Japan’s electronics conglomerates: Whats the difference between Apple/IBM vs Sony/Panasonic/NEC?

Japan's electronics conglomerates: Whats the difference between Apple/IBM vs Sony/Panasonic/NEC?

Why are Apple/IBM/Microsoft/Google so very different compared to SONY/Panasonic/NEC Need for corporate governance reforms in Japan My friend’s question: Why are Apple/IBM/Microsoft/Google so very different compared to SONY/Panasonic/NEC Gerhard Fasol’s answer: Profit and growth. Apple and IBM grow and are highly profitable. Sony, Panosonic and NEC have no growth and no profit for 15 years… Continue reading Japan’s electronics conglomerates: Whats the difference between Apple/IBM vs Sony/Panasonic/NEC?

Four critical factors for Japanese corporates making major international acquisitions, Stuart Chambers, CEO of NSG Group

Stuart Chambers, CEO of NSG Group

Stuart Chambers, CEO of NSG Group, gave a press conference on October 16, 2008, here are some notes and thoughts. On February 16th, 2006, Nippon Sheet Glass’ offer for the 80% of Pilkington plc it did not already own, for US$ 3.14 billion in total, was accepted by Pilkington’s share holders and the acquisition was… Continue reading Four critical factors for Japanese corporates making major international acquisitions, Stuart Chambers, CEO of NSG Group

A German perspective on M&A in Japan

German Embassy in Tokyo April 24th, 2008 Title: A German Perspective on M&A in Japan The background, the drivers: High Euro, low valuations in Japan Globalization, must have critical size Technology Europe’s business is under-developed in Japan The Landscape: M&A is generally at lower levels than in UK/US recently M&A transactions are rising: Types of… Continue reading A German perspective on M&A in Japan

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M&A in Japan

Talk and panel discussion at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Practical aspects of mergers and acquisitions between Europe and Japan Gave a panel talk organized by the Asia Pacific Technology Network at the beautiful House of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation near Regents Park in London on the topic “M&A in Japan” on April 18th, 2008. Summary:… Continue reading M&A in Japan

A European perspective on M&A in Japan

Presentation at the lunch meeting of the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Japan (DCCJ) on April 4, 2008. Announcement Photos of the event Announcement text: With the very high EURO and low valuations of many Japanese companies, and with changing attitudes in Japan, now is an excellent time for European companies to start or expand… Continue reading A European perspective on M&A in Japan

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Trends in high technology in Japan (EU mission on foreign direct investment in Japan)

The EU-Japan Center for Industrial Cooperation held a 5-day intensive course in Japan for executives from EU firms between Monday 19th February – Friday 23rd February, 2007 on foreign direct investment in Japan. On Monday 19th February I gave a talk “Trends in high technology in Japan”, covering the following points: “Japan is a technology… Continue reading Trends in high technology in Japan (EU mission on foreign direct investment in Japan)

“New Opportunities versus Old Mistakes: European Companies in Japan’s High-Tech World”

Gerhard Fasol gave a talk at the EU-Japan Center for Industrial Cooperation (Tokyo) on Thursday, June 22nd, 2000, 14:00-16:00, and Thursday, December 7th, 2000, 14:00-16:00 Topic: “New Opportunities versus Old Mistakes: European Companies in Japan’s High-Tech World” (Audience: 70 Presidents, VPs, and managers of Japan subsidiaries of European Companies and Banks.)

Trends, Opportunities and Change in Japan’s High-Tech World

Gerhard Fasol gave a talk at the French Embassy in Tokyo on Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 18:30pm. Topic: “Trends, Opportunities and Change in Japan’s High-Tech World” (in French language) Purpose: Executive Education for management of French Subsidiaries in Japan Participants: Executives of French subsidiary companies in Japan

“New Business Opportunities in Japan – the world’s second largest market”

Gerhard Fasol gave a talk at the Rotary Club Stuttgart-Solitude on Monday, September 6th, 1999, 18:30pm Topic: “New Business Opportunities in Japan – the world’s second largest market” (Audience: CEOs, Managers, VPs, of Stuttgart area companies)