Investment Overview

Investment timing: 2017/2
Exit timing: 2023/9
Deal type: Business Succession
Fund: AG II
Status: Exit

Investment Background / Post-Investment Activities

Investment Background

Yamato is a seafood company that encompasses the entire seafood value chain, from procurement of quality fish through a strong network with fishing ports to sales and service through a variety of channels. In particular, the company’s conveyor-belt sushi restaurants have a solid brand, especially in Chiba Prefecture. In response to the owner’s business succession needs, Aspirant Group invested in the company with the themes of management team building and improving profitability.

Post-Investment Activities

Development of Infrastructure

  • Development of an accounting management system
  • Design/management of meeting structure
  • Development of Corporate Infrastructure (Development of administrative divisions/review of HR policies/improvement of working environment)


  • Reallocation of Management Resources (Review/renewal of restaurants/locations)
  • Improvement in Productivity – Cost reductions (Implementation of centralized purchasing / internalization of logistics functions / establishment of a new central kitchen)

Support for Growth

  • Sales Support/Sales Channel Expansion, etc. (Expanding sales by introducing digital marketing in the restaurant business)
  • Sales Support/Sales Channel Expansion, etc. (Promotion of new openings of conveyor-belt sushi restaurants and strengthening customer attraction through complete renovation of tourism business)