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Our corporate finance is mainly targeting small-to-medium-sized companies (both listed and unlisted) whom major investment banks are not looking after and operate our business putting the emphasis on the following points.

Wide range of clients

Major investment banks and mega banks are offering only to large-sized companies. We Aristagora Advisors are aiming at offering the same service to small- and mid-sized companies regardless of the status of listed or unlisted company. Even though the scale of company and sales is small compared with those of large-sized companies, we see many cases that each company has unique and independent technology and product with potential to be well evaluated in the overseas market in the future. Aristagora Advisors do our utmost to analyze the current situation which the client is facing and offer methodology and idea, then plan to expand on-going business by taking out obstacles such as language barrier, cultural difference and geographical specificity. In other words, our aim is to optimize the strength and potentiality of the client and to support enhancing the profitability and corporate value.

Comprehensive advice on fund raising

Aristagora Advisors are offering consultation to the clients who have funding needs. Our staff with more than 30 years experience in the financial industry has wide range of networks with both domestic and international quality investors. Especially, one of our features is the fact that we have a wide network of overseas investors who have different risk-measures compared with Japanese institutional investors. We will be able to offer sound advice to the client on IR activity through our knowledge and experience to understand the behavior of such investors.

Global network

Each of our staff has global network especially in Asian region. By making use of such network, we are offering cross border M&A advisory service.

In cases that the transaction size is small, especially the transactions with small-to-medium sized companies and unlisted companies that mega banks and large investment banks do not normally take on, we , Aristagora Advisors, are a boutique type of investment bank and will take on these small size transactions in a proactive manner.

Fund raising advisory

  • Our service on fund raising arrangement consists of two categories; one for listed companies and the other for unlisted companies.
  • For listed companies, we mainly look after small-to-medium-sized companies and arrange various types of fund raising schemes such as common stock, class shares, convertibles, stock acquisition rights in the form of third party allocation which will be purchased by both domestic and overseas institutional investors.
  • For unlisted companies, we arrange the fund raising not only from Venture Capital but also from private equity investor and overseas funds in the form of both equity and debt (borrowing and straight bond). We can offer the fund raising methodology which can match the characteristic feature of the client.

Aristagora Advisors are a team of professionals which consists of top talented people in view of ethics, knowledge, and passion.

All staff has high level of expertise backed by their long-term experience. Also, management members have more than 30 years experience in financial industry such as foreign investment banks.

In addition, all management members and professional staff has abundant experience working in overseas market.

Based on such experience, we Aristagora have the following competence and offer high quality services to clients as mentioned below

  • Knowledge backed by state-of-the-art financial technology
  • Neutral and profound connection with the financial world
  • Network with investment banks and funds overseas
  • Contact with stock exchange and financial authorities
  • High level of professionalism

M&A Advisory

  • Aristagora Advisors, as “one-stop boutique house” offers various types of comprehensive advise on M&A as management strategy methodology to enhance the corporate value. We plan M&A transaction from scratch and support the execution including due diligence. In addition, we also support post M&A stage to enable the client to operate acquired company smoothly. Our staffs with profound knowledge in various fields support the clients aiming at enhancing the corporate value.
  • Especially, we make use of our strength to offer service to cross border M&A to medium- and small size companies and emerging companies. Under the current globalized world (to be more globalize in years to come), it is inevitable factor for Japanese companies to take cross border economic activities into consideration in order to plan corporate value enhancement. We are of the firm belief that we can truly offer our value added service in this hemisphere.

Aristagora Advisors are team of professionals consists of top talented people in view of ethic, knowledge, passion.

All staffs have high level of expertise backed by their long-term experience. Especially, management members have more than 30 year experience in financial industry such as foreign investment banks.

In addition, all management members and professional staffs have abundant experience working in overseas market.

The right-hand column shows as an example working fields in which Aristagora members have engaged.

Based on such experience, we Aristagora have the following competitiveness and offer high quality services to clients as mentioned below

  • Knowledge backed by state of art financial technology
  • Neutral and profound connection with financial world
  • Network with investment banks and funds overseas
  • Contact with stock exchange and financial authorities
  • High level of professionalism

IPO Consulting

  • For the past few years, IPO market has been stagnated in Japan, while many foreign emerging companies with characteristic feature are actively participating IPO in London AIM market, Hong Kong Gem Market, Singapore Catalist market.
  • In those market, the major market participants are institutional investors (professional investors such as pension funds, other funds). Thus, it is essential to have correct understanding of such professional investors’needs in order to implement IPO successfully.
  • To the clients who plan IPO, we Aristagora Advisors analyze the company from various angles and offers advise including IR activity in order to complete the whole process of IPO smoothly. Especially, we put emphasis to make an appropriate advice to enable the client to make logical and coherent explanation vis-à-vis severe question and inquiry made by institutional investors.
  • Our staffs have experience to participate in promoting Japanese, Korean and some other Asian companies to plan IPO in AIM market in London in cooperation with London Stock Exchange and are familiar with Tokyo AIM project which are joint project by Tokyo and London Stock Exchange.
  • We Aristagagora Advisors will offer IPO consultation service which is not only for IPO in domestic market but also for various IPO opportunities in other market in global perspective. We believe that IPOs enables the client to establish the solid relationship with domestic and overseas major institutional investors who are analyzing and making research in global perspective. We believe strongly that such IPO will lead to further global development of the client in the end.
  • Our goal is to evolve together with the client. IPO is not the goal We do our utmost to design the scenario vision strategy in order to make the IPO as the staring point for further evolution of the client.