BDA Partners is pleased to announce that Takeshi Inoue has joined the firm as Managing Director, based in Tokyo.
Before joining BDA, Mr. Inoue was Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Head of M&A at Citigroup Japan. He was responsible for originating and executing M&A transactions for Japanese corporations, financial institutions, government entities, and private equity firms. Mr. Inoue worked at Morgan Stanley 1999-2003. He began his career at the Japanese Ministry of Finance in 1992. He holds a Law degree from the University of Tokyo, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Inoue’s experience includes domestic industry consolidation, cross-border acquisitions, restructuring of distressed companies, and hostile/defense assignments. He has worked on transactions in banking, insurance, non-bank finance, technology, consumer, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and trading companies.
Mr. Inoue advised on Sony’s successful defense against the activist campaign by Third Point; Sumitomo Corporation’s US$530m investment in BTPN, an Indonesian bank; the restructuring of Olympus and its alliance with Sony; Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma’s US$2.6bn acquisition of Boston Biomedical in the US; the integration of the LCD panel businesses of Hitachi, Sony and Toshiba, and US$2bn capital injection from the INCJ; and Asahi Breweries’ US$1bn investment in Ting Hsin Group.
Jeff Acton, Partner at BDA, said, “We’re excited to work with Takeshi Inoue to build BDA’s practice with Japanese clients. We’re seeing increasing demand from Japanese companies and sponsors for advice on cross-border M&A. Inoue-san’s experience will help us provide the best support for our clients.”
Takeshi Inoue said, “BDA’s pan-Asian footprint is uniquely placed to support Japanese companies to execute cross-border M&A across SE Asia, China, Korea and India. I’ve been impressed for some time by BDA’s track record of delivering outstanding returns for PE clients on their exits across Asia. I’m excited to work with my new colleagues at BDA.”
Charles Maynard, Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of BDA, added, “Japan is a strategically important market for BDA, and Takeshi Inoue is a great addition to our team. We’re happy to have him on board.”
BDA Partners 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 2015. BDA formed a partnership with William Blair & Company in 2011. www.bdapartners.com
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