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Masaya graduated from Keio University’s Faculty of Law in 1997 and joined Itochu Corporation soon after. In 1998 he joined Lehman Brothers Tokyo as a tech banker handling various M&A and financing transactions for wide range of domestic and international technology companies. In 2008 he joined Barclays as a head of telecommunications and media group, and then in 2011 moved to SMBC Nikko as a team to rebuild its investment banking franchise.
Throughout his career as an investment banker, he has consistently been covering internet and media sector based in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and New York office, and has handled 50+ corporate finance transactions involving various corporates ranging from venture company to large public enterprise.