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MASAMICHI YOSHIZAWA

Masa Yoshizawa is Representative Director and Partner of The Longreach Group, Inc. which he co-founded in 2003. The Longreach Group, Inc. is a Tokyo based consulting firm that provides research, M&A advisory, and management consulting services in Japan with a focus on the mature industrial and technology, business services, consumer related sectors, and financial services.

Masa’s lead responsibilities include investment strategy, advisory on business development, and consulting and execution of opportunities in the Japanese industrial technology sector. Masa has had key origination and advisory roles in conglomerate divestitures such as the acquisition and exit of OCC Corporation, SANYO Electric Logistics, Hitachi Via Mechanics, Sol-Plus Group, and Primo Japan. He is involved in management of the businesses he advises and is a member of the board.

Before founding Longreach, Masa was Managing Director and Head of Technology and Healthcare Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley in Japan, where he focused on advising large Japanese conglomerates on execution of major carve-outs of non-core businesses in the semiconductor, computer industrial technology and other healthcare related areas. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Masa spent seven years at Robertson, Stephens & Company as Managing Director and Head of the Tokyo office where he established its start-up operations in Tokyo including investment banking, equity sales and asset management business. Masa started his investment banking career at The Sumitomo Bank, Tokyo.

Masa holds a Bachelor of Laws from Hokkaido University and was Valedictorian of his class of 1984.

Masa has been serving as the Chairman of Japan Private Equity Association since 2015. He is also a member of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives.
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