YAMADA Consulting Group

Merger agreement

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 First 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, will continue to serve as the CEO of the group, retaining a 20 per cent stake.

With the merger, the Spire Research and Consulting brand becomes the global brand for YCG outside of Japan.

Spire’s capabilities and Network in 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 2000. 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 7 prefectures in Japan including Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Fukuoka, with its headquarters in Tokyo. YCG also has its branches and representative offices located in Singapore, China, Thailand and Malaysia.

YCG’s Research and consulting projects and its strengths

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:

1. Management consulting business

2. Real estate consulting business

3. FP related business

4. Investment – Fund business

5. Overseas operations

Our global network coverage

Spire and YCG network and coverage

YCG coverage across Japan

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