Notice Regarding Strategic Alliance with SDG Impact Japan
Unison Capital Group (“Unison”), the leading private equity group in Japan, and SDG Impact Japan (“SIJ”), the sustainable investment platform, announced an agreement in principle to launch a new growth-stage capital fund and set up a forum to enable venture companies to make a greater contribution to building a sustainable society.
With the expanding needs for building a sustainable society in areas such as carbon neutrality and circular economy, Asia Pacific has seen a surge of innovation and significant early-stage venture capital investment in these areas. What is still missing, however, is the growth stage capital to assist and support scale promising companies and to become real contributors in solving the challenges. This initiative helps address this opportunity. Unison in Japan, Korea, Singapore, and India, and SIJ with strategic partners across the Asia-Pacific region, have been supporting entrepreneurs and companies in those regions. We believe that the two organizations can create greater synergies by working together and therefore reached this agreement.
The two companies will work together to establish a fund that will provide growth capital to innovative venture companies in the Asia Pacific region that aim to contribute to the promotion of a sustainable society. Additionally, Unison and SIJ will establish a forum of thought leadership in sustainable tech that brings together great minds of entrepreneurs, investors, and large corporations in the region and beyond to discuss the challenges and opportunities around sustainability, and to enable venture companies to make a greater contribution to building a sustainable society.