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To protect investment integrity

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PHILOSOPHY

It is our sincerest desire to meet the needs of our clients. Whenever we see people devoting themselves to their business and seeking a better society and future, this wish of ours becomes ever stronger.

We spare no effort in working for each client in front of us not only as professionals evaluating business value, but also as human beings.

So it is our mission to make sincere investments, seriously and honestly, in a sound investment environment.

Is there integrity in your investment? We are a Japanese company that never stops asking the question as both professionals and human beings.

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NEWS

  • We’ve Revamped Our Company’s English Website!

    We are pleased to announce the renewal of our website. Below are the main points of the renewal:

     

    1. Establishment of a New Tagline:

    Since our establishment in 2005, we have been able to grow steadily thanks to the generous support we have received from everyone.
    Year 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of our representative, Mr. Kuramoto, becoming our representative director.
    In renewing our website this time, we have reexamined our current company’s character, the vision we should aim for in the future, and the path we should take. As a result, we have decided to set the following as our new tagline:

     

    “To protect investment integrity”

     

    2. Addition of Corporate Philosophy:
    Based on our new tagline, “To protect investment integrity”, we have established our mission as:

     

    “Creating the FAIR investment environment.”

     

    And we have defined our vision as:

    “Providing a sense of Japanese hospitality to financial assets.”

     

    In order to achieve this mission, we have added “Beyond The Manual” as one of our new corporate philosophies, in addition to the following values we have upheld so far:

     

    – Innovative Spirit
    – Professional Sense
    – Global Perspective

     

    3. Revision of Business Description Page Structure:
    We have revised the description of our business overview, which was previously categorized as “Fund Business” and “Real Estate Business,” to “Fund Management/Investment Business” and “Investment-related Business,” respectively, to better reflect our current business reality, and updated the content accordingly.

     

    Under our new tagline and corporate philosophy, we will continue to pursue business that is unique to Minato Management without losing sight of its core spirit.

     

    *All individuals depicted on each page are members of our company. Some have demonstrated unexpected acting skills in response to requests from the production company, and we all participated in the production of the website while enjoying ourselves. We believe that this demonstrates our corporate culture of “working together with everyone to push things forward.”

  • Minato Forms a Fund to Invest in an Overseas VC Fund

    Please be informed that Minato Management Co., Ltd. has formed a fund and invested in a fund managed by Alpha JWC Ventures (Co-Founders & Managing Partners: Chandra Tjan and Jefrey Joe; hereinafter referred to as the “Alpha JWC”).

     

    Alpha JWC is an Indonesia-based venture capital fund manager that has operated primarily in the Southeast Asian region. We invested jointly with overseas investors in the second fund that Alpha JWC started managing in 2018 (total amount: approximately 143 million U.S. dollars).

     

    The second fund has performed successfully, having invested in 30 start-ups and already achieved two exits, with two unicorns (startups valued at more than 1 billion U.S. dollars). The fund Total-Value-to-Paid In (TVPI) has reached 3.45x and its Internal Rate of Return IRR is around 87%.

     

    Alpha JWC announced the launch of its third fund in November of this year. As we have deepened our relationship with Alpha JWC through its second fund and highly rate its past management performance and accountability to investors, we made our latest decision to invest in the third fund, following its second one. The third fund closed at 433 million U.S. dollars in November, marking the largest early stage fund in Southeast Asia. Investors in this Fund III include World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners.

    To date, this fund has been invested in 7 companies in the sector of financial technology, business-to-business (B2B) SaaS, and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) solutions in Indonesia, Singapore, and Vietnam.

     

    To proceed with this latest decision, we have established a subsidiary to form a fund, which has concluded a partnership agreement with the Alpha JWC fund to make investments as a Limited Partner.

     

    Alpha JWC invests in the Southeast Asian region, primarily in Indonesia. The firm currently manages around 630 million U.S. dollars and 50 active portfolio companies across three funds. In addition, the firm has generated nine exits so far, including the acquisition of business media DealStreetAsia to Nikkei, regional co-working space network Spacemob to WeWork, and Vietnamese enterprise SaaS Base.vn to the country’s largest technology firm FPT Corporation.

     

    The economic environment in countries in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, is vibrant with high market growth potential. It is a great honor for us to introduce such a blue chip investment fund to Japanese investors and the investment market in Japan. We also believe this is exactly where we should have a role.

     

    We will continue to assess the value of diverse investment projects and form funds in collaboration with our business partners.

  • Minato Obtains License under the Act on Specified Joint Real Estate Ventures

    Please be informed that Minato Management Co., Ltd. (headquartered in 1-1-12 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President (CEO), Tatsuto “Tad” Kuramoto) has obtained a license under the Act on Specified Joint Real Estate Ventures.

     

    This license obtained under the Act on Specified Joint Real Estate Ventures allows the company to form funds that invest in real estate. Specifically, the company will establish a company (special purpose company: SPC) that owns real estate and conducts business transactions related to that real estate.

    The SPC owning real estate will solicit investors. In this scheme, because the SPC, not the company (Minato Management), owns real estate, even if the company becomes unable to continue its business operation due to bankruptcy or any other reason, the SPC will not be affected by the claims of creditors and other stakeholders of the company, in principle, and thereby the investors’ assets will be protected. The company has built up a track record in real estate business, including acquisition and development of real estate properties, and is looking to make the formation and management of funds utilizing the Act on Specified Joint Real Estate Ventures a key pillar of its future business.

     

    Going forward, taking advantage of its accumulated experience, the company will develop real estate projects involving various sizes and types of properties without being concerned with so-called prime location or large-scale properties, with the ultimate goal of building an economic circulation system that contributes to the community through fund formation.

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