M&A Advisory

A wine trading company was able to enter a different industry through M&A of a restaurant


  • Entered the restaurant industry
  • Utilized the restaurant as a test sales location for wine
  • Secured sommeliers and chefs to establish a brand with multiple locations

Company TypeR

  • Type of Business: Wine Trading Company
  • Business Scale: JPY 1,000M~ , Profitable Company
  • Business Area: Kanto Region, Overseas
  • Number of Employees: N/A

Status of Business

  • Company R has built a reputation as a wine trading company. The company operates on a consolidated basis and is actively performing M&As to expand their business.
  • Company R had an interest in restaurant management. As a part of the company's M&A strategy, the company decided to accept a business transfer of a restaurant famous for wine (a restaurant operating in Tokyo) as a location to perform test sales of their wine.

Managerial Challenges

  • Lack of information regarding a potential developing market
  • Lack of knowledge regarding how to approach the technological and business needs of potential business scopes
  • Lack of a specific business plan to enter a new market

Contents of Support
(Market Research, General Consultation)

  • Analyzing the target restaurant・Information Sharing and confirming the needs of the buyer and seller
  • Due diligence execution support
  • Pre-adjustments with the restaurant owner and advisor, exchange of information, advice on negotiating conditions, back up operations
  • Support for post business transfer procedures, Post M&A Support

Optius's Plus One!Gathered information regarding the business from the seller's advisor after the business transfer to provide exceptional after support.

  • A business transfer often involves conflict with the previous owner due to factors such as inheriting the current customers, managing the terms of employment of the employees etc.
  • Optius backed up the business transfer by keeping in touch with the previous owner's advisor and employees to keep the business up and running.