BDA Partners Makes Senior Hires in Japan

New York, NY, February 13, 2019 --( 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 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 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 Partners have 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.

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.
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Euan Rellie