KKR to buy Japanese software developer from Orix
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese financial services group Orix Corp said on Friday it will sell software developer Yayoi Co to U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co Inc for an undisclosed amount.
Orix, which bought Yayoi for more than 80 billion yen ($705 million) in 2014, will complete the transaction in March and book a profit of 163.2 billion yen ($1.44 billion) from the sale in the January-March quarter.
Yayoi is a major financial and accounting software provider for Japanese small- and medium-sized firms, best known for its namesake accounting and tax filing software. It had sales of 21 billion yen in the financial year ended in September.
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(Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)
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