Carlyle strengthens Japan team

The private equity firm hires Masao Hirano from McKinsey as co-head of Japan buyouts and appoints Takeshi Isayama as chairman in Japan.

Private equity firm The Carlyle Group announced on September 25 that it has appointed Masao Hirano as co-head of the firmÆs Japan buyout team. Simultaneously, Takeshi Isayama will become chairman of Carlyle Japan.

Hirano will join on November 1 and share responsibility for Japan buyouts with Tamotsu Adachi, existing managing director and head of Japan buyouts.

Hirano joins from McKinsey where he is currently a director with experience in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and organisational development. HiranoÆs industry...

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