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SuperReturn Japan
30 November - 1 December 2022
The ConradTokyo

Tomoya Shiraishi
Representative Director, Partner, CEO/CIO at Phronesis Partners Co., Ltd.


Tomoya Shiraishi co-founded Phronesis Partners, a Japanese private equity firm focusing on small-cap control investments. Since the firm launched the first fund in 2015, it has built a promising investment track record. Its portfolio includes T.N., a leading nail polishing salon chain, FLAVA, a leading online men’s apparel company, Beaumind, a leading eyelashes beauty salon chain and Class Technology, a leading data base and integration software developer mainly used for manufacturing process.

Mr. Shiraishi started his career at JAFCO in 1986. He gained experience in venture capital in Silicon Valley and Asian countries for more than ten years and he led JAFCO’s buyout investment team as CIO until he left the firm in 2005. Early venture portfolio included ResMed, a U.S. developer of medical equipment for sleep-disordered breathing, which is now successfully listed at $24.9 billon market cap. The buyout portfolio included metal coatings specialist Tocalo, the first privatization in Japan led by a financial sponsor. The company went public with $250 million market cap.

Prior to founding Phronesis, Mr. Shiraishi was the head of Japan office of Permira, a leading global private equity firm. At Permira, he led the acquisition of Arysta LifeScienece, a Japan-origin global provider of crop protection company at $2.2 billion.

He also has profound knowledge and experience about impact investments. He founded Social Investment Partners, the first full-scale venture philanthropy organization in Japan in 2012. He is a member of Japan advisory board of GSG (Global Steering Group) for Impact Investment. Mr. Shiraishi holds a bachelor of law from Hitotsubashi University in 1986.

Agenda Sessions

  • Mid-market: opportunities in US, Europe and Japan