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July 22, 2004

NIF Buys GABA

Venture capital firm NIF Ventures has bought English school GABA through its wholly-owned subsidiary NIF Capital Management. Established by Hideki and Karen Yoshino in 1995, GABA specializes in arranging "man-to-man" lessons between Japanese students and native-speaker teachers. GABA has over 600 staff and 24 schools centered around its Tokyo base, and has plans to expand to the Kinki and Chubu regions. Company sales were given as ¥3.8 billion in September 2003. Current president Chutatsu Aono will continue to run the company and there will be no major personnel changes. According to the Nikkei Shimbun, the buyout was for an amount in the region of several billion yen.
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