Partner, PwC Advisory LLC
M&A Financial Advisory and Corporate Finance
Naohisa Fukutani is a Partner in the M&A Advisory practice of PwC Japan, who has more than 30 years of investment banking experience, including M&A advisory, structured finance, LBO/MBO origination, bankruptcy recovery proceedings, corporate turnaround, triangular mergers, developing takeover defense strategy for a number of Tokyo Stock Exchange listed companies, ECM/DCM management, etc.
In addition to deal execution, he focuses on developing key clientele among Japanese corporations through a client-driven approach to build relationships that last longer than a single transaction. He does not focus on any specific industry or sector, but his client coverage includes diverse Japanese blue-chip companies such as Asahi Kasei, Toshiba, Brother Industries, Nisshinbo, Orix, Sumitomo Corporation and Daiwa House.
His more than 25 years M&A advisory career started at The Mitsui Bank (now Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, SMBC) in the mid-80's. Up until he left SMBC Group, he had worked on executing cross-border transactions in Tokyo (at Sakura Bank), New York (at SMBC), and Singapore (at Daiwa Securities SMBC).
Prior to joining PwC in July 2015, he was a Managing Director with GCA, a Tokyo Stock Exchange listed independent M&A boutique, where he led many cross-border M&A transactions between Japan and the U.S., EU, and Asia in addition to Japanese domestic deals. He also held notable positions at GCA including CEO of its subsidiary in China and a Board member of its Indian entity.
He received MBA from Columbia University (Beta Gamma Sigma), MA of Political Science from Ohio State University, and LLM from University of Tsukuba. He earned his CLA BA degree from International Christian University.
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