BTIG Continues Global Expansion in Asia-Pacific with New Tokyo Affiliate Location – Firm Appoints Shingo Yatsui as the Chief Executive Officer of New Entity to Build Local Team and Strengthen Investment Banking Business
Tokyo – March 10, 2021 – BTIG announced today that it has opened an affiliate office in Tokyo, Japan. The new entity, operating as BTIG Japan KK, marks the firm’s first affiliate location in Japan, fourth in the Asia-Pacific and its 19th global location. Shingo Yatsui, Managing Director and BTIG’s Head of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions, has been named the entity’s Chief Executive Officer, and will lead the firm’s business development efforts in the region. The firm’s Japanese headquarters will be based out of the landmark Marunouchi Building in Tokyo.
Today, BTIG provides services for clients across major financial centers in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG Japan KK represents another strategic growth opportunity in Asia-Pacific for the firm, which began its expansion in the region more than a decade ago. The firm opened its Hong Kong and Sydney affiliates in 2008 followed by Singapore in 2009.
With a team of local investment banking professionals, BTIG plans to focus on structuring equity capital markets, debt capital advisory, private placements and mergers and acquisition assignments for growth-oriented companies. Historically, BTIG’s focus in Japan has been to assist companies with their acquisition of U.S. assets, and to identify Japanese buyers and investors for U.S. companies in high-growth industries. Establishment of a local presence will allow BTIG to strengthen its support of existing clients and enhance the firm’s ability to service U.S. companies in their acquisition of assets in Japan.
“Building upon strong momentum and client adoption in Japan thus far, we are confident that our new presence in Tokyo will help us further develop relationships for our advisory business there,” noted Scott Kovalik, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BTIG. “We believe that Shingo’s understanding of the local marketplace and experience leading advisory assignments in the region will add value for clients as we continue to structure and originate transactions.”
BTIG Investment Banking’s expertise spans the consumer, energy and infrastructure, financials, healthcare, real estate as well as technology, media and telecommunications sectors. The firm’s banking products include mergers and acquisitions, capital markets advisory, IPOs, follow-on offerings, ATMs, SPACs, private placements, convertibles, debt and corporate buybacks. Clients benefit from actionable market intelligence, and BTIG’s comprehensive understanding of financial dynamics. Aftermarket services include trading, corporate access, as well as proprietary research and strategy products.
BTIG is a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services. With an extensive global footprint and more than 650 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 19 cities throughout the U.S., and in Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs and fixed income, currency and commodities (futures, interest rates, credit, as well as convertible and preferred securities). The firm’s core capabilities include global execution, portfolio, electronic and outsource trading, transition management, investment banking, prime brokerage, capital introduction, corporate access, research and strategy, commission management and more. To learn more about BTIG, visit www.btig.com. Disclaimer: https://www.btig.com/disclaimer.