Investment Summary

Exits Kiriu

On July 1, 2004, invested in automotive company Kiriu from Unison Capital

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

Investment Summary

Date 2004-07-01
Target Kiriu
Sector Automotive
Sellers(s) Unison Capital
Deal Type Trade Sale

Target

Kiriu

Tochigi, Japan
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Kiriu gained independence from Nissan Motor Co. through a management buy-out carried out with the assistance of Unison Capital. The MBO enabled the company to enter the U.S. market and strengthen marketing efforts targeting automakers other than Nissan.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Unison Capital

Tokyo, Japan

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1998
PE ASSETS 3.6B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Unison Capital is a private equity investment firm focused on control investments in mid-cap companies operating in Japan, Korea, and Singapore. Target transaction situations include growth support, business successions, corporate carve-outs, buyouts, and restructurings. Unison is a generalist investor, however the Firm has a preference for opportunities in the retail, niche manufacturing, and healthcare sectors. Unison Capital was formed in 1998 and has offices in Tokyo, Seoul, and Singapore.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 18
Sector (Automotive) 1 of 1
Type (Trade Sale) 3 of 7
Country (Japan) 3 of 18
Year (2004) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-03-01 Media Leaves

Japan

Media Leaves Co. Ltd. provides Publishing services. The company was sold to the Kadokawa group in March 2004.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-06-01 Cosmos Initia

Tokyo, Japan

Japanese-based company primarily engaged in the provision of real estate services such as real estate management and appraisal. The company has its registered office located in Tokyo, Japan.

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