Mikinao Ikarashi

Managing Director

Mikinao Ikarashi

Background

He joined GE Capital in 2001 and subsequently worked at KPMG AZSA LLC. He undertook domestic and international M&A advisory-related duties from 2007 at Daiwa Securities SMBC Co. Ltd. (now Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.) and from 2012 at EY Transaction Advisory Services Inc. (EY TAS) before joining Frontier Management Inc. in 2014.

Career Overview

At Daiwa Securities SMBC Co. Ltd. (now Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.), he engaged mainly in M&A advisory-related duties for ICT, media, retail, services and other non-manufacturers in Japan. He also engaged in cross-border projects during his assignment at a European-affiliated company as well as in Japan.

At EY Transaction Advisory Services Inc., (EY TAS) he continued to engage in domestic and international M&A advisory-related duties for a wide array of customers, including manufacturers and PE funds.

At the above two companies, he handled capital and business tie-ups between a major telecom company and an electronic manufacturer, management integration between two major game companies, the business integration of a major credit card company with a company in the same business, the acquisition by a major beverage manufacturer of a subsidiary of a major food manufacturer, the sale of a convenience store by a PE fund, the acquisition of a food service company by a PE fund through TOB, the acquisition of a major food manufacturer in the UK by a major domestic company in the same business, a capital and business tie-up between an automobile-related company and an Indian company in the same business, the alliance of a major automobile parts manufacturer with a Chinese company in the same business and a range of other operations. He was also involved in all aspects of M&A advisory-related duties from the origination/initial study phase through to the closing phase.

At Frontier Management Inc., he handled the acquisition by NGK SPARK PLUG CO.,LTD. of Nippon Ceratech Co., Ltd. from Taiheiyo Cement Corporation, the acquisition by Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. of Healthy Service Corporation from Japan Private Equity Co., Ltd., the acquisition by Hitachi Systems, Ltd. of SecureBrain Corporation, the sale of the power equipment business of Asahitech Co., Ltd. to Mizuho Capital Partners Co., Ltd., the sale of the dielectrics business of NGK SPARK PLUG CO.,LTD. to MARUWA Co., Ltd., the sale of the ceramic tube business for vacuum switches of NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. to Carborundum Universal Limited (India), the sale of Adcloud Inc. to GMO AD Partners, Inc., a capital and business tie-up between Nippon View Hotel Co., Ltd. and Hulic Co., Ltd., the partial transfer by Hitachi, Ltd. of its stocks of Hitachi Transport System, Ltd. to SG Holdings Co., Ltd., the acquisition by NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. of the stocks of Japan MDM, Inc. from ITOCHU Corporation, the sale by JAFCO Co., Ltd. of Payroll Inc. to Création Capital, Inc., the acquisition by T-Gaia Corporation of QUO CARD Co., Ltd. from SCSK Corporation, the sale of the domestic MVNO business of Plus One Marketing Ltd. to Rakuten, Inc., the sale of the mobile terminal manufacturing and distribution business of Plus One Marketing Ltd. to MAYA SYSTEM Inc. and a range of other operations.

Academic Background

Sophia University (Economics)

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