Corporate Profile

Ownership

Advantage Partners LLP, through three of its private equity investment funds, is the principal owner of GTA.

Advantage Partners is the largest private equity investment firm based in Japan. Founded in 1992, Advantage Partners services several funds with total capital commitment exceeding USD $4.6 billion (JP¥ 380 billion), with approximately two-thirds of which are funded by international investors.

The firm has made investments in about 30 companies to date and has achieved the highest level of returns in the Japanese market. Its operating philosophy is to create value not only for the funds and their investors but also for all related parties including shareholders, employees and their families, business partners and financial institutions.

To achieve optimal results, Advantage Partners places great importance on supporting operational improvement and strategic planning based upon extensive management consulting experience.

Advantage Partners focuses on creating companies that are successful for the long-term. It takes a medium to long-term approach and provides multi-faceted support that enables portfolio companies to be competitive and maintain growth long after the funds have exited.

Companies in Advantage Partners' portfolio include both private and publicly traded firms in various market segments including: IT/communications/software development, finance/services, consumer products/manufacturing, and distribution/retail.