Winning in Japan

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A service of Global-C Corporation, this blog aims to introduce small and mid-sized Japanese companies that would be suitable acquisition targets for foreign companies interested in strategically investing in Japan for long-term growth. If you are interested in learning more about the companies profiled in this blog, please feel free to contact us for a free consultation about our services. Our mission is to ensure you meet your strategic business goals here in Japan.

 Introduction of Global-C

Global-C is a boutique consulting firm that focuses on small and mid-sized strategic investments. Our core strengths lie in our ability to match acquiring companies with targets appropriate to their Japan market-development goals and in our end-to-end service to optimize post-acquisition integration and operation.

Global-C was founded and is managed by Mutsuo Inaoka, CEO, with the assistance of Joseph Gabriella, General Manager. Before founding Global-C, Mr. Inaoka was a senior manager at an Osaka-based company, where he was employed for twenty years. During that time, he was stationed in Brazil for two years and in the US for over a decade. While in the U.S., he established his company’s office there, then served as its Chief Financial Officer. In this position, he was directly involved in mergers and acquisitions and other high-stakes transactions. Bilingual and bicultural, Mr. Inaoka has extensive experience transacting international business. Mr. Inaoka holds a bachelor’s degree in management science from Otaru University of Commerce (Japan) and has attended MBA courses at San Francisco State University.

Like Mr. Inaoka, Mr. Gabriella is bilingual and bicultural. He grew up in the United States, but moved to Japan in 2000 to work as an assistant manager for a Japanese-American internet joint venture. Since that time, Mr. Gabriella has worked as a manager in both Japanese and foreign companies in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals, restaurant management, and financial services. He has conducted training seminars on corporate strategy, leadership, change management, project management, and performance management in both Japanese and English. Mr. Gabriella has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; an MBA from Pepperdine University; an M.S. in International Business and Strategy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he also attended medical school; and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Education and Research from the University of South Florida.

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