J.P. Morgan appoints co-heads of investment banking in Japan
Apr 13, 2012
Tokyo, April 13, 2012 – JPMorgan Securities Japan Co., Ltd. (“J.P. Morgan”) today announced the appointment of Katsuyuki Kuki and John Ozeki as co-heads of Investment Banking in Japan, effective April 18, 2012. They will lead the firm’s investment banking initiatives in Japan, including capital markets and M&A products.
“Japan remains a critical market where J.P. Morgan has become a leading player with increasing business momentum. Katsuyuki and John have each played a pivotal role in building our investment banking franchise in recent years. In combination they have nearly 50 years of investment banking experience. We are confident that our business will reach a new height under their leadership,” said Todd Marin, co-head of Asia PacificInvestment Banking, together with Therese Esperdy.
“We are seeing increasing demands from Japanese clients seeking cross-border and cross-product advisory and financing services. J.P. Morgan’s outstanding global strength, connection and expertise and its client-focused culture equip us uniquely to assist our Japanese and global clients. These new appointments will help us further capitalize on our strength for the benefit of our clients,” said Therese Esperdy.
In their new role, they will partner closely with Doug Howland, who continues to lead the firm’s Capital Markets business in Japan.
“The appointments demonstrate J.P. Morgan’s depth of talent and our continued commitment to Japan,” commented Chris Harvey, President and CEO of JPMorgan Securities Japan Co., Ltd.
In the first quarter of 2012, J.P. Morgan led the largest equity capital market as well as the largest M&Atransaction in Japan, acting as the joint lead manager and joint bookrunner on Mazda Motor’s $1.9 billion follow-on offering and the financial advisor to ExxonMobil on the announced $ 3.9 billion sale of its shares in ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha to TonenGeneral Sekiyu.