Shigeru Harada

Shigeru Harada

Partner, PwC Advisory LLC


M&A advisory
Mining, metals and chemicals

Summary of expertise

Shigeru Harada has been engaged in M&A advisory services for over fifteen years in a variety of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. Before joining PwC Advisory LLC in 2016 as a director, Shigeru was with GCA (currently Houlihan Lokey), where he was engaged in the execution of M&A transactions since 2007. Prior to his career as an M&A advisor, Shigeru was engaged in business development, FX and interest rate futures trading and business planning at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (currently MUFG Bank, Ltd.).
Shigeru received a Bachelor of Engineering from the Tokyo University of Science and an MBA (finance and accounting major) from Georgia State University (in the US).

Recent Transactions

  • The divestiture of JV company between a steel manufacturing company and a Japanese trading company to a US electronic company (providing advice to both the steel manufacturing company and the Japanese trading company as a sell-side financial advisor (FA))
  • A Japanese chemical company’s transfer of its shares of a subsidiary in the life science sector to a life science company under a global PE fund (providing advice to the chemical company as a sell-side FA)
  • A Japanese chemical company’s acquisition of an automotive interior company in the US (providing advice to the chemical company as a buy-side FA)
  • A management buyout (MBO) of a Japanese dispensing pharmacy (providing advice to the management of the dispensing pharmacy as a buy-side FA)
  • The divestiture of a foundation brake business of a Japanese conglomerate manufacturing company to one of the conglomerate’s competitors (providing advice to the conglomerate manufacturing company as a sell-side FA)
  • The divestiture of an information system company owned by a Japanese engineering company to a Japanese electronics company (providing advice to the engineering company as a sell-side FA)
  • A Japanese ink company’s acquisition of one of its competitors in Turkey (providing advice to the ink company as a buy-side FA)
  • Acquisition of a Hong Kong company by a Japanese trading company and one of its subsidiaries (providing advice to the trading company as a buy-side FA)
  • Management integration through a joint stock transfer between two Japanese game makers (providing advice to one of the game makers as a sell- and buy-side FA)


  • Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan (CMA)
  • Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA)

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