"M&A in Japan & Related Corporate Issues" by Mr. Naohisa Fukutani, Managing Director, GCA Savvian Corporation
After the economic slow-down for two decades, increasing M&A cases are recently observed in Japan. Current economic situation of Japan is for a favourable tide to support acquisition. On the other hand, it is often said that M&A in Japan is different by the Western Standards. In the presentation, we will hear Mr. Fukutani’s view why cases are different in Japan, what is driving force and outlook for M&A activity.
Mr. Naohisa Fukutani has been involved in many large-scale cross-border transactions in Asia, the U.S. and Europe over his 20-year career in investment banking and international business. He currently focuses on sourcing, negotiating and executing deals for companies in a broad range of industries. With international work experience in Japan, Asia and the US, he brings significant insight and expertise to cross-border M&A transactions between Japanese companies and companies located around the world. In addition, he has specialized experience in executing complex “intra-Asia” deals including financial restructurings and sales/purchases of distressed assets.
Prior to joining GCA, Nao worked for Daiwa Securities SMBC where he served as the Head of Corporate Finance Department in Singapore. He advised Japanese firms such as Ajinomoto, Kyocera Mita and NYK Lines as well as companies in both public & private sectors in the semiconductor manufacturing, cement, banking, and retailing industries in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, HongKong, and Korea. He has co-authored "Case studies: M&A White Book for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Japan," “A complete guide for Hostile Takeover Defense,” “Invisible risks in Asia,” and so on.
Nao received his MBA from Columbia University, a Master Degree in political science from Ohio State University and an LLM from University of Tsukuba. He received his undergraduate liberal arts degree from International Christian University.
Date: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Time: 6.30 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. Drink & Snack (served before lecture)
7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Lecture and Discussion
Place: Alfred Nobel Auditorium, Embassy of Sweden
10-3-400 Roppongi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Fee: JPY3,000 per person, payable at the door
Free for those who are from EIJS Academy sponsoring companies (*)
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(*) EIJS Academy 2014-2015 is sponsored by:
Gadelius Holding Ltd.,
Höganäs Japan K.K. and in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden
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