Jeff Acton

Partner, Co-Head of Tokyo, Head of Technology


Jeff Acton is a Partner based in Tokyo. Mr. Acton has a solid track record in originating and executing acquisitions and divestments for corporate clients and financial sponsors in Japan, China, Korea and Singapore, with a focus on the advanced manufacturing, automotive, consumer and specialty chemicals sectors.

Clients for whom he has advised on transactions in Asia include Clariant, Cookson Group, Henkel, J-Will Partners and Kennametal among others.  He started his career as an aerospace engineer with Pratt & Whitney in Canada. Mr. Acton has an MBA from INSEAD in France, and an MSc/BSc from Queen’s University in Canada (with a year at Kyoto University). Mr. Acton is fluent in spoken and written Japanese and conversant in French.