The Growing Private Equity Market in Japan

December 1, 2005
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Corporate Program past event

Thursday, December 1
Corporate Luncheon
12 – 2 pm

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David Rubenstein, Founding Partner and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

Masatsugu Nagato, Managing Executive Officer & Head of the Americas, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

David M. Rubenstein brings years of pursuing and overseeing international private equity transactions to his discussion of Japan’s burgeoning private equity market.  Carlyle’s recent experience in Japan suggests that after years of barring foreigners from acquiring local assets, Japanese business and government leaders have come to realize that foreign investors can be helpful in resurrecting poorly performing assets and in injecting liquidity into a system that has at times been deprived of loans from the country’s own troubled banks.  Since establishing a presence in Tokyo in 2000, Carlyle has made successful venture investments and large-scale buyout transactions.  Building on this experience, Carlyle raised a 50 billion yen Japanese buyout fund in 2004 to engage in friendly corporate buyouts.  Recently, Carlyle launched a $410 million fund to take advantage of real estate opportunities in Japan, China, and Korea.  Mr. Rubenstein will highlight many of these past successes and discuss emerging opportunities in Japan’s private equity market.

12 – 12:30 pm  Registration & reception
12:30 – 1  Luncheon
1 – 2  Lecture

Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $45 for lunch and lecture, $10 for lecture only. Nonmember admission: $65 for lunch and lecture, $15 lecture only.  When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.


  • Thursday, December 1, 2005
  • 12:00 pm