Senior Managing Executive Officer
Toshi Mitsuzawa joined Nissho Iwai Corporation (now Sojitz Corporation) in 1993, where he served in the Legal Dept. and Credit Dept. In 1998 he was assigned to the New York offices. In 2001, he moved to PricewaterhouseCoopers Financial Advisory Services Co., Ltd. In 2003, Mr. Mitsuzawa joined Lazard Frères & Co., and then joined GCA Savvian, a Japanese boutique firm in 2006, and was appointed as Managing Director in 2011. He joined Frontier Management Inc. in 2012 and was appointed as Senior Managing Executive Officer.
During his time at Nissho Iwai Corporation, Mr. Mitsuzawa’s duties included managing credit, implementing work-outs in the aircraft, automobile, steel, and chemical industries in Japan and overseas (North and South America, ASEAN, etc.), working on restructuring and M&A transactions, handling documentation, and developing litigation strategies.
At PwC FAS, Mr. Mitsuzawa performed M&A and restructuring advisory work. He was also involved in the creation of several financial institution-led large private equity funds, the first of their kind in Japan.
At Lazard Frères & Co., Mr. Mitsuzawa worked on restructuring and M&A advisory work , and on projects involving the sale of assets held by financial institutions.
During his tenure at GCA Savvian, he oversaw the execution of numerous projects, including cross-border deals, domestic companies’ mergers restructuring, takeover defense advisory, and MBOs. Some of the more notable projects he was involved with were the acquisition of the U.S. based Defibtech, LLC by Nihon Kohden , Nagase & Co.,’s sponsorship of Hayashibara under restructuring process, the merger of Panasonic Telecom with ITC Networks Corporation, and the acquisition by Hitachi, Ltd. of assets of Next Generation Packet Core Network Components from Nortel Networks Limited and two other companies. Mr. Mitsuzawa also led Japan/ India M&A deals, contributing to the company having the highest domestic number of Japan-India business deals in 2011.
At Frontier Management Inc., he has offered financial advisory services related to;
・Acquisition of Komatsu Lite MFG. Co., Ltd. By Bourns, Inc. from Try Hard Investments Co., Ltd.,
・Carve-out (corporate split) of Sony Corporation's logistics operations in Japan, Thailand and Malaysia to Mitsui-Soko Holdings, Inc.,
・Sale of shares of Hitachi Transport System, Ltd from Hitachi, Ltd to SG Holdings Co., Ltd.,
・Third-party allotment of shares(preferred) by Tokuyama Corporation to Japan Industrial Solutions, Kokubu & Co., Ltd.,
・Comprehensive alliance of mutual investment between Kokubu Co., Ltd. and Marubeni Co., Ltd.,
・Establishment of a Joint Venture Company in India for the manufacture and sales of steel wheels for passenger cars by Topy Industries, Ltd.,
・Sale of shares of Payroll, Inc. by JAFCO Co., Ltd. to an investment fund managed by Creation Capital, Inc.,
・Acquisition of Confex by Tokio Marine Capital,
・Sale of shares of Hitachi Automotive Systems Measurement, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., to Polaris Capital Group Co.,Ltd.,
・Sale of shares of Unimech Group Berhad and business alliances by KITZ CORPORATION,
・Sale of shares of PALENET by Hitachi Automotive Systems to Hitachi Transport System,
・Acquisition of Suruga Bank shares by Nojima Corporation,
・Sale of 51% shares of JR Kyushu Drug Eleven by Kyushu Railway Company to Tsuruha Holdings,
・Capital and business alliance with Royal Holdings by Sojitz Corporation and the 60% investment in Royal In-flight Catering Co., Ltd.,
・Sale of shares of J-Chemical, a subsidiary of J-Oil Mills, to Mitsubishi Gas Chemical,
・Acquisition of Marine Foods Corporation, a subsidiary of NH Foods Ltd, by Sojitz Corporation,
・Acquisition of Tokico System Solutions, Ltd. By Iwatani Corporation from Polaris Capital Group Co., Ltd.,
・Sale of Radiation Measurement Systems Business and Industrial X-ray CT Business by Hitachi, Ltd. to Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd.,
・Acquisition of Tri-stage,Inc by Bain Capital,
・Acquisition of TOTOKU ELECTRIC CO., LTD. by The Caryle Group,
・Investment of SMBC Capital Partners Co., Ltd. to ISE FOODS. INC,
・Tender Offer for CONEXIO Corporation, a subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation to be made by NCX Corporation,a subsidiary of Nojima Corporartion.
Mr. Mitsuzawa has developed extensive networks in the U.S., India, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, Brazil, and other countries.
He also has fruitful experiences of SR/IR advisory, including corporate growth strategies, capital policies, and responsiveness to activist investors.
Kobe University of Commerce (now the University of Hyogo) (Bachelor of Commerce and Economics).