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Shukan New York Seikatsu features excerpts from Yukuo Takenaka's statement before his upcoming lecture at the Nippon Club. Shukan New York Seikatsu interviewed Yukuo Takenaka, a CPA based in the United States who has helped many Japanese corporations expand their American operations and brought a number of mergers and acquisition deals to a successful conclusion. See the full article here....

Takenaka Partners is pleased to announce that our client, Nagase America, a member of the NAGASE Group (NAGASE) and a leader in innovative solutions for the chemicals, plastics, electronics, life sciences, and automotive markets, has acquired Fitz Chem Corporation, a specialty chemical distributor providing technical solutions and high quality customer service to the CASE, plastics, and personal care markets in the United States. Takenaka Partners acted as Nagase's exclusive financial advisor on this transaction....

“Samurai Accountant.” It is our great pleasure to announce that “Samurai Accountant” has recently been published. The book, subtitled “Yukuo Takenaka, the John Manjiro of the Showa Era,” tells the life story of Mr. Yukuo Takenaka, President and CEO of Takenaka Partners LLC. Written by Mr. Shunjiro Naka and published by Eiko Shuppan, “Samurai Accountant” describes Mr. Takenaka’s long history of successful cross-border M&A transactions for Japanese companies, beginning with his employment as the first Japanese CPA in the US at at KPMG, one of the major international CPA firms to this day....

Business Alliance between Shizuoka Bank and Takenaka Partners. Shizuoka Bank (“Shizuoka BK”) has entered into a strategic alliance with Takenaka Partners LLC in Los Angeles, CA, in order to assist its clients who want to consider strategic transactions, including M&As and alliances, particularly in North America and Latin America, so that they can expand their businesses globally. This is the first time that Shizuoka BK has entered into a strategic alliance. Under this arrangement, Shizuoka BK will introduce clients who are considering M&A or strategic alliance opportunities...

Takenaka Partners LLC (Los Angeles, CA) is pleased to announce that LifeSeasons, Inc. has acquired ADG Concerns, Inc. [d.b.a. Health Concerns], based in Oakland, CA. Takenaka Partners worked closely to unite LifeSeasons, a leading manufacturer of natural supplements, with Health Concerns, a well-recognized brand of herbal remedies based on traditional Chinese medicine. Health Concerns began providing high quality herbal formulas to healthcare professionals more than 30 years ago. The Company has since focused on providing Chinese formulas specific to the needs of the American patient, by using...

Air Water America, Inc. (“Air Water”), has acquired Noble Gas Solutions, Inc. (“Noble Gas”), a leading independent gas and welding products distributor in New York. Takenaka Partners served as the financial advisor to Air Water. Air Water is a subsidiary of Air Water Inc. (“Air Water Japan”). Air Water Japan was established in 1929 and, for over 90 years, has continued to grow in the manufacturing and supply of industrial gases and related services. Air Water Japan has developed its own engineering capability to design, manufacture...

Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. (“Asahi”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd. (“Asahi Group”), has acquired Pathways Medical Corporation (“Pathways”), a company with unique technology related to electrical wiring that can be formed on the surface of guide wires, etc. Asahi Group acquired the company with the aim of applying this technology to the stroke smart guide wire that it has been developing jointly with SENSOME in France. Takenaka Partners LLC (Los Angeles, CA) acted as the financial advisor to Asahi, providing due diligence...

Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. (“Asahi”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd. (“Asahi Group”), has acquired Rev. 1 Engineering, Inc. (“Rev. 1”), a leading provider of outsourced medical device design and engineering services with an emphasis on “First in Kind” design for inventors, start-ups, and top tier original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) with particular focus on coronary, vascular, and other related markets. Takenaka Partners LLC (Los Angeles, CA) acted as the financial advisor to Asahi, providing valuation, due diligence, and business advisory services. Asahi Group, based...

Takenaka Partners LLC (Los Angeles, CA) acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Calbee North America, LLC (“Calbee”) on its majority investment into branded and private label snack foods manufacturer, Warnock Food Products, Inc. (“Warnock”). Takenaka Partners successfully advised Calbee through a competitive sale process that was run by BGL that included a group of private equity sponsors and global strategic buyers. Originally a Japanese snack food manufacturer, Calbee Inc. expanded to North America in 1970 with popular brands like Saya and Shrimp Chips. In 2012,...

Takenaka Partners LLC (Los Angeles, CA) acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Daiho USA Corp., a subsidiary of Daiho Industrial Co., Ltd. (collectively “Daiho”) on its acquisition of Polyfab Corp., which is being renamed Polyfab, LLC (“Polyfab”). Stout Investment Banking served as the exclusive financial advisor to Polyfab. Daiho is a leader in the plastics processing industry in Japan, South East Asia, and Europe where its products are used for various end markets, including home electronics, automotive, office automation equipment, and housing goods. Polyfab, founded in...