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About Mitsui & Co.

Mitsui & Co. pursues businesses that range from product sales, worldwide logistics, and financing, through to the development of infrastructure and other projects in the following fields: Iron & Steel Products, Mineral & Metal Resources, Infrastructure Projects, Motor Vehicles, Marine & Aerospace, Chemicals, Energy, Foods & Retail, Consumer Services, Information, Electronics and Telecommunications, Financial Markets, and Transportation Logistics.

Mitsui & Co. Headquarter Location

1-3, Marunouchi 1-chome

Tokyo, 100-8631,

Japan

+81 3 3285 1111

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Asia tries to find its niche amid SpaceX dominance

Sep 20, 2021

Asia tries to find its niche amid SpaceX dominance Australia and Taiwan emerge as spacefaring nations The International Space Station's Kibo science module can be booked for satellite releases through SpaceBD, a Tokyo-based rocket ride share service. © JAXA/NASA MITSURU OBE, Nikkei Asia chief business news correspondent September 20, 2021 12:02 JST TOKYO -- As SpaceX and other U.S. startups ignite a space boom, companies in Asia are searching for their own niches in what is expected to grow into a $1 trillion market. SpaceBD, a Tokyo-based rocket ride-share booking service established in 2017, appears to have found its niche in Australia and Taiwan. Last month, SpaceBD helped two communications satellites from Australian universities find their way to the International Space Station by arranging a ride aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. From their current perch, the satellites will eventually be released into space. SpaceBD leases available slots in large rockets like Japan's H3 to small satellite operators. The H3 is due to go into service sometime next fiscal year. The booking service also arranges for satellites to be released from Kibo, the International Space Station's science module. SpaceBD faces much bigger rivals, such as Spaceflight of the U.S., which is owned by a pair of Japanese companies including Mitsui & Co. and is therefore exploring markets like Australia and Taiwan as well as other business lines such as space education. In Australia, SpaceBD is in touch with local startups like Fleet Space Technologies and Myroita, SpaceBD sales chief Makoto Kanazawa said. The Australian startups intend to create satellite constellations that will help enable internet-linked services. "Australian companies are looking for business opportunities in Japan," Kanazawa said. In Taiwan, SpaceBD is working with the island's space agency, the National Space Organization, to launch an observation satellite from the International Space Station. The small satellite being developed with the University of Tokyo is for earth observation and disaster monitoring. "Taiwan is keen to have its own space capability," Kanazawa said. SpaceBD also works with HelioX Cosmos, a Taiwanese company eager to help create a local space industry, Kanazawa said. Space aboard a Falcon 9 Rocket can be booked through SpaceBD, one of the many startups that are intensifying competition in the space industry. © Getty Images In March, SpaceBD helped Myanmar release its first satellite from the International Space Station. The satellite was for earth observation and was developed with two Japanese universities. The launch was marred by global outcries over the military usurping power in that country a month before. These partnerships are intended to address the key challenge facing new spacefaring nations: the lack of a large domestic market. In most countries, government contracts are too small to sustain commercial space activity. If the space industry is to grow in these places, it has to explore overseas markets. With space businesses competing across borders, a winner-take-all dynamic is emerging in launch services and other segments, according to Shigeki Kuzuoka, who runs the Satellite Business Network space consultancy. The number of satellites launched in 2020 jumped 160% from the previous year to 1,282, according to data from BryceTech, a global space consultancy. Three-quarters of the launches were carried out by two satellite constellation operators, SpaceX's Starlink and OneWeb. Despite the tough competitive environment, companies are striving to stay in the game, betting that commercial space will one day become a major industry. Morgan Stanley predicts that the space industry will be a market worth more than $1 trillion by 2040, up from $350 billion. SpaceX alone has created nearly 10,000 jobs in the U.S., more than the total workforce in Japan's space industry. National governments, smelling job-creating opportunities, are pitching in. Australia intends to host not only commercial space companies but also entire manufacturing supply chains. Some companies are shifting their focus to software from hardware in search of a commercial niche. Mitsubishi Electric is an example. In April, the Japanese satellite maker announced a plan to launch a satellite data analysis service, using data from its Daichi remote-sensing satellite. The service, intended for natural disaster and infrastructure monitoring, is to begin in fiscal 2023. Mitsubishi Electric also plans to use its Michibiki series of navigation satellites to provide location information to operators of self-driving vehicles and drones. The navigation satellites complement the U.S.-operated Global Positioning System, reducing positioning error to a few centimeters from a few meters. The company is known for its large satellites, which it still manufactures. It is also the prime contractor for Slim, Japan's Moon-landing mission. But new orders are dwindling, forcing the company to pursue a new path. Under a three-year business plan announced in June, Mitsubishi Electric downgraded its space business, which is now regarded as a restructuring target rather than a driver of corporate growth. The company signaled that its focus will be on semiconductors, factory automation, self-driving technologies and electronic components for electric vehicles. While traditional space companies in Japan still depend on contracts from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, some startups focus on the global market from the very beginning. Lunar transport startup ispace has decided to provide its service in 2022 for the space agencies of the United Arab Emirates and Canada, and to assemble its lunar lander at Ariane Group facilities in Germany. The lunar lander was designed by ispace in Tokyo, but the larger second-generation lander will be designed and built entirely in the U.S. as the company attempts to curry favor with NASA. "If you want to win business in the global market, speed is of the essence," Satellite Business Network's Kuzuoka said. "You have to use what is available in global the market, whether it is talent or capital or technology, if you want to stay ahead of the competition." Some traditional space companies are trying to become nimble by collaborating with startups. Rocket maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in July announced it will team up with Astroscale, a Tokyo-based startup for space debris removal, to develop technology and plan missions. New investors -- many of whom are corporations that have nothing to do with space -- continue to put money into commercial space endeavors. At some point, Kuzuoka warns, these investors can be expected to demand returns. Executives at space startups, meanwhile, are anxious for the current boom to lead to a viable industry. "I hope it won't end as a short-term boom," Kanazawa of SpaceBD said. "Space activity will become an industry only after it becomes commercially sustainable." Stay ahead with our exclusives on Asia Sign up to our newsletters to get our best stories delivered straight to your inbox.

