Yamaichi Securities Co., Ltd.

Quality M&A Advisory in Japan


Established by Masahito Tachikawa, a pioneer of M&A in Japan, Yamaichi Securities is a privately owned investment bank based in Tokyo with roots from the former Yamaichi Securities  


  • private and publicly listed Japanese corporations
  • domestic and overseas financial sponsors based in Japan


registered with the FSA for Type II financial business.

  • focus on cross-border advisory services  for Japan outbound and inbound M&A
  • buy-side and sell -side engagements
  • capital raising for corporations and financial sponsors
  • advisory for domestic M&A

Industry practices:

seven core sector strengths

  • Financial services 
  • Industrial
  • Technology, media and telecom 
  • Healthcare
  • Food & beverage 
  • Energy / natural resources
  • Consumer




  • the key members of the team were pioneers in developing M&A Advisory as a business model in Japan (established Japan’s first M&A advisory firm RECOF in 1987)
  • the team is built from the merchant banking tradition of  the former Yamaichi Securities, one of the leading four securities houses in Japan
  • founded as IBS Securities in 2004 and was renamed Yamaichi Securities in 2014.

Track record:

with a focus on cross border and an advisory  tradition in financial services and TMT M&A in Japan,  Yamaichi has diverse sector experience:

  • advised AICA Kogyo on its EUR 150mn acquisition of the Asian adhesives division of Helsinki-based Dynea Oy
  • advised Kamei Corporation on the US$ 29mn acquisition of Mitsuwa Marketplace, an Asian foods grocery chain in the USA.
  • advised Toridoll Corp. on acquisition of Wok to Walk, Asian fast food restaurant based in Europe and USA



Name Yamaichi Securities Co., Ltd.

Financial Instrument Dealer Registration Number:
Director of Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Financial instruments firms) No.10

URL https://www.yamaichi-sec.com
CEO Masahito Tachikawa
Address Kabutocho Heiwa Bldg No.1 6thFloor,5-1,
Access 1-minute walk from Exit11 of Kayabacho Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line & Tozai Line