Chris WellsRepresentative Director

STJ Advisors Group Limited is the leading independent equity capital markets adviser in Japan.
In the last 5 years STJ has advised on TSE listings with a value of over $8bn.
We specialise in helping issuers getting their message across, in particular to international investors.
STJ has advised on most of the international IPOs on behalf of international private equity houses on the TSE in the last 5 years, including acting for leading private equity companies such as Bain Capital, CVC, Carlyle and Permira.
We have ongoing mandates with these and other leading Sponsors.
Past deals include Skylark Restaurants, Japan's largest full service restaurant chain, Sushiro, Japan's leading kaiten sushi company, TechnoPro the leading IT staffing company, BellSystem24 the CRM company jointly owned with Itochu, Tsubaki Nakashima the precision ball maker, Macromill the online market research company, Arteria the internet cable and service provider jointly owned with Marubeni and Yukiguni Maitake the agritech food producer of mushrooms also for Bain capital.
We have an outstanding success record of helping issuers achieve optimal pricing.

My IPO other experience includes landmark deals such as British Telecom, Astra Zeneca, BSkyB, Alsthom and many others including listings in the US, Tokyo, London and Paris.
I have also run the equity research department for Barclays Securities in Tokyo and been rated as a top analyst in the Telecom sector in Europe by Institutional Investor.

We are told by our clients that our experience in Japan is unique, and that we add genuine value by bringing an international perspective, combined with a deep understanding of the Japanese market.

Years of experience
Tokyo Stock Exchange
Senior Director Market Development Tokyo ProMarket
Collins Stewart
Head of Corporate Broking
Lehman Brothers
Head of UK ECM
Managing Director Corporate Broking
Managing Director Corporate Broking
BZW Tokyo
Head of Equity Research

Kenji KawanoManaging Director

Kenji started his career at Nomura, and has also worked at Mizuho, BAML, Barclays and most recently as co-Head of ECM at Citi.He has handled various products and sectors in Japanese capital markets including IPOs of Daiichi-Life and Dentsu, primary offerings of Resona Bank and Sharp, secondary offerings of Yakult and Shinsei Bank as well as convertible bonds for Kansai Paint and Takashimaya.

Managing Director

Shingo started his career in investment banking at UBS Securities Japan in 2007. Engaged both in origination/execution of Initial Public Offering, Follow-on equity financing and Convertible bond offering for Japanese blue-chip companies.
Moved to Citigroup in 2010 and promoted to Vice President where built strong relationship with the managements in client firm and was responsible for pricing for Convertible bond proposal.
He experienced elephant equity transactions in this 10 years, like Japan Post HD, Seibu HD, Suntory Beverage & Food Limited's Global IPO, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Mizuho Financial Group, and Orix's Global follow-on offering, Euroyen Convertible Bond offering by Kansai Paint.
Bachelor of Economics, The University of Tokyo, Mar.2007

Years of experience
Equity Capital Markets Vice President
Equity Capital Markets Analyst

Genki YoshidaAssociate

Keio University Bachelor of Commerce

Years of experience
Deutsche Securities
Corporate Finance
Mizuho Securities
Equity Capital Market

Yasutaka KatoAnalyst

Kyoto University Master of Pharmaceutical Science

Notitaka TsutsumiAnalyst

Daiwa Asset Management
Certified Member Analyst of SAAJ
Keio University Bachelor of Low Politics