This is to announce that JVCC., Ltd. (“JVCC”), a portfolio company of J-STAR No.3 SS, LP, etc, funds that J-STAR provides investment related services to, has acquired 100% shares of VIS Corporation (Headquarters: Osaka City, Osaka, Company representative: Mr. Yukihiko Matsumoto, “VIS”).

VIS was established in 2008 by Mr. Matsumoto, who was a CEO of Marukan, a pet supply supplier, to operate veterinary services. VIS has 7 clinics in Osaka, Hyogo, Tokyo, and Saitama.

JVCC was established to create a vet clinic group which can be trusted by pet owners while providing veterinarians friendly working environment. With the acquisition of VIS, the group now has 10 clinics and 7 pet salons. JVCC will continue to seek for opportunities to expand and to establish an institutionalized veterinary service provider.
In approaching the acquisition, the following parties were enlisted: Resona Bank, Limited as a financial advisor, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto as a legal advisor and Yamada&Partners Certified Public Tax Accountants’Co. as finance and tax due diligence professional.

*J-STAR Co., Ltd. provides investment related services to, from directly or indirectly through a wholly-owned subsidiary, J-STAR No.3 SS, LP, etc, providing researches about investment opportunities, as well as other investment related services such as training to portfolio companies.

Announcement of Acquisition of VIS Corporation by JVCC, Ltd