Middle Market M&A Advisory in the Japanese Market

MC Management, Inc. is a boutique firm for middle-market M&As based in Japan. Since its inception in 2002, MC Management has provided financial advisory services to international and domestic clients in the Japanese market.

The focus of the advisory service is M&A transactions with Japanese companies with typical revenue between USD 1-50 million. Clients include not only small and medium-size companies but also international and large Japanese corporations. Members of the company have extensive experience working with major corporations and financial institutions.

More than 70% of our business occurs on the buyer side of M&A advisories, including acquisition target searches (deal sourcing). In the process of identifying targets to negotiate, we compile a list of candidates from outside sources, make initial contact through written letters, and follow up by telephone. The majority of buyer-side clients are international corporations who wish to expand their business in Japan.


The advisory services the company provides include the following:

Merger and Acquisition
Joint Venture
Fund Raising
Strategic Alliance
Target Search (Deal sourcing)


Professional service
All assignments are carried out by senior members who have ample experience and knowledge and are fluent in English 

Strengths of buyer-side advisory
We have extensive buyer-side advisory experience and the skills to effectively communicate with candidates to attract their interest in searches.

Reasonable fee schedule
As we are a small organization with minimum headcounts, we can offer a flexible and competitive fee schedule. The fees are usually a combination of retainer and success fees


平山 雅彦 代表取締役

Masahiko Hirayama, President

Mr. Hirayama is a founder and a president of MC Management, Inc. He has been involved in the fields of M&A and private equity investment for 25 years. Prior to founding MC Management, he worked with The Carlyle Group for venture investment and as the Tokyo representative for Morgen, Evan & Co., a boutique M&A advisory firm based in New York. His previous employers include Merrill Lynch, Baring Brothers and Citibank.
Mr. Hirayama received his BA in international economics from Aoyama Gakuin University and his MBA from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Yoshito Yamaguchi, Senior Adviser

Mr. Yamaguchi is a senior adviser of MC Management, Inc. He worked for Mitsubishi Electric for over 40 years and served in multiple senior management positions, such as Senior Managing Director of Mitsubishi Electric and President/Chairman of Mitsubishi Electric USA.
Mr. Yamaguchi received his BA in law from the University of Tokyo and completed a senior management program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Naosumi Baba, Senior Adviser

Mr. Baba is a senior adviser at MC Management, Inc. He worked for Miyazaki Bank for over 40 years, mainly in the planning and human resource department. Prior to retiring from Miyazaki Bank, he served as Senior Managing Director. He also worked for Solaseed Air, Inc. as an auditor,and Sogo Medical Co., Ltd. as a senior adviser.
Mr. Baba received his BA in law at Aoyama Gakuin University.

Past Assignment

Industry ServiceEUM&A advisory with acquisition target search
Financial ServiceJapanAcquisition target search
Consumer ServiceEUM&A advisory
Management ConsultingUSM&A advisory with acquisition target search
CRMJapanM&A advisory with acquisition target search
InsuranceAsia PacificM&A advisory with acquisition target search
Financial ServiceUSM&A advisory
Private Equity FundUSAcquisition target search


Please call 81-(0)3-5464-8746 or email us at info@mcmanagement.jp for further information.

Company Information

NameMC Management, Inc.
PresidentMasahiko Hirayama
OfficeTokyo: 11F., Aoyama Palacio Tower, 3-6-7, Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0061
Fukuoka: 2F., Tenjin Daiichi-BLDG., 4-2-36, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka, 810-0001
Telephone81-(0)3-5464-8746 (Tokyo), 81-(0)92-980-1561 (Fukuoka)