In 2016, the total value of Japan-sourced acquisitions reached €86 billion, three times higher than the total value of domestic transactions within Japan. During this period, Japanese companies made 156 acquisitions in Europe: headline examples include Asahi Group Holdings investment of €7.3 billion towards acquiring brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Tyskie, Lech, Dreher, and Ursus. This flow and pattern of cross-border acquisitions sourced in Japan will probably increase, meaning that more European companies - including SMEs - will become targets. Consequently, managers in European companies are advised to take practical steps towards preparing for this eventuality as both a strategic necessity and an opportunity for organizational learning.
The webinar is targeted to EU companies seeking to explore and arrange strategic alliances with Japanese companies through acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures or other forms of strategic collaboration. This webinar should also interest managers of European companies preparing to invest in Japan: e.g. through exploring or developing positions in Japanese markets or supply chains.
Registration deadline: 11/09/2017
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Keith Jackson is a tutor and researcher at SOAS, University of London, where he teaches and researches in international and public sector management. He is also Professor of sustainable human resource management at Doshisha Business School in Kyoto.
Shigeru Matsumoto is a Professor at the Graduate School of Business, Doshisha University, Kyoto. He has 20 years of experience in investment banking and advisory at global institutions and served as an advisor on over 50 Japan-related cross-border M&A transactions in 20 countries.
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office