Cross border mergers & acquisitions

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 are 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.


Stage 1
Sourcing of M&A target
  • Market research
  • Listing potential targets of M&A deal
  • Negotiation with potential targets
Stage 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)
Stage 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
Stage 4
Closing of M&A deal


  • Confirm fulfilment of closing deal conditions
  • Visit to financial institutions
  • Closing deal procedure
Stage 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 listed Malaysia company and listed Japanese company in Malaysia
Business alliance between a Malaysian property development company and one of the largest Japanese house builders in Japan
Business alliance between a logistics company in Malaysia and a listed Japanese company
MOUs signed between Japanese university and 2 Malaysian universities

Coordinate and liaison 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.


Support business restructuring of Malaysia business

When you consider to restructure the business in Malaysia including withdrawal, please remember us. We provide full course of support of restructuring the business ranging from business and market analysis, business forecast, daily/weekly/monthly cashflow, retrenchment, choice of legal scheme to negotiation with stakeholders together with local law firms. We are supporting Japanese companies to retreat from Malaysia.
Dissolution of Joint Venture
Carve out unprofitable business
Cease operation and liquidation by liquidator
Cease operation, set up a new firm and asset transfer

Market research and consulting for new business expansion.


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


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
Market research
Arrangement of company secretary
Arrangement of Accountant and auditor

Under One Roof

These companies operate under the same umbrella of the Likearisingsun group, with various shared resources, talents and management.

Corporate Law Services

A Japanese law firm with an office in Tokyo, Likearisingsun (Japan) provides corporate services, including cross-border M & A, overseas expansion support, and management of overseas subsidiaries.

Recruitment Services

Japanese staffing company located in Malaysia with over 17 years of experience in staffing, placement and recruitment operations.