Mr. Yukuo Takenaka
Founder, President & CEO
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Since our inception, our firm is well-known for a long-established network of contacts particularly in Corporate Asia. We have unparalleled access to key decision makers in the region. In 2013, we increased our global network by becoming a member of the World Services Group (“WSG”) which has over 130 globally recognized law and accountancy firms in over 115 countries. Our founder, CEO and President, Mr. Yukuo Takenaka, was elected as an honorable WSG board member as a result of his commendable lifetime achievements and outstanding contributions. Takenaka Partners is the only investment banking firm currently represented on the WSG board. Our membership in WSG allows us to serve our clients’ transaction needs across the globe.
Mr. Yukuo Takenaka is a recognized pioneer and leader in the M&A industry. He is especially noted for his role as a leading advisor to Asian corporations. Mr. Takenaka advises clients on every transactional engagement to realize the best possible solution and outcome for our clients’ business success. Each transaction is also led and managed by a team of seasoned executives with credentials from globally recognized investment banks, financial institutions, Big 4 accounting firms, corporate valuation advisory firms and strategy consulting firms.
We have enjoyed a long and successful history of executing cross-border transactions despite many global economic downcycles. Our transaction experience covers buy-side and sell-side M&A deals, strategic partnerships, joint ventures and minority investments covering a multitude of industries. Our professionals have multicultural and multilingual capabilities enabling our clients to overcome barriers and communication issues that often arise in cross-border transaction negotiations.
Greenfield Research is one of our premier, value-added services for industry and market research as well as target company identification and screening. We believe that our Greenfield Research services combined with on-site visits to selected target companies, which we coordinate, are the most effective, exclusive and proactive way to identify the most appropriate transaction partners for our clients to consider.
Our primary goal, on every assignment, is to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations and actively contribute to the successful achievement of their strategic goals and objectives. We believe that our staff’s hard work, dedication and attentiveness have helped us to earn a high level of appreciation and respect from our clients. We have enjoyed building long-term relationships by working with clients on multiple strategic assignments.