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YBC hosts major seminar in Tokyo on cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions

5 September 2017

YBC hosts major seminar in Tokyo on cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions

On 5 September, Yamada Business Consulting (YBC) organized a seminar in Tokyo, attended by close to 300 Japan-based executives, to discuss the potential and pitfalls of cross-border Mergers & Acquistions (M&A). Leon Perera, Chief Executive Officer of Spire Research and Consulting, joined the concluding panel together with Patrick Becker, MD of Shanghai-based M&A advisory firm Bexuco and Yukuo Takenaka, head of US-based consultancy Takenaka Partners.

Leon and the other panelists discussed the experience of cross-border M&A transactions by Japanese firms. The panel shared their views on the effectiveness of Japanese corporations in identifying and executing M&A deals as well as running effective post-merger integration (PMI).

The speakers gave insights on key factors to consider when going ahead with a deal. These included paying sufficient attention to human factors, not “over-researching” the target company and navigating the challenges of some M&A target firms having compliance “grey zones”.

The panelists felt that Japanese firms were lagging Chinese and Korean firms in cross-border M&A. To improve decision-making for such deals, the panel concluded that it was essential to set up dedicated M&A teams, hire experienced staff, adopt modern technology and implement more aggressive time-lines for deal closure.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Nidhi Singh
Manager, Group Corporate Communications
Spire Research and Consulting
Phone: (91) 124 646 5499
E-mail: nidhi.singh@spireresearch.com

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