Spire is proud to announce its merger with YAMADA Consulting Group Co., Ltd. (YCG) – a leading independent consulting group in Japan and a company listed on the Prime Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The merger, effective from 15 April 2016, makes Spire part of a much larger and publicly listed corporate group, which is expected to create more access to new consulting solutions, economies of scale, investment resources and synergistic business development possibilities.
YCG acquired an 80 per cent stake in Spire Research and Consulting Pte Ltd, the parent company for the Spire Research and Consulting group of companies. Leon Perera, the co-founder of Spire, retains a 20 per cent stake and continues to serve as the Chairman of the Spire Research and Consulting group of companies. He is also the Executive Director of YCG’s Global Network Capabilities.
With the merger, the Spire Research and Consulting brand becomes the global brand for YCG outside of Japan.
With the merger, Spire will be able to leverage the consulting know-how and tools developed by YCG such as corporate restructuring, M&A and business succession planning consulting. Spire also gains enhanced access to the Japanese market through YCG’s network of offices across Japan.
YAMADA Consulting Group Co., Ltd or YCG was established in the year 1989. YCG provides research and consulting services in order to support overseas business decision making, primarily for Japanese companies. YCG’s services includes market research, competitor analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory and policy research, and partner selection for supplier, customer, and other business partners.
Other than research and consulting, YCG also provides support for company establishment, organizational design, and business execution, especially in the early stage of expansion.
YCG’s network is currently spread over 13 offices in Japan alongside the headquarters in Tokyo. YCG also has its branches and representative offices in Singapore, China, Thailand, Vietnam and the USA.
YCG has a large team of over 800 analysts and managers who have experience in conducting research and consulting projects across different sectors such as manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, construction, real-estate, transportation, telecommunication, finance, hospitality & food services, entertainment, medical & welfare, and so forth.
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YCG’s strengths include:
- Management consulting business
- Real estate consulting business
- FP related business
- Investment – Fund business
- Overseas operations
Spire and YCG network and coverage