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Taiyo Pacific Partners LP Becomes Major Shareholder in Funai Soken Holdings, Inc. with Stake over 5%

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 9, 2018--Taiyo Pacific Partners announced today that it has accumulated in excess of 5% in Funai Soken Holdings, Inc. (9757). Taiyo Pacific Partners is known for its cooperative investment style working with senior management to enhance shareholder value.

Brian K. Heywood, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Taiyo Pacific Partners, said, “The continued existence of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (“SMEs”) in Japan will depend on their ability to compete and their access to sophisticated management skills. We believe Funai Soken is the only company with the depth of experience and breath of skills to address this SME need. President Takashima has positioned his firm and his team as the leader of innovative solutions for their clients. We expect to see strong growth and excellent shareholder returns in the years ahead.”

Michael A. King, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner of Taiyo Pacific Partners, said, “Funai Soken is able to generate steady profit from its unique stock-type consulting service in the SME market. The company is also well positioned to build additional business platforms such as M&A consulting and direct recruiting services which can create synergies with existing consulting services. We believe these new platforms will grow to other pillars of the company and contribute to further increase in shareholder value.

Solutions to Wildfires in Time of Climate Change Are Costly, Unpopular

“It’s a land-use issue,” said Alice Hill, a senior adviser for climate resilience to President Barack Obama. Without so many homes being constructed in vulnerable areas at the edge of the forest, “we would still have the fires. But we wouldn’t have this kind of devastation.”

A paradox of California’s wildfire epidemic is that it already has one of the most aggressive building codes in the nation. The state uses the most up-to-date version of model national codes, and doesn’t allow local governments to opt out of those codes. It also requires that homes in areas with the highest risk of wildfire get built with fire-resistant materials and construction techniques.

“I always use California as an example,” said Sara Yerkes, senior vice president of government relations for the International Code Council, the Washington-based nonprofit that releases updated model codes every three years. “The state really takes its responsibility seriously.”