Unison Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Unison Capital has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Unison Capital’s most common sectors for investment areretail (11%) and food (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (68%) and secondary buyout (14%). In total, Unison Capital has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Intelsat Global SA for $13.6B.

In the last 3 years, Unison Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). Unison Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Akindo Sushiro for $1.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity55
    • M&A Buy Activity37
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 1

Unison Capital, Inc.

The New Otani Garden Court 9F, 4-1 Kioicho,Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 102-0094
Japan
03-3511-3901
www.unisoncap.com
uc@unisoncap.com

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Financial Services, Food, Manufacturing, Media, Publishing, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Semiconductors

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed

Geographic Preferences: Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 40
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 24 4 2 5 1 1 37
vol $13.6B $13.6B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 15 - 1 2 - - 18
vol $1.0B $1.0B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Daytona International Co., Ltd. 2021-04-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tokyo , Japan · www.daytonajp.com
All Hearts Co., Inc. 2020-12-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nagoya City, Japan · www.allheartscompany.com
Medit Corp. 2019-12-01 - Growth Capital
Seoul, South Korea · www.medit.com
F&S Retail Co., Ltd. 2019-12-01 - Growth Capital
Seoul, South Korea · www.sappun.com
Kyowa Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd. 2019-11-11 - Secondary Buyout
Osaka, Japan · www.kyowayakuhin.co.jp
Pyuru Co., Ltd. 2019-06-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Itoshima, Japan · www.pyuru.co.jp
Ken Depot Corp. 2019-06-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Tokyo, Japan · www.kendepot.co.jp
Shidax Corp. 2019-05-17 - Stake Purchase
Tokyo, Japan · www.shidax.co.jp
AYUMI Pharmaceutical Corp. 2019-03-15 - Secondary Buyout
Tokyo, Japan · www.ayumi-pharma.com
Rosen Food Co. Ltd. 2018-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Suwon-si, South Korea
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 1 (6%) - 4 (11%) -
Food 2 (13%) - 3 (8%) -
Life Science 2 (13%) - 3 (8%) -
Manufacturing - - 3 (8%) -
Real Estate 1 (6%) - 3 (8%) -
Restaurants 2 (13%) - 3 (8%) -
Communications - - 2 (5%) 13.6B (100%)
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Publishing 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Beverages - - 1 (3%) -
Business Services - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Diversified 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Leisure 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 37 $13.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Japan 11 (69%) - 31 (84%) -
South Korea 5 (31%) - 5 (14%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (3%) 13.6B (100%)
Domestic 11 (69%) - 31 (84%) -
Cross-border 5 (31%) - 6 (16%) 13.6B (100%)
Total 16 - 37 $13.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (63%) - 25 (68%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (13%) - 5 (14%) 13.6B (100%)
Growth Capital 2 (13%) - 4 (11%) -
Consolidation 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 37 $13.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 10 (56%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (17%) 1.0B (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (17%) -
IPO 1 (6%) -
Merger 1 (6%) -
Total 18 $1.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $13.6B
TOTAL $13.6B
Largest Intelsat Global SA
$13.6B (2008-02-04)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest Akindo Sushiro Co. Ltd.
$1.0B (2012-09-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
3 (8%)
Strategic(s)
8%
3 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
17%
3 (17%)
Strategic(s)
33%
6 (33%)

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