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Heads Japan Post Bank’s $30B private equity investment program and has been responsible for all aspects of its creation and construction. Prior to joining Japan Post Bank in January 2016, worked at Nippon Life Insurance Company, where he established and lead Nippon Life’s private equity operations in the US, and was also Head of Product Development at Nissay Asset Management Co. the asset management subsidiary of Nippon Life.
He has a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Tokyo, LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School, has passed the New York Bar Exam and also is a Chartered Member of the Security Analysts
Association of Japan.
Jesper Koll has been researching and investing in Japan since becoming a resident in 1986.Over the past two decades, Jesper has been recognized as one of the top Japan strategists/economists, having worked as Chief Strategist and Head of Research for U.S. investment banks J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch. He currently serves as Expert Director for the Monex Group and the Japan Catalyst Fund (Japan’s 1stretail investor based corporate engagement/activist fund). His analysis and insights have earned him a position on several Japanese government and corporate advisory committees, including Governor Yuriko Koike’s Advisory Board. Jesper serves as Board Director of OIST, the Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology and is a Founder of the Asia Society Japan and heads their Policy Committee. He is one of the few non-Japanese members of the Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives. He has written three books in Japanese and, in 2021, created the video/pod-cast series “Japan - Capitalism that works”.
Jesper is an economist, angel-investor, patron; and yes, a Japan Optimist.
Tadasu Matsuo leads JST’s alternative investment from January, 2022.
Before joining JST, he led HarbourVest Partners Japan as a managing director and co-head from April, 2020. As a head of alternative investment, he oversaw Japan Post Insurance’s alternative investment, ranging from private equity and infrastructure funds to real estate and hedge funds since September 2016. Before joining JP Insurance, he headed Daido Life’s alternative investment.
Served as Senior Managing Director, he also engaged in private equity fund investment and headed a business development of Alternative Investment Capital (AIC), a leading private equity FOF manager and gatekeeper in Japan. Before seconded from Daido Life to AIC, he managed Daido Life's private equity and other alternative investment for five years. Previously he was in charge of group's business development and investor relations at T&D Holdings, a listed holding company of Daido Life.
Prior to joining Daido Life, Mr. Matsuo held such posts as Director and Managing Director and served as an M&A advisor to various insurers' transactions at PwC Financial Advisory Services Japan from 1999 to 2002. Earlier in his career, he worked for Nippon Life Insurance Company for 13 years, where he managed overseas sovereign credit loans and investments.
Mr. Matsuo received his MBA from Duke University and BA in Economics from The University of Tokyo. He passed the US CPA exams.
Tatsuya Kubo joined the Firm in 2010 as a managing director. He focuses on enhancing and building relationships with institutional investors and general partners in Japan. Mr. Kubo joined the Firm from Fortress Investment Group Japan, where he served as Managing Director and Head of Business Development after launching the Japan-based business. Prior to that, he spent over 20 years as a senior manager at Norinchukin Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in Japan, where he built and managed an alternative investment portfolio. He received a BA in Economics from Waseda University in 1988 and an MBA from Duke University in 1994. Mr. Kubo speaks fluent Japanese and English.
Masashi Kataoka is General Manager of Alternative Investment Department at Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company. Prior to his current role, he had led various teams since 2014; hedge fund investment, PE fund investment, infrastructure fund investment, venture fund and direct investment team. He worked 4 years until 2014 at Dai-ichi Life’s NY office and led the manager selection / due diligence practice as well as strategic activities with US asset managers. Since joining Dai-ichi Life in 1997, he has about 20-year-experience in investment related sections including Investment Planning Department where he engaged in the asset allocation of entire Dai-ichi Life’s general account asset. He also has an experience working at an US based hedge fund as a trainee in 2007. He earned Bachelor of Economics in Keio University.
Noriko Hayashi is Managing Director, Head of Private Equity at ORIX Life Insurance Corporation.
She has been involved in framework building, implementing, portfolio construction and management of a global private markets program for institutional investors with primary focus on Private Equity; currently at ORIX Life Insurance Corporation, previously at Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) and firstly at Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd., since 2000. She started her career at Mitsubishi Bank, Ltd. (MUFG Bank, Ltd.) where she covered Corporate Finance and Operational Improvement in commercial banking business.
