Carlyle hires Matsuyama in Japan from Morgan Stanley

Tomofumi Matsuyama jumps ship from Morgan Stanley to The Carlyle Group. The hire is part of the US private equity firm’s plans to expand in Japan.

The Carlyle Group said on Monday that Tomofumi Matsuyama has joined the Carlyle Japan buyout advisory team as a managing director from Morgan Stanley.

Carlyle is expanding in Japan as the companies’ management gradually warms to private equity investment. Matsuyama is an additional headcount for the Washington-headquartered private equity firm in Japan. 

Based in Tokyo, Matsuyama will advise on Carlyle’s investment activities in Japan, with a focus on large spin-offs mainly in the technology and industrials sectors.

Matsuyama joins Carlyle after 14 years with Morgan Stanley, where he was most recently a managing director and head of technology and industrials banking for...

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