The Carlyle Group Names Tomofumi Matsuyama as Managing Director


As Part of its Strategy to Further Expand its Private Equity Business in Japan

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that Tomofumi Matsuyama has joined the Carlyle Japan buyout advisory team as a Managing Director. Based in Tokyo, Mr. Matsuyama will advise on Carlyle’s investment activities in Japan, with a focus on large spin-off opportunities mainly in the technology and industrials sectors.

Mr. Matsuyama joins Carlyle after 14 years with Morgan Stanley, where he was most recently a Managing Director and Head of Technology and Industrials Banking for Japan. Mr. Matsuyama started his career at the Sumitomo Bank (currently known as Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation), where he served for more than six years before joining Daiwa Securities SMBC Co. Ltd. as a seconded employee from the Sumitomo Bank. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from Sophia University.

Kazuhiro Yamada, Managing Director and Head of the Carlyle Japan buyout advisory team, said, “As part of our strategy to further expand our Japan operations, especially capturing large corporate carve-out opportunities, we are delighted to have Tomofumi join our team. Tomofumi has extensive experience in the technology and industrials sectors and has led advisory services for a number of landmark corporate carve-outs while at Morgan Stanley. He will be a great addition to our team as we build on our strong track record of carve-out investments and continue to invest in this space.”

Mr. Matsuyama said, “I am delighted to join Carlyle at an important time when the Japanese private equity market is becoming increasingly attractive, with the number of opportunities relating to corporate carve-outs on the rise. Carlyle is highly respected for its carve-out investments in Japan and globally, and is a trusted partner for Japanese companies. I look forward to leveraging my industry expertise and experience to identify new investment opportunities, support Japanese corporates, and create value for them.”

Having first established an office in Tokyo in 2000, Carlyle has a long track record of investing in the Japanese market and creating long-term value for Japanese companies, including several carve-outs from large Japanese conglomerates. Carlyle has established dedicated Japan buyout funds denominated in Japanese yen for investing in mid-cap as well as large-cap deals. As of September 30, 2018, Carlyle had invested more than JPY 250 billion (more than USD 2 billion) of equity in more than 20 transactions in Japan.

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About The Carlyle Group

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $212 billion of assets under management across 339 investment vehicles as of September 30, 2018. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,625 people in 31 offices across six continents.


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Aurelius Capital

Munich/London, December 3, 2018 – Nestor Primecare Services Limited, which is owned by the AURELIUS Group (ISIN DE000A0JK2A8), sold part of its homecare services business in England, Scotland and Wales to the Health Care Resourcing Group (CRG), Prescot, UK.

CRG is one of the biggest British staffing services providers in the healthcare and nursing sector in Great Britain. It will combine the acquired business with its own activities, creating one of the biggest British providers of homecare services. The homecare services business in Northern Ireland and Ireland is not affected by this sale and will remain with AURELIUS. The parties agreed to keep the purchase price secret.

AURELIUS acquired the business operated under the brand names “Allied Primecare” and “Allied Healthcare” from Saga plc. in late 2015 and has restructured it extensively since that time.

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ARDIAN opens office in SOUTH KOREA


New office complements Ardian’s increasing pan-Asian focus as part of continued global expansion • To reinforce its multi-local approach and commitment to investors

Seoul, 3 December 2018 – Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, today announces the opening of an office in Eulji-ro, Seoul, South Korea. The office is Ardian’s fourth in Asia, joining bases in Singapore, Beijing and Tokyo, which opened earlier this year. Ardian’s global network now spans 15 offices across Europe, North and South America and Asia.

Ardian is the largest private investment house in Europe with assets of US$82bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Ardian’s South Korean presence forms an important part of its international strategy, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. The office will be used as a hub for Ardian to serve its growing base of leading, domestic Korean institutional investors including pension funds as well as increase private equity investment in Korean companies, particularly through its funds of funds and co-investment pillars, real estate and services for investors.

The office will be led by Won Ha, a Director at Ardian. Mr Ha has been with Ardian since 2011, working across the funds of funds and investor relations activities out of the Singapore office.

Dominique Senequier, President of Ardian, said: “The opening of this office is an important part of our global strategy to meet the evolving needs of our investors as well as representing Ardian’s strong commitment to Asia. With this office, we can now be even closer to our growing local investor base while also capitalizing on the best investment opportunities.”

Jan Philipp Schmitz, Member of the Executive Committee of Ardian and Head of Asia, added: “Our investor base in Asia continues to expand, and it is a market which we see as a major growth opportunity for Ardian. We already have a dozen Korean clients accounting for more than $1.4 billion assets under management.”

Ardian now counts pension funds, insurance companies and family offices across its LP base in Asia, which comprises 750 investors in a number of different asset classes, including Secondary, Buyout, Infrastructure, and Private Debt.

Meanwhile, Ardian now has 122 investments across Asia representing $3.5 billion in capital of which various fund and direct investments are also held in South Korea.


Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$82bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company is majority-owned by its employees. It keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base.Through its commitment to shared outcomes for all stakeholders, Ardian’s activities fuel individual, corporate and economic growth around the world.

Holding close its core values of excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship, Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 550 employees working from fifteen offices across Europe (Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich), the Americas (New York, San Francisco and Santiago) and Asia (Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul). It manages funds on behalf of around 750 clients through five pillars of investment expertise: Funds of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt.

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Triton completes acquisition of SKF Motion Technologies


Stockholm (Sweden), Gothenburg (Sweden) 03 December 2018 – After receiving the required approvals, funds advised by Triton (“Triton”) have successfully completed the acquisition of the business unit SKF Motion Technologies (“SMT”) from the SKF Group listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

SMT is a global provider of electrical linear actuator components- and systems as well as linear motion products, with market leading positions and differentiated offerings in global niche markets, including high end medical and industrial actuators and roller screws. Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, the company operates nine production sites, 13 dedicated sales units and employs approximately 1,200 employees.

With the closing Triton takes over all entities of the former business unit, as well as all staff. From now on SMT will be further developed as a standalone company under Triton’s ownership. A new brand name will be rolled out during 2019 and the company will continue to be known as “SKF Motion Technologies” and retain legal right to use the abbreviation SKF until introduction of the new brand.

“We look forward to actively supporting SMT’s management and employees by investing in and supporting the growth and development of the company. Our industry expertise from other investments in the sector and our strong network of senior industry experts, will contribute to further develop the company.” said Peder Prahl, Director of the General Partner for the Triton funds.


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The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Europe, focusing on businesses in the Industrial, Business Services and Consumer/Health sectors.

Triton seeks to contribute to the building of better businesses for the longer term. Triton and its executives wish to be agents of positive change towards sustainable operational improvements and growth. The 37 companies currently in Triton’s portfolio have combined sales of around € 12.9 billion and around 83,000 employees.

The Triton funds are advised by dedicated teams of professionals based in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Luxembourg and Jersey.

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Reiten & Co becomes a major shareholder in Navamedic ASA


Ingerø Reiten Investment Company AS (“IRIC”) has today acquired 2.916.667 shares in Navamedic ASA, representing an ownership of 26.84% in the company. IRIC and related parties did not own any shares in Navamedic ASA prior to this transaction, and following the transaction holds 2.916.667 shares in total.

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