She received a B.A. in Law from Kyoto University.
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David is a Managing Director at Top Tier and is a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. He also leads the corporate development team and is responsible for the management, development and growth of Top Tier’s offerings. His thirty plus years of industry knowledge and networking uniquely equips him to be a liaison and international ambassador not only for Top Tier’s brand, but also the broader venture community. In 2000, David joined Phil Paul to lead the fund of funds team at Paul Capital which spun out in 2011 to form Top Tier. Over the past three decades in Silicon Valley and during his tenure on different trading desks on Wall Street, including posts at Chase H&Q, Volpe Welty & Co., Drexel Burnham Lambert and Paine Webber, David has developed an extensive network among private equity managers, particularly venture capitalists. David graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in industrial and systems engineering.
Masashige Ueno joined MUTB in 2016. He is responsible for private fund investments, such as private equity, private debt, infrastructure and real estate, in its asset management business unit. Before joining MUTB, he spent more than 20 years at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and SMBC Nikko Securities where he was engaged in various banking and securities businesses, including principal investments in private funds and investment product development for institutional investors. Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering from Kyoto University. MBA, Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University.
Karen Simeone joined HarbourVest in 2018 and focuses on investments in senior and junior private credit transactions.
Throughout her career, Karen has managed all aspects of the private credit investment process including sourcing, evaluating, structuring, underwriting and managing secured debt securities of middle market companies. Prior to joining the Firm, Karen was a managing director at TCW in the Direct Lending Group (formerly Regiment Capital’s direct lending team). Karen previously worked at Stairway Capital and HVB Group. Karen began her career at J.P. Morgan as part of the leveraged finance group and later became a member of the high yield research team.
Karen received a BS from Georgetown University in 1998 and studied at the London School of Economics.
John Yong Suk Lee is a Partner responsible for the Asia business of Lexington Partners. Based in Hong Kong, he is primarily engaged in the origination and evaluation of secondary purchases of private equity investments in Asia.
Prior to joining Lexington in 2014, Mr. Lee was a Vice President in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley, where he executed numerous transactions for Asian corporate and financial sponsor clients as a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions team.
Mr. Lee graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Economics.
Chris Kojima is a Partner of Goldman Sachs, where he is global co-head of Client Solutions Group within Goldman Sachs Asset & Wealth Management. Leading a team of over 1,000 professionals across 37 offices, Chris oversees the global client franchise and capital formation activities for the firm’s alternative investments and public market investing platforms, which today represent over $2.5 trillion in assets. Across 28 years at Goldman Sachs, Chris has led several of the firm’s global investing businesses, including its open-architecture platforms in private equity, private credit, real estate, hedge funds, OCIO, and secondary-market strategies. He serves or has served on many of Goldman Sachs’ firm-wide commercial, people, or investment committees, including the Partnership Committee, the Global Inclusion & Diversity Committee, and the Firmwide Client Franchise Committee. Chris also leads firm’s worldwide Asian Network. Chris is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, has served as Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, and is a frequent commentator and writer on alternative investments and asset management. Actively engaged in education and the arts, Chris also serves on the boards of Cambridge in America, The Juilliard School, the New York Philharmonic, and Collegiate School. He received a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Manitoba, an M.Phil. in Economics from The University of Cambridge, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Originally from the Canadian midwest, he today lives with his family in New York City.
Nobuyuki joined Nomura in 2018 and has been responsible for strategic planning for alternative investment business and marketing. He is currently engaged in promotion of Japan private equity and venture capital investing, and planning and implementing ESG integration in Nomura's alternative investments.
He started his alternative investment career in 1992 when he joined Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd. (JAIC) as a venture capitalist. His responsibilities at JAIC included fund planning and setup, investment management, client reporting, and management of its Singapore and Thailand local operations. Subsequently he joined Nikko Cordial Securities (now called SMBC Nikko Securities), where he took charge of intermediary business on alternative investment funds, before moving to Nomura.
Graduated from Waseda University (Japan), BA in Commerce.
