• The Only ListedM&A Intermediaryoperating on a completely performance-based fee system

    Number of Deals Closed
    Speed to M&A closing

    No.1
    ※1 Only the transferee company※2 Fiscal year ending September 2022, Market research in designated areas※3 Among M&A intermediary companies with a completely performance-based fee systemInvestigative Agency : JMRO, Inc.
  • We have led M&A successes
    in all industries.

    We will secure a satisfactory price,
    and protect the employment and treatment of existing employees,
    and help you find the best match with a synergistic partner.

  • M&A × AI

    State-of-the-art AI technology used by M&A Research Institute.

    Utilizing AI matching algorithms,
    we identify M&A matching that could not be predicted in the past very rapidly.

  • Until M&A closing

    ¥0
    The seller will not be charged any fees until the M&A contract is closed. Please feel free to reach out to us, even for minor issues.
  • M&A closing in as little as

    49days
    Our support system with experienced professionals enables the speedy closing of contracts.
  • Annual Inquiries

    Over 5,000
    We always put the business owners of the transferee company first, and we receive many inquiries.

Four reasons to choose M&A Research Institute

We have introduced our system so that owners considering M&A and business succession can make the best choice.
Utilizing this unique strength of our company, we have satisfied many owners so far.

Our M&A Projects

We introduce M&A projects to those who wish to transfer the company or business.

Manufacturing/Manufacturer

[More than 40 years of business / Factory owner in Japan] Manufacturer of chemical raw materials (food related)

Sales
1 billion to 2.5 billion yen
Area
Kinki
Desired Transfer Price
No request
Operating Profit
Not disclosed
Restaurants/Beauty

[Short-term investment recovery possible] Michelin stars-acquired overseas Italian restaurant

Sales
100 million yen to 250 million yen
Area
Overseas
Desired Transfer Price
100 million yen to 250 million yen
Operating Profit
50 million yen to 100 million yen
Other services, etc.

[Northern Kanto/high-profit margin] Operation of indoor golf driving range and training gym

Sales
100 million yen to 250 million yen
Area
Kanto/Koshinetsu
Desired Transfer Price
250 million yen to 500 million yen
Operating Profit
10 million to 50 million yen
Trading company/Retail/Distribution

[High quality, quick delivery time, low cost] Mold manufacturing for automobile parts / Chugoku region

Sales
100 million yen to 250 million yen
Area
Chugoku/Shikoku
Desired Transfer Price
100 million yen to 250 million yen
Operating Profit
10 million to 50 million yen
Other services, etc.

[Recurring revenue model] Water saving subscription service

Sales
1 billion to 2.5 billion yen
Area
Kanto/Koshinetsu
Desired Transfer Price
250 million yen to 500 million yen
Operating Profit
100 million yen to 250 million yen
Website system

[EBITDA 60 million yen / great customer base] General advertising agency specializing in mass media

Sales
1 billion to 2.5 billion yen
Area
Kinki
Desired Transfer Price
250 million yen to 500 million yen
Operating Profit
50 million yen to 100 million yen
Manufacturing/Manufacturer

[Strong connections with Chinese factories/latest home appliances] The latest home appliance makers are popular in major EC malls

Sales
250 million yen to 500 million yen
Area
Hokkaido
Desired Transfer Price
300 million yen (negotiable)
Operating Profit
10 million to 50 million yen
Trading company/Retail/Distribution

[Highly profitable × Debt-free management] Manufacturing and sales of therapeutic food for pets

Sales
500 million yen to 1 billion yen
Area
Kanto/Koshinetsu
Desired Transfer Price
1 billion yen to 1.5 billion yen
Operating Profit
100 million yen to 250 million yen
Trading company/Retail/Distribution

[Tohoku Region/manufacturing industry] Precision mold manufacturing for injection molding

Sales
250 million yen to 500 million yen
Area
Tohoku
Desired Transfer Price
100 million yen to 250 million yen
Operating Profit
10 million to 50 million yen
Manufacturing/Manufacturer

[Sake Brewery/ChuShikoku Region] Award-winning Sake Brewery

Sales
50 million yen to 100 million yen
Area
Chugoku/Shikoku
Desired Transfer Price
10 million yen to 50 million yen
Operating Profit
Not disclosed

Transfer Company
Four merits of the completely success-based fee system

Many M&A intermediary firms claim to have a success-based fee system.
However, in addition to the success fee, there may be a retainer fee, interim fee, monthly fee, etc.
We believe that a cost structure that forces you to bear the burden regardless of the results is a major issue in the M&A industry.
For transferee companies, we have supported M&A with a completely success-based fee system since our founding.

  1. Until the M&A is concluded,
    you don't need to pay.

    Many M&A intermediary companies charge a "retainer fee", "interim fee" and "monthly fee" regardless of the results.
    Even if the M&A is not closed, the transferor company may have to pay fees of millions to tens of millions of yen.

    Our fee system is a "completely success-based fee system", so if the M&A is not closed, we will not receive any fees from the transferor company (seller), Since we are confident in closing M&A deals.
    We will also waive the retainer fee for the transferee company.

  2. The transfer amount is accurate,
    and transferability is excellent.

    Some M&A intermediary companies take a retainer fee to satisfy a quota. Such intermediary companies tend to offer a transfer price that exceeds the owner's desired price, or even a reasonable price, so the transferor company will not know the true transfer price and the transferability.
    There are many intermediaries that aim to earn retainer fees. This kind of intermediary tends to offer transfer prices that exceed the owner's desired price or fair price, so the seller is unaware of the true price and potential.

