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Investment in Susumu Holdings Corporation

March 22,2024

IA Partners Inc. (President: Hiroshi Murakami; hereinafter, “IAP”) is pleased to announce that funds managed or advised by IAP have completed a capital injection into Susumu Holdings Corporation (President: Naochika Okamoto; hereinafter, “Susumu HD”) through third-party allotment of newly issued stock.

Susumu Co., Ltd., a core subsidiary of Susumu HD, was established in July 1964 to develop, manufacture and sell chip resistors utilizing its thin-film technology. The company is a long-established resistor manufacturer with one of the world’s most advanced technologies and has been leveraging such technology to supply products to the automotive and industrial equipment market. The company’s thin-film chip resistors are both highly precise and reliable, and the demand is expected to further expand in the future due to strong and growing market needs in various cutting-edge fields such as electrified automotive, industrial machinery, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, information infrastructure, medical and aerospace industries.

IAP aims to invest in large and medium-sized companies and carve-outs of their group companies and business divisions, and unlocking its growth potential through strengthening their management base as well as M&As and finance capabilities. Post transaction, based on the manufacturing technology and marketing skill in thin-film chip resistors that Susumu HD has been cultivating for six decades, IAP will provide various management and financial support to meet growing product needs, and will work together with Susumu HD to enhance the company’s corporate value over the medium to long term.

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.

Overview of Susumu Holdings Corporation

NameSusumu Holdings Corporation
Date of establishmentJuly 2022 (Core subsidiary Susumu Co., Ltd., in July 1964)
Address27 Kamitoba Bamawari-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
President & CEONaochika Okamoto
BusinessDevelopment, manufacturing, and sales of chip resistors utilizing thin-film technology
Number of employees785 on a consolidated basis (as of April 1, 2023)
Sales11,913 million yen (March 31, 2023, consolidated)

Overview of IA Partners Inc.

NameIA Partners Inc.
Date of establishmentMarch 30, 2021
Address5F Toranomon 40MT Building, 5-13-1 Toranomon, 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)

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