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Akiko Toyoda

Akiko Toyoda

Partner, PwC Advisory LLC


M&A Lead Advisory, Corporate Finance, Deals Healthcare Sector Lead

Summary of expertise

Akiko Toyoda has been engaged in M&A advisory services for 19 years since 2001 and has advised both listed and non-listed clients on various types of transactions within borders and across borders at Mizuho Financial Group, Lazard, and Huron Consulting Group. Her industry experiences are mainly in industrial and manufacturing sectors, but also extend to healthcare, chemical, consumer and service sectors.

Most recently prior to joining PwC Advisory LLC, Akiko was Managing Director at Mizuho Corporate Advisory Co., Ltd. She started her career in 1992 at Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank (now Mizuho Bank), where she was engaged in corporate finance and the bank’s investor relations.

Akiko received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in International Relations from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Notable transactions

Cross-border/Outside Japan Deals

  • Japanese trading firm’s divestiture of its Chinese air filtration subsidiary to German conglomerate and JV establishment
  • Japanese electronics manufacturer’s US JV establishment with US partner
  • Insulated bottle manufacturer’s acquisition of German manufacturer from PE funds’ portfolio company
  • Japanese construction machinery manufacturer’s acquisition of US manufacturing company from its private owner
  • HK conglomerate’s divestiture of its engineering trading business to another HK conglomerate
  • Japanese equipment company’s capital/business alliance with Japanese machinery company and HK conglomerate
  • Japanese trading company’s investment in Indian automotive company and HK equipment distribution company
  • Japanese chemical company’s acquisition of emulsion business from Swiss company and of US privately owned chemical company
  • Japanese industrial conglomerate’s acquisition of Chinese hydropower system company
  • Japanese auto manufacturer’s dissolution of US joint venture

Mergers / Consolidations / Capital Alliances (Japanese Listed company transactions)

  • Capital/Business Alliance between Japanese printing companies (Carve-out)
  • Japanese digital device manufacturer’s divestiture of UPS business (Carve-out)
  • Japanese chemical company’s sale of its polyurethane business to Japanese chemical company, and capital alliance between two companies
  • Capital Alliance between Japanese clinical diagnostics manufacturer and Japanese pharmaceutical company
  • Consolidation of power transmission and distribution/industrial electric and automation systems businesses between two electronics conglomerates
  • Consolidation of two machinery companies (Share Transfer)
  • Japanese industrial conglomerate’s acquisition of automotive manufacturer

PE Fund Related Transactions (Domestic)

  • Principal investment company’s acquisition of Japan’s largest importer and distributor of dairy and agricultural equipment
  • PE fund’s sale of imaging device manufacturer
  • PE fund’s acquisition and sale of mobile phone distributor
  • PE fund’s sale of medical device manufacturer
  • Publishing company’s acquisition of PC magazine publisher from PE funds
  • PE fund’s acquisition of laser business from Japanese electronics conglomerate

* Also advised various Japanese steel and chemical companies on the anti-takeover bid measures

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