JPH provides straight solutions to private company owners who are facing the following problems:
- No business successors within your kinship for your company
- Limited funds available to pay inheritance taxes when inheritance takes place
- Concern with possibilities of your corporate philosophy subsumed and employees’ treatment affected if company ownership is handed over to other competitor companies or investment funds
Solutions provided by JPH:
- 1. As a perpetual sponsor, purchase shares of your company
- Will not on-sell your company to another
- Flexible in ownership percentage and investment form (founder family can remain as a significant shareholder)
- Wealth transfer across generations easier for selling owner with receipt of sale proceeds in cash
- 2. Provide and foster business successors continuously and institutionally
- Appoint and send the best conceivable manager/CEO to your company seamlessly
- Support the existing manager/CEO, if he/she wishes to continue to work
- Train successor internal candidates to reach required caliber of manager/CEO
- 3. Support long-term prosperity of your company
- Explore appropriate business sectors
- Form long-term strategies
- Build robust internal and financial control systems
JPH was established as natural development from DRC Capital and its predecessor, ACTIV Investment Partners, both having been pioneers in the Japanese private equity investment industry
- JPH Group as such has managed 5 investment funds in the past 20 years yielding consistently high returns (gross IRR 20-40%) by enhancing intrinsic values of investee companies without use of any external leverage of debt.
- DRC Capital received “Operational Excellence Award” in 2016 in the segment of small cap/Asia-Pacific Area from Private Equity International (PEI) for its Paydesign investment performance and operations.
- Rich and lengthy experience in family business restructuring and succession
- JPH was established to overcome limits and constraints felt in conventional PE funds whose time-framework of involvement with investee companies is rather short.
Nissen, Hanae Mori, Sotec, Toptour, Yumeshin Holdings, Casa, Paydesign, Universal Home, HUBees, Kojitsu-Sanso, Seiban, Chan Luu
JPH management team consists of members who have extensive experience in management consultant, investment bank, trading house, manufacturer, finance administration, and international organizations.
Toru Shikibu Chiarman
2017: Auditor of Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance
2016： Joined DRC Capital
2015： Advisor/Auditor of Societe General
2013-2015: Representative in Asia, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
2010-2013: Advisor for Asia, Office of Outreach and Partnerships, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC
2007-2010: Executive Director for Japan , The World Bank Group, Washington, DC.
2006-2007: Director-General , Kinki District Finance Bureau, Ministry of Finance
2004-2006: Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency Previously: Financial Minister-Embassy of Japan (London), Director for Securities Business Supervision-Financial Supervisory Agency, Dean of the Faculty and the Graduate School of Economics, Nagasaki University, Director-Securities Bureau Ministry of Finance, First Secretary-Delegation of Japan to the OECD (Paris, France), Deputy Budget Examiner-Budget Bureau Ministry of France
1977: MA in International Relations from The University of Tokyo
1975: BA in Liberal Arts (British Studies) from The University of Tokyo
Hideo Aomatsu CEO
1999-: CEO and Head of investment management team at ACTIV Investments Partners now DRC Capital
1996-1999: President of Rothschild Japan K.K.
1992-1996: Japan Representative of N M Rothschild & Sons, Ltd.
Previously: VP-M&A for JPMorgan (New York), Industrial Project Finance Officer for the World Bank (Washington D.C.) and a corporate strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc. (Tokyo).
1977: BA in Economics from Hitotsubashi University. Joined McKinsey & Company, Inc. (Tokyo).
Holds an MBA from Harvard University 1981
A member of Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), Lecturer of Kyoto University School of Management, Author of the book "Kigyo Kachi Kohgi" (Lectures on Corporate Value Management) published by Nikkei Publishing Inc. 2008, Regular writer of Nikkei Evening Edition column “Jujiro” (Crossroad) since 2014
Naoto Mizoguchi COO
2005-: Partner of ACTIV Investment Partners now DRC Capital
2000-2005: GM-Strategic Planning & CIO for New Business Initiative Division of Mitsubishi Corporation.
1999: EVP at Mitsubishi Corporation Capital.
1998: GM - Strategic Planning & Development Dept. of Minerals and Non-Ferrous Metals Division at Mitsubishi Corporation.
1981-1997: Engaged extensively in large-scale investments in Australian coal mining and export companies and assets in Mitsubishi Corporation and served as a director at a JV coal mining firm in Australia.
1972: Joined Mitsubishi Corporation. Engaged in technology transfer businesses. Harvard Business School on the company scholarship (1979-1981).
1972: Bachelor of Engineering (Applied Mathematics) from The University of Tokyo.
Holds an MBA from Harvard University 1981.
Seiichiro Inoue CFO
2011-2016: Managing Director and subsequently Senior Managing Director of Ichiko Industries Ltd.
2005-2011: Senior Managing Director and subsequently CEO of UC Card Co., Ltd.
2003-2005: Managing Director (Head of M&A Division) of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
2002-2003: General Manager of Business Department 2 (in charge of general electric appliances industry) of Mizuho Corporate Bank
1975-2002: Various positions at Industrial Bank of Japan which was reorganized into Mizuho Financial Group in 2002, including New York Office, secondment to Schroder Bank (New York); Formed Bridgeford Group, Japan’s first boutique M&A advisory firm in the USA in 1991; corporate finance business with Japanese utilities etc. in Tokyo; M&A advisory and other corporate finance businesses in New York after 1997.
1975: BA in law from Hitotsubashi University
Holds an MBA from Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania 1979
Mr Hideo Aomatsu, CEO, is engaged in various social activities such as teaching at Kyoto University Graduate School of Management since 2007, writing articles for Nikkei Newspaper Evening Version column ‘Jujiro’ (Crossroad) regularly (every two months) since 2014, and advising a start-up venture founded in Israel.