Hiroaki Tamura is an Executive Director at GCA Corporation. Mr. Tamura has been engaged in the M&A advisory business since 1997. He has significant experience in executing M&A transactions in manufacturing industries such as heavy industry, automotive parts, general machinery, electric machinery, semiconductor, electronic device and others. Before joining GCA, Mr. Tamura worked in the Strategic Advisory Department of Daiwa Securities SMBC. Prior to joining to Daiwa, he worked in the M&A Group at Sakura Bank (currently Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation). His advisory deals include the merger of Minolta and Konica, the MBO of an automotive parts maker, the sale of Kiriu to Sumitomo Corporation, the 100% consolidation transactions by Sumitomo Heavy Industries, the acquisition of Sanyo by Panasonic, the acquisition of Sanyo semiconductor by ON Semiconductor, the acquisition of Clystal IS by Asahikasei, the sale of the car electronics business of HONDA to NIDEC Mr. Tamura received a B.A in Commerce from WASEDA University.