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Yorkville Advisors HK, a wholly owned sub-adviser to the US-based investment firm Yorkville Advisors, has appointed Katsutomo Fujimoto as senior adviser for Japan. 

Fujimoto, who will be based in Tokyo, will focus on originating and structuring transactions in Japan, one of Yorkville's priority markets in Asia.

'Japan is an important market for Yorkville, and Fujimoto-san will play a vital role in ensuring we are well positioned with the right expertise and relationships to take advantage of the attractive opportunities in that market,' says Anthony Chan, managing director and head of Asia for Yorkville.

'Fujimoto-san has over 20 years of capital markets experience in Japan and will be an invaluable member of our team in Asia,' says Philip Ho, senior managing director and head of global capital markets at Yorkville. 

Fujimoto was most recently senior vice president at Lehman Brothers in Tokyo in its equity division and equity solutions group. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers he was a general manager at Mizuho Securities in Tokyo, a director at Nikko Citigroup in Tokyo, and at Daiwa Bank in Tokyo.

Yorkville established Yorkville HK in September 2008 to gain a presence in the Asia Pacific market, particularly in its priority markets of Greater China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. Yorkville HK received licensing approval from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission in March 2009.

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