Corporate Profile

MKA Advisors, established in Tokyo in May 2021, provides M&A advisory services in line with client's business strategy and corporate growth. We operate an M&A advisory platform (M.A.P.) to promote the digitization of labor-intensive M&A advisory services, improving the transparency and convenience of M&A transactions and proceeding with M&A deals by clients. Our M&A advisory expertise and experiences are based on competitive advantages while M.A.P. is placed as a part of our services. We plan to challenge digitalization of not only M&A advisory business but also other investment banking businesses in the future.

Our Team

Akira Onishi | President and CEO

After engaged in investment banking businesses for 20 years at Daiwa Securities and Citigroup, he established MKA Advisors in May 2021.

His track records includes more than 40 transactions, including M&A, IPO and equity/debt finances for hundreds of US$ millions to over US$ 1 billion per deal.

Through many projects, we realize that traditional labor-intensive operation makes investment banking businesses cumbersome, inefficient and untransparent and strongly believe that the digitization of investment banking operations could innovate execution efficiency, improve working environment, increase the transparency and the fairness of projects, enhance client services and save advisory costs. Based on the expertise, experiences and networks in the investment banking, we launched M&A Advisory Platform (M.A.P.) in 2022 as the first step and would challenge to develop the new investment banking business with innovative digital technologies.

Major Deal Track-records

[M&A]
- Sales of Japanese D2C cosmetic company to a global cosmetic company (2021)

- Acquisition of minority shares of Japanese major discount retailer by another major retailer (2020)

- Sales of Japanese electric components manufacturer to a global PE firm (2019)

- Sales of a HK retail subsidiary of Japanese major retailer to a major local conglomerate (2018) 
- Merger between two Japanese major energy companies (2018) 
- Merger between two Japanese mid-sized chemical companies (2017)
- Acquisition of minority shares of a chemical company in India by Japanese chemical company (2017)
- Another merger between two Japanese major energy companies (2016)
- Acquisition of Japanese mid-sized auto parts manufacturer by Japanese Tier1 auto parts manufacturer (2015)
- Curve-out of Japanese auto parts manufacturer to Japanese Tier1 auto parts manufacturer (2015)
- Acquisition of US aircraft parts manufacturer by Japanese chemical company (2014)
- Acquisition of a subsidiary of Japanese major electric company by a major electrical manufacturer (2013)
- Private placement by Japanese pharmaceutical company (2013)

- Acquisition of US chemical processing company by Japanese chemical company (2012)
- Acquisition of US chemical company by Japanese chemical company (2011)
- Merger between two Japanese mid-sized food companies (2010)
- Acquisition of minority shares of Japanese major food company by Japanese major real estate company (2010) 

and more.

[IPO]
- JASDAQ listing of Japanese major tech (2006) 
- Mathers listing of Japanese tech start-up (2007)
- TSE listing of Japanese mid-side machinery manufacturer (2007)

- TSE listing of Japanese mail-order company (2005)

- TSE listing of Japanese healthcare company (2005)

- JASDAQ listing of Japanese electrical component trading company (2004)

- JASDAQ and TSE listing of Japanese parking service company (2002 and 2003)

- JASDAQ listing of Japanese life insurance agency (2002)

[Finances]
- ABB typed Sales of minority shares of Japanese major food company by a global consumer company (2020) 

- Global equity offering by Japanese global consumer company (2020)

- ABB typed Sales of minority shares of a foreign consumer company by Japanese global consumer company (2019)

 

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