J-Star’s ¥32.5 Billion Fundraising for Third Japan Buyout Fund Series


Simpson Thacher represented J-Star in connection with the formation of the its third Japan-focused fund series (the “J-Star No.3 Series Funds”).

J-Star is a leading Japanese private equity fund sponsor, having won the PEI private equity firm of the year in Japan for five consecutive years. The J-Star No.3 Series Funds held their final closing on April 25, 2017 with ¥32.5 billion in aggregate capital commitments, exceeding the ¥30 billion target and reaching their aggregate fundraising hard cap.

The Simpson Thacher team consisted of Adam Furber (Picture), David Azcue, Chuan Liu, Zixuan Jiang and Daniel Hulme (Asia Private Funds); Jason Vollbracht and Tanvi Mirani (Tax); Jeanne Annarumma (ERISA); Paul Dodd (AIFMD); and Mark Chorazak (Volcker Matters).

Involved fees earner: Adam Furber – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; David Azcue – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Chuan Liu – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Zixuan Jiang – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Daniel Hulme – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jason Vollbracht – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Tanvi Mirani – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jeanne Annarumma – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Paul Dodd – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Mark Chorazak – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: J-STAR Co., Ltd.;

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Author: Michael Patrini