olympus OM-D series, the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

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