In December 2006, Mr. Sasayama assumed the post of Representative Director of MCo. As chairman of the investment committee, he is involved in investment review and decision-making for all MCo deals. In addition to sourcing deals by leveraging diverse relationships, he is also involved in fundraising and investor relations, overseeing the overall management of MCo.
Prior to joining MCo, he was engaged in M&A finance-related businesses for over 10 years at the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan (current Shinsei Bank, Ltd), the Industrial Bank of Japan, and Mizuho Corporate Bank (current Mizuho Bank, Ltd.) As a pioneer in M&A finance in Japan, he has arranged many one-stop deals, including sourcing, structuring and syndication.
Mr. Sasayama earned his BA in Economics at Keio University; he earned his MBA at Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University