Beginner’s Guide
初めての方へ

"Both our company and its business are sound, but we have no choice but to give up due to the lack of a successor."
We have heard many such lamentations from the owners of small- and medium-sized businesses throughout Japan.

Our sense of mission and strong determination to do something about this issue facing Japanese society is what gave birth to M&A Plus.

The thought of M&A Plus

We have had many company executives, mainly ones who are active outside Japan's big cities, tell us how they would like to consider an M&A as a solution to the issue of a lack of successors, but do not know who to consult with. Meanwhile, M&A experts* from all over Japan have told us how they would like to know more about the M&A needs of companies in other prefectures.

That is why the Deloitte Tohmatsu Group has teamed up with financial institutions, attorneys, certified public accountants, tax accountants, and M&A-specialized companies throughout Japan to establish M&A Plus, an M&A matching platform. We hope that its vast information volume will support the fairer, faster, and less costly realization of our users' M&As.

*Means experts providing M&A support; refers mainly to financial institutions, law firms, accounting firms, and M&A-specialized companies. Referred to as "FAs" below.

※1:M&A It refers to experts who support projects, who work for financial institutions, law firms, accounting firms, M&A specialized companies, etc. Hereinafter, it is expressed as FA.

The 3 benefits for executives
considering a sale

01

Keep the company going

An M&A is one way to solve the issue of succession and keep the company going.

02

Earn more income than
by closing the business

Compared to liquidation, there are cases in which an M&A results in more income for the seller.

03

Remove uncertainty about the future and maintain relationships with business counterparts

Executives often feel a vague uncertainty about the future. A successful M&A removes the executive's joint liability. Relationships with business counterparts can also be maintained.

The 3 benefits for companies
considering a purchase

01

Speed up the growth of the existing business

Bringing in new knowhow and resources from the outside can become the basis for dramatic growth.

02

Reduce entry-related risks

When entering a new business area, incorporating a company with experience in that area can help reduce entry-related risks.

03

Create synergy benefits

An M&A can, for example, improve a company's ability to negotiate with suppliers, reduce unit prices, and eliminate redundant purchasing functions. Synergy benefits, such as the acquisition of new distribution channels, can also be expected.

Difference between M&A Plus and other services

Terms of registration Matching Process management Fair M&A transactions
Other companies No examination ×
M&A Plus Membership examination required

Membership terms: Before membership registration, the M&A Plus Office will conduct a strict membership examination, allowing only trustworthy members to be registered.

Matching: When a match is made and both the seller and buyer's FAs determine that the match merits negotiations, approval will be sought from the seller and buyer.

Process management: When the seller and buyer have agreed to negotiations, the M&A process will be visualized on the system until the transaction is completed.

Fair transactions: Intermediary actions, which involve the reception of service fees from both the buyer and seller, are prohibited.Fair transactions are promoted by always having FAs assigned to both parties.