This is to announce that J-STAR received “Firm of the Year in Japan” in “Private Equity International 2012” ( You may find general information of Private Equity International Awards 2012 on the following link: Two of our investment exits, Iki Iki K.K. and Apo Plus Station, as well as our new investment activity to Three Arrows Inc. in 2012 were recognized as great successes. We believe that our efforts to provide opportunities to invest in Japanese mid-small cap markets provides are highly valued. The investment policy of J-STAR, Co., Ltd. is to strive to make equity investments in line with business solutions, to maximize the satisfaction of stakeholders with different goals, and to create added value. We will continue endeavor to both maximize investor profit and maximize social public welfare with our investment decisions.
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J-STAR received Awarded in Private Equity International Awards 2012