Global investment firm The Carlyle Group has named Reiji Terasaka as managing director of its Japan advisory team (Carlyle Japan), effective from June 1.
As part of Carlyle Japan’s corporate carve-out team, Terasaka will focus on investments in general industries and consumer, retail, and healthcare sectors.
He will work closely with Hiroyuki Otsuka, deputy head of Carlyle Japan, to further accelerate the firm’s corporate carve-out investments in Japan, one of the major areas where Carlyle sees growth opportunities.
Kazuhiro Yamada, head of Carlyle Japan, said, “Terasaka’s diverse industry knowledge and strong investment experience will bring significant value to our team and our investment activity as we continue to see an increasing number of carve-out opportunities and seek to deploy more capital in Japan.”
Terasaka started his career at the Ministry of Finance in Japan, before joining the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch in 2002. He was also previously a director at Carlyle Japan, spending 10 years at the firm from 2003 to 2013, and subsequently held several senior management roles in various industries, including senior vice president of business management and M&A at Marelli Corporation, chief operating officer of ELS Educational Services in the US, and vice president of strategic planning development at Japan Display.