Japanese SMEs are generally highly dependent on their founders, and many founder presidents feel that business succession is an issue for them. In addition to business succession due to aging, early successions by young presidents are on the rise. For example, you may have achieved a certain level of growth in a short period but find it difficult to lead your company to the next step and seek a partner, or you may have other business ambitions and sell your current business. J-STAR will propose an appropriate succession management system plan for both internal and external succession of the successor and support the creation of a lasting company that does not depend on a specific individual together with the executives and employees.
Initially, the company aimed for an IPO, and shareholders included executives, employees, and venture funds, but in some cases, the company abandoned the listing due to changes in the business environment and the cost of maintaining the listing. In such cases, we provide opportunities for shareholders, management, and employees to realize their shares into cash.
Business Restructuring and Revitalization
While diversifying sources of revenue, we support companies that have fallen into excessive debt due to failures outside of their core business, or companies that are performing well but have low credibility with customers and financial institutions due to undercapitalization caused by past business failures, by carving out quality divisions and capital injection.
In the process of continued operation of a company, the shares of the company may remain in the owner’s family while someone from outside the owner’s family may become responsible for the management. In such a case, since the company ownership and management are separated, slow decision-making and other issues may arise when managing the company. J-STAR serves as a sponsor for managers and provides the capital to purchase shares in order to strengthen the management structure of companies.
We provide growth capital to companies or businesses with high growth potential.
We support business expansion through mergers and acquisitions and other solutions by leveraging J-STAR’s rich network and experiences in the financial sector.
Management team formation and strengthening support
We believe that many SMEs’ challenges are related to human resources and can be solved by getting the right people. J-STAR will work with the company’s management team to bring in future leaders from external human resources and train professional employees in-house. From our perspective as a shareholder/external director, we support the formation and strengthening of a more multifaceted management team.
During the expansion phase of the business, a company may be concerned about unprofitable projects and unnecessary costs by expanding factories and sales offices, securing human resources, and increasing orders. We can conduct more efficient and optimized management by identifying essential resources.
Following Japan’s population declines, the domestic market tends to shrink. As a result, more and more companies are looking overseas for growth opportunities. However, companies often face several hurdles when expanding their business overseas. We help companies solve the problems overseas, such as cultural and legal differences as well as lack of communication due to the physical distance between locations.