Case studies - Japan-related M&A transactions

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Many of the Japan-related M&A transactions that we work on are private and often their details must remain confidential. We illustrate some of the recent transactions below:

North American client / Japanese targets

A listed Canadian property services group seeking M&A advisory services in Japan engaged Crimson Phoenix to identify a local company with which to enter into a strategic and capital relationship. We were able to list a number of potential targets which met the client’s criteria, make confidential approaches to them and take the client through the remainder of the transaction process.

Japanese engineering consulting group / French strategic partner

Crimson Phoenix, working with a London-based sector-specialist advisory firm, brought together its listed client (latest turnover over ¥140 billion) and a leading French firm (€900 million) to form a strategic partnership in transport engineering, mainly in developing Asian markets.

Foreign-owned Japanese company / valuation

Crimson Phoenix, in collaboration with a law firm which acted as mediator, advised European shareholders of a Japanese company (latest turnover ¥1.3 billion) on its valuation as a basis for resolving a dispute between them.

Japanese consortium client / UK target

As a Japan-focused mergers and acquisitions advisory firm Crimson Phoenix were part of a multi-firm team advising a Japanese consortium of investors in bidding for a UK-based international film/TV production group (latest turnvoer £1 billion) which was the subject of a controlled auction.

Japanese publishing client / French joint venture partner

Crimson Phoenix brought together its Japanese client, a publishing group (latest turnover ¥260 billion), with a French peer (€800 million) to form a joint venture in France to combine their anime/manga businesses.

Other Japan-related M&A transactions

Transaction Target business Client nationality
Private placement in Japan (company valued at £120 million)Medical devicesBritish
Disposal of a Japanese business (valued at c.¥900 million)Executive searchBritish/USA
Disposal of a Japanese company (turnover ¥360 million)Publishing, communication and marketingBritish
Acquisition of Japanese firms (multiple deals)Enterprise resources planning servicesJapanese
Market entry partnership with Japanese pharmaceutical group (expected turnover in Japan £11 million equivalent)Medical devicesBritish
Strategic partnership with US/UK talent management groupsTalent managementJapanese

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