Lincoln International Expands its Team in Tokyo
Lincoln International, a leading global mid-market investment bank, has announced that its Tokyo office has hired Shuichi Tajima, Takayuki Ishihara and Taku Yoshimura to expand its origination and execution capabilities in the Japanese market. With the hiring, Lincoln International has a staff of twelve people in Japan.
Shuichi Tajima joins as a Senior Advisor from Lone Star Japan Acquisitions, where he headed its corporate buyout investments in Japan. Shuichi started his career with The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan (“LTCB”). During his twenty-year career with LTCB, he held various senior positions including General Manger, New York Corporate Finance Division and Head of the Midwest Region. Prior to joining Lone Star, Shuichi was a Managing Director of Commercial Finance at GE Capital, Japan. Mr. Tajima graduated from Hitotsubashi University and obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago.
Takayuki Ishihara joins as a Vice President and was previously with Citigroup Global Markets Japan, in the M&A group. Takayuki has over ten years of experience in M&A including his previous career at Daiwa Securities SMBC. Takayuki worked on a variety of M&A transactions for leading companies across various sectors. Takayuki graduated from Yokohama National University and holds an MBA from Boston University.
Taku Yoshimura also joins Lincoln International as an Associate. Taku previously worked for Barclays Capital and Goldman Sachs both in the Investment Banking Division. Taku has both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Kyoto University.
Tetsuya Fujii, CEO of Lincoln-Japan and Managing Director, commented "Driven by the low growth profile of the domestic market and the strong currency, large Japanese corporations are looking seriously for acquisition opportunities outside of Japan to achieve growth. In response to the increasing need for a high quality, independent and global M&A advisor, Lincoln-Japan will continue hiring experienced M&A professionals."
Jim Lawson, Chairman of Lincoln International, commented "As we complete more than 100 transactions a year in Asia, Europe and North America, the access to buyers and execution capabilities in the Japanese market is very important for Lincoln International. While large international investment banks are downsizing their investment banking operations in Japan, we are strongly committed to the Japanese market and intend to increase the Tokyo office staff to twenty in the near term.”
About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and pension advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With twelve offices (three in the Americas, two in Asia, and seven in Europe) and strategic partnerships with leading institutions in China and Korea, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in the key global economies. The firm provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest.
More information about Lincoln International can be obtained at www.lincolninternational.com
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