Mitsui & Co. Investments

179 Investments

Mitsui & Co. has made 179 investments. Their latest investment was in MiCare as part of their Seed on June 6, 2021.

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Mitsui & Co. Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/5/2021

Seed

MiCare

$60M

Yes

1

4/30/2021

Corporate Minority - II

Belchim

Yes

1

4/5/2021

Series A - III

Allm

$50.43M

Yes

Asia Africa Investment Consulting, Bonds Investment Group, Capital Medica Ventures, CYBERDYNE, Eisai Ventures, mixi, Mizuho Capital, Nippon Information Development, Philips, SBI Investment, Sompo Holdings, and Vector

2

3/22/2021

Corporate Minority

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$99M

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10

2/13/2021

Corporate Minority - II

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$99M

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Date

6/5/2021

4/30/2021

4/5/2021

3/22/2021

2/13/2021

Round

Seed

Corporate Minority - II

Series A - III

Corporate Minority

Corporate Minority - II

Company

MiCare

Belchim

Allm

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Amount

$60M

$50.43M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Asia Africa Investment Consulting, Bonds Investment Group, Capital Medica Ventures, CYBERDYNE, Eisai Ventures, mixi, Mizuho Capital, Nippon Information Development, Philips, SBI Investment, Sompo Holdings, and Vector

Sources

1

1

2

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Mitsui & Co. Portfolio Exits

24 Portfolio Exits

Mitsui & Co. has 24 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Folio on August 30, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

8/30/2021

Acquired

SBI Group

1

3/19/2021

IPO

Public

1

2/26/2021

IPO

Public

2

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Date

8/30/2021

3/19/2021

2/26/2021

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00/00/0000

Exit

Acquired

IPO

IPO

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Valuation

$991

Acquirer

SBI Group

Public

Public

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1

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2

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10

Mitsui & Co. Acquisitions

14 Acquisitions

Mitsui & Co. acquired 14 companies. Their latest acquisition was Belchim on June 11, 2021.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

