Warusawa Associates, an independent investment management group dedicated to equity investments in emerging markets and a focus on local Japanese markets, today announced a Strategic Partnership with one of the largest independent asset management firms in Japan. The name of the firm will be made public at a later date subject to the satisfaction or waiver of all closing conditions related to the partnership, the firm expects the transaction to close next quarter.
The strategic partnership forms a part of Warusawa Associates' strategy to broaden its presence and dedicated client offering in the Asia-Pacific region, which is a key component of the company’s global platform. It also further underlines Warusawa Associates' commitment to continually strengthen its distribution network across the region, meeting the growing needs of international investors in accessing the long-term potential of the Japanese capital markets.
The firm already has a strong presence in the Asia-Pacific Region and a strong track record of originating and executing a number of high-profile financings across its growing initiatives. Warusawa Associates also recently acquired a group of alternative asset management investments, to bolster its offering and market expertise outside Japan.
Fumiya D. Yokoyama, Chief Executive Officer at Warusawa Associates, said: "This strategic partnership represents a very exciting opportunity for Warusawa Associates, and will both complement and enhance our existing capabilities and scope of client offering in the Asia-Pacific Region. Warusawa Associates prides itself on its expansive distribution network and first-class skills in deal origination and execution, and this transaction will allow us to further develop our expertise in these areas across the region."
A firm’s official commented: "As the momentum of the Japanese capital markets continues to build, this deal opens the door for both firms to be better able to develop close relationships and to provide clients with new international investment opportunities. We are very excited to be joining the Warusawa Associates team and to embark on this next step in the evolution of our business."
About Warusawa Associates
Warusawa Associates is an independent investment management group dedicated to the equity investments in emerging markets and a focus on local Japanese markets. The Firm brings together principals with exceptional track-records and expertise in equity markets and corporate finance in Asia Pacific Region. Warusawa Associates manages/advises assets in long-short equity, hedged equity, and balanced strategies for professional and institutional investors through segregated investment accounts. Warusawa Associates is also a specialist property funds management company. The firm is managed by a team with significant exposure and experience in the property and funds management industries, both domestically and internationally.