Business Revival

The effects of the prolonged deflationary period during the 1990s coupled with the earlier “bubble”-era burdens of excessive debt accumulation and capital-investment outlays led to structural problems in Japanese industry. Japan’s economy overall also slumped. Therefore it is urgent nowadays that companies weighed down with excessive debt and capital investments confront the challenge of revival. They must increase their value by shedding unprofitable parts of their operations and improving competitiveness. The accounting and tax specialists of Sakura & Co. will support the presentation and execution of a prompt, bold and flexible prescription for revival. Our “insolvency services” professionals will help to develop a rehabilitation plan as well as verify progress in meeting the goals of the plan.

M&A Resturcuturing

Global M&A traditionally has involved Japanese companies seeking acquisition and capital-participation opportunities with partners overseas. In addition to this activity today, an increasing number of overseas enterprises are initiating capital and business tie-ups with Japanese companies. Within Japan also, M&A activity is on the rise. These M&A transactions cannot be expected to go smoothly without effective professional support that will respond swiftly to changing circumstances. The accounting, tax, and property appraisal specialists at Sakura & Co. will tailor their services to the needs of the client with regard to attendant M&A tax and accounting problems, the acquisition or sale of a business, or the transaction suitable, say, for spinning off a business division. This is how we fulfill our No.1 priority which is to maximize value for clients. Our own information network within Japan, coupled with that of Crowe Global, enables us to facilitate global M&A activity in cooperation with groups of specialists around the world. We also provide comprehensive support for rationalizing management structure, upgrading administration, developing a capital-funds policy, and taking company stock public.

Tax Service

Sakura & Co. believes that clients demand, most of all, reliability and promptness from their tax-accounting agents. Therefore, we stay current on legislative revisions that may impact taxation procedures, developing an understanding of the legal texts involved through our many contacts, including people at the National Tax Administration Agency. We then work out plans to minimize tax risks for clients. Meanwhile, we stay on top of the day-to-day paperwork needed to make the necessary filings with government agencies, on time and with confidence. We want our clients to have peace of mind with the results of our efforts. Besides dealing with tax risks accrued from past and current investments and activities, we tackle proposals for hedging future anticipated risks in advance. That’s because we view our tax services as a form of “tax protection” tasked with implementing immediate precautions.

International Services

The globalization of the financial environment continues as entrepreneurs expand business lines overseas, corporations become multinational and individuals move to other countries. To help us cope with the shifts in this environment, we have affiliated ourselves with the world-class accounting firm Crowe Global. When clients set up operations overseas and make foreign investments, we provide them with high-quality international services through our close contacts with specialists located in Crowe's many local offices abroad.

SPC Formation

The globalization of the financial environment continues as entrepreneurs expand business lines overseas, corporations become multinational and individuals move to other countries. To help us cope with the shifts in this environment, we have affiliated ourselves with the world-class accounting firm Crowe Global. When clients set up operations overseas and make foreign investments, we provide them with high-quality international services through our close contacts with specialists located in Crowe's many local offices abroad.

Appraisal and Other Services

Sakura & Co. is proud of its top-class performance in asset liquidation and securitization projects. Many years of audits, tax services and M&A achievements have added to our reputation as one of the leading accounting firms in Japan. Our business expertise extends into a number of fields. Our real estate appraisal specialists serve a wide range of clients - from financial institutions to public assessment bodies. We actively participate in large-scale urban redevelopment projects while providing tax and other services for overseas enterprises. We publish books, hold seminars and lectures, contribute magazine articles, and conduct research aimed at advancing the skills of the industry. The breadth of our involvement is huge, indeed.

Urban Redevelopment

Urban redevelopment projects are under way as never before with the objective of realizing the highest use of land in urban districts and renewing city functions. The active participation of Sakura & Co.’s accounting, tax service and appraisal specialists ensures that these projects proceed smoothly.