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FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2004: Japan

We are pleased to announce the winners of our annual awards for the best deals from Japan.

Deal of the Year and Best MA Deal

Carlyle and Kyocera's $2 billion acquisition of DDI Pocket from KDDI

Seller's advisor Goldman Sachs

Acquirer's advisor JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch

This deal would have been unthinkable even five years ago in Japan. A foreign private equity company using leveraged finance to acquire a fundamentally healthy, but non-core business from a Japanese company. At $2 billion in size it is also one of the most important LBOs in Japanese history.

But what really made this deal so special was that it was rational, created value...

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