CapitaLink Partners Inc. is an advisory and investment firm, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Since 2019, we have provided Japanese and multinational corporate/investor clients with advisory or investment services in various types of capital market transactions, leveraging our partners' many years (80 years combined) of experience at global investment banks (Salomon Brothers, UBS), asset management firms (Alliance Bernstein), accounting firms (KPMG), and strategic consulting firms (Bain).

Our strengths lie in our unique ability to link capital seekers with capital providers in bespoke ways where (and because) an established marketplace does not readily exist. In addition to advising the seeker (eg. corporations) or the provider (eg. asset manager) of capital, we from time to time mobilize our own funds and act as principal where deemed adding value to a transaction.

Our focus areas are

Startup and Growth Capital:
Despite the rapid growth of the Japanese VC market seen in recent years, we still see significant unmet needs in cross-border situations. We fully take advantage of our partners’ in-depth personal network both with entrepreneurs and angel investors in Japan as well as overseas to provide solutions to startup or growth-stage investees.

Special-Situations / Corporate Restructuring / Investor Engagement:
Our partners have industry-leading and award-winning track record in special situations since 1990’s through numerous periods of market dislocation. Clients are often placed in financial stress requiring bespoke and innovative solutions cutting across the full spectrum of capitalization from debt to equity that need to be tailor-made and privately negotiated. In addition to financing solutions, we also provide strategic support for corporate management in investor engagement.

CLP is registered as Type II Financial Products Business Operator as well as Investment Advisor with the Financial Services Agency of Japan under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act.

Business Overview

  • For Asset Managers

    Provide institutional asset managers (and investee companies) with a wide range of advisory services including:
    ・deal sourcing
    ・risk management
    ・capital raising planning

  • For Corporates

    Assist corporates in need of “Special Sit” financing not readily bankable in regular capital and bank markets.

    Product agnostic across the capitalization spectrum from debt to mezzanine and to equity.

    Provide access to competitive capital provided by high-quality institutional asset managers from around the globe.


  • Katsuaki Ogata

    Long-standing “Buy-side” career at Alliance Bernstein(1996~2017) where not only acted as CIO but started Japan operation from scratch. Broad business/management experience, including Schlumberger, PepsiCo, Bain & Co. Graduated from Sophia University (major in Physics), Harvard Business School (MBA, 1996).

  • Shoji Tsuboyama

    Throughout 25yr+ career at major global IB (Salomon Brothers and UBS), uniquely covered both issuer-side and investor-side clients across the entire spectrum of capitalization from equity, convertible, mezzanine to high yield and leveraged loans, involved in numerous structured Special-Sit deals. Notable deals include debt restructuring for Isuzu Motor, JVC, Kenedix. Graduated from University of Tokyo (BS, 1988), Harvard Business School (MBA, 1996, Second-year Honor).

  • Makoto Ohki

    Graduated from Keio University (BS and MA in Engineering). At KPMG (1994〜2001), offered accounting and consulting services to large banks and corporates. At UBS(2001〜2016)and Evolution Japan Securities(2016〜2019)involved in numerous M&A and Capital Markets deals including structured NPL divestitures for regional banks, sub-debt for trust banks, recapitalization of Japan Airlines via Pref Share issuance, PIPEs for mid cap issuers.

  • Shun Furukawa

    Joined UBS in 2007 after graduating from Keio University. Experienced a full scope of investment banking transactions including M&A, capital markets, leveraged loans. In 2015, Shun moved on and took the CFO post at SmartShopping, an eCommerce firm, involved in not only financing but in business development, HR and other key corporate functions, culminating in US$2mm fund raising in 2018. Shun co-founded 3S Capital in 2018 with 2 UBS colleagues.

Company Overview

CapitaLink Partners Inc.

Company Name

CapitaLink Partners Inc.

Rep Directors

Shoji Tsuboyama / Makoto Ohki

Head Quarter

11-16 Roppongi 5-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 106-0032

Business Overview

Financial advisory, Management consulding, Investment advice/Agency business, Type II Financial Instruments business, Special Business Activities for Qualified Institutional Investors

Registration Numbers

Financial Instruments Business Operator
Registered with Kanto Local Finance Bureau
(Registration Number: 1832)

Association Membership

Type II Financial Instruments Firms Association