Tokyo, October 31, 2017 — ANEW Holdings Inc. (Head Office: Minato-ku Tokyo, Representative: Yuji Fujinaga and Wataru Ito; hereafter “ANEW HD”) has reached an agreement with Evolution Capital Management LLC, to jointly establish and manage an investment platform  targeting mid-sized domestic listed companies, from November 2017. Evolution Capital Management LLC is a part of Evolution Financial Group (hereafter “Evolution”), a global financial firm that provides investment management services in Japanese equities, among its many and diverse global investment activities.

The Joint Investment Managers for the investment platform are ANEW HD and Evolution Capital Management LLC; ANEW HD will lead sourcing and business support services, while Evolution Capital Management LLC will handle product structuring and investment management services.

Evolution will commit 20 billion Yen over the next 5 years to the investment platform. By combining ANEW HD’s business of providing investment/support services for domestic and overseas companies, with Evolution’s experience of investing in small and mid-sized listed companies, the Joint Investment Managers aim to create a platform that provides Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPEs) to mid-sized listed companies with high growth potential. Furthermore, the Joint Investment Managers will not only provide access to financing, but will also offer ANEW HD’s domestic & international business opportunities and resources as a “business support” function, which will provide support in the formulation of business strategies required for the sustainable growth of a company and the implementation of action plans.

1. About the Investment Platform
Total Capital Commitment:20 billion yen (¥20,000,000,000)
Joint Investment Managers:ANEW Holding Inc. / Evolution Capital Management LLC
Investment Objectives:Share options and convertible bonds issued through third-party allocation of shares by domestic mid-sized listed companies.
Investment Term:5 years from investment

2. About Evolution Financial Group
Evolution Financial Group is a global investment firm with primary headquarters in Tokyo and Los Angeles.  Established by CEO Michael Lerch in 2002, Evolution engages in global investment and asset management services targeting equity, credit, private equity, and other alternative investments.   Evolution and its affiliate companies comprise hundreds of employees across 7 countries who together operate a diverse range of financial, technology, and venture businesses.  For more information on Evolution and its global team, please view the official Evolution Financial Group website (

Company Name:Evolution Capital Management LLC
Representative:Michael Lerch
Location:2425 Olympic Blvd, Suite 125E, Santa Monica, CA 90404

ANEW HD is involved only as a Joint Investment Manager. ANEW HD will not apply, sell, persuade, mediate, suggest or advise a product, service or right containing financial products to investments (or potential investments). EVOLUTION JAPAN SECURITIES Co., Ltd. (Type 1 Financial Business Operator, Kanto Local Finance Bureau Director (Financial Product) #20, Member: Japan Securities Dealers Association) may be commissioned to provide arranger services, including but not limited to the execution of third-party/private allocation agreements. ANEW HD will not be commissioned by EVOLUTION JAPAN SECURITIES Co., Ltd., to carry out any business (including but not limited to brokerage of financial products).

This press release does not constitute or form a part of any offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy securities in the United States of America. No securities in relation to the investment platform will be publicly offered or sold in the United States, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act.

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