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Previous Portfolio

  • Established: 1985/9
  • Acquired: 2019/3
  • Designer, manufacturer and wholesaler of highly stylish rain goods
  • Mainly manages two core brands including "Wpc.", a brand renowned for its fashionable umbrellas and "KiU", a brand promoting outdoor lifestyles
  • Dominant player in the umbrella manufacturing industry and retains a high market share among the major variety store channels
KK AB&Company
KK AB&Company
  • Established: 2011/1
  • Acquired: 2018/3
  • One of the largest beauty salon franchises nationwide, managing 270 stores (at the time of investment) under the "Agu" brand
  • Achieving 100 new store launches annually through a franchise model
  • Industry "game-changer" offering superior value for money services to clients and flexible workstyles for hair stylists
Dears Brain Co., Ltd.
Dears Brain Co., Ltd.
  • Established: 2001/6
  • Acquired: 2021/3
  • Manages a wedding services business, meeting/event business and a restaurant business across 23 venues nationwide
  • Maintains a high market share by providing localized services, venue designs and products in optimal locations
  • Capable of providing high quality hospitality services and maintains a strong team capable of continuously taking on new challenges
Planet Work Co., Ltd.
Planet Work Co., Ltd.
  • Established: 1989/5
  • Acquired: 2021/3
  • Produces weddings and various ceremonies at distinguished venues represented by the "Geihinkan" where many foreign VIPs visited at the time of the 1970 Osaka Expo
  • Capable of providing venues and services through a formal hotel-style setting combined with the innovation of guest house weddings
  • Exhibits strength through their high quality services and products far exceeding their local peers, represented by their high quality cuisine
BLOOM Co., Ltd.
  • Established: 1996/1
  • Acquired: 2019/4
  • Pioneered the “”Squishy” (polyurethane figures) toys, a new genre of toys
  • Highly regarded by major domestic clients for its popular original characters and high quality products
  • Offers a wide range of original character-branded products including stationeries and bags
Ecolo City Co., Ltd.
  • Established: 1996/2
  • Acquired: 2018/12
  • Operates time charge coin parking lots nationwide under the brand name "Ecolopark", with a strong footprint in the Greater Tokyo area in particular
  • As of December 2018, the Company operates approximately 3,500 coin parking lots nationwide and has top market share based on the number of parking lots operated
  • Renowned for their superior marketing capabilities and high quality client base including not only individual real estate owners, but also blue-chip institutional clients
House Partner Holdings Co., Ltd
  • Established: 2002/9
  • Acquired: 2018/8
  • Company mainly offers apartment rental agency business and apartment management business through its 22 managed stores including 11 located in Chiba prefecture, two in Saitama prefecture, prefectures adjacent to Tokyo, and nine in Tokyo
  • Capable of meeting various needs of apartment owners through providing a full range of services such as apartment renovations, real estate brokerage, construction planning and real estate-related consulting
  • Company was ranked the No.1 real estate services provider within Chiba prefecture for nine consecutive years from 2009-2017 according to Zenkoku Chintai Shimbun, an industry publication. The ranking was compiled based on the number of apartment rental contracts executed during the year.
NHOSA Corporation
NHOSA Corporation
  • Established: 1979/4
  • Acquired: 2018/3
  • Company has pioneered the development, maintenance and distribution of specialized Electronic Health Record systems to dental clinics across Japan
  • Boasts top share sales volume and its core system, "WiseStaff" series, has been highly regarded for many years by dentists nationwide for its high reliability and usability
  • Has penetrated the medical doctor’s market through developing dialysis treatment support systems and targeting further growth as a full-service medical IT system provider
  • Established: 2004/7
  • Acquired: 2018/3
  • Leading e-commerce business primarily focusing on selling household electrical appliances to retail customers through its e-commerce platform, "PREMOA"
  • In addition to price competitiveness, the MOA Co., Ltd. provides comprehensive customer services including, the delivery and installation of large household appliances and an in-house call center to provide all-inclusive, after-sales customer support
  • Manages a private brand of household electrical appliances named "maxzen"
Uni-Mate, Inc.