6/11/2021

Corporate Minority - II

$1.42M

Corporate Majority

1

11/26/2020

Corporate Majority

1

9/23/2020

Corporate Majority

2

6/12/2020

Series C

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$99M

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10

4/1/2020

Corporate Majority

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10

Date

6/11/2021

11/26/2020

9/23/2020

6/12/2020

4/1/2020

Investment Stage

Corporate Minority - II

Series C

Corporate Majority

Companies

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Total Funding

$1.42M

$99M

$99M

Note

Corporate Majority

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Corporate Majority

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1

2

10

10

Mitsui & Co. Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Mitsui & Co. has 10 strategic partners and customers. Mitsui & Co. recently partnered with FPT Software on April 4, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

4/20/2021

Partner

FPT Software

Vietnam

FPT Software Joins Hands with Mitsui to Boost Cybersecurity in Japan

HANOI , Vietnam -- -- Vietnam 's leading IT services provider FPT Software has announced its partnership with conglomerate Mitsui & Co. , , looking to tap into growing demands for cybersecurity in the Japanese market .

4

3/19/2021

Partner

Hexagon Composites

Norway

Hexagon and Mitsui expand and extend strategic alliance

Mitsui & Co. , Ltd. , headquartered in Tokyo and active world-wide in a wide range of sectors including clean energy & mobility , and Hexagon Composites , a leader in the fast-developing clean fuel solutions category have extended their strategic alliance for an additional five years , effective from March 21 , 2021 .

3

3/13/2021

Supplier

PurThread Technologies

United States

US yarn company PurThread extends distribution agreement with Mitsui

Mitsui USA and PurThread Technologies have renewed their distributorship agreement for Mitsui USA to bring PurThread Technologies 's patented permanent antimicrobial fibres and yarns to textiles and soft goods across Mitsui USA 's vast production and distribution networks in Japan .

1

9/10/2020

Partner

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6/26/2020

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Date

4/20/2021

3/19/2021

3/13/2021

9/10/2020

6/26/2020

Type

Partner

Partner

Supplier

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

FPT Software

Hexagon Composites

PurThread Technologies

Country

Vietnam

Norway

United States

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News Snippet

FPT Software Joins Hands with Mitsui to Boost Cybersecurity in Japan

HANOI , Vietnam -- -- Vietnam 's leading IT services provider FPT Software has announced its partnership with conglomerate Mitsui & Co. , , looking to tap into growing demands for cybersecurity in the Japanese market .

Hexagon and Mitsui expand and extend strategic alliance

Mitsui & Co. , Ltd. , headquartered in Tokyo and active world-wide in a wide range of sectors including clean energy & mobility , and Hexagon Composites , a leader in the fast-developing clean fuel solutions category have extended their strategic alliance for an additional five years , effective from March 21 , 2021 .

US yarn company PurThread extends distribution agreement with Mitsui

Mitsui USA and PurThread Technologies have renewed their distributorship agreement for Mitsui USA to bring PurThread Technologies 's patented permanent antimicrobial fibres and yarns to textiles and soft goods across Mitsui USA 's vast production and distribution networks in Japan .

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10

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Mitsui & Co. Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Mitsui & Co. has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Counsel

General Counsel

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Counsel

Service Type

General Counsel

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Mitsui & Co. Team

10 Team Members

Mitsui & Co. has 10 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, Masami Iijima.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Masami Iijima

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

Atsushi Katayama

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

Motokazu Yoshida

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

Kazuya Imai

Executive Vice President

Current

Toshihiko Sasahira

Executive Vice President

Current

Name

Masami Iijima

Atsushi Katayama

Motokazu Yoshida

Kazuya Imai

Toshihiko Sasahira

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer, President

Chief Executive Officer, President

Chief Executive Officer, President

Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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