We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Satoru Arakawa (Principal) as new Partner of J-STAR Co., Ltd.

Since its foundation in 2006, we have invested in 11 portfolio companies in Consumer, Services, Healthcare, Environmental, and Manufacturing industries through two funds that we operate, providing the companies with solutions while contributing for the expansion of the Private Equity market in Japan.
As our second Fund, J-STAR No 2 Investment Limited Partnership’s activities are to be fully in progress, we have appointed Satoru Arakawa as new Partner. His investment experience is sufficient that he will contribute to provide high level of solutions to even more complicated situation than we have faced. Going forward, we will operate with 5 Partners including him.
Arakawa’s inauguration will be on July 1, 2013.

(Introduction of the new Partner)
Satoru Arakawa

Satoru Arakawa has been an investment professional at J-STAR since 2007, and has focused on small-cap buyouts in Japan. Based in Tokyo, he has been involved in three transactions and value-added activities for portfolio companies in the industrial and healthcare sectors.
Prior to joining J-STAR, Arakawa worked for eight years in strategic consulting at Nomura Research Institute where he engaged in strategic advisory and business improvements for a broad range of sectors, including PE-backed companies.
Arakawa received an M.B.A. from the University of Oxford and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from The University of Tokyo.
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Announcement of New Partner Appointment