"As part of our partnership with Tomen and Nichimen to catalyze change in Arysta, we had the opportunity to bring in a number of world-class executives to the company, both in Japan and to the global operations," said David Shen, Managing Director of Olympus Capital in Tokyo and an Arysta Board Member. "This management team has done a superb job of executing the business plan, resulting in more than doubling of profitability. Together with management, we have seen Arysta successfully develop into a leading global agrochemical company and we are very grateful for the tremendous effort of the Arysta management team and employees throughout its global operations."
Mr. Shen further added: "This investment illustrates Olympus Capital's commitment in Japan and throughout the region to working closely with management and our strategic partners to grow portfolio companies both organically and through acquisitions, and to increase profitability based on jointly-agreed business plans."
Completion of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory review and approvals, is anticipated to occur in the first quarter of 2008.
About Olympus Capital
Olympus Capital Holdings Asia is a leading middle market private equity firm specializing in partnering with Asian shareholders and management teams to expand their businesses regionally and globally. The firm's investment and operating professionals are located in offices in Tokyo, Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and New York. Since its establishment in 1997, Olympus Capital has invested over US$1.2 billion on behalf of funds and co-investors in more than 25 portfolio companies throughout Asia.
Olympus Capital, one of the early entrants to the Japan private equity
market, completed its first Japanese investments in partnership with a
major Japanese bank
|SOURCE Olympus Capital Holdings Asia|
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