Message from CEO

DRC Capital(DRC)is a unique investment company managing private equity funds in Japan. DRC succeeded ACTIV Investment Partners(AIP), their predecessor established in 1999 as one of the pioneers of private equity fund management in Japan focused on middle-market buyouts. The entire AIP team including its founding partner went independent and formed DRC in 2005.
DRC distinguishes itself among fund managers in Japan by its ability to identify overlooked companies with high potential and realize their promise by hands-on support to management of these companies. As a result, DRC has delivered consistently high returns to investors without the use of debt capital. DRC's orthodox investment approach, now rare in the market, often contrasts sharply to financially oriented managers who rely on leverage as a primary source of their returns.
DRC believes it can continue to contribute to the revitalization of Japanese business by investing in promising companies as well as to broaden the use of private equity in the Japanese market by delivering credible returns to investors. DRC judges that investing activities bear a high social responsibility, and that all stakeholders of its investments deserve to be treated in a fair and equitable manner.

Hideo Aomatsu
Chief Executive Officer