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Platform: Kiacon

Sector: Retail

Region: Japan

Date of Initial Investment: 2003

Business Description: Formed in 2003 as a Japanese real estate investment and operating platform to become the leading turnaround innovator in Japanese retail. Concentrating on investing in distressed retail businesses and assets with high turnaround potential, Kiacon led the financial restructuring of such assets and augmented performance through real estate and operational improvements, including tenant repositioning, enhanced merchandising, and introduction of new brands. Investments included Cold Stone Creamery Japan KK.