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Representative Director and Chief Investment Officer | SHIMIZU Yuya

Representative Director and Chief Investment Officer

Representative Director and Chief Investment Officer

Yuya has more than 18 years of investing experience across distressed debt, Real estate, private equity and public equities during his tenures at Moore Strategic Value Partners (MSVP), Asuka Asset Management, Dalton Investments and OTS Capital Management, before establishing Hibiki Path Advisors in 2015.

He is, first and foremost, a passionate long term value and engagement investor. At MSVP, he priced more than 800 distress loans/bonds as the head of Corporate Distress Team and also negotiated with obligors in various reorganization stages. At Asuka, he was a senior member of the private equity division and executed the MBO/TOB of Foodxglobe (Tully’s Coffee Japan) in 2003-2004, negotiating both with the owner and lenders. At Dalton, he initiated a J-REIT activist strategy in 2008, generating more than 300% return over the life of the strategy, and also served as an independent director of Suntelephone Corp for two years, a company that Dalton jointly acted on MBO with Bain Capital and Japan Industrial Partners. More recently, at Hibiki, he was nominated as an independent director for Toshiba Corp by one of its major shareholders in 2020 and received 30%+ overall support in the AGM. His simple ambition is to make Japan a better place for both capitalists and corporates. Based on his diverse experience as investor, he has a unique and unmatched network that enables him to execute his strategy.

He started his career at Goldman Sachs Tokyo in 1994, first in institutional equity sales and later as Investment Research Analyst first for Construction/Real Estate and then Steel/Metal sector. He obtained BA in Economics from Keio University in 1994 and a Masters (MSc) in Finance from London Business School in 2003.