How to acquire a start-up in Silicon Valley for a Japanese company to execute Open Innovation
Nov. 11, 2015 — Shusaku Sumida, WCP Managing Director, presented on how Japanese companies can acquire start-ups in Silicon Valley at a seminar in Tokyo, organized by Japan Venture Capital. More than 70 corporate development and business development executives and financial investors gathered at EGG Japan of Mitsubishi Estate.
Sumida pointed out that certain acquisition practices of technology start-ups limits the growth opportunities for Japanese companies and outlined three key success factors in making effective open innovations and three key issues in the process of M&A of start-ups. He also discussed how there is no royal road for success, but that mergers and acquisitions expertise and knowledge is required, which WCP is available to assist with.
Mr. Shimoda, Attorney of Squire Patton Boggs, discussed legal issues and Due Diligences at M&A process. A very active Q&A session included discussion on of reasons for success/failure, key employee’s retention, searching target companies, difference in business Law, motivation of entrepreneurs, and high valuation of some start-ups.
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How to acquire a start-up in Silicon Valley for Japanese company
① 2015年11月12日6時開始 (受付5時30分より)
共催：Woodside Capital Partners、Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
② 2015年11月16日6 時開始 (受付5時30分より)
場所：グランフロント大阪 ナレッジキャピタルタワーC ７階
主催：Woodside Capital Partners
共催：大阪イノベーションハブ、Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
これまでのイベント (past events)
• How to execute M&A of start-ups
– legal Due Diligenceの課題
July 10, 2015, 4pm at Squire Patton Boggs, Palo Alto
June 4, 2015, 4pm at Squire Patton Boggs, Palo Alto
May 7, 2015, 4pm at Squire Patton Boggs, San Francisco