Skylark Group, ¥66.8 billion Initial Public Offering, Japan


STJ Advisors and Solebury acted as independent advisor to Bain Capital Partners on the IPO of Skylark, Japan’s largest full service casual dining chain with over 3,000 restaurants across the country. The IPO priced at ¥1,200 giving it a market capitalisation of ¥228bn ($2,100 million). A significant proportion of the shares were sold to international investors via an international offer across all major markets including the US, Europe, Hong Kong and Japan itself. The transaction included many innovative and unique features and was a significant landmark for the Company, Bain, STJ and Solebury.

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