Unison Snags Japanese Drugmaker From Fellow PE Funds

Law360, New York (May 9, 2012, 2:57 PM EDT) -- Japanese private equity firm Unison Capital Inc. has struck a deal to buy pharmaceutical company Showa Yakuhin Kako Co. Ltd. from a consortium of private equity investors led by Tokio Marine Capital Co. Ltd., Unison said Wednesday.

The buy gives Tokyo-based Unison control of SYK's Calonal brand, the top-selling acetaminophen in Japan, according to a statement Unison issued Wednesday.

Unison did not disclose the value of the deal or how it would finance the purchase. A Unison spokesman declined late Wednesday to provide this information....
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