Showa Yakuhin Kako Co., Ltd.

In March 2005, CVC Asia Pacific Funds co-led the acquisition of Showa Yakuhin Kako (‘SYK’). SYK is a manufacturer of dental products and generic pharmaceuticals, focusing on three branded products: Calonal (prescription paracetamol, pain relief medication), Ora (dental anaesthetic) and Periofeel (periodontal treatment). All three products have established a strong position in their respective niche markets.

Year of investment

2005

Business

Dental and pharmaceutical products

Country

Japan