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Equity Participation in Fund to Invest in Companies Operating in the Asian Region
Supporting Japanese Companies'Overseas M&A by Utilizing Private Equity Fund

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March 24 , 2014
  1. The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Governor: Hiroshi Watanabe) signed on March 20, the agreements for equity participation in CVC Capital Partners Asia Pacific IV (the Fund), a private equity fund (PE fund), managed by CVC Capital Partners Jersey Limited and advised by CVC Asia Pacific Limited and CVC Asia Pacific (Japan) Kabushiki Kaisha (collectively, CVC Group), to invest in companies operating mainly in the Asian region. JBIC will contribute up to USD50 million to the Fund.
     
  2. The Fund will identify and invest in companies operating mainly in the Asian region, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, China and Hong Kong, by utilizing CVC Group's networks in this region. The target amount of the Fund to be raised is USD3 billion. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited (SMTB) will also contribute up to USD50 million to the Fund.
     
  3. In recent overseas M&A by Japanese companies, it has been increasingly seen that PE funds sell companies for M&A. Taking the opportunity to participate in the Fund, one of the major PE funds, JBIC will establish the cooperative framework with CVC Group and SMTB, another Japanese investor of the Fund, and who is expected to introduce its customers and to provide financial supports for the Fund. Collaboration with the PE fund, a seller of overseas M&A, by establishing this framework is expected to enhance Japanese companies'overseas M&A in addition to JBIC's conventional financial supports for Japanese companies as buyers of M&A.
     
  4. As Japan's policy-based financial institution, JBIC will continue to actively support Japanese industries in their efforts to maintain and improve international competitiveness by utilizing various financial tools and schemes, including its function of equity participation in investment funds.

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