Polaris Capital Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Polaris Capital Group has acquired 2 companies.

Polaris Capital Group’s most common sectors for investment are consumer services (16%) and business services (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and divestiture (35%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Showa Yakuhin Kako for $905M.

In the last 3 years, Polaris Capital Group has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Polaris Capital Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Qsai for $421M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14

Polaris Capital Group Co., Ltd.

GranTokyo North Tower 38F, 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 100-6738
Japan
03-5223-6780
www.polaris-cg.com

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Forest Products, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Packaging, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Software, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization

Geographic Preferences: Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2,000 3,000
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of JPY

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 19 5 - 1 1 - 26
vol $905M $905M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 11 - 1 - - - 12
vol $448M $448M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
HITOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. 2019-02-05 - Secondary Buyout
Tokyo, Japan · www.hitowa.com
O-net, Inc. 2018-11-28 - Divestiture
Tokyo, Japan · https://onet.rakuten.co.jp
Clean Surface Technology Co. 2017-01-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Tokyo, Japan · www.cst-h.com
Hivic Co. Ltd. 2016-07-20 - Divestiture
Oyama, Japan · www.hivic.co.jp
Yodogawa Transformer Co. Ltd. 2016-03-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Osaka, Japan · www.yodohen.co.jp
Hitachi, Ltd., - LCD Panel Manufacturing Equipment Business 2016-03-11 - Divestiture
Tokyo, Japan
Ai-medic Co., Ltd. 2016-02-12 - Divestiture
Tokyo, Japan · www.ai-medic.co.jp
MMT Co., Ltd. 2016-02-12 - Divestiture
Osaka, Japan · www.mmt-med.co.jp
LYKAON Co., Ltd. 2015-11-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tokyo, Japan · www.lykaon.co.jp
Factory Japan Group Co.,LTD. 2015-06-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tokyo, Japan · www.factoryjapan.jp
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Socie World Co., Ltd. 2013-04-01 Bizglam Holdings Co. Ltd. 2015-11-30 1
Tokyo, Japan · www.socie.jp Osaka, Japan

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Services 4 (29%) - 4 (15%) -
Business Services - - 2 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
Medical Products 2 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
Restaurants 1 (7%) - 2 (8%) -
Life Science - - 1 (4%) 905M (100%)
Building Materials 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (4%) -
Information Services - - 1 (4%) -
Leisure - - 1 (4%) -
Machinery - - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) -
Packaging - - 1 (4%) -
Real Estate 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Retail - - 1 (4%) -
Software 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Transportation - - 1 (4%) -
Utilities 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 14 - 26 $905M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Japan 14 (100%) - 26 (100%) 905M (100%)
Total 14 - 26 $905M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (50%) - 11 (42%) -
Divestiture 6 (43%) - 9 (35%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (7%) - 5 (19%) 905M (100%)
Going Private - - 1 (4%) -
Total 14 - 26 $905M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (33%) 421M (94%)
Trade Sale 4 (33%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (25%) 27M (6%)
IPO 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $448M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $905M
TOTAL $905M
Largest Showa Yakuhin Kako Co., Ltd.
$905M (2011-10-13)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $421M
< $100M 1 $27M
TOTAL $448M
Largest Qsai Co., Ltd.
$421M (2010-08-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
27%
3 27%
Strategic(s)
73%
8 73%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
3 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
6 67%

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