vCardYasuyuki Tanaka (Shanghai/Tokyo)
Yasuyuki Tanaka is an Executive Director of GCA Savvian Corporation, the Representative Director of GCA Savvian China Co.,Ltd. He has extensive experience in turnaround planning and execution support applying corporate divestiture and business transfer structures for numerous public and non-public companies. His recent major achievements include advice on organizational restructuring coupled with internal control system development, and due diligence involving managerial accounting and internal control. He also has experience in providing organizational restructuring advice based on business characteristics for manufacturing and service companies.
He has wide range experience in cross-boarder transactions between Japan and China. Key transactions include the 28% share acquisition of Shan Shan Group
(China) by ITOCHU Corporation, launch of optical disk joint venture by Sharp Corporation and Pioneer Corporation (financial due diligence and financial advisory), the share purchase of Sankei Corporation by ITOCHU Corporation (financial due diligence on subsidiary in China, and financial advisory), and financial due diligence on a local retailer in China (2010, pending).
He began his career at Long Term Credit Bank of Japan (currently Shinsei Bank Ltd.), where he was involved in numerous credit valuations associated with disposals of nonperforming loans. In 1999, he joined LTCBR Consulting, Inc. (currently Value Management Institute, Inc.). In 2001, he co-established Brain Link Corporation LLC and assumed Representative Director. In 2002, the company was reorganized as Brain Link Corporation. In 2006, he went on to co-work with the Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan and Resolution and Collection Corporation on corporate revitalization due diligence. He joined GCA Savvian in April 2008. Oct 2009 Assumed Representative Director of Due Diligence Corporation (current) and Executive Director of GCA Advisory Corporation,April 2011 Assumed Executive Director of GCA Savvian Corporation (current),May 2011 Assumed Reprsentative Director of GCA Savvian China,
He has a B.A. in Economics from Kyoto University. Japanese CPA.
vCardHiroyasu Kato (Tokyo)
Hiroyasu Kato is a Managing Director of GCA Savvian Corporation, the Representative Director of DCo Corporation , the Representative Partner of DCo Tax Corporation and the Director of GCA Savvian China Co.,Ltd. He has extensive experience in all phases of the M&A transaction including business valuation, structuring, accounting & tax assessment, business restructuring, negotiation of terms and conditions and due diligence for domestic and cross-border acquisitions. In the area of valuation, he is well qualified to provide fairness opinions, calculations of merger and share exchange ratios, and intangible asset valuations. As Hiroyasu Kato is certified as a CPA in both Japan and the U.S., he is able to offer the skills of an accountant as well as an investment banker.
In 1992, he started his career in audit in New York with KPMG, where he provided audit services to Japanese companies and also advised Japanese companies on the establishment of U.S. joint ventures. In 1998, he returned to Japan and joined KPMG Corporate Finance where he specialized in M&A and transaction advisory related services.
He has experience in a wide range of industries from manufacturing, wholesale, retail, automobile components, pharmaceuticals, and media. He has specialized experienced in the acquisition of brand apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories. Key transactions include the acquisition of luxury brand business and merchandise licenses of Hunting World, Bally, Chrome Hearts, Paul Smith and others by ITOCHU Corporation, the acquisition of sales agencies in Oceania area by Fuji Photo Films, the acquisition of SII compressor business by Calsonic, the acquisition of Two Wheels Manufacturing JV Company in Indonesia by Honda Motor Co., Ltd. in conjunction with Astra, the transfer of electricity transformation operations from Hitachi, Fuji Electric and Meidensha to Japan AE Power Systems, and the acquisition Asahi Kasei by Japan Tobacco.
Hiroyasu Kato is frequent lecturer at M&A seminars and contributes articles to M&A magazines. He is a part-time instructor at Kobe University. Hiroyasu Kato graduated from Kansai University, where he majored in Commerce.
vCardTadahiko Ronobo (Tokyo)
Tadahiko Ronobo is a Vice President of GCA Savvian Corporation. Prior to joining, he worked for Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC since 2003 where he was involved in statutory auditing and support for establishing internal control system based on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He joined GCA Savvian in October 2007. Japanese CPA.
He received B.A. in Economics from Kyoto University.
vCardMasahiko Mizoguchi (Shanghai)
Masahiko Mizoguchi is an Associate of GCA Savvian Corporation. Prior to joining, he was involved in statutory auditing, IPO support and support for establishing internal control system based on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu(currently Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC.) since 2004. He joined GCA Savvian in April 2008. Japanese CPA.
He received B.A. in Economics from Hitotsubashi University.