I am driven by the opportunity to globalize Japanese corporations.
Keiji has a deep understanding of the Japanese market and helps his clients to invest in businesses and assets overseas. With more than 30 years in investment banking, Keiji has advised domestic and international clients in strategic, cross-border transactions including M&A, joint ventures and restructurings. He also has extensive experience advising clients in structuring and raising financing for acquisitions and other principal investment opportunities.
Keiji has a deep understanding of the Japanese market and helps his clients to invest in businesses and assets overseas.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Keiji worked for 20 years at Deutsche Bank Group, where he served as Vice Chairman, Global Banking Group, Deutsche Securities, the investment banking unit of Deutsche Bank Group in Japan. He also led the firm’s M&A efforts and was a member of its Asian-Pacific Regional Management Committee. Keiji began his career at Japan External Trade Organization.
As a Fulbright Scholarship grantee, Keiji earned a Master in Business Administration and Master of Arts from the Wharton School and the Lauder Institute of International Management at the University of Pennsylvania. Keiji also earned a Bachelor of Law from Aoyama Gakuin University.
Recent Transactions in Japan
Lincoln International represents New State Capital Partners in the sale of Central Conveyor Company to U.S. Tsubaki Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
Lincoln International represents Toyo Tires in its sale of its rigid polyurethane foam business
Lincoln International acted as financial advisor to Labeyrie Fine Foods in the divestiture of its frozen business to Ajinomoto
Lincoln International represents Ultrafabrics, LLC in its Sale to Daiichi Kasei Co., Ltd.
Lincoln International represents Panasonic Corporation in the acquisition of TeraDiode, Inc.
Lincoln International represents management in its minority sale of Fish is Life to NTC Wismettac Europe B.V.
Lincoln International represents Sekisui Medical Co., Ltd, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. in the sale of Sekisui Virotech GmbH to Virotech Diagnostics Holdings GmbH
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