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 35 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 60 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.

Yoshihiko Nakagawara
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).

Mikiya Sato
Vice President
Mikiya Sato

Mr. Mikiya Sato joined RECOF in 2023 and is involved in M&A execution service. Prior to joining RECOF, he worked for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC and was engaged in audit service for listed and unlisted companies including global companies under IFRS and advisory service of accounting, internal control and management operations, etc.

He has experience in working as an engagement manager for a listed company in Japan and working at Deloitte UK London office for 2 years.

Qualified for CPA (Certificated Public Accountant).

Takeshi Komura
Associate
Takeshi Komura

Mr. Takeshi Komura joined RECOF in 2023 and is involved in cross-border M&A transactions. Prior to joining RECOF, he worked for Okasan Securities Co.,Ltd. since 2017 and was engaged in the institutional sales of Asian equities, collaborated with non-Japanese financial institutions to promote cross-border businesses, and supported IPO transactions of Japanese companies.

Izuha Domon
Associate
Izuha Domon

Mr. Izuha Domon is involved in cross-border M&A transactions at RECOF . Prior to joining RECOF, he was engaged in the retail banking business at SMBC Trust Bank Ltd. in Japan.

Yuya Takase
Associate
Yuya Takase

Mr. Yuya Takase is involved in execution service at RECOF.

Naoya Taniguchi
Associate
Naoya Taniguchi

Mr. Naoya Taniguchi 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)

Vo Thuy Quynh
Director
Vo Thuy Quynh

Ms. Vo Thuy Quynh is currently involved in cross-border M&A at RECOF. She has 15 years of experience in handling successful M&A transactions for multinational companies, including due diligence, valuation, and compliance requirements. Her expertise spans various industries, with a particular focus on healthcare and real estate. Before her tenure at RECOF, Quynh held key positions at Keppel Urban Solutions (a Singaporean business unit of the Keppel Group), Frasers Property Vietnam (a Vietnamese subsidiary of Frasers Property Singapore), Hoan My Medical Corporation (the largest private healthcare group in Vietnam), and KPMG Limited (one of the Big Four accounting organizations). She led the execution and closing processes of several successful M&A deals at Frasers and Hoan My. She is also a member of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which underscores her commitment to professionalism, ethical standards, and continuous learning.

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 Tam
Manager
Nguyen Tam

Ms. Nguyen Tam has been involved in audit and financial advisory services for more than 10 years, including her service at Gr ant Thornton (Vietnam) Limited. She has expertise in sectors including Education, Retail, Food and Beverages, Bachelor of audit and accounting from University of Economics (Ho Chi Minh City), Member of ACCA (the Association of Chartere d C ertified Accountants/UK) member, Member of CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant/UK)

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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