Pamela is a partner and investment committee member for the Morgan Stanley Private Equity Solutions Team and has 18 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the firm, Pamela was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company's corporate finance practice in Hong Kong, responsible for investment opportunity identification, deal advisory, merger management and strategy development. Previously, she was a management consultant with Monitor Group, specializing in marketing strategy for clients across Asia, and a member of the corporate finance team with Lehman Brothers in Hong Kong. Pamela has a Law degree (first class honors) from the University of Hong Kong and an M.B.A. with honors in finance and management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Shohei Akiyama is a member of NSSK’s four-person Management Committee and is Chief Administrative Officer (“CAO”) at NSSK and is responsible for all the operation functions in NSSK’s Business Support Team (including accounting, tax, legal and compliance functions). Prior to assuming his role as CAO, Shohei was a Director on the Investment Team and has been with NSSK since its founding. Before joining NSSK, Shohei was at JPMorgan Securities Japan Co., Ltd. in their Investment Banking Division. At J.P. Morgan, he was responsible for a number of major transactions for Japanese companies including cross-border M&A and global IPOs. He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (B.A.).
Rahul Bhargava joined Advantage Partners in December 2022 as Co-Head of Asia.
Prior to joining Advantage Partners, he spent over 2 years as Head of Southeast Asia at ADV Partners, and 5 years as a Director at KKR & Co. He has invested across multiple verticals in the alternative investments space including buyouts, growth minority investing and special situations. Rahul started his career at Henderson Global Investors as a founding member of the pan-Asian equity team, where he spent 12 years, with his last role being head of the Singapore office. Rahul is a CFA Charterholder, earned his MBA from the AGSM at the University of New South Wales and graduated from the University of Calcutta with a BSc in Economics. He is an Indian national and a permanent resident of Singapore.
Tim Burroughs is managing editor of Asian Venture Capital Journal, having joined the publication in May 2011. He is responsible for all editorial content put out under the AVCJ brand, including Asian Venture Capital Journal, AVCJtv, AVCJ Awards and AVCJ.com. Tim previously spent five years at China Economic Review, serving as editor-in-chief and then editorial director. Located in Greater China since 2003, during which time he has lived in Beijing, Qingdao and Hong Kong, Tim has been a China-based contributor for publications including The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, BBC and China Daily. Prior to moving to China, he trained and worked as a journalist in the UK. He was honored at the Society of Publishers in Asia awards in 2007, 2008 and 2010, and at the State Street Institutional Press Awards - Asia in 2012.
Edwin Chan joined iCapital in 2021 as Head of Asia and Head of Client Solutions APAC. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including a strong track record in private markets in the Asia Pacific region.
Before joining iCapital, Edwin successfully founded and spent a decade building the Probitas Partners business in Asia. He has worked with many private market firms across different alternative investment strategies as well as with institutional and family office investors in the Asia Pacific region. Previously, Edwin worked with AIG Global Investments, Citi, and HSBC based out of Hong Kong in various regional roles covering clients across the broad Asian geography.
He holds a MBA and a BA from the University of South Australia and is a Certified Practicing Accountant of CPA Australia.
Kiichiro is a venture capitalist at WERU Investment, the oldest university affiliated venture capital firm in Japan. He leads investment research at the firm, covering a broad range of technology and industry domains. He serves on the board of multiple portfolio companies including LeoLabs and Confidencial, leading startups in the space and cybersecurity domains.
Prior to joining WERU Investment, Kiichiro led technology-focused business development efforts at startups in the US and Japan. He began his career as an aerospace engineer working on spacecraft development at NASA/JPL and industry. Kiichiro holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering with Highest Honors from Georgia Tech
Chaim Estulin has been covering APAC for more than two decades, including since 2007 at Debtwire, where he is now the regional co-Managing Editor based in Hong Kong. He jointly oversees more than two dozen reporters and analysts focused on corporate distress and restructurings as well as the primary issuance of high-yield bonds, bank loans and private credit. Before joining Debtwire, Chaim was a business editor at the South China Morning Post and a Hong Kong-based reporter at Time magazine covering politics, culture and business.
Mr. Ferrier is a Managing Partner of Navis Private Credit. Mr. Ferrier has more than 30 years of experience, which includes more than 20 years as a credit investor, portfolio manager and business leader.
