1. 'Medical Check-Ups': Japan Firms Tap Banks for Advice as Activists Circle

    'Medical Check-Ups': Japan Firms Tap Banks for Advice as Activists Circle

    (Reuters) - Japanese companies are increasingly turning to investment banks and public relations firms for advice on dealing with potential approaches by activist investors who are targeting low valuations and cross-shareholdings in the nation...

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    1. It is like a regular medical check-up – we do it regularly for Japanese clients even before they are approached by an activist.
    2. We have done a lot of work with companies on vulnerability assessments, helping them proactively assess where they may be susceptible to activist demands before an activist arrives or begins agitating for specific changes.
    3. Japan is the ideal target place – there's so much value to be unlocked.
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