Masakuni Inoue is a director in the Tokyo office and part of the Valuation Advisory Services business unit. He has more than 10 years of experience in corporate finance and valuation service.
Masakuni has extensive experience in valuation, including business enterprise valuations, exchange ratio, valuations of goodwill, stock options, preferred shares and other related issues. His experience includes valuation of both minority and controlling interests in closely-held companies for purposes of acquisition and divestiture pricing, tax planning and financing. Masakuni’s engagement highlights include performing valuations for various financial services firms such as investment banks, commercial banks, insurance companies, investment funds and real estate; performing valuations across a wide range of other industries including industrial products, consumer products, information technology services, entertainment and transportation; providing advisory and valuation services to assist clients in going-private transactions; conducting valuations of intangible assets (e.g., customer relationships, contract rights) for financial services firms for financial reporting purposes; and advising on acquisitions, divestitures and corporate restructurings with particularly strong experience in transaction structure planning.
Masakuni joined Duff & Phelps from MISUZU Financial Advisors, formerly part of the PricewaterhouseCoopers network of companies, where he was a director in the Corporate Finance Advisory business unit since 1999. Prior to this, Masakuni worked for the Corporate Finance Division of the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan.
Masakuni received his B.A. in law from the University of Tokyo. He is also a chartered member of the Security Analysts Association of Japan.