CFO, Managing Director
Akikazu “Kaz” Ida is CFO and a Managing Director at GCA Corporation. He has more than 14 years of investment banking experience focusing on the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) sector, and more than 27 years of Technology and Telecom industry exposure.
Prior to joining GCA in 2013, Kaz was Managing Director and Head of the Japan TMT Group at UBS Investment Bank where he was responsible for serving Japan’s leading technology/telecom/media companies, and led/executed a number of M&A and Financing transactions for Japanese and international clients.
Kaz has a wide range of M&A transaction experience, dealing with counterparts in more than 10 countries, and with transactions types including acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, carve-outs, public and private transactions, minority investments, leveraged buy-outs, and distressed and semi-distressed situations. In addition to M&A advisory, he also has comprehensive investment banking experience, and has led a variety of Equity and Debt financing transactions for Japanese TMT clients.
Before UBS, Kaz worked for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DrKW) where he focused on the M&A advisory business. Earlier in his career, Kaz worked for 13 years at NTT Data, a leading Japanese IT service provider, in various positions including corporate planning and new business development.
Kaz graduated from Hitotsubashi University with a BA, and received his MBA, with Dean’s High Honor, from the University of Chicago.