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Kazuhiro Yamada
Managing Director and Head of Carlyle Japan at The Carlyle Group


Kazuhiro Yamada is a Managing Director and Head of the Carlyle Japan buyout advisory team. He is based in Tokyo. 

Since joining Carlyle in 2001, Mr. Yamada has played a leading role in several of Carlyle’s successful investments, including Asahi Security Co. Ltd, Kito Corp., Rhythm Corp., Gakusei Engokai Co. Ltd, Covalent Materials Corp., AvanStarte Inc., Walbro Co., Ltd., Simplex Inc., ARUHI Corporation and WingArc1st Inc. 

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Yamada was a Senior Vice President of Daiwa Securities SB Capital Markets Co. Ltd., where he engaged in cross-border mergers and acquisitions deals along with Lazard Freres. Prior to that, he worked in investment banking for five years, project finance for five years and commercial banking for five years at Sumitomo Bank (currently Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation). 

Mr. Yamada is a board member at Sunsho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, Money Square Holdings, Inc, SANKYO RIKAGAKU CO., LTD, and WingArc1st Inc. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Japan Private Equity Association. 

Mr. Yamada received a BS from Doshisha University

Agenda Sessions

  • The state of Japanese private equity a year after the onset of COVID-19