M&A advisory services in Malaysia

Advisory services

-M&A advisory services specialized in cross border M&A between Malaysia and Japan
-Legal related work partnering with local law firms
-Market research and consultation
-Support Japanese company's business expansion in Malaysia
-Turnaround management
-Crisis management


Support cross border M&A as the only Japanese M&A advisory firm established in Malaysia

We support M&A from A to Z, sourcing of potential seller/buyer, deal execution until the closing of the M&A deal. We especially experienced in cross border M&A between Malaysia and Japan collaborating with local law firms and accounting firms. We have successfully brought a lot of Japanese investors to Malaysia.

1  Sourcing of M&A target
-Market research
-Listing potential targets of M&A deal
-Negotiation with potential targets

2  Commencement of the M&A project
-Arrangement of site visit and management interview
-Calculation of acquisition price and price negotiation
-Structure the deal 
-Support to draft Letter of Intent (LOI) and conclude Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

3  Execution of the M&A project
-Form a specialised team to conduct due diligence 
-Prepare final agreement
-Carry out agreement negotiation
-Signing of the agreement

4  Closing of M&A deal
-Confirm fulfilment of closing deal conditions
-Visit to financial institutions
-Closing deal procedure

5 Post Merger Integration
-Support post merger integration process

< Closed cross border M&A deals in Malaysia> 

We are proud that we have closed many cross border M&A deals between Malaysia and Japan as stated below.

-Acquisition of a recruitment agency in Malaysia by a Japanese company
-Acquisition of an engineering company in Malaysia by a listed Japanese company
-Acquisition of a Malaysian cardboard manufacturer by a listed Japanese company
-Acquisition of a Malaysian staffing agency by a Japanese company
-Acquisition of a Malaysian restaurant by a Japanese company
-Set up a Joint venture of a property development company in Malaysia 
-Dissolution of a joint venture between Malaysia listed company and Japanese listed company in Malaysia
-Business alliance between a property development company in Malaysia and a one of a largest Japanese house builder in Japan
-MOUs signed between Japanese university and 2 Malaysian universities

Coordinate and liaise between clients and local law firms.

The CEO is a qualified Japanese lawyer with extensive work experience at Japanese major law firm, also seconded to a Japanese financial institution in Malaysia and a major law firm in Malaysia.

We work with several law firms in Malaysia where we will coordinate and liaise the communication between clients and local law firms. 

The local law firms will be the ones providing the legal services.

Market research and consulting for new business expansion

Provide various consultation services and market research for company considering business expansion in Malaysia

-Market research
-Establishment of a corporation, visa application, acquisition of various licensees
-Search , select, and prepare joint venture contracts for joint venture business
-Arrangement of nominee, preparation of contracts
-Arrangement of company secretary 
-Arrangement of Accountant and auditor

Yoshiyuki Kambayashi

Engaged in numbers of cross-border M&A deals, corporate restructuring deals and crisis management deals as a legal advisor at a law firm (Bingham McCutchen Murase, Sakai, Mimura Aizawa, currently named Anderson Mori & Tomotsune) in Tokyo. Seconded to Bank of Mitsubishi Tokyo (M) in 2015 as a Special Officer to CEO until June 2017 as well as local law firm in Malaysia. Incorporated LIKEARISINGSUN in 2017 and got independent from Anderson Mori. Served as Committee member and Consultant of JACTIM (The Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry, Malaysia). University of Tokyo (Bachelor of Law), Chuo University (Juris Doctor), Duke University (LL.M., Master of Law, Graduation Speaker). Before being a lawyer, experienced in working for the Cabinet Office in Japan. 

Main cases involved in Japan
-    Engaged in numerous M&A cases as a bankruptcy trustee assigned by the Court and a rehabilitation debtor agent
-    Represented one of the largest Japanese chemical manufacturers in M&A deal in bankrupt company
-    Represented a Japanese semiconductor trading company in cross-border M&A deal by a US company 
-    Represented a listed car parts manufacturer in a cross-border antitrust case
-    Represented a top Japanese medical related electronics company for crisis management case
-    Represented one of the largest Japanese trading companies in the litigation of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill case
-    Pro-bono works as official defense counsel, representative of refugee application case and legal aid consultant

