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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 Group 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.
Kazuo Sakairi is an Executive Director of GCA Savvian Corporation. He has over 15 years experience in M&A advisory with top-tier Japanese financial institutions. He started his advisory career at The Bank of Tokyo (currently Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ or “MUFJ") in 1988 where he worked on executing cross border transactions. In 1995, he was transferred to the Investment Banking Group in New York, where he acted as a sell side advisor for major Japanese trading, electronics, and engineering firms which were divesting subsidiaries in the US. After spending seven years in New York, he was promoted to lead corporate advisory services for the construction, real estate, transportation and retail sectors of MUFJ. He has been involved in numerous transactions including buy-side, sell-side and restructuring.
Representative cross-border transactions (which are not able to be publicly disclosed) include transactions such as the sale of an US auto parts subsidiary by one of the largest Japanese trading firms, the sale of US printing joint venture by Japanese printing company and auto parts company, the sale of US steel service center by one of the largest Japanese trading firms and the acquisition of 8 engineering subsidiaries of Japanese telecom company by an Australian company in the same industry. Recent domestic deals that he has played a central role in include the capital participation in Fudo Construction Co., Ltd. by Tetra Co., Ltd. and Phoenix Capital, the sale of Katsumura Construction Co., Ltd.
Kazuo Sakairi joined GCA Savvian Group in June 2006 and has advised on several transactions including representing Nikko Cordial Group on the tender offer for over 50% of its common stock by Citigroup.
Kazuo Sakairi graduated from Keio University, where he majored in Political Science.
Hisako Takada is an Executive Director of GCA Savvian Corporation. She has been engaged in wide range of corporate finance activities in Japan and the US for more than 10 years. She has in-depth experience in various types of M&A and financing transactions, including cross-border transactions, carve-outs, private placements, IPOs and structured bond offerings. She has been responsible for transactions from origination through execution. She has advised clients on transactions as well as acted as principal in connection with the management of business portfolio and group companies including the development and implementation of capital policy, corporate governance policy and incentive compensation plans.
Her major advisory roles in GCA include representing Ricoh in its acquisition of IBM’s Printing Systems Division and representing Nikko Cordial in its capital alliance with Citigroup. Prior to joining GCA, Hisako Takada worked for UBS Securities Japan, focusing on companies in technology, machinery and chemicals industries. She also worked in Sony’s corporate strategy and business development department. She began her career with Goldman Sachs Japan.
Hisako Takada completed her Masters in Business Administration degree at London Business School, University of London. She is a graduate of the University of Tokyo where she majored in Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics.
Kou Sakai is an Executive Director of GCA Savvian Corporation. He graduated from Keio University where he majored in Law. After graduating, he joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu(currently Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC.) and PwC Advisory. Subsequently, he joined a European Investment Bank where his role was to assist the bank in establishing an M&A division in Japan. His experience includes engagements such as advising large companies on investments in new businesses as well as assisting with the restructuring of distressed companies. He joined GCA Savvian Group in November 2006 and is a Japanese CPA.
Taishi Yoshioka is an Executive Director of GCA Savvian Corporation. He has been involved in financial advisory and investment management for over 15 years. He has significant expertise with cross-border (especially Asian) M&A transactions involving Japanese companies. He also has specialized expertise in valuation and has provided fairness opinions for significant transactions.
Prior to joining GCA, he worked in the M&A Advisory group at Deloitte Tohmatsu FAS. He originally began his career with JP Morgan Securities.
His major M&A advisory experience covers a wide range of industries of both public and private, healthy and distressed companies. With GCA Savvian, he provided advisory services for Shinko Securities related to the merger with Mizuho Securities, Nikko Cordial Group related to the tender offer by CitiGroup, Kibun Food Chemifa related to the stock exchange with Kikkoman and the other high profile transactions.
He also has extensive experience in the transaction related valuation services, including the equity valuation of Nippon Broadcasting System on behalf of Fuji Television, the equity valuation of World Co. in its MBO structure and the merger ratio for several high-profile transactions.
He graduated from Hitotsubashi University, where he specialized in law. He holds the following certifications: Certified Member of Analyst (CMA) and Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA).
Eiichi Ando is an Executive Director of GCA Savvian Corporation. He has been working as an M&A advisor for over 16 years. In the early 1990s, he focused on advising Japanese companies purchasing overseas assets and in the late 1990s his career focused on executing domestic (Japan) transactions. He has executed transactions for both public and private companies, asset sales and equity purchases as well as mergers and liquidations.
Eiichi Ando began his career with Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank in 1987 and began working as an M&A advisor in 1991. During his employment with Dai-Ichi Kangyou Bank he was assigned to Lehman Brothers as a trainee, where he worked on LBO transactions. He continued his M&A advisory career with Mizuho Securities in 2001. He subsequently joined BearingPoint in 2003 and then moved to J-Power in 2004, where he focused on principal investing.
Eiichi Ando graduated from Keio University, where he majored in Economics.