Previously he was a Managing Director at BlackRock where he played a pivotal role in building BlackRock’s Asian-Pacific Private Credit business, growing AUM to $700m and developing a successful regional strategy focusing on Southeast Asia and Australia.
Prior to BlackRock, he was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Myo Capital. The fund delivered 14% gross returns. Prior to Myo Capital he was a Director / Investment Committee Member with ADM Capital and a Corporate Finance Executive with Peregrine Capital and SG Warburg Group.
Mr. Ferrier holds an MBA, majoring in Finance and Accounting from Monash University and a Bachelor in Science from the University of South Australia.
Hideyuki has broad experience of corporate finance practices, mainly M&As and leads M&A deal originations and execution at KPMG. So far He has led major Japanese companies‘ overseas acquisitions, multinational companies‘ investments into Japan, business divestitures for PE funds, industry consolidation transactions as well as tailor-made solutions for important corporate matters. His broad industry experiences range from technologies, consumer products, industrials, business services, autoparts, renewable energy, real estate, financial services, etc.
Before joining KPMG in 2016, being a senior member at a boutique M&A firm based in Japan, he built and led an Asia-Japan cross border M&A team and created overseas partner networks.
From 2002 to 2013, he was an investment banker at UBS in Tokyo and New York, mainly covering major financial institution clients as well as multinational clients.
Before 2002, he was a senior sell-side research analyst at Goldman Sachs in Japan after he started a professional career at Mizuho Bank.
LLM and Wharton Certificate, University of Pennsylvania Law School, US
Bachelor of Laws, Keio University, Japan
Makoto Iwami is a Director of NSSK’s Investment Team.
Prior to joining a NSSK in 2016, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and mainly served M&A advisory services for global and domestic private equity funds.
Yuki Kashiyama's responsibilities include aki-japan, Genex, Shirayuki, Nakai Industrial, MWT Holdings, Sun Smile, Kugami Seiki, Tokai Trim and Primagest. Prior to joining J-STAR, Mr. Kashiyama exited from his business as founder of a biotechnology company in the U.S. and Chile, He has extensive experience in strategy, innovation management, business development and international operations. He began his career at Boston Consulting Group (“BCG”), where he worked on projects for business strategy, business development, marketing, business process re-engineering and post-merger integration in various industries such as technology, pharmaceutical and consumer goods. He received the “Consultant of the Year award” from BCG Japan. Mr. Kashiyama received an MBA from Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Tokyo.
T.J. Kono joined Unison Capital in 2002. He has managed a number of investments in Japan since Unison’s first fund, then led Unison’s expansion to Korea as its founding member. Today, he serves as a member of both Japan and Korea Investment Committee. He has been involved in Unison’s investments in Drug Eleven (Japan), Mine-Mart (Japan), UCOM (Japan), Nexcon Technology (Korea), Gong cha (Korea)/Royal Tea Taiwan (Taiwan), and Forbes (Japan). In addition to investment role, he oversees Unison Group’s investor relations functions. Prior to Unison Capital, he worked at Merrill Lynch Japan.
Mr. Kono has a B.S/B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.
Mr. Lyons joined Bain Capital in 2006. He is a Partner and Global Co-Head of Bain Capital Special Situations as well as the Head of Bain Capital Credit in Asia.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Lyons was based in Bain Capital’s London office covering European Special Situations opportunities. Previously, Mr. Lyons was a consultant at Bain & Company.
Mr. Lyons received an A.B. Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University.
Matthew Michelini is Partner, Head of Asia-Pacific at Apollo and a member of the Firm’s Leadership Team. Matt joined Apollo in 2006 in Private Equity and has played a pivotal role in the creation and success of many of Apollo’s largest growth initiatives, including Athene, Hybrid Value, Apollo Dedicated Insurance Program, Natural Resources, and the development of the Financials Group. Matt serves as Investment Chair for Apollo’s Hybrid Value business and on the board of directors of Athene Holding Ltd. and Venerable Holdings, and previously served on the boards of Aleris Corporation, Metals USA, Noranda Aluminum, One Main Financial, and Warrior Met Coal. Previously, Matt was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Lazard Frères & Co.
