Pre M&A research
Over the last years many Japanese companies, also mid-size enterprises, consider to start M&A, but do not know where and how to start. It is difficult and time consuming to find good options, but not impossible.
Preparation is everything in order to get a good result from the M&A process. We as Global Bridges are able to give your company that head-start advantage and give you all the inputs before the actual M&A process starts. We have the Pre-M&A Research especially designed for Japanese companies wanting to expand in Europe.
The key thing is to get ‘real’ information about the market place and the potential targets. This valuable information is much more than ‘desk research’ information. We talk the local languages cross Europe and have direct access to the owners (founding families, PE funds etc.). Good and right information is critical in the decision-making process to start a M&A process. Your company needs to understand how the play field in Europe is organized and who are the players. We provide all this valuable and unique information within a period of 2-3 months.
As Global Bridges, we believe that the match between Japanese and European companies is a mutual beneficial one. It is vital for Japanese companies to diversify, broaden the supply chain, enter new markets etc. And European companies offer a variety of options such as, high-level R&D, product innovations, new distribution networks and sales channels, and even new business models. For European companies, Japanese ownership can be beneficial, as a long-term horizon and access to production technology could provide added value to the existing operation.
How does the Pre-M&A Research work?
With experiences over two decades, Global Bridges offers you access to a network all over Europe, including West-Europe, Central- and East Europe (Russia, Bulgaria etc.).
As a first step of collaboration between your company and Global Bridges, we will exchange information on your criteria for potential acquisition targets. Based upon your criteria, Global Bridges will actively approach partner or contact offices in the countries of your preference and discuss with them your wishes, demands and requirements.
As a next step we will receive the input from our colleagues in Europe and we will screen them based upon your criteria. We will collect all relevant information for you to make a decision if a specific company is interesting for you to pursue. We also will contact the target company’s management to learn if they are in principle willing to consider a merger. JV or supply-agreement with your company. Please note that we will act on an anonymous basis, i.e. the name of your company will be in no way made known to the target company.
As a final step, the result of our findings we will be presented you: a list of options and possibilities, incl. long- and short listing of potential target companies. Then we will discuss how your company would like to proceed (or not - you have the right and possibility to stop he cooperation with us) with the real M&A process. This entire process will take approximately 2 to 3 months.
What does it cost, this Pre-M&A Research?
We will charge your company a limited amount of JPY 2 million. The result is a clear overview of options and possibilities in Europe. Your company is then well-prepared to start the M&A-process.
Please contact Global Bridges office more information and to start the Pre-M&A Research.