Consultation

Supporting the Development of Management Strategies
Developing the Marketing Strategy and Supporting Marketing Operations
M&A-related Advisory Service
Supporting global operation
Coaching Management Candidates

Our Target Clients and Areas of Project Domain

Kishi & Associates provides tailor-made services that reflect the needs of corporate executives in order to help them achieve success in their businesses. As a partner of our client companies, we are proud to continuously provide top managers with services of high caliber. Services include the following:

Supporting the Development of Management Strategies
Kishi & Associates helps client companies develop their management strategies in terms of what market needs are, what customers expect, what the advantages of our client companies are.

Developing the Marketing Strategy and Supporting Marketing Operations
Kishi & Associates helps client companies conduct daily marketing operations efficiently. We offer working manuals that show the functions of employees and their responsibilities and make annual plans. We also conduct market research on the current market situation and competitiveness of rival companies, offer advisory services about the development of brand strategies and the selection of target segmentations. We offer tailor-made services in the following specific areas:

M&A-related Advisory Service
As an intellectual sparring partner, Kishi & Associates help the management of the client companies succeed their M&A projects by offering advisory services from the period of pre-M&A to that of post-M&A. We especially concentrate on helping client companies successfully conduct management after M&A.
Pre M&A:
After conducting market research, we develop market entry strategies for client companies, seek target companies whose value will add by M&A, conduct business due diligence and research on corporate culture,and analyze the risks in order to grasp the issues after M&A. During M&A:
We share the post M&A issues identified before M&A by having discussion with the management of client companies and show the M&A plan. During this process, we offer management consultation support to the current management team, assist in designing corporate governance structure, and policies to assimilate corporate cultures of merged companies.

Post M&A (New Organization):
We help the management of client company carry out the M&A plan. We offer management support to the new management team and marketing strategies for the new company in new market situation, develop positioning and branding strategies and support their implementation, and assist new business in order to succeed the whole M&A project.

Supporting global operation
Kishi & Associates help foreign / Japanese client companies grow their revenues and profits in Japanese / foreign markets. We conduct research on how much the target market size is and the competitiveness of our clients products in the target market, analyze the consumer trends in the target market and offer the best marketing strategy to succeed in the target market. We also point out what the issues of client companiesf local offices are based upon the analysis of down-to-earth information our overseas local offices and allied research institutions gather.

Coaching Management Candidates
Even though many companies declare that they value human resources, they do not actually invest in education for@the management and employees. In the long term, education for management candidates is very important. In each@monthly session of First Wednesday, which is the management forum hosted by Kishi & Associates since May 2003,speakers including top management of leading companies make presentations based on their management experiences, so members can learn real management cases from the speakers. As the host of First Wednesday, we@have been learning top managementfs perspectives on which they have discussions. We believe that Kishi & Associates can make great contributions to education for management candidates by offering what the top management must consider beyond their companies and industries.