Managing Director, Head of Buyout Investments. Naoki joined JPIC from Revamp Corporation, where he was Chief Investment Officer. He was previously with Unison Capital and an Attorney with Nishimura & Asahi. He has been involved in numerous Private Equity deals through the entire deal lifecycle from sourcing to exit, and also has been involved in numerous M&A transaction as a lawyer. He holds a Law degree from Chuo University and is an Attorney at Law.
Bruce is a Managing Partner of GroveStreet and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. He is responsible for a number of the firm’s client relationships and leads fund and direct investments across all segments of private equity and venture capital.
Prior to joining GroveStreet, Bruce was with the Monitor Group, a leading strategy consulting firm, where he focused on M&A, due diligence, corporate finance and strategy engagements for both corporate and private equity clients in carve-outs, investment diligence, growth initiatives, balance sheet optimization and strategic turnarounds. His engagements spanned the US/Canada, China, the UK, and Israel.
BA, Economics and Asian Studies, Williams College (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude)
MBA, The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (Tuck Scholar with High Distinction)
Azusa Owa is an expert in our Private Equity practice.
She has extensive consulting experience across a range of industries and business topics in Japan, the United States and Australia.
Azusa graduated with a master's degree in international education policy from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in education from International Christian University.
She earned her MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, double majoring to earn a master of international studies (in Mandarin Chinese) from the university's Lauder Institute.
Maxence Radix is Managing Partner at CAPZA, the leading pan-European private investment platform specialized in small and mid cap companies. Maxence joined CAPZA at the inception and played an instrumental part in building the Flex Equity franchise.
CAPZA’s Flex Equity strategy offers flexible financing solutions to support small and mid cap companies' developments. CAPZA has performed more than 90 transactions through its Flex Equity strategies and more than 60 exits since 2004. Maxence has extensive relationship and experience in the small and mid-cap market, particularly in France and a deep expertise in tech (software and services). Since 2021, he has been a member of the Management Board, Supervisory Board and Executive Committee of CAPZA.
Maxence holds an International Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Market Finance from EDHEC BBA (EDHEC Group, France).
BT Slingsby is Founder and Managing Director with Catalys Pacific.
He founded Catalys Pacific to transform life-sciences innovation in Japan using transpacific bioventure. He is a physician-scientist and biotechnology entrepreneur leading the company creation efforts for the firm. Prior to Catalys Pacific, he founded the Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund – the world’s first public-private fund focused on the development of new medicines for low- and middle-income countries. In his role as CEO and Executive Director at the GHIT Fund, he deployed over 100 investments and grew the fund to $350M in capital. Previously, he was global head of access strategy at Eisai Co., Ltd. where he led market access strategy for global products and managed a portfolio of anti-infective clinical programs.
He graduated from Brown University with honors, earned his M.P.H. and Ph.D. from Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo, and received his M.D. with honors from the George Washington University. In recognition of his contributions to global health, he has been awarded a Foreign Ministry Commendation from the Government of Japan. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles on medicine and public health and currently lectures at the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University.
Jim Verbeeten is a partner in Bain & Company's Tokyo office. He is an expert in Bain's Private Equity and Strategy practices.
He has more than 15 years of management consulting experience, working with senior executives and management teams to address their most pressing strategic issues.
Jim advises private equity clients on commercial due diligence assignments in a variety of industries and has supported clients with fund strategy and performance improvement of their portfolio companies. He also advises clients in the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) sectors on topics including strategy, customer experience improvement and R&D strategy.
In addition to his consulting responsibilities, Jim plays an active role in Bain's worldwide training and has served several times as program manager and trainer for various corporate training programs. He was a recipient of Bain’s annual Bright-Dix award for outstanding coaching, mentoring and people development.
Jim first joined Bain's Amsterdam office in 1999 and has worked in Europe, North America and Asia. He has been based out of the Tokyo office since 2007.
Prior to joining Bain, Jim worked as managing editor of a biweekly magazine on chemistry and the chemical industry in the Netherlands.
He obtained his MBA at Harvard Business School. He also studied at the University of Twente, where he obtained a Master's degree in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society as well as a cum laude Master's degree in Chemical Engineering.
