2018/04/04

How to acquire a company for 2 million JPY ($17,000) – Series M&A Strategy 1

Size Doesn’t Matter. Even you can buy a company

What do you imagine when you hear someone say or read an article that says “M&A”? A strategy for the big players? Then you may not understand fully the concept of M&A.

It is true that most of the news regarding M&A  you see on media are about the big players playing their financial games, but the truth is, more than 70% of M&As happening in Japan today are said to be done between SMEs. Which means that most of the news you hear regarding M&A are just top of the iceberg in the M&A market.

So how small could an actual transaction be in the world of M&A in Japan? We’re sure that even smaller transaction is occurring out there but the smallest M&A we’ve dealt with was 2 million JPY. Doesn’t that sound that bad as an investment plan, does it? You can become an owner of an active company for $17,000.

So here’s the story:

A recruiting agency came to us asking if it’s possible for them to sell their Italian restaurant. The company acquired the restaurant and kept the business running but needed to focus their resource in preparation for their IPO.

Don’t forget. The point here is not how cheap you can actually acquire a company but how easy and useful M&A could be to solve your business issues.

In this series, we’ll explain why M&A can not only save many SMEs but can also be a handy tool to strengthen your business quickly and efficiently.

To learn more about M&A for SMEs in Japan, don’t forget to checkout this book. (only available in Japanese)

『200万円でもできるM&A~百年企業を育てる最強のM&A活用術』(スモールサン出版)

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