    We will honestly discuss the appropriate transfer price and possibility. This is why we have high customer satisfaction and conversion rates.

  3. Wider range of potential buyers

    M&A Research Institute is a retainer fee-free M&A intermediary.

    If the intermediary charges the retainer fee to the buyer, in many cases they feel the reluctance to pay and do not consider the acquisition. As a result, they lose their opportunities for the deal.

    We do not receive retainer fees from buyers, so we have more potential buyers for finding great matching.

  4. You can close more quickly

    Many intermediaries do not list their fees clearly on their websites. When business owners consult with an intermediary, they will be told they need to pay a retainer, an interim, and a monthly fee. In addition, it takes time to receive an explanation of the fee structure that is not easy to understand, nor to negotiate the fee. We do not receive any of the above-mentioned fees, so you can start searching for potential buyers immediately after receiving your request.

    As a result, we are able to help you with speedy transfers and sales in as little as 49 days from request to project contract.

M&A Research Institute is
free of charge until your deal closing

We are a "completely success-based" fee company.
There are no "retainer fees" or "interim fees", and we do not receive any fees until the M&A is closed.
When comparing you to other intermediary companies,
please check the retainer fee and interim fee, and the amount on which the performance fee calculation is based.

M&A Research InstituteMajor company AMajor company B
Fee for successful closing of deal--
Retainer feeNo FeeFeeNo Fee
Interim fee / Monthly feeNo FeeNo FeeFee
Base forthe successful closing feeBased on transfer priceBased on
total transferred assets
Base for
the successful closing fee
Successful closing fee
(Compared at 500 million yen or less)
5%5%5%

Sales & Closing Performance

We would like to share the achievements that led to M&A deals.

* This page lists some of our customers in the past, regardless of when the contract was concluded.

Our M&A List by Industry

M&A deals vary by industry.
Please see M&A trends and success points by industry.

  • Construction

  • Human Resources

  • IT/communication/system development

  • Transportation

  • Real estate

  • Treatment/welfare/nursing care

  • Finance/Insurance

  • Travel

  • Food & Beverage

  • Education

  • Retail

  • Service

  • Manufacturing

  • Leisure facilities

  • Environment/Bio

Team introduction

Our experienced members will support your M&A.
We can handle a wide range of sales from about 100 million yen to about 10 billion yen for transferee companies.

In addition, the members who are enrolled are not only those who have accumulated a lot of experience at the M&A Research Institute.
There are many members who have transferred from famous M&A intermediary companies all over Japan.
We have grown into an M&A intermediary company that boasts top-class quality in Japan by sharing M&A knowledge, experience, and know-how.

*Adviser names and numbers are updated quarterly.

Akito Tsuji

Executive Officer, Head of Corporate Information Dept. and General Manager of Corporate Information Dept. Div. 1

Facility construction industry, manufacturing industry, medical corporations

After graduating from Ritsumeikan University Graduate School, joined Daiwa Securities Co.

Satoshi Nakamoto

Deputy Manager of Corporate Information Dept. Div. 1

Construction, transportation, service industry

After graduating from the Faculty of Law at Meiji University, joined SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.

Yuta Tamaki

Senior Manager, Corporate Information Dept. Div. 1

IT, Travel, Food & Beverage, Construction

After graduating from university, joined Rakuten, Inc.

Junki Mori

Senior Manager, Corporate Information Dept. Div. 1

Fisheries, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Medical Corporation

After graduating from Chuo University, joined Keyence Corporation.

Yu Hiyama

Senior Manager, Corporate Information Dept. Div. 1

Manufacturing, real estate, construction, transportation, nursing care

After graduating from Keio University, Faculty of Economics, joined Keyence Corporation.

Masashi Toyoda

Senior Manager, Corporate Information Dept. Div. 1

Service, manufacturing, logistics

After graduating from Doshisha University, Faculty of Economics, joined Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Our M&A advisers

M&A Technology

Our latest AI technology

M&A Research Institute will create the future M&A industry
by developing cutting-edge AI technology and utilizing AI matching algorithms.
We will promote the development of AI technology to shorten the period until closing and realize high-value-added matching, and have established a partnership with PKSHA Technology Co., Ltd.,
which handles algorithms for natural language processing technology (NLP).

FAQs

These are frequently asked questions about M&A and business succession.
Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions.
Our experienced M&A Advisers will answer your questions.

  • Of course, you can. We will visit you anywhere in the country free of charge. Many of the companies we have worked with as M&A intermediaries are local companies.

  • The quickest is 1.5 months from the time of your request.
    First, we select about 500 - 1000 companies from our database and search for potential buyers. At the earliest, we will conduct an interview within one month from the retainer consultation, go through a period of due diligence, and quickly lead to the conclusion of a contract.
    Since our M&A Advisers have a wealth of M&A support experience, we can shorten the time required for M&A by eliminating unnecessary exchanges between matching and closing.
    In the M&A industry, we often hear people say, “I requested an Adviser, but several months passed with nothing.” At the M&A Research Institute, we commit to results from the customer's point of view.

  • We put our customers first and have adopted a completely success-based fee system for M&A of transfer companies.
    We do not receive any retainer fee or interim fee. For details, please refer to “Pricing System”.

  • ・Transferee company, completely success-based fee system (free of charge until the contract is closed)
    ・Extensive track record of M&A support
    ・Extensive track record of M&A support
    ・Full support from experienced M&A Advisers
    These are our 4 strengths.
    At M&A Research Institute, Advisers who specialize in M&A will conduct M&A negotiations in a polite and sincere manner.

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