YS Holdings Co., Ltd. has made an investment in Yokoi Manufacturing Ltd. (Head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Chief Executive Officer: Ryo Yokoi). J-STAR No. 3 SS, LP and other funds that receive investment-related services from J-STAR are shareholders of YS Holdings.

Established in 1958, Yokoi Manufacturing produces and sells fire prevention and firefighting equipment. The company is Japan’s leading supplier of fire hydrants. The management of this company reached the decision that a stronger management framework and a global supply chain are needed in order to continue growing. The agreements for equity alliances with the J-STAR No. 3 SS and other funds were made in order to help accomplish these goals.

Mr. Yokoi will continue to be the company’s CEO. Yokoi Manufacturing remains committed to achieving more progress based on its mission of making customers happy by never being satisfied with current capabilities and creating value that no competitor can match.

*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 Investment in Yokoi Manufacturing