Unison Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Unison Capital has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Unison Capital’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (14%) and restaurants (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (76%) and secondary buyout (14%). In total, Unison Capital has invested in 2 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 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (47%). 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 Activity44
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 23 1 3 1 1 - 29
vol $13.6B $13.6B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 13 - - 1 1 - 15
vol $1.0B $1.0B
  44

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pyuru Co. Ltd. 2019-06-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Itoshima, Japan · www.pyuru.co.jp
AYUMI Pharmaceutical Corp. 2019-03-15 - Secondary Buyout
Tokyo, Japan · www.ayumi-pharma.com
Asahi Tec Corp. 2018-04-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Kikugawa City, Japan · www.asahitec.co.jp
Sukesan Co., Ltd. 2018-03-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kokuraminami-ku, Japan · www.sukesanudon.com
Forbes Co., Ltd. 2017-12-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chiyoda-Ku, Japan · www.for-bes.com
Community Healthcare Coordination Platform, Inc. 2017-09-01 - Growth Capital
Tokyo, Japan
DINAMIX Co. Ltd. 2017-06-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, Japan
Yuko Yuko Corp. 2016-07-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tokyo, Japan · www.yukoyuko.co.jp
ken depot Corp. 2015-10-01 - Divestiture
Tokyo, Japan
AYUMI Pharmaceutical Corp. 2015-08-01 - Growth Capital
Tokyo, Japan · www.ayumi-pharma.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Intelsat Global SA 2008-02-04 Gogo, Inc. - Commercial Aviation Business 2020-08-31 1
Grand-Duchy, Luxembourg · www.intelsat.com Chicago, Illinois

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 1 (8%) - 4 (14%) -
Restaurants 3 (23%) - 4 (14%) -
Retail 1 (8%) - 3 (10%) -
Communications 2 (15%) 13.6B (100%) 2 (7%) 13.6B (100%)
Consumer Products 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Life Science 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Publishing 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Real Estate - - 2 (7%) -
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Beverages 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Business Services - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Food - - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 $13.6B 29 $13.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Japan 12 (92%) - 28 (97%) -
Luxembourg 1 (8%) 13.6B (100%) 1 (3%) 13.6B (100%)
Domestic 12 (92%) - 28 (97%) -
Cross-border 1 (8%) 13.6B (100%) 1 (3%) 13.6B (100%)
Total 13 $13.6B 29 $13.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (62%) - 22 (76%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (23%) 13.6B (100%) 4 (14%) 13.6B (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Divestiture 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 $13.6B 29 $13.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 10 (67%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (20%) 1.0B (100%)
IPO 1 (7%) -
Merger 1 (7%) -
Total 15 $1.0B

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
PE Firm(s)
71%
5 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
2 29%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
3 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
3 50%

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