Shogo is a Managing Director at GCA Corporation. From 1988 to 1992, he provided lead underwriting and equity finance services for both Japanese and non-Japanese OTC and other listed companies. In 1995, he headed the Investment Banking Business Development Department and was involved in M&A, securitization, investor relations and private banking. In 1997, he executed the then revolutionary 70% control premium TOB of Kanematsu and Unidax’s strategic alliance. Other significant deal achievements during this time included the acquisition of Tokyo Biso Kogyo Corporation by U.S. Johnson Controls, the acquisition of Jareco by Hong Kong’s Pacific Century Cyberworks, and the capital participation in Kraft, Sugi Yakkoyku and Drug Eleven by Jusco (the current Aeon Group). As a General Manager of the Financial Development Division of Mitsubishi Securities (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Securities), he was responsible for overseeing and actively participating in M&A, acquisition financing and TOB transactions, as well as managing a team of over 100 people and deal flows of over 200 per year. Transactions during this time include capital participation by Index to Takara, merger between Takara and Tomy, management integration of Coca-Cola West Japan and Kinki Coca-Cola, capital participation by Acom to OMC card, capital participation by Sammy to Sega, and acquisition by Sammy of Nissho Interlife. His later achievements include Citigroup’s tender offer for Nikko Cordial Group, where he took a leading role in providing delisting advice as Nikko’s advisor. More recent achievements include the MBO of 1st Holdings, distressed sale of Index to Segami Holdings, carve-out sale of CRO business to Itochu Corporation by Intage Holdings. Shogo is a graduate of Doshisha University with BA in Economics.
He work experience includes: 1981/ System Master File Administrator at Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, 1988/ Financing for public companies at the Underwriting Department of Kokusai Securities Co., Ltd. (current Mitsubishi UFJ Securities), 1993/ Deputy General Manager of Capital Markets Division, 1996/ General Manager of IB Business Development Division, 2004/ General Manager of Financial Development Division I of Mitsubishi Securities (current Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co., Ltd.), April 2006/ Partner of GCA K.K., March 2008/ Representative Director of GCA Holdings Corporation, March 2010/ Director of Mezzanine Corporation, April 2011/ Representative Director of GCA Corporation, December 2012/ Head of Operations of GCA Group Corporation (current GCA Corporation), March 2013/ Director of GCA Group Corporation (current GCA Corporation)