Gen Takahashi is a Managing Director at GCA. He has been engaged in the M&A advisory business since 1995 and has been involved in numerous M&A transactions, including the integration between Hankyu Holdings, Inc. and Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd., the tender offer of common stock of Biofermin Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. by Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and the merger of Kenwood Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
He also has significant experience in distressed M&A transactions, where his main advisory experience includes: the sale of Crown Leasing (a leasing company affiliated with Nippon Credit Bank which was the first landmark restructuring deal in Japan), the sale of Okura Shoji to Marubeni Corporation, the sale of Hayashibara to NAGASE & CO., Ltd, and the capital raise for Washi-Group. Gen graduated from Sophia University. He began his investment banking career at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in 1995 and furthered it at Daiwa Securities SMBC until 2005. Gen joined GCA Corporation in 2005.