Marunouchi Capital

Japanese PE firm Marunouchi Capital secures $831m for two vehicles

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Since its establishment in 2008, Marunouchi Capital focuses on business succession and carve-outs, with Seijo Ishii and Joyful Honda figuring prominently among its investments.

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Australian tuition provider Navitas gets $1.4b offer from BGH Capital-led group

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