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Hiroaki Ota is a Managing Director at GCA. He has been engaged in M&A advisory services in Tokyo and New York since 1993. Prior to joining GCA in 2009, he consecutively headed the general manufacturing and technology sectors department, the financial and real estate sectors department and the cross-border transactions department at a Japanese investment bank, originated and involved in various domestic and overseas deals.
Recent transactions which he led include Toray’s acquisition of Zoltek, Toshiba Machine’s acquisition of L&T Plastic Machinery (India), DeNA’s acquisition of ngmoco (first Japanese transaction which utilized cross-border triangular merger using cash, stock and options as a consideration), Dentsu’s buyout of three Indian JVs, Kanebo’s sale of cosmetics business to IRCJ. Mr. Ota also has extensive experience in the automotive sector, advising Isuzu’s partial acquisition of SML Isuzu (India) from Sumitomo Corp., U-shin’s capital alliance with Ripplewood, Unison Capital’s sale of Kiriu, Mitsuba’s acquisition of JIDECO.
He received a BS in Economics from Hitotsubashi University and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.