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Shohei is an Executive Director at GCA Corporation with over 14 years of investment banking experience. He has advised on a number of successful M&A transactions, primarily cross-border deals in Europe, the US and Asia. Shohei is also a member of GCA’s TMT team, primarily covering imaging and semiconductor sectors. Key deals he has advised on include the acquisition of US-based SDI Media Group by Sumitomo Corporation, Imagica Robot Holdings and Cool Japan Fund; Rohm’s acquisition of an Irish semiconductor venture company; Mirait Holdings’ acquisition of a public Singaporean company by scheme of arrangement; and Takara Bio’s acquisition of a US NASDAQ-listed bio testing equipment company.
Prior to GCA, Shohei engaged in IPO underwriting and M&A advisory at Daiwa Securities and DC Advisory London. He was at Daiwa’s IPO Division for over 5 years where he worked on pre-IPO funding, listing preparations, stock exchange negotiations, IPO pricing, developing equity stories and the IPO roadshow. He joined GCA in 2014.
He has a B.A. in Economics from Hitotsubashi University.