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TechnoPro, Inc. to Acquire and Merge GCOMNET CO., LTD.

Jun 30, 2021

On June 30, 2021, the TechnoPro Holdings, Inc.’s Board of Directors has resolved to allow its subsidiary TechnoPro, Inc. to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding common shares of GCOMNET CO., LTD. This acquisition will make GCOMNET a subsidiary of TechnoPro and a sub-subsidiary of TechnoPro Holdings. The Board has also resolved to approve the absorption-type merger of TechnoPro and GCOMNET soon after the acquisition, in which TechnoPro will be the surviving entity and GCOMNET will be the absorbed entity.

I. Details of Acquisition

1. Purpose of Acquisition

The purpose of this transaction is to acquire know-how in the development of the ERP business and the engineer training, currently the focus of TechnoPro’s value added services, and to strengthen the ability to make direct proposals to end users through making GCOMNET a group company, leveraging its strengths in the upstream process of SAP implementation consulting and system development as well as IT infrastructure development.

2. Overview of New Sub-Subsidiary

(1) Company Name


(2) Head Office

1-1-12 Shibakoen, Minato Ward, Tokyo

(3) Representative (Name, Title)

Masayuki Ito, Representative Director

(4) Business Lines

Consulting, design, development, operation and maintenance of ERP package implementation, and engineer staffing

(5) Capital

¥30 million

(6) Established

August 13, 2001

(7) Major Shareholders and Ownership Ratio

Masayuki Ito (80.0%), Youichi Kotani (10.0%), Tetsuji Takanashi (5.0%), Yukihiro Hoshino (5.0%)

(8) Relationship between TechnoPro Holdings and GCOMNET

No equity, personal, or business relationships exist between TechnoPro Holdings and GCOMNET

(9) GCOMNET Business Performance and Financial Condition for the Most-Recent Three Years
Fiscal YearJuly 2018July 2019July 2020
Net Assets¥37 million¥37 million¥37 million
Total Assets¥147 million¥159 million¥215 million
Net Assets per Share¥183,904¥185,103¥185,346
Net Sales¥370 million¥390 million¥341 million
Operating Profit(¥24 million)¥0 million(¥30 million)
Ordinary Income¥0 million¥0 million¥0 million
Net Income¥4 million¥0 million¥0 million
Net Income per Share¥17,597¥748¥244

3. Overview of Sellers

Masayuki ItoAoba Ward, Yokohama City
Youichi KotaniChofu City, Tokyo
Tetsuji TakanashiFujisawa City, Kanagawa
Yukihiro HoshinoFujisawa City, Kanagawa

4. Number of Acquired Shares, Purchase Price, and Ownership Ratio Before and After Acquisition

(1) No. of shares owned before transfer0 shares
(Voting shares: 0 shares)
(Ownership ratio: 0%)
(2) No. of shares to be acquired200 shares (acquirer: TechnoPro, Inc.)
(Voting shares: 200 shares)
(Ownership ratio: 100%)
(3) Acquisition priceAcquisition price not disclosed according to non-disclosure agreement.
(4) No. of shares owned after transfer200 shares
(Voting shares: 200 shares)
(Ownership ratio: 100%)
(5) Purchase price calculation methodAfter due diligence performed by outside experts (finance, tax, