M&A Deal Summary

Polaris Capital Group Acquires Showa Yakuhin Kako

On October 13, 2011, private equity firm Polaris Capital Group acquired life science company Showa Yakuhin Kako from T Capital Partners for 905M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Polaris Capital Group’s 1st transaction in the Life Science sector.
  • This is Polaris Capital Group’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Polaris Capital Group’s 11th transaction in Japan.
Investment Fate
  • Showa Yakuhin Kako was sold to a consortium of financial buyers in 2012.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2011-10-13
Target Showa Yakuhin Kako
Sector Life Science
Buyer(s) Polaris Capital Group
Sellers(s) T Capital Partners
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 905M USD

Target

Showa Yakuhin Kako

Tokyo, Japan
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Showa Yakuhin Kako Co., Ltd. is a developer, manufacturer and distributor of medicines, dental drugs and medical equipments.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Polaris Capital Group

Tokyo, Japan

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2004
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Polaris Capital Group is a private equity firm focused on mid-sized opportunities throughout Japan. Polaris generally seeks manufacturing companies with competitive technologies/processes, but the Firm will also consider consumer goods, retail, logistics and other service based businesses possessing strong brands or unique business models with potential to expand. Prospective transaction situations of interest include business successions and corporate carve-outs. Polaris Capital Group was formed in 2004 and is headquartered in Tokyo.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 11 of 29
Sector (Life Science) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 4 of 5
Country (Japan) 11 of 28
Year (2011) 2 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-09-26 Smile

Tokyo, Japan

Smile Corp. is a provider of packaging materials, fresh foods, flowers, wines, furniture, cosmetics, and other miscellaneous goods.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-11-01 Kanto Transport

Maebashi-shi, Japan

Kanto Transport Group is a company to build the logistics in pursuit of safety and peace of mind that connects people and goods. In the Changing times, always with the goal of providing high-quality services, Company continue to challenge.

Buy -

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

T Capital Partners

Tokyo, Japan

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1991
PE ASSETS 1.2B USD
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

T Capital Partners Co., Ltd. is a private equity firm focused on buyout and venture transactions in Japan. Within buyouts, the Firm looks to acquire controlling interests in established mid-cap companies with steady growth and strong market positions. T Capital will consider opportunities in a variety of sectors and generally partners with management when pursuing transactions. T Capital Partners was formed in 1991 and is based in Tokyo.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 8
Sector (Life Science) 1 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 2
Country (Japan) 5 of 8
Year (2011) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-02-22 Bushu Pharmaceuticals

Saitama, Japan

Bushu Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a pharmaceutical contract manufacturer service (from product development & clinical trial services to commercial manufacturing and packaging).

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-11-22 Miki Shoko

Osaka, Japan

Miki Shoko Co., Ltd. is a manufacturing and sales of children's clothing.

Sell -