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Advent raises $560 mln for first PE fund in Japan

Reuters Tokyo – Global buyout firm Advent International said it has raised 60 billion yen (317 million pounds) for its first private equity fund in Japan. The fund, which opened its office in Tokyo in 2001, will target companies with […]

China fund to start Japan investments by March

Reuters – China Investment Corp, the country’s sovereign wealth fund, will start investing in Japanese equity markets by March, a Japanese newspaper reported on Sunday. The $200 billion (111 billion pounds) fund is screening Japanese banks at which it holds […]

J-Power Wins Shareholder Vote on Payout, Defeats TCI

Bloomberg- J-Power shareholders defeated a proposal by U.K. hedge fund TCI for the company to double its dividend, ending a monthlong proxy battle and sending the stock to its biggest decline since February. Shareholders of Electric Power Development Co., the […]

Barbarians at Japan’s gates

On July 8, 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry of the United States Navy sailed into Tokyo Bay with four warships. The American show of force ended 200 years of self-imposed isolation for Japan, compelling it to end its strict limits on […]

Steel Partners wins landmark Japanese board ouster

Reuters- U.S. hedge fund Steel Partners helped oust the president and most of the board of Japanese wig maker Aderans Holdings on Thursday, the first time management of a Japanese firm has been ejected under pressure from an activist fund. […]