Finding EAP businesses in Japan and South Korea

Finding EAP businesses in Japan and South Korea to complete a global service network


PE firm backing a Silicon Valley EAP and employee mental health provider offering global services.


Search and acquisition of EAP providers in Japan and South Korea.


Client had previously tried and failed to make an acquisition in Japan. The project was complicated by the cultural and language challenges of the two countries.


We used multiple international and in-country data sources to identify the population of EAP providers in each country. These were then short-listed according to detailed agreed criteria which required the hiring of local EAP experts to gain access and data, due to language and cultural barriers. To enable face-to-face senior meetings with targets, required our client to sponsor and speak at a topically relevant webinar in partnership with the local professional body.
Thereafter, we found a local, experienced deal maker to liaise in an appropriate manner (i.e. very carefully) with the owner.


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“MGG worked with us to execute our Asian acquisition plan. Their advice was creative and spot-on and we liaised closely with their in-country experts to build our brand profile and overcome the considerable cultural complexities.”

Group CEO of leading EAP solution provider


South Korea filtered to a single target.
Nine initial meetings held in Tokyo. Targets filtered to a shortlist of three and the identification of a suitable Tokyo resident consultant/ agent for the negotiation phase.
Project currently on hold pending sufficient client bandwidth to complete.