Paul Ford

Partner, Head of Private Equity, KPMG Japan / M&A Deal Analytics Lead, KPMG FAS / Leader of Transaction Services, KPMG FAS


Paul started with KPMG in Canada in 1995, and has worked with KPMG in many offices around the world, including 17 years working in Japan. During his career with KPMG Paul has been involved in over 200 M&A transactions, primarily in cross border private equity and technology. As Head of Private Equity, Paul is responsible to lead our overall value proposition for Private Equity in Japan, including personally handling transactions for various large global Private Equity fund clients. Paul is also responsible for our overall M&A Deal Analytics approach in Japan, ensuring that our best-in-class M&A expertise is empowered by KPMG’s innovative global data analytics tools and approaches. In addition to his career with KPMG, Paul has worked in the private equity and technology industries, including four years as a senior executive in a Canadian venture backed software company subsequently acquired by a listed US entity. Paul has extensive personal experience advising and investing in early stage technology companies, including several emerging AI ventures in Japan, and is a frequent speaker at various public events spanning M&A, private equity and the technology industry.

  • Advisory
  • Deal Advisory
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Victoria, Canada

  • Chartered Accountant (Canada)