I focus on providing strategic insights and developing long-term relationships with clients through trust and transparency.
Kensuke serves as deputy head of the firm’s Tokyo office and provides mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services to private equity and corporate clients in Japan. He has expertise in both domestic and cross-border deal execution and offers thoughtful advice to his clients.
Kensuke has over 20 years of investment banking experience and brings deep transaction experience, established relationships and knowledge in a wide variety of sectors. He works closely with his clients to provide them with tailored solutions that meet their objectives.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Kensuke was a Managing Director in M&A and Head of Sponsor Coverage at Citigroup. Before that, he served as Managing Director and Head of Japan M&A at Credit Suisse.
Kensuke earned a Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Law from Keio University.
Recent Transactions in Japan
Lincoln International advised Leonard Green & Partners on its acquisition of TenCate Grass from Crestview Partners
Lincoln International advised Cam Tran on its sale to Central Moloney Incorporated, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners
Lincoln International advised Verium, founders and management on the sale of Quickmail and Quickpac's operations to Planzer
Lincoln International advised Consilium Private Equity and other shareholders on the sale of GMM Group to Biesse
Lincoln International advised Azbil Corporation on the sale of Azbil VorTek to Sierra Instruments, a portfolio company of Berwind Corporation
Lincoln International advised Aquiline Capital Partners on the acquisition of Health Prime from GPB Capital Holdings
Lincoln International advised Bridgepoint Development Capital on a strategic investment in Kerv Group
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Meet our Senior Team in Japan
I am driven by the opportunity to globalize Japanese corporations.