August 28th, 2017, Tokyo – FUTABA CORPORATION (TYO: 6986) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kabuku Inc., a leader in Digital manufacturing enterprise solutions. Global Brain has invested in Kabuku, as the lead investor, through GB-V Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership back in 2015.
■About FUTABA CORPORATION FUTABA CORPORATION (TYO: 6986) is a company mainly engaged in the manufacture and sale of electronic parts, electronic equipment and production equipment. The Company operates in three business segments. The Electronic Part segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale of electric parts including fluorescent display tubes, fluorescent tube modules, organic EL display and touch panel. The Electronic Equipment segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, such as radio-controlled equipment, model engines and functional parts for robots. The Production Equipment segment offers parts for press dies, mold and die parts, precision plates and power-saving equipment.
■About Kabuku Inc. Kabuku Inc. (http://www.kabuku.co.jp/en) develops products and services that fuse hardware, software and design with core digital fabrication technology. They offer 3D printing technology solutions to corporate clients, support activities of digital creators around the world and have been involved in advanced technology research with industry, government and academia. They also offer the unique 3D printing service “Rinkak” which uses a proprietary 3D analysis engine and uses an open innovation type marketing infrastructure. In addition, “Rinkak” has grown to be the largest marketplace for 3D printed products in Asia.