Professional Experience

Crosspoint Advisors is a financial advisory service boutique, whose members consist of experienced and renowned professionals with various backgrounds such as investment banks, global PE funds and top tiered trading companies. We are fully committed to deliver diversified financial advisory services to assist our clients' strategic needs to achieve mid/long term growth.                

Global Alliance

Crosspoint Advisors maintains a growing international network of alliances and partnerships with approximately 30 companies in 15 countries. Our global coverage enables us to source over 100 deals annually.



Globalization is charging ahead in fields across the social spectrum. While those advances may open up doors to new, helpful insights from countries around the world, the process also opens up competitive arenas to new rivals in sectors of all kinds.

To maintain a solid presence in the global society, a company needs to coexist with the international community and also find a way to survive in an increasingly borderless competitive environment.

Rapid globalization and fast-paced digitization have combined to give society access to a richer base of information—in terms of both content and quality—than ever before. For a company, then, success depends heavily on the ability to navigate that ever-growing expanse, locate valuable information, and leverage those findings into positive growth.

Our mission at Crosspoint Advisors is to work with companies and investors in exploring solutions to pertinent problems from a global perspective and provide support to them, aiming to put them in position to flourish in competition both at home and abroad. Embracing that vision, we take it upon ourselves to enrich our understanding of various societies and cultures, respond quickly to the changes that emerge, and do whatever we can to develop human resources capable of negotiating on a level playing field with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

We at Crosspoint Advisors, cherishing our role as a trusted, understanding partner, will continue to help our clients take meaningful steps forward.

Akio Katsuragi
CEO, Crosspoint Advisors, Inc.




  • Akio Katsuragi


    Akio Katsuragi co-founded Crosspoint Advisors in 2010. Prior to that, Akio was CEO of Lehman Brothers Japan Inc., where he was also appointed to the firm’s Asia Executive Committee.

    Before joining Lehman Brothers, he was with Morgan Stanley Japan, where he served as the Head of Corporate Finance Department in the Investment Banking Division, and a member of the Tokyo Operating Committee.

    He started his career at Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ) in 1977, and worked for Goldman Sachs both in Tokyo and New York, after IBJ.

    Akio received his LL.B from the University of Tokyo, a Master of Law from University of Washington, and Fellowship/Master degree from the Law School of University of Pennsylvania.

  • Hiroshi Nonomiya

    Representative Director

    Hiroshi Nonomiya joined Crosspoint Advisors in April 2012.
    Before joining Crosspoint Advisors, he was a founding member of Ripplewood Japan, a Japan dedicated PE fund, where he acted as Managing Director from 1999 to 2002 and then as Representative Director from 2002 to 2011. He was responsible for sourcing investment targets, executing transactions, creating value of acquired companies in addition to fund raising, and overall managerial role of the firm. He joined Ripplewood's New York office in 1996 as an investment executive.

    Prior to that, he spent more than 20 years with Mitsubishi Corporation, engaged in Investment in Natural Resources, corporate advisory, principal investment, and setting up/managing PE funds, based in Tokyo, Paris, and London.

    He has a B.A. in Liberal Arts Culture from Tokyo University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD in France/Singapore

  • Tetsu Serizawa, CFA, CMA

    APAC Head

    Before co-founding Crosspoint Advisors, Tetsu Serizawa was a Managing Director at Nomura Securities and Lehman Brothers Japan Inc. He joined Lehman Brothers Japan Inc. in 2002 and was named a Deputy President of the firm and a Co-head of Fixed Income Sales in Asia.

    Tetsu also played a key role as a Managing Director at Deutsche Securities and Bankers Trust both in Tokyo and New York offices, primarily engaged in Fixed Income Sales. He began his career at Mitsui & Co. in 1978.

    He received a BS from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Engineering, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

  • Hiroshi Shiraishi

    Managing Director

    Hiroshi Shiraishi has more than 30 years of professional experience in the finance sector, where he has been deeply involved in M&A advisory, principal investment and corporate finance covering TMT, transportation and automotive/automotive parts sectors as well as broad experiences in corporate strategy and business development.

    Before joining Crosspoint Advisors in 2020, he was deeply involved in M&A advisory and investment banking business at Mizuho Securities where he led M&A Advisory Group as Joint Head in 2010. He started his career at Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ) in 1986.

    He received his LLB from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from Duke University

  • Hiroto Yamada

    Managing Director

  • Hidekazu (Kaz) Katao

    Managing Director

    Hidekazu (Kaz) Katao has over 23 years of experience in the financial industry. Before joining Crosspoint Advisors in 2013, Kaz was Managing Director of Monex Hambrecht, Inc., and responsible for M&A advisory services as well as capital transactions.

    Prior to that, Kaz worked for Mitsui & Co. between 2002 and 2008 as senior advisor where kaz advised principal investment and TMT division strategy. Kaz started his career in the Investment Banking Division at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (formerly The Sakura Bank, Limited.) in1997, where he focused on developing derivatives products. His main expertise is creating capital structure, financial modeling and broad network.

    He received a B.A. in social planning from the University of Tsukuba, and MBA from Keio University.

  • Yuki Nagase

    Managing Director

    Before joining Crosspoint Advisors in 2018, Yuki was a Vice President of Investment Banking Division at SMBC Nikko Securities, where he was involved in M&A and corporate finance business for clients in Japan. He was responsible for the coverage of public companies mainly in transportation, energy and infrastructure sectors and was engaged in deal origination. He also executed and advised in a number of global and domestic finance and M&A transactions.
    Prior to SMBC Nikko, he was at Lehman Brothers where he started his career and worked on various system-related projects around electronic stock trading platforms.

    He received a master M.S.E. degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business.

  • Makoto Ueda

    Managing Director

    Makoto has about 10 years of experience in coverage of telecom, media, internet sectors and startups at Mizuho Securities. Prior to his coverage experience, had many years of experience in both equity and debt capital markets product business.

    And has experience in overseas sales, investor relations, and M&A alliances at two major Japanese telecommunications companies
    Also has a large network of contacts in the technology industry both domestically and internationally, of course including the U.S. Bay area.

    He received a B.A. in Economics, Keio University.

  • Yasuhiko Hama

    Managing Director

    Yasuhiko Hama has joined Crosspoint Advisors in July 2024.
    Prior to joining Crosspoint, he worked for Tokio Marine Asset Management, Mitsubishi Corporation Asset Management (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Alternative Investments), Nomura Funds Research and Technologies America, and Asahi Life Asset Management, where he was responsible for investing in all types of alternative investments, including infrastructure funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, private debt funds, and farmland funds.

    He received a B.A. Economics, Keio University.


  • Kei Ejiri

    Former President & CEO of T. Chatani & Co., Ltd.

  • Kazuki Nakamoto

    Former Representative Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer of Daido Life Insurance Company


Company name
Crosspoint Advisors, Inc.
Head office
Holland Hills Mori Tower 14F, 5-11-2 Toranomon, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 105-0001 JAPAN
TEL:03-6721-5190 Contact form
JPY 90million
Our Business
  • 1.Financial Advisory
  • 2.Fund Placement
  • 3.Investment Activity
  • Financial Instruments Business Operators, Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Registration number:2504)
  • Type II Financial Instruments Business
  • Type II Financial Instruments Firms Association
Tadatsugu Ishimoto
Senior Advisors
  • Koichi Suzuki
    (Chairman & CEO of Internet Initiative Japan Inc.)