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Houlihan Lokey announces bid for Japanese M&A consultancy GCA

Proposed $622m acquisition anticipates wave of post-COVID deals in Japan

The Tokyo SkyTree: Mergers and acquisitions are expected to rise in Japan.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- U.S. investment bank Houlihan Lokey said on Tuesday it will acquire Tokyo-based mergers and acquisitions consultancy GCA for 68 billion yen ($622 million). Houlihan said it will launch a tender offer to make GCA a wholly owned subsidiary, with an offer price of 1,380 yen per share -- a 31% premium to Tokyo-listed GCA's share price on Monday.

Nikkei reported about the deal on Monday.

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