Publications and Articles
-    Serial biweekly article regarding legal topics in Malaysia (NNA, September 2016 - June 2018)
-    Serial biweekly article regarding M&A in Malaysia (NNA, July 2018 - present)
-    Weekly article regarding Covid-19 related issues (NNA, March 2020 - Present)
-    Cross-border Business Revitalization – Case Studies and the Latest Legal Practice Overseas (Shoji-Houme, Co-author, 2015)
-    Essential Points of Japan M&A Practice (Shoji-Houme, Co-author, 2015)
-    Casebook of Trust Act for law practitioners (Yuhikaku, Co-author, 2014)
-    Casebook of business revitalization for law practitioners (Yuhikaku, Co-author, 2014)
-    Labor Practice Guide for Company-Dismissal and Retirement (Shoji-Houme, Co-author, 2014)
-    Overview of Recent Chapter 15 Cases (Jigyosaisei to Saiken Kanri, Japanese translation, 2010)

Lectures and Seminars
-    “Labor law related issues in Malaysia” (Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ, June 2016)
-    “New Companies Act in Malaysia“ (Ichika-Kai Association, October 2016)
-    “New Companies Act in Malaysia” (Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ, November 2016)
-    “New Companies Act in Malaysia” (Bangi MD Association, November 2016)
-    “New Companies Act in Malaysia” (JACTIM Perah branch, January 2017)
-    “New Companies Act and M&A in Malaysia” (Nikin-Kai Association at Johor, April 2017)
-    “New Companies Act and  M&A in Malaysia” (Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ, May 2017)
-    “Labor law related issues in Malaysia” (JAC Recruitment, May 2017)
-    “Labor law related issues in Malaysia” (Sansui-Kai Association at Penang, July 2017)
-    “M&A in Malaysia” (Ichika-Kai Association, March 2019)
-    “M&A by Japanese companies in SEA” (CLSA Securities Japan Co., Ltd., February 2020)
-    “Legal issues related to management of subsidiary in Malaysia” (JACTIM, March 2020)
-    "Business launch support and cross border M&A in Malaysia" (Seminar for legal trainees in Japan, May 2020)

CCO, Elvyna Cheong

She serves as CCO. After graduated from Multimedia University with Bachelor of Accounting (Hons), Elvyna worked at Citigroup for over 10 years specializing in anti-money laundering operations and risk management, where it is the Regional Hub that supports the Asia Pacific and Canada countries. She has various backgrounds and experiences, including supporting companies to move their business from Singapore to Malaysia. She joined LIKEARISINGSUN in May 2018 and has been involved in all aspects of M&A from project sourcing, managing due diligence process to closing.   

Chika Nishimoto

Ms Nishimoto has earned Bachelor of business from La Trobe university (Australia). She has working experience in various fields in Australia, Malaysia and Japan such as tourism & hotel industry, restaurant and services industry, business implementation manager in manufacturing industry. She is fluent in Japanese and English as well as Malay (Intermediate level). She joined LIKEARISINGSUN in August 2019 and widely involved in consulting and advisory services. Also acts as GM in manpower supply company.

Junka Nishizawa

After Ritsumeikan University (Faculty of Law) and Kyoto University of the Arts (Clinical arts program), worked for an engineering company (general affairs, internal education section, power plant CAD drawing section), Children's painting class, a general hospital and Children's English Lesson Materials Company as an adviser.  Participated in LIKEARISINGSUN in 2019, engaged in incorporation support, visa applications, setup support for expats, documentation and sales support. She decided to migrate to Malaysia with her family because she was impressed with Malaysia's multiculturalism.

Razif Ramzan

Mr. Razif specializes in private equity and corporate finance. He was previously with Ericsenz Capital, a private equity firm based in Singapore, where he was involved in research and carrying out investments into late stage tech unicorns. Prior to that, he held the position Chief Executive Officer for an education company in Kuantan, Malaysia. Having started his career at RHB Investment Bank under the corporate finance department, he has executed several M&As, IPO, RTOs and capital raising exercises. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Purdue University, USA.


Registered No. 1221304-H
Founded Mar-2017
Capital RM 350,000
Representative Yoshiyuki Kambayashi
Representative Profile University of Tokyo (Bachelor of Law), Chuo University (Juris Doctor), Duke University (LL.M., Master of Law, Graduation Speaker), Attorney at law certified in Japan
Address Unit 32-01, Level 32, Vertical Corporate Tower B, Avenue 10, The Vertical Bangsar South City, No 8 Jalan Kerinchi 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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