Issues facing Chinese enterprises investing in Japan (part 1)

By Hiroshige Nakagawa, Anderson Mori and Tomotsune

The number of investments made in Japan by Chinese enterprises has increased sharply in the past two years, with the amount invested more than doubling over the same period to around US$225million.

Starting with this article, we will examine a series of M&A projects conducted in Japan by Chinese enterprises, and Japan’s M&A regulations.

Hiroshige Nakagawa, partner, Anderson Mori and Tomotsune
Hiroshige Nakagawa
Anderson Mori and Tomotsune

Suntech Power – MSK

On 2 August 2006 Wuxi’s Suntech Power, a major producer of solar cells in China which is incorporated in the Cayman Islands and listed on NASDAQ, announced the acquisition of Japan’s MSK, the biggest producer of solar modules in Japan. The project received extensive media coverage and provides a point of reference concerning how to manage a target company after it has been acquired.

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Hiroshige Nakagawa is a partner at Anderson Mori and Tomotsune and chief representative of its Beijing office.

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