With the very high EURO and low valuations of many Japanese companies, and with changing attitudes in Japan, now is an excellent time for European companies to start or expand business in Japan.
There are many ways to start or expand business in Japan, and acquiring a Japanese company is one of the paths often selected by European companies to grow in Japan.
Some acquisitions of Japanese companies by European corporations have led to fantastic successes - while others have led to catastrophic failures.
The presentation will discuss the key factors for European companies to succeed in acquiring a Japanese company, and some of the key reasons for failure, based on the speakers 23 years of experience with Japan's high-tech sector.
On below links you can learn more of Mr. Fasol, and see News interviews.
Time: 12.00 - 14.00. (registration from 11.30) Venue: Hotel Monterey Akasaka Map
Located on route 246, 200 m from the City Club, (Canada Embassy) close to Akasaka Mitsuke station. ParticipationFee: Members 4500 yen, Non Members 5500 yen
DR. GERHARD FASOL
Gerhard has been working with the Japanese technology sector since 1984. In 1996/7, he created Eurotechnology Japan KK which has become one of the leading western technology and M&A advisory boutiques in Japan, focussing on the Japanese ICT sector.
In recent years, Eurotechnology's work has included work with NTT's global M&A team, advising a global financial institution on the risks of the US$ 15 billion loan to SoftBank for the Vodafone KK acquisition, helping a French company to acquire a Japanese pharmaceutical factory, analyzing industry sectors and companies for global investment banks, and working with a financial institution on mobile banking, including business development, technology and security.
Eurotechnology is currently working with a number of European and US companies on M&A and investment projects in Japan. Eurotechnology was also recently engaged by the European Union to benchmark Japan's mobile and fixed-line communication industries vs EU, and to make recommendations to the European Union on how to learn from Japan, and by the Government of Finland on R&D strategy in the mobile communication sector.
In addition, his company constantly works on business development projects between Europe and Japan - several of which Eurotechnology drives on it's own initiative, helping Japanese companies grow business in Europe, and helping European companies build and grow their businesses in Japan