Atsuo "Andy" Watanabe joined Duff & Phelps in 2007. He is a managing director and part of the firm's international Investment Banking practice in the Tokyo office. Andy has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Andy was a partner at GMD Corporate Finance Limited. He also was with Arthur Andersen, where he co-founded the firm's Corporate Finance group in Tokyo. Andy started his career with Long-Term Credit Bank in Japan. He specializes in mergers, acquisitions, valuation and structured finance services. Andy has managed various transactions for top-tier Japanese, U.S. and multi-national corporations and advised a number of major Japanese corporations on their restructuring efforts, including strategic planning and divestitures of non-core businesses.
Andy holds a BA in political science from Waseda University.