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History

In 2000, Trust Capital was founded as a venture capital fund. In 2004, Trust Capital started a mezzanine capital fund which grew with the domestic buyout market to become the core business of Trust Capital. In 2005, Trust Capital provided a mezzanine capital for the MBO of World Co., Ltd., which was the largest MBO transaction in Japan at the time. In 2007 Trust Capital started inviting external investors, such as pension plans and blue chip companies. Trust Capital established its first mega solar fund in 2014.

Mar, 2000

Sanshin Capital (predecessor firm of SMTC) was founded as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui Trust & Banking (predecessor of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank) and started a venture capital fund

Apr, 2000

Mitsui Trust & Banking merged with Chuo Trust Bank

Oct, 2000

Renamed to Chuo Mitsui Capital

Feb, 2004

Started a mezzanine capital fund

Mar, 2004 Started a growth capital fund
Jan, 2006 Started a fund of funds
Oct, 2007 Became 100% subsidiary of Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings

Apr, 2011

Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings merged with Sumitomo Trust & Banking. Became 100% subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings

Apr, 2012

Renamed to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Capital Co., Ltd.

Jul, 2013

Capital structure changed; 40% owned by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and 60% owned by other group companies

Feb, 2014

Started a mega solar fund

Aug, 2015

Everglory Group acquired 95.1% shares in Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Capital. Renamed to Trust Capital Co., Ltd.