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J-Star hires Yuki Kashiyama as operating principle

20 Mar 2014

Japanese flag poleJapanese private equity firm J-Star has appointed Yuki Kashiyama as an operating principle.

Prior to joining J-Star, Kashiyama was a founder of a biotechnology company in the US and Chile and served as its general manager of global biomass sourcing, and CEO of Chilean operation.

He has also worked at Boston Consulting Group, where he was involved in projects for business strategy, business development, marketing, BPR and PMI in various industries such as technology, pharmaceutical and consumer goods.

Kashiyama said, “I believe that my combination of international experience as founder & management of small technology company and business consultant will help to provide the management of portfolio companies with on-target supports for their reformation and value creation.”

Last October AltAssets reported that J-Star was expecting to be back in the market for a new fund in around two years after closing its latest fund in July last year.

The investment period of the current fund, which was 15 per cent invested at that time, will end in 2017 and the firm expects to launch a new vehicle within two years, said a source with knowledge of the firm’s plans.

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