- Hiroaki Wakashita (“Hiro Wakashita”) is Partner of Orchestra Private Equity and manages Orchestra’s Tokyo Office.
- Hiro was one of the initial members of Riverside Asia Fund, established in 2007.
- 19 years of working experience. 15 years in private equity where he was involved in buyout deals at The Riverside Company and Oak Capital. Also 4 years as a management consultant at Accenture.
- Prior to joining Orchestra Private Equity, Hiro was the first hire for The Riverside Company’s Asia operations, starting off in San Francisco Office in 2006 to help transition the culture and processes to Asia.
- While with Accenture’s Strategy & Business Architecture Unit, he focused on the telecommunications & high-tech sector, conducted projects including CRM strategy and new business strategies for mobile carriers.
- Received his Bachelor’s degree from Keio University in Japan and is fluent in English and Japanese.
Mr. Walton is a Partner and Head of Private Equity in the Ares Secondaries Group. Mr. Walton serves as a member of the Ares Private Equity Group's Energy Opportunities and Extended Value Investment Committees, the Ares Infrastructure Group's Climate Infrastructure Partners Investment Committee, the Ares Secondaries Group's Private Equity Investment Committee and the Ares Sports, Media and Entertainment Investment Committee. He joined the Firm in 2006. Mr. Walton holds a B.A. from Princeton University in Politics and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Edmond is an operating partner of iGlobe Partners. He has over 26 years of venture capital experience investing in early-stage startups, venture funds, and funds of funds in Silicon Valley, the northeastern corridor of United States, Israel, and in Asia. Prior to joining iGlobe, Edmond was the executive vice president of Juniper Capital Ventures, the CVC arm of a Singapore listed company, and in Accenture Asia. Having been through multiple business cycles, Edmond brings a unique blend of venture investing, M&A transactions, and operating experience.
Ray is a Principal at L Catterton who is based in Tokyo, where he leads deal sourcing and execution activities in Japan for the firm’s Asia fund. Having extensive investment and portfolio management experience, he is currently also an external director of the fund’s portfolio company Ci FLAVORS co, ltd. and previously served as the interim CEO of a company as well.
Before joining L Catterton, Ray was a Director at Sunrise Capital, a Japan-focused mid-cap fund under CLSA Capital Partners, where he spent over 10 years conducting leveraged buyout deals in the consumer lifestyle and e-commerce space. Prior to that, he was with Citigroup Global Markets’ Merger & Acquisition Group.
Ray graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Warwick University.
Mr. Yamazaki has engaged in private equity investment since the early 2000s consistently.
In addition to investment analysis and execution, he has a wealth of experience in participating in the management of portfolio companies for value-creation on hands-on basis and in fund-raising from institutional investors.
He joined Integral Corporation in 2009, and has been mainly responsible for investments in Yohji Yamamoto, FiBest, Aderans, Toyo Engineering, Sanden Retail Systems, JRC, Primo Global Holdings, and Toppan Photomask.
Prior to joining Integral Corporation, he worked at Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan (IRCJ) from 2004 and was mainly involved in corporate revitalization project of small and middle-sized manufacturing company.
Before joining IRCJ, he worked at Strategic Business Transformation division of Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting (now known as Abeam Consulting) and was involved in several business process transformation projects.
