A Pioneer in Friendly Activist Investing

Taiyo was founded in 2001 to capitalize on the significant investment opportunities in the Japanese market by utilizing the strategic consulting, investment management, Japanese language and operational skills of the Founding Partners. While Taiyo continues to be excited about and deeply committed to opportunities in Japan, we also see opportunities to take our successful model from Japan to the rest of Asia. Taiyo currently invests approximately $1.7bn in private and smaller cap public companies in Asia.

Investment Professionals

Taiyo has close to 20 investment professionals in addition to the Founding Partners. Roughly half of these professionals are native to the Asian countries they cover and the rest have all spent extensive time working in Asia and speak the local language fluently. Our professionals have a wide range of Investment Banking, Consulting, Private Equity, and Equity Research experience which enables Taiyo to protect, unlock, and create value within our portfolio companies. All of our investment professionals spend a significant amount of time in Asia.


Founding Partners

Brian Heywood


Brian Heywood
Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner
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John Hammond Jr.

John Hammond, Jr., Ph.D
Founding Partner
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Michael King, CFA

Michael King, CFA
Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner
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