Hattori joins TransPacific Group

TransPacific Group said Oct. 15 that Akito Hattori has joined the firm as a director in its Hong Kong office. Most recently, Hattori was with HarbourVest Partners Japan, where he focused on Japanese business development.


NEW YORK — TransPacific Group, a leading Asia-focused private placement agent, has appointed Akito Hattori to serve as a Director in the firm’s Hong Kong office. The firm, which represents a highly selective group of private equity, credit, infrastructure, and real estate managers, continues to deepen its longstanding relationships with Asian institutional investors. Hattori assumes primary responsibility for institutional investor relationships and fundraising activity in Japan.

Hattori joins TransPacific from HarbourVest Partners Japan, where he focused on Japanese business development. He previously worked at JP Morgan, marketing alternative investment products to Japanese and Korean institutional investors, in addition to assisting these investors with asset allocation and manager and market research. Prior to JP Morgan, Hattori worked at Credit Suisse Japan.

“I am delighted to welcome Akito to our team,” said Mark Mason, Founder and Managing Director of Hong Kong-based TransPacific Group (Asia) Ltd. and its US affiliate, New York-based TransPacific Group LLC. “Asia is becoming an increasingly important source of capital for private equity and other alternative investment managers, and we work closely with our clients to help them develop quality relationships with institutional investors across the region. Akito’s experience and relationships will further strengthen our fundraising capabilities in Japan.”

“I am truly excited to join the TransPacific team,” said Hattori. “TransPacific represents some of the very best private fund managers in the world, and I look forward to helping these managers build quality, long-lasting relationships with leading Japanese institutional investors.”

In the Hong Kong office, Hattori joins Luke Chun, Managing Director, and Debbie Liao, Director, both of whom have worked with the Asian institutional investor community for many years.

TransPacific’s recent clients include Madison Dearborn Partners and Riverstone Holdings.

For more information, contact Gergana Ruff at gruff@t-pacific.com, or +1-212-987-3000.