BA Economics, the University of Tokyo, MBA, Harvard Business School
2001 Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting(now known as Abeam Consulting)
2004 Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan
2009 Integral corporation
2020 Promoted to Partner at Integral Corporation
小林 和成 （こばやし かずしげ）
トヨタ自動車およびコーポレイトディレクション(CDI)を経て、アドバンテッジ・パートナーズに参画。投資業務に加え、5 年半にわたり投資先の社長として経営再建に取り組む。2004 年より産業再生機構のマネージング・ディレクターとして再生支援業務に従事。2007 年にシティック・キャピタル・パートナーズ・ジャパン・リミテッド（2022 年、トラスター・キャピタル・パートナーズ・ジャパン・リミテッドに社名変更）入社、16 年にわたり日本代表を務める。2023 年、会長 シニア・マネージング・ディレクターに就任。
東京大学工学部卒業、ペンシルベニア大学ウォートン校 MBA 取得（ファイナンス専攻）。
2015 年 CVC に入社、東京オフィス共同代表として国内におけるプライベート・エクイティ投資事業を率いる。CVC キャピタル・パートナーズのアジア投資役員会およびボードメンバーも務める。CVC 入社以前は、アドバンテッジパートナーズにおいて 11 年以上にわたりシニア・パートナーを勤め、テレコム・メディア・テクノロジー領域を含む幅広い分野での投資案件を主導。それ以前は、マッキンゼー・アンド・カンパニーおよびプライスウォーターハウスクーパースにて勤務。東京大学工学部にて学士課程、修士課程修了、コロラド・スクール・オブ・マインズ鉱山工学博士課程修了。
Takanobu Hara is a Partner in the BPEA EQT team. Takanobu worked for BPEA from 2019 until 2022, when the company joined forces with EQT and was renamed BPEA EQT.
Prior to joining BPEA, Takanobu worked at Morgan Stanley in Tokyo. He brings wealth of experience in both investment banking and private equity in Japan which includes his tenure at Advent International and Ripplewood Japan. Takanobu began his career at the Industrial Bank of Japan (currently Mizuho Bank). In addition to his professional background, Takanobu has unique experience in public services having served as a Special Adviser for a Japanese municipal government in the area of culture and international relations.
Takanobu holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Keio University.
ユニゾン参画前は、10年間に渡りニューヨークを拠点に伊藤忠商事の北米本社である伊藤忠インターナショナルのディレクター等を務め、北米市場でバイアウトを行う200億円規模の社内プライベートエクイティ投資ユニットPrincipal Investments Groupの創設及び運営に従事、また北米金融部門及び機械部門のM&Aや戦略投資も担当。
Satoshi Fukushima is Partner at Globis Capital Partners (GCP). He leads investments in problem-solving startups with a focus on healthcare and life-style sector as well as fund-raising of GCP 7th fund (JPY 73B). His track record includes Medley (4480) and acting as a board member of AI Medical Services (Endoscopy AI), Kakehashi (SaaS for pharmacies), SDP (Clinic group specializing in surgery), justInCase (Mobile&AI based insurance), White Plus (Online dry cleaning) and Yoriso (Online platform for seniors). Prior to joining GCP in 2014, he worked at Deutsche Securities Inc. where he was acting as FA for SoftBank and other tech-companies’ fundraising and cross-border M&A transactions. He received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo in 2007.
現在、マネージング・ディレクターとして国内のTMT（テクノロジー・メディア・テレコム）関連の投資業務を主導。株式会社マネースクエアＨＤ及びAOI TYO Holdings株式会社の非常勤取締役。過去においてアルヒ株式会社、シンプレクス株式会社及びウォルブロー株式会社の非常勤取締役、チムニー株式会社及び株式会社ツバキ・ナカシマ非常勤監査役。
Eiji Yatagawa (Tokyo) joined KKR in 2006 and is a Partner on the Private Equity team. He is on the Board of Directors of PHC Holdings (formerly Panasonic Healthcare), Koki Holdings (formerly Hitachi Koki), Seiyu Holdings, dataX (formerly From Scratch), NETSTARS, Transphorm, and Yayoi. Mr. Yatagawa was also previously involved with KKR’s investments in Unisteel (Singapore), Intelligence, AlphaTheta (formerly Pioneer DJ), Marelli Holdings (formerly Calsonic Kansei), and Kokusai Electric (formerly Hitachi Kokusai Electric). From 2010 to 2012, he worked in KKR's Hong Kong office. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Yatagawa was with Goldman Sachs & Co.'s investment banking team, based in New York and Tokyo, where he focused on the telecommunications, media, and technology sector and was involved in a number of mergers and acquisitions as well as financing projects. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. from the University of Tokyo.
■クロスボーダーの再編案件も主導。 法人・拠点の統廃合、統括会社の設立、シェアドサービス・サポートの設立、税効率の向上等の多岐に渡るテーマに対して、あずさ監査法人、KPMG税理士法人、KPMGコンサルティングと協働でOne KPMGグループでのサービスを提供。