As Part of its Strategy to Further Expand its Private Equity Business in Japan
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that Tomofumi Matsuyama has joined the Carlyle Japan buyout advisory team as a Managing Director. Based in Tokyo, Mr. Matsuyama will advise on Carlyle’s investment activities in Japan, with a focus on large spin-off opportunities mainly in the technology and industrials sectors.
Mr. Matsuyama joins Carlyle after 14 years with Morgan Stanley, where he was most recently a Managing Director and Head of Technology and Industrials Banking for Japan. Mr. Matsuyama started his career at the Sumitomo Bank (currently known as Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation), where he served for more than six years before joining Daiwa Securities SMBC Co. Ltd. as a seconded employee from the Sumitomo Bank. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from Sophia University.
Kazuhiro Yamada, Managing Director and Head of the Carlyle Japan buyout advisory team, said, “As part of our strategy to further expand our Japan operations, especially capturing large corporate carve-out opportunities, we are delighted to have Tomofumi join our team. Tomofumi has extensive experience in the technology and industrials sectors and has led advisory services for a number of landmark corporate carve-outs while at Morgan Stanley. He will be a great addition to our team as we build on our strong track record of carve-out investments and continue to invest in this space.”
Mr. Matsuyama said, “I am delighted to join Carlyle at an important time when the Japanese private equity market is becoming increasingly attractive, with the number of opportunities relating to corporate carve-outs on the rise. Carlyle is highly respected for its carve-out investments in Japan and globally, and is a trusted partner for Japanese companies. I look forward to leveraging my industry expertise and experience to identify new investment opportunities, support Japanese corporates, and create value for them.”
Having first established an office in Tokyo in 2000, Carlyle has a long track record of investing in the Japanese market and creating long-term value for Japanese companies, including several carve-outs from large Japanese conglomerates. Carlyle has established dedicated Japan buyout funds denominated in Japanese yen for investing in mid-cap as well as large-cap deals. As of September 30, 2018, Carlyle had invested more than JPY 250 billion (more than USD 2 billion) of equity in more than 20 transactions in Japan.
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The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $212 billion of assets under management across 339 investment vehicles as of September 30, 2018. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,625 people in 31 offices across six continents.
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