Team Members

RECOF (Tokyo)

RECOF member

Member Profile

Masataka “Sam” Yoshida
Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Cross Border Division
Masataka “Sam” Yoshida

Mr. Masataka “Sam” Yoshida (“Sam”) has a total of more than 30 year experience in the M&A advisory businesses. Before joining RECOF, Sam worked for The Sumitomo Bank, Limited (currently Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) for 12 years where he had 8 years (of which he spent 4 years in London) of experience in the M&A advisory department. Sam originated and advised more than 80 transactions during his tenure of 20 years at RECOF as one of RECOF’s “from early-stage” core members.

Tamotsu Majima
Senior Director
Tamotsu Majima

Mr. Tamotsu Majima has been involved in cross-border M&A transactions for over 20 years. His experience includes both inbound deals (with clients including French, German, and US companies) and outbound deals (in US, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, etc.). Before joining RECOF in 1998, Mr. Majima has been engaged in securities analysis for non-Japanese institutional investors and financing for non-Japanese companies and public entities at Yamaichi Securities Co., Ltd. in Japan.

Toru Sakurada
Director
Toru Sakurada

Mr. Toru Sakurada is involved in M&A execution service at RECOF. Prior to joining RECOF, he has been engaged in corporate coverage at Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. in Japan for 3 years. He has experienced in M&A business, IPO, and securitization. Qualified for US Certificated Public Accountant (US CPA).

中川原 吉彦
Director
Yoshihiko Nakagawara

Mr. Yoshihiko Nakagawara joined RECOF in 2006. He has been involved in administration of deal sourcing and Vietnam business development. He is also in charge of client service and M&A seminar by RECOF, providing consultation for over 100 inquiries from clients per year. Prior to joining RECOF in 2006, he was managing over 30 M&A deals at NISSAN MOTOR CO.,LTD.. He also engaged in IPO of ZERO Co., Ltd.(a logistics company in Japan). He has expertise in sectors such as automobile, automotive component, logistics and water processing system. Master of Tokyo University of Science. Qualified for CIA (Certified Internal Auditor).

Daisuke Shimizu
Associate
Daisuke Shimizu

Mr. Daisuke Shimizu is involved in cross-border M&A transactions at RECOF. Prior to joining RECOF, he worked at Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. in Japan for 6 years and AIBJ Inc (an investment bank in Japan) for 1 year. His experience includes both retail securities business and domestic M&A advisory. He advised a Japanese long-term-nursing care facilities company to sell the shares to a private equity fund in Japan at previous job.

Kazuto Hitomi
Associate
Kazuto Hitomi

Mr. Kazuto Hitomi is involved in M&A execution service for both domestic and cross-border transactions at RECOF. Prior to joining RECOF, he worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd. in Japan.
Certified Member Analyst of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan (CMA)

Tomohiro Shimomura
Associate
Tomohiro Shimomura

Mr. Tomohiro Shimomura is involved in execution service at RECOF.

RECOF (Ho Chi Minh)

RECOF (Ho Chi Minh)

Member Profile

To Thi Thu
Executive Director
To Thi Thu

Ms. To Thi Thu is now involved in cross-border M&A at RECOF. She has been involved in financial advisory services for Vietnamese and multinational companies for more than 10 years. She has expertise in various industries such as Hospitality, Oil & Gas, Education, Healthcare, Food and Beverage, Retail, Information Technology/Media, Garment and textile, Real estate and Financial services. Prior to joining RECOF, Thu worked at Leadvisors Capital Management (an investment bank in Vietnam), Grant Thornton (Vietnam) Limited (a major acounting firm), and Tan Viet Securities Inc. (a securities company in Vietnam).

In the major accounting firm where she worked for 10 years, she served as Director in Advisory Services and took a leading role in Financial Due Diligence (financial review and analysis), Business Valuation, Financial Modeling and Strategic Business Planning as well as other M&A services. MBA of Centre Franco – Vietnamien de Formation à la Gestion (CFVG)

TranHuynhNhaVy
Manager
Tran Huynh Nha Vy

Ms. Tran Huynh Nha Vy is now involved in the cross-border M&A at RECOF. She has more than four years of experience in finance and investment. Prior to joining RECOF, she worked at The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Hoa Sen Group (a real-estate company of a major steel group in Vietnam). Masters degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom).

Nguyen Thanh Van
Deputy Manager, Business Promotion & Administration
Nguyen Thanh Van

Ms. Nguyen Thanh Van is now involved in the cross-border M&A at RECOF. Prinor to joining RECOF, she worked at Dai Dong Tien Corporation (a resin processing manufacturer in Vietnam). Certificate Japanese-Language Proficiency N3.

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