Uni-Mate, Inc.
  • Established: 1983/4
  • Acquired: 2018/3
  • Offering comprehensive services such as uniform rental and sales and cleaning of uniforms for businesses in the retail, restaurant and food industry.
  • Capable of providing a full range of services from upstream to downstream uniform businesses.
  • Strong competitive advantage from its IT-driven uniform maintenance and order system, and unique ability to procure various types of uniform fabrics and products.
Qit Co., Ltd.
Qit Co., Ltd.
  • Established: 2005/7
  • Acquired: 2016/10
  • Comprised of nine subsidiaries, each exhibiting its own unique strengths, and providing tech-oriented specialised staffing services, to blue-chip domestic manufacturing companies
  • Currently employs approximately 2,500 employees (including temporary staff) and is capable of accommodating the continuously evolving vast staffing needs of clients
  • Strategically pursued diversification of the industries they provide services to, enhanced its domestic demand-driven businesses and launched new businesses such as introducing a program to train foreign trainees, following the Global Financial Crisis
KK BC Ings
KK BC Ings
  • Established: 1990/7
  • Acquired: 2016/4
  • Leading regional cram school providing extracurricular educational services to elementary through high school students
  • 68 schools with over 12,000 students in Hiroshima and Okayama Pref.
  • Strong brand recognition and reputation through its high quality lessons
Worldtool Co., Ltd.
  • Established: 1995/6
  • Acquired: 2015/5
  • Leading player in specialty store retailer of private brand auto maintenance tools with 140 retail stores nationwide
  • Provides broad range of quality auto maintenance tools at reasonable price under its own brand “ASTRO PRODUCTS” at its directly operated stores located in convenient locations
BayCurrent Consulting
  • Established: 1998/3
  • Acquired: 2014/6
  • Provides a one stop service of strategic and business process consulting to IT system development and operation
  • Majority of clients are blue-chip companies with high repeats
MIRIVE Co., Ltd (formerly known “BCN Corporation”)
  • Established: 1999/7
  • Acquired: 2013/5
  • Operator of membership (B to B) based used car auction site in North Kanto
  • The leading auction site in the region with high auction volume and clearance rate
Baroque Japan Limited
  • Established: 2000/4
  • Acquired: 2007/9
  • Apparel company (SPA) targeting female consumers from 10s to 20s
  • Main brands are: moussy, BLACK by moussy, SLY, SHEL'TTER, rienda, Rodeo Crowns,AZUL by moussy, and Miel Crishunant
  • Established corporate culture to continue producing trend-setting design
  • Established: 1990/1
  • Acquired: 2008/2
  • Selling health supplements especially hyaluronic acid products to the elderly
  • Top market share in hyaluronic acid supplements
  • Innovative marketing through infomercials
  • Call center operators known as “Customer Friend” develops long-term relationship with customers
Nihon Integround Holdings
  • Established: 2008/7
  • Holding company with Kidoh Construction and Nihon Kensetsu under group
Kidoh Construction Co., Ltd
  • Established: 1946/10
  • Acquired: 2006/8
  • Mainly civil engineering company
  • Advanced technologies in micro-tunneling (no. 1 share)
  • Operations in Taiwan (Growth market)
  • Also in real-estate business
Nihon Kensetsu K.K.
  • Established: 1955/8
  • Acquired: 2006/8
  • Construction company developing offices, factories, hospitals, residential buildings
  • Engaged in new constructions as well as renewal-type construction
Trustex Holdings
  • Established: 1987/12
  • Acquired: 2007/5
  • Low cost outsourcing of logistics
  • Also provides other logistical services such as warehouse inventory movement
  • Mainly targets small to medium enterprises
  • Instead of having its own fleet of trucks, Trustex outsources the logistics work to individual owner-operators