Investment Group

Hideto Nishihata

Managing Director

Hideto Nishihata

Mr. Nishihata joined Polaris in April 2012. Prior to Polaris, he was engaged in turnaround investments for medium-sized enterprises and post-investment hands-on turnaround support at the Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corporation of Japan. Before that, he worked at the business revitalization department of PwC Advisory (current PricewaterhouseCoopers Japan) and was engaged in business plan formulation for medium-sized enterprises and monitoring support. And at Oracle Corporation Japan where he started his career, he was engaged in project management for ERP package installation and consulting for operational implement. Mr. Nishihata received a Bachelor of Engineering from Kobe University.

He concurrently holds positions as below;
Auditor, BAKE, Inc.

Naohiko Ohno

Managing Director

Naohiko Ohno

Mr. Ohno joined Polaris in February 2011. Prior to Polaris, he worked at RECOF Corporation and was engaged in M&A advisory services (sourcing and execution of M&A transactions) with a focus on mid cap companies in electronics, education, human resources and apparel. He also provided advisory services to private equity funds on the exits of their portfolio companies, and acted as a member of valuation committee. Mr. Ohno received a BA in Commerce from Hitotsubashi University.

He concurrently holds positions as below;
Auditor, NOVARESE, Inc.
Auditor, LB Co., Ltd.

Takuji Ishida

Managing Director

Takuji Ishida

Mr. Ishida joined Polaris in August 2017. Prior to Polaris, he worked at Mitsubishi Corporation and was engaged in investments and project finance in liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in the U.S. and Indonesia, etc. Subsequently, at the Boston Consulting Group, he was in charge of developing strategies, formulating med- to long-term business plans, launching new businesses, designing and improving operations, and cutting costs for corporations in transportation, industrial materials, and energy sectors. Mr. Ishida received a Bachelor of Laws from Kyoto University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

He concurrently holds positions as below;
Auditor, REINOWA Holdings Inc.
Director(Audit and Supervisory Committee Member), HITOWA Holdings Co., Ltd.
Director, Lincstech Co., Ltd.

Tetsuhiko Yamamoto

Managing Director

Tetsuhiko Yamamoto

Mr. Yamamoto joined Polaris in April 2014. Prior to Polaris, he worked at Shinsei Bank and was engaged in leveraged finance including LBO finance for PE funds, and various finance transactions related to corporate acquisitions, restructurings and recapitalizations. Mr. Yamamoto received a BA in Engineering from Keio University.

He concurrently holds positions as below;
Auditor, BAKE, Inc.
Auditor, i-PRO Co., Ltd.
Auditor, SOGO MEDICAL CO., LTD.
Auditor, GeoTechnologies Inc.

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