11 February 2019

BDA Partners makes senior hires in Japan

BDA Partners today announced two key hires to strengthen its fast-growing business in Japan. Hideyuki Tozawa joins as Managing Director and Co-Head of BDA’s Tokyo office, and Shinsuke Hashimoto joins as Director.

The new hires follow a record year for the firm in Japan. During 2018, BDA advised on 11 deals involving Japan, including Wendel’s sale of Nippon Oil Pump to CITIC Capital, and Beijing Jingcheng’s divestment of Nagano Industry to JAFCO. Tozawa-san and Hashimoto-san will add to BDA’s M&A advisory and capital raising capabilities.

Hideyuki Tozawa has 25 years’ experience in investment banking, private equity, VC and corporate roles. Most recently, he has advised large Japanese corporates on cross-border M&A. His experience spans Technology, Media & Telecoms, Industrials and Financial Sponsors. Tozawa-san joins from Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory, where he was an equity partner and led the Telecoms, Media & Entertainment practice in Japan. Before that, he advised investment banking clients at Macquarie Capital, and worked at Shinsei Bank, Intel Capital, The Carlyle Group, NTT and Mitsui & Co.

Shinsuke Hashimoto has 18 years’ experience executing complex, international M&A transactions for Japanese clients. He joins BDA from GCA where, over 13 years, he established a track record in deal-making and client relationships. Before GCA, Hashimoto-san held positions at Nikko Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan.

Charles Maynard, Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of BDA, said, “We’re excited to have Tozawa-san and Hashimoto-san join us to grow BDA’s Japan practice. Japanese companies and private equity funds need increasing advice on cross-border M&A. Our new additions bring extensive experience and deep relationships. They’re a valuable addition to BDA.”

Jeff Acton, Partner and Co-Head of BDA’s Tokyo office, added, “Tozawa-san and Hashimoto-san join at a time of great momentum for our Tokyo team. They will immediately enhance our ability to deliver unique perspective, strategic advice, and outstanding outcomes for our clients.”

The news comes at a time of rapid growth for BDA Partners globally. BDA made 32 new hires in 2018. BDA has also moved to new, larger offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo.


About BDA

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 20 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 Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore and Mumbai. 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 was named Investment Bank of the Year 2017 by both The M&A Advisor and ACG New York. BDA formed partnerships with William Blair & Company in 2011 and Development Bank of Japan in 2017.

US securities transactions are performed by BDA Partners’ affiliate, BDA Advisors Inc, a broker-dealer registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). BDA Advisors Inc is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and SIPC. In the UK, BDA Partners is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In Hong Kong, BDA Partners (HK) Ltd is licensed and regulated by the Securities & Futures Commission (SFC) to conduct Type 1 and Type 4 regulated activities to professional investors. 

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