2 February 2015
Koichiro Yasuda joins BDA as Vice Chairman in Tokyo
February 2, 2015
BDA Partners (“BDA”) announced today that Koichiro Yasuda has joined as Vice Chairman and Managing Director in BDA’s Tokyo office.
Before BDA, Koichiro Yasuda worked at Deutsche Securities Japan as Head of Investment Banking, Managing Director, and Vice Chairman. Before that, he was Head of Advisory and Managing Director at Merrill Lynch Japan, Co-Head of Advisory at Nikko Citigroup, and Head of M&A at UBS Warburg (Japan). Mr. Yasuda began his career in 1981 at Long Term Credit Bank of Japan, where he went on to be Head of M&A. Mr. Yasuda has closed more than 100 transactions across multiple industries. He holds a BA in Economics from Keio University, a MPA from The Kennedy School at Harvard University, and a MA in Economics from Yale University.
Charles Maynard, Senior Managing Director and Founding Partner of BDA, said “Koichiro Yasuda expands and deepens our global M&A execution expertise, and represents a significant investment in growing BDA’s presence in Japan.”
Jeff Acton, Managing Director and Head of BDA Tokyo, added “Mr. Yasuda joins BDA Tokyo at an exciting time. We’re seeing growing demand from private equity and corporate clients in Japan for expert advice on cross-border M&A. Mr. Yasuda will be a strong addition to our global team and to the clients we serve; we are certain he will contribute significantly to the increasing success of our M&A business in Japan.”
Koichiro Yasuda added “I’m excited to join the BDA Partners team and to contribute to the firm’s expansion in Japan. I was particularly attracted to BDA’s unparalleled reach in Asia, alongside its European and North American operations. Having deep sector and international coverage is incredibly important to delivering the high-quality service that Japanese clients increasingly demand. I look forward to helping BDA achieve increased revenues in Japan and beyond.”
BDA Partners (“BDA”) is a leader in cross-border investment banking involving Asia. BDA advises on M&A, capital raising, and restructuring. BDA has been consistently owned and managed by the same team since 1996. BDA has a track record of providing independent advice to blue-chip corporate and financial sponsor clients from North America, Europe, and Asia. BDA is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Bahrain, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo. BDA was named M&A Advisory Firm of the Year at The ACG Champions Awards in 2014. BDA formed a partnership with William Blair & Company in 2011. www.bdapartners.com
For more information, please contact Jeff Acton in Tokyo on +81 3 3433 5800, Charles Maynard in Beijing on +86 10 5737 9029, Euan Rellie in New York on +1 212 265 5300, or Andrew Huntley in London on +44 20 7182 4518.
BDA carries out its US securities business through BDA Advisors Inc, a broker-dealer registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a member of FINRA and SIPC. BDA’s UK subsidiary is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.