Aki Nakamura Joins Sun Capital

Akitoshi Nakamura has joined Sun Capital Partners as chairman and CEO of the firm's Japan affiliate. He previously served as vice chairman and director of Nikko Principal Investments Japan Ltd.




Sun Capital Partners Japan K.K. (“Sun Capital Japan”), the Japanese adviser to Sun Capital Partners, Inc. (“Sun Capital”), today announced that it has appointed Mr. Akitoshi (“Aki”) Nakamura as its Chairman and CEO effective immediately.


Most recently, Mr. Nakamura served as Vice Chairman and Director of Nikko Principal Investments Japan Ltd. (“Nikko“), a private equity firm. Prior to joining Nikko, he was a Managing Director and member of the Board of the Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan (“IRCJ”), a government-sponsored entity established to assist troubled companies to restructure and reorganize their businesses, from 2003 to 2007. Prior to the IRCJ, Mr. Nakamura served as a Managing Director of Ripplewood Japan, a private equity firm, from 1999 to 2003, and spent six years from 1993 to 1999 with Citibank Japan, serving as General Counsel and General Manager of the Individual Investment and Strategic Planning departments. Mr. Nakamura also practiced law with Nishimura and Sanada and Sullivan and Cromwell. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tokyo and a Master of Laws degree from Columbia University.


Gary M. Talarico, Managing Director, Sun Capital Partners, Inc., stated, “I have had the privilege of knowing Nakamura-san since 1998 and am very pleased to welcome him as Chairman and CEO of Sun Capital Japan. His broad and relevant background in law, banking, and private equity, as well as his unique experience as one of the most senior executives at IRCJ, are an excellent match with Sun Capital's focus on turnaround investing. In combination with Shigeru Utsugi, Sun Capital Japan's Managing Director in Tokyo, Nakamura-san will form a superb leadership team.”


Akitoshi Nakamura, Chairman and CEO, Sun Capital Partners Japan K.K., commented, “I am very excited to join the Japanese advisor of Sun Capital, a firm which enjoys an unparalleled reputation for expertise in turnaround investing. Sun Capital's focus on operational improvements coupled with its global operating management resources are a great fit with the challenges that Japanese companies face today as they adjust to economic change and globalization. In addition to Sun Capital's excellent track record in the U.S. and Europe, I am enthusiastic about the prospects for Sun Capital in Japan based on its culture of teamwork, high ethical standards, and integrity.”


Shigeru Utsugi, Managing Director, Sun Capital Partners Japan K.K., added, “Our team in Japan enthusiastically welcomes Nakamura-san, who brings a demonstrated wealth of experience and expertise to complement our resident group of professionals. His experience at the IRCJ, in particular, adds a dimension to our ability to advise Sun Capital given its focus on underperforming, turnaround, and special situation investing.”


About Sun Capital Partners Japan K.K.


Sun Capital Partners Japan K.K. is the Japanese advisor to Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading U.S.-based private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. Sun Capital Partners, Inc. and its affiliates target Japanese companies with JPY