JCC/JETRO/EY Seminar “Latest Trends of investments in the Netherlands – case study of M&A and synergy creation after the acquisition”


“Latest Trends of investments in the Netherlands – case study of M&A and synergy creation after the acquisition”

Dear JCC member companies,

We are pleased to invite you to the seminar which will be held in the afternoon (CET) on Tuesday, 26 March 2024 with full supports from Ernst & Young Netherlands, Japan Business Services (JBS) and JETRO Amsterdam.

Recently, investments of Japanese companies in the overseas markets has been increased. The Netherlands is widely recognized as one of the attractive investment destinations from geographical, economic and political perspectives. Many Japanese companies has been investing into the Netherlands and number of M&A by Japanese companies has been accelerating specially since the UK has exited from the European Union (EU) in 2020. On the other hand, it is true that there are various challenges on the integration after the acquisition due to the system and culture differences.

This seminar will focus on the latest trends of investment of Japanese companies in the Netherlands. We will invite experts from the government and business companies to present the current foreign direct investment, M&A climate, and issues and solutions to create synergies after mergers and acquisitions with the actual cases.

We will organize a casual reception after the seminar for building a network among members.

Please register your attendance on the JCC website no later than Friday, 22 March 2024. We will send a detail just before the seminar to registered people.

Please note that registration for this seminar will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is highly recommended because of the limitation of the seminar capacity.

If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please feel free to contact JCC office.

We are looking forward to your participation to this seminar.


Date and time:                        14:30-18:30 (CET) on Tuesday, 26 March 2024

Place:                                         EY Amsterdam office

(Antonio Vivaldistraat 150, 1083 HP, Amsterdam)

Participation fee:                    Free of charge

Capacity:                                      About 80 people (first come, first serviced base)

Language:                                    English and  Japanese (please refer to below program)

Program:                                      Please see below

Application Deadline:               Friday, 22 March 2024

How to register:                         via member only JCC website


14:00-14:30               Registration with welcome drinks


14:30-14:40               Opening Remarks

Mr. Tetsutaro Shimogasa, Executive Director of JETRO Amsterdam and Director of Trade & Investment Committee at JCC


14:40-15:10               Latest trend and update of Dutch economy, politics and Japanese direct investments in the Netherlands (Japanese)

Updates on the Dutch economy and politics which are relevant to Japanese companies, as well as trends in Japanese companies’ investment in the Netherlands.

Mr. Hans Kuijpers, Director Investment Projects & Investor Climate, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency


15:10-15:50              M&A trends in EU and Netherlands (English)

Brief overview trends of M&A markets in the Netherlands (English)

Mr. Bruno Jelgerhuis Swildens, Partner, EY Strategy & Transactions

Post Merger Integration: the 5 get-rights to achieve transaction success (English)

Mrs. Liselore Sauer, Partner, EY Strategy & Transactions


15:50-16:00              Coffee break


16:00-16:30              Special speech: “Looking back on my four years at Eneco” (Japanese)

Initiatives as a Eneco management after Mitsubishi Corporation’s investment in Eneco since 2020

Mr. Hiroshi Sakuma, Chief Cooperation and International Officer of Eneco(Member management board)


16:30-17:10               Challenges of synergy creation in European M&A (English)

Issues and suggestions for a successful Post Merger Integration

Mr. Dick Hoogenberg, EY Senior Partner


17:10-17:25              Q&A session


17:25-17:30              Closing remarks

Mr. Hideki Tominaga, Partner, Japan Business Services, EY Netherlands


17:30-18:30              Casual reception


*Please note that the agenda and the presenter (s) are subject to change without notice.


Access to EY

Address: Cross Towers, Antonio Vivaldistraat 150, 1083 HP Amsterdam

Tel: +31(0)88 407 10 00


Public transport:

8 minutes walk from Amsterdam Rai station (NS, Metro No. 50 and 51)

12 minutes walk from Amsterdam Zuid/WTC (NS, Tram No.5, Metro No. 50, 51 & 52)

By car:

You can park at Q Park Ravel next to our building. We will provide a parking ticket so that you don’t need to pay.