ZUG, Switzerland, October 28, 2010 – Capital Dynamics is extending its Asian reach by opening an office in Tokyo on November 1, 2010. The team will be led by Kazushige Kobayashi. The office will complement the Firm’s existing Hong Kong presence in Asia.
Kazushige Kobayashi, who joins as a Managing Director and brings nearly two decades of private equity experience to Capital Dynamics, joins from Alternative Investment Capital Limited (AIC), where he was President and CEO. Prior to AIC, he was engaged in private-equity related business at Mitsubishi Corporation in Tokyo and London.
Capital Dynamics believes Japan offers a wealth of current and long-term investment potential. It has been active in Japan for some years and is delighted that it can deepen its commitment to the market by becoming a member of the local business community.
Thomas Kubr, CEO of Capital Dynamics, says: “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Kobayashi to the team. With his extensive private equity experience and domestic relationships, Mr. Kobayashi is the ideal person to head our Tokyo office and foster new business within the sophisticated and potential-rich Japanese market. He is also exceptionally well placed to develop further our network of relationships with the high-quality regional private equity managers and to support our expanding Japanese and East-Asian client base.”
Kazushige Kobayashi says: “I am pleased to join Capital Dynamics, where I will work closely with my colleagues in both Asia as well as the other offices around the world. Together, we have the opportunity to foster a strong foundation in Japan by cultivating the region’s abundant investment prospects and making our high-quality global products and services available locally. At the same time, we will be able to provide global investors with equally attractive opportunities to invest in Japan.”
Capital Dynamics is an independent asset management firm focusing on private assets, including private equity, clean energy and infrastructure, and real estate. Capital Dynamics offers investors a wide range of products and services: funds of funds, direct investments, separate account solutions and structured private equity products.
With more than 20 years of experience and over 160 employees, Capital Dynamics serves a diverse group of institutional investors such as pension funds, endowments and family offices, as well as high net worth individuals and their advisors. Headquartered in Switzerland, Capital Dynamics has offices in London, New York, Zurich, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Rio de Janeiro, Munich, Birmingham (UK), and Zug.
“Capital Dynamics” comprises Capital Dynamics Holding AG and its affiliates.