Leading global investment firm KKR today announced the appointment of Go
Yamashita as Head of KKR Capital Markets ("KCM") Japan.
In his role, Mr. Yamashita oversees a team of professionals who support
KKR, the Firm's portfolio companies and other clients by providing
tailored capital markets advice and manage relationships and business
development with institutional investors in Japan.
Worldwide, the KCM team develops and implements traditional and
nontraditional capital solutions for investments and companies seeking
financing. In Japan, KCM arranged financing for key transactions
including KKR's acquisitions of Panasonic Healthcare, Pioneer DJ,
Calsonic Kansei and Hitachi Koki, as well as Panasonic Healthcare's
acquisition of Ascensia Diabetes Care.
"Japan is an integral part of our Asia strategy as Japanese companies
have the tremendous potential to expand and compete internationally.
Providing strong Japanese companies with the capital market resources to
fulfil their growth potential is an integral part of the equation," said
Hiro Hirano, Member & CEO of KKR Japan. "Go's extensive experience and
relationships with Japanese institutional investors helps strengthen our
capital markets solutions for Japanese companies and our institutional
partners. We are pleased to welcome him to the KKR Japan team."
Mr. Yamashita joins KKR with nearly 20 years of professional experience,
including more than a decade in the financial services and investment
banking sector. He is a graduate of Keio University and holds an MBA
from Harvard Business School.
"KKR is at the forefront of Japan's private equity industry and has
established a track record of helping Japanese companies carve out
non-core businesses and expand both organically and through accretive
mergers and acquisitions," said Mr. Yamashita. "KKR Capital Markets
plays a key role in the success of KKR's portfolio companies, and I am
very excited to be a part of the team."
KKR has been investing in Japan through its pan-regional private equity
funds since 2010. Japan has been and continues to be a key focus for KKR
in the region, and the Firm has invested or committed approximately US$2
billion in the market. KKR has completed five acquisitions in the
market: Intelligence, Panasonic Healthcare, Pioneer DJ, Hitachi Koki,
and Calsonic Kansei as of March 31, 2017. KKR has also announced its
investment in Hitachi Kokusai Electric.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across
multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure,
real estate, credit and hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive
investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment
approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value
creation at the asset level. KKR invests its own capital alongside its
partners' capital and brings opportunities to others through its capital
markets business. References to KKR's investments may include the
activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR
& Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), please visit KKR's website at www.kkr.com and
on Twitter @KKR_Co.
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