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Permira Advisers LLP, Europe’s biggest buyout firm, said Monday it will purchase Arysta LifeScience Corp., the world’s largest closely held farm chemicals maker, for about ¥250 billion in its first buyout in Japan.

London-based Permira beat out other private-equity firms, including Bain Capital LLC and Advantage Partners LLP, Japan’s biggest buyout fund, according to sources familiar with the deal. An investor group led by Hong Kong-based Olympus Capital Holdings Asia will sell its holding in Tokyo-based Arysta, Permira said in a statement.

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