Ken Takenaka

Ken Takenaka

Partner, PwC Advisory LLC


M&A Advisory

Summary of expertise

Ken Takenaka is a Partner in the M&A Advisory practice of PwC Advisory LLC, in charge mainly of origination and execution of cross-border M&A transactions. He is also a member of the Southeast Asia Desk in PwC Japan.

Prior to joining PwC in June 2015, he was an Executive Director with Nomura Securities based in Singapore and Hong Kong for more than 12 years, during which he was in charge of cross-border M&A transactions, covering both Japanese companies and local conglomerates, especially in Indonesia.

He has also completed number of symbolic public deals in Singapore where he represented the Japanese clients.

Prior to his career in Nomura Securities, he was with Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corporation.

Recent Transactions

  • Divestment of mega solar project by a leading engineering company in Japan
  • Marubeni Corporation’s divestment of its mega solar projects in Oita and Tomakomai to a consortium led by Development Bank of Japan and a consortium of Softbank Group and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease Group, respectively
  • Itochu Corporation’s divestment of its textile business subsidiaries in UK, Sri Lanka and Cambodia to a Sri Lanka-based conglomerate
  • Mitsui & Co Ltd.’s acquisition of Portek International Ltd. (Singapore) via competitive general offer process in Singapore
  • ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation’s acquisition of CSC’s enterprise system integration business in Singapore and Malaysia
  • Suntory Group’s acquisition of Cerebos Pacific Ltd. (Singapore) via voluntary delisting process in Singapore
  • NTT DOCOMO Inc’s strategic investment in TMI Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
  • Shionogi & Co’s majority investment in C&O Pharmaceutical Technology (Singapore) via mandatory general offer process in Singapore
  • Financial advisor to one of the largest petro chemical company in Indonesia on its financial restructuring
  • Teijin Limited’s divestment of its listed subsidiary in Indonesia, TIFICO, to consortium of conglomerates in Indonesia

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