2023.02.28 Tue

Acquisition of Diasalt Corporation

February 28,2023

IA Partners Inc. (“IAP”) is pleased to announce that funds managed or advised by IAP have entered into a share purchase agreement with Mitsubishi Materials Corporation to acquire the shares of Diasalt Corporation ( “Diasalt”).

Diasalt was founded in 1955 and is mainly engaged in manufacturing and sales of salt, as well as the seawater-origin chemical products, such as potassium chloride and magnesium chloride. Diasalt is the only salt manufacturer located in Kyusyu among other competitors in Japan and has been providing high-quality salt and chemical products all over Japan that are indispensable to our lives.

IAP focuses on spin-off deals among large and medium-sized Japanese companies and unlocking the growth potential of their subsidiaries and divisions through strengthening their management infrastructure and M&A or other measures. Post transaction, based on the manufacturing technology and marketing skill that Diasalt has built up over the years, IAP will provide various management and financial support and work together with Diasalt to expand and strengthen its business foundation, aiming to grow its value over the mid-long term, even beyond the investment horizon.

With IAP’s purpose of “Invest and Associate as a Partner,” IAP is determined to not only create economic value, but also to create social value, by connecting investors and portfolio companies as well as by meeting the expectations of all stakeholders through its investment activities.

Transaction Schedule

February 28, 2023 : Conclusion of the share purchase agreement

March 31, 2023 : Closing date (planned)

Overview of Diasalt Corportaion

NameDiasalt Corporation
Date of formationSeptember 30, 1955
Address1-32-2 Honmachi, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
President & CEONaotoshi Kumano
BusinessManufacturing and sales of salt and chemical products, such as potassium chloride, magnesium chloride containing bittern, etc.
Number of employees208 (as of April 1,2022)
Major shareholders and shareholding ratioMitsubishi Materials Corporation : 95% Mitsubishi Corporation : 5%
SalesJPY6,535mn (FY2021)

Overview of IA Partners Inc.

NameIA Partners Inc.
Date of establishmentMarch 30, 2021
Address16F Roppongi Hills North Tower, 6-2-31 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
President & CEOHiroshi Murakami
BusinessManagement of private-equity investment funds, and investment advisory and agency services (*Our investment advisory services are only available for Professional Investors as defined in the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act in Japan.)
Registration numberDirector General of the Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Kinsho) No. 3284 (Investment Advisory and Agency Business)

Contact for inquiries on this release

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