26 May 2023

BDA & DBJ cross-border wine tasting dinner

On Friday evening, BDA Tokyo hosted a wine tasting dinner with our partner, DBJ (Development Bank of Japan). Prominent Japanese companies, financial sponsors and law firms participated. Senior members of the BDA team from Japan, rest of Asia, the US and Europe attended, along with the DBJ M&A team from Japan and SE Asia. 

Junko Tominaga, recognized as the top wine tasting instructor in Japan, guided the group. Among stimulating M&A conversations, we explored blind tastings and tried different wines. We toasted with French rosé, and enjoyed Champagne, sparkling rosés, and three vintage red Bordeaux. We concluded with Port from Portugal.

Thank you to all those who attended, including: Advantage Partners, AGC, Bain Capital, Bespin Global, Carlyle, Chugoku Electric, Cool Japan Fund, CVC, Fuyo General Lease, Hankyu Hanshin, Hyperithm, J-Star, Kakao Piccoma, Kong Studios, Kyuden International, Line Corporation, Lone Star, Longreach, Marunouchi Capital, MBK, MCP Partners, MinibeaMitsumi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsui OSK, Neusynergy Capital, Nikon, Nishimatsu Construction, PAG, Persol, Recruit, Resonac/Showa Denko, Sansei Technologies, Sharp, Shikoku Electric Power, Shizuoka Gas, Tokyo Gas, Tokyu Construction, Topaz Capital, Toshiba, TOTOKU, Trustar Capital, Unison Capital and Wipro.

About BDA Partners

BDA Partners is the global investment banking advisor for Asia. We are a premium provider of Asia-related advice to sophisticated clients globally, with over 25 years’ experience advising on cross-border M&A, capital raising, and financial restructuring. We provide global reach with our teams in New York and London, and true regional depth through our seven Asian offices in Mumbai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo. BDA has deep expertise in the Chemicals, Consumer & Retail, Health, Industrials, Services and Technology sectors. We work relentlessly to earn our clients’ trust by delivering insightful advice and outstanding outcomes.

BDA Partners has strategic partnerships with William Blair, a premier global investment banking business, and with DBJ (Development Bank of Japan), a Japanese Government-owned bank with US$150bn of assets. bdapartners.com

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