Q&A: Carlyle sees rise in Japanese carve-outs

Kazuhiro Yamada, head of Carlyle's Japan buyout group, talks about why Japanese companies are more willing to say goodbye to non-core units.

Q&A: Carlyle sees rise in Japanese carve-outs

The Carlyle Group sees a rise in Japanese companies willing to say goodbye to non-core businesses in order to boost their return on equity and compete more effectively on the global stage. 

Private equity firms have long aspired to buy large, under-managed units of marquee Japanese companies, and there is an unusually large crop of carve-outs this year.

Japan’s biggest drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical is spinning out Wako Pure Chemicals Nissan Motors...

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