Member of Executive Management Japan/Asia, Member of the Board, Managing Director
Pacific Century Place Marunouchi
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Technology, Telecom and IT, Digital Media and Media
Debt Advisory, Mergers and Acquisitions
Akikazu “Kaz” Ida is a Managing Director, Member of Executive Management Japan/Asia, CTO-Japan/Asia and Member of the Board at GCA Corporation. He has more than 14 years of investment banking experience focusing in the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) sector, and more than 27 years of Technology and Telecom industry exposure.
Prior to joining GCA in 2013, Kaz was Managing Director and Head of Japan TMT Group at UBS Investment Bank where he was responsible in serving Japan’s leading technology/telecom/media companies, and led/executed a number of M&A and Financing transactions for Japanese and international clients.
Kaz has a wide range of M&A transaction experience, dealing with counterparts in more than 10 countries, and with transactions types including acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, curve-outs, public and private transactions, minority investments, leveraged buy-outs, and distressed and semi-distressed situations. In addition to M&A advisory, he also has full range of Investment Banking services experience, and has led a variety of Equity and Debt financing transactions for Japanese TMT clients.
Before UBS, Kaz worked for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DrKW) where he focused on M&A advisory business. Earlier in his career, Kaz worked 13 years for NTT Data, a leading Japanese IT service provider, in various positions including corporate planning and new business development.
Kaz graduated from Hitotsubashi University with a BA, and received his MBA, with Dean’s High Honor, from the University of Chicago.