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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 expertise spans high technology, telecommunications, media, finance, pharmaceuticals and consumer. He led a team of more than 200 consultants as president of McKinsey for Japan for eight years.

Isayama is a career bureaucrat who...
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