International Business Consulting

From both head-office and local-entity sides, we support clients who seek international business development, helping them develop business plans, develop go-to-market strategy and deliver solutions to issues at a local entity(ies), and implement financial/business due diligence and valuation.

Services

  • Market Research and Strategy Development

  • Vetting and Matching of Business Partner/Acquisition Candidate

  • Corporate Governance and Financial
    /Operational Improvement

Yamada Consulting Group’s Advantages

  • Seamless Supports for Both Head Office and Local Entity
  • Excellent Research Capability in Local Settings
  • International Network Involving Various Partners
  • Seamless Supports for Both Head Office and Local Entity

    Seamless Supports Including Go-To-Market, Local Business Improvement and Exit Strategies

    Yamada Consulting Group provides consistent support at every stage of international business development from entry to exit.

    Range of Services Description
    Expansion Creation of business plan, feasibility study and formulation of go-to-market strategy
    Strategy Development Decision-making on direction of business at a local branch, including product strategy, sales strategy, marketing strategy.
    M&A Provision of cross-border M&A services, including small and medium-sized deals
    Organizational and Business Management Corporate governance, risk management, internal control, organizational reform, operational improvement, performance management
    Fact Finding Due diligence and other required research to understand a client’s current situation and find out if the company should proceed or exit
    Business Performance Improvement Launch of various projects aimed at improving business performance, and support for both the Japanese head office and the local subsidiary
    Downsizing/Market Exit Support for procedures in various arrangements, including drafting exit strategy, personnel restructuring and searching for and negotiating with prospective buyers

    Approach to improving both head office in Japan and a local entity

    A company successfully brings about fundamental improvement in its local entity’s operation only when the head office and the local entity work together in a concerted effort. Yamada Consulting Group, with experienced experts both inside and outside Japan at the head office in Tokyo and our international affiliates, is capable of supporting client’s head office and their international entities to develop and implement operational improvement strategy. Through such a both-side support for business improvement, we are confident to deliver highly effective solution to clients.

  • Excellent Research Capability in Local Settings

    Research Functions Based on Local Settings

    We have a direct access to local markets so that we gather and analyze information on local competitors, potential clients and partner candidates. That enables us to learn clients’ needs and gather required information to offer customized solutions.

    Research Functions Based in the Local Market image

    Based on the latest primary information obtained through research and local knowledge, we provide consistent support from strategy formulation to execution for international business development.

    Research Functions Based in the Local Market image

    Support for Buyer-Led Strategic Acquisitions/Identifying and Executing Alliances
    (Buy-side Financial Advisor for M&A and JV)

    Searching Viable Target Companies Based on Buyer’s Needs (Green Field Research)

    We provide end-to-end support for acquisitions and/or alliances including searching for local targets that suit client strategic requirements.
    We can approach companies that have yet to enter the market formally, which relieves decision-making pressures from competitive bidding.

    Searching Viable Target Companies Based on Buyer’s Needs (Green Field Research) image

    Sell-Side Deals Taking Advantage of a Proprietary/Private/Exclusive Network

    Yamada Consulting Group’s unique network benefited from its international affiliates, partnering with local firms allows us to propose deals in line with each client’s business strategy. We excel at addressing small and medium-sized M&A deals up to 3 billion yen, providing end-to-end support from sourcing to execution.

    Sell-Side Deals Taking Advantage of a Proprietary/Private/Exclusive Network image
  • International Network Involving Various Partners

    Latest Information on Local Trends Available through Yamada’s Abundant International Partners in Various Countries

    An expansive network covering Asia, the United States and Europe is one of Yamada Consulting Group’s great strengths. We are confident that information we provide is highly reliable and can be gathered only because we have direct access to local markets.

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    Main International Subsidiaries and Partners

      • Spire Research and Consulting Pte Ltd.
      • Spire Research and Consulting Pte. Ltd.
        (subsidiary since April 2016)
      • A group of experts in emerging market research
      • Toyo Business Service Public Company Limited
      • Toyo Business Service Public Company Limited
        (capital participation since July 2017)
      • Consulting firm specialized in providing services including market entry, JV and M&A in Thailand
      • Takenaka Partners LLC
      • Takenaka Partners LLC
        (business alliance since December 2016)
      • M&A advisory firm in the United States
      • BEXUCO (Shanghai) Investment Consulting Co.,Ltd.
      • BEXUCO (Shanghai)
        Investment Consulting Co., Ltd.
        (capital participation since June 2017)
      • Cross-border M&A advisory firm connecting European and Chinese corporations

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