Takaomi Tomioka and Hiroyuki Otsuka were named deputy heads of the Japan buyout advisory team at Carlyle Group.
The positions are new, confirmed a spokeswoman for the New York-based private markets investment giant.
A Carlyle news release said Mr. Tomioka will be responsible for succession-related deals and other midcap buyouts, while Mr. Otsuka will focus on corporate carve-outs and other large-cap buyout deals.
Mr. Tomioka is a managing director and also the head of Carlyle Japan's consumer, retail and health-care group. Mr. Otsuka is a managing director and head of the firm's general industries group. Both retain their current roles.
The promotions of Messrs. Tomioka and Otsuka, who report to Kazuhiro Yamada, head of Carlyle Japan, come as the firm announced a final closing of its latest Japan buyout fund, Carlyle Japan Partners IV, at ¥258 billion, or roughly $2.3 billion, the release said.