Team

Office Address

30th Floor, Pacific Century Place Marunouchi
11-1 Marunouchi 1-Chome
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-6230
Japan

Masaki Kunishige

Vice Chairman – Japan, Managing Director

Background

For more than 30 years, Masaki has focused on providing investment banking solutions, including M&A, and strategic advisory services to enhance corporate value, particularly in the chemical, mining, glass, and pharmaceutical sectors, with a consistent focus on general industries.

He has extensive experience in a wide range of cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, stock transfer integrations, joint ventures, carve-outs, tender offers, LBOs, project finance, and RMT. He also oversaw a wide range of investment banking projects, such as equity and debt financing including CBs, leveraged finance, foreign exchange/derivatives, investor relations, and building equity stories for investors.

Most recently, Masaki spent 19 years at Citi Group Securities in Japan, where he served as Co-Head of Corporate Clients Division for all sectors excluding financial services. Prior to this, he was with Nomura Securities for 11 years, providing M&A advice to clients at Nomura Wasserstein Perella, a former subsidiary of Nomura specializing in M&A.

He holds a Master of Science Macromolecular Chemistry from the University of Tokyo.

Research interests include inorganic catalytic chemistry and molecular biology.

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