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のぐち ともふみ



Co-Founder, Representative Director & Partner
Chairman of the Investment Committee

Tom Noguchi is in charge of overall investment activities, including origination, investment/sale decisions and value-up of the portfolio companies.  He was the President of Sanyu Chikuro (furnace constrution) throughout the investment period.
Prior to co-founding Value Quest Partners, he worked as a buyout fund manager at J-STAR focusing on investments in Japanese small and medium-sized enterprises for five years.  He led the succession deal of Nakai Industrial (vacuum metallizing / wet coating company) throughout the process and also worked on investments in Harita Metal (recycling company) as well as Echigoya (restaurant chain) as Outside Director/ Corporate Auditor.
Previously, he worked as a sell-side analyst for five years (Goldman Sachs / Credit Suisse) and also worked on M&A advisory services for five years (Morgan Stanley (Tokyo, New York) / JPMorgan).
Mr. Noguchi received a B.S. in Finance (Economics/Mathematics minors) from Indiana University, Bloomington

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