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For many Japanese and foreign companies, formulating and executing cross-border M&A strategy the right way and conducting successful post-acquisition management are crucial hurdles on the path to globalization. McKinsey's Corporate Finance Practice in Japan helps companies clear those hurdles by providing independent advice on finance and value creation, as well as needed capabilities.

We combine uniquely broad-based industry expertise, corporate finance insight, and proprietary knowledge and tools to shape transactions for our clients that create long-term value and further corporate goals. We support our clients’ M&A activities, JV deals, and strategic alliances and support the enhancement of M&A and alliance-formation capabilities. These can include creating dedicated teams, conducting training programs for teams and senior executive leaders, and implementing analytical and monitoring tools. In addition, McKinsey helps clients strengthen their internal finance functions by reviewing and restructuring business portfolios and examining management metrics.

Recent examples of our work include:

  • Supporting a consumer-goods company’s cross-border acquisition, including strategy confirmation and target assessment
  • Advising a non-Japanese high-tech company on the acquisition of a business from a Japanese company
  • Supporting a Japanese bank in forming a global strategy in corporate and investment banking and subsequently forming a strategic alliance with an US financial institution
  • Helping complete the due diligence in private equity transactions for businesses in a variety of industries, including chemicals, consumer goods, high tech, pharmaceuticals, recruiting, real-estate development, and system integration

For more information, visit our global Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice site.

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A yen for global growth
report | Corporate Finance

A yen for global growth: The Japanese experience in cross-border M&A

Without much fanfare, Japanese companies have embarked on an international acquisition binge in recent years. Can they learn from past failures and create value from cross-border deals? In this report, our authors propose four approaches.

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Peter Kenevan

Peter Kenevan

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Offers extensive pan-Asian experience to high-tech and pharma companies to support regional and global growth.

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