Japanese government advises companies with guidebook

April 3, 2018 The Japanese government has released a manual on how to perform overseas M&As in an effort to reduce the recent outcropping of Japanese companies’ acquisition failures.

A key piece of advice in the guidebook is not to depend too heavily on external financial advisors. According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, companies have dealt with years of consequences after blindly following such advisors.

Other tips include knowing your target, creating a list of goal acquisition companies, and having a Plan B for situations when walking away is better in the long term.

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