StormHarbour announces Strategic Partnership and cross ownership with Asuka Asset Management
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

StormHarbour ("the company"), the leading independent global markets and financial advisory firm, today announces a Strategic Partnership with Asuka Asset Management ("Asuka"), one of the largest independent asset management firms in Japan.

The strategic partnership forms part of StormHarbour's strategy to broaden its presence and dedicated client offering in the Asia-Pacific region, which is a key component of the company’s global platform. It also further underlines StormHarbour's commitment to continually strengthen its distribution network across the region, meeting the growing needs of international investors in accesing the long-term potential of the Japanese capital markets.

The company already has a strong presence in the Asia-Pacific region, with established offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and a strong track record of originating and executing a number of high-profile financings across its growing Oil & Gas, Mining and Infrastructure & Renewable Energy practices. StormHarbour also recently acquired a team from OPVS Group, and Asia-Pacific alternative asset management firm, to bolster its offering and market expertise in Singapore.

Following the completion of the transaction, Mamoru Taniya, Chairman and CEO of Asuka Asset Management, will serve as Managing Principal at StormHarbour.

Antonio Cacorino, Mananging Principal at StormHarbour, said: "This strategic partnership with Asuka represents a very exciting opportunity for StormHarbour, and will both complement and enhance our existing capabilities and scope of client offering in the Asia-Pacific region. StormHarbour prides itself on its expansive distribution network and first-class skills in deal origination and execution, and this transaction will allow us to further develop our expertise in these areas across the region. We look froward to bringing Taniya-san and his team on board."

Mamoru Taniya, CEO of Asuka Management Asset, commented: "As the momentum of the Japanese capital markets continues to build, this deal opens the door for both firms to be better able to develop close relationships and to provide clients with new international investment opportunities. We are very excited to be joining the StormHarbour team and to embark on this next step in the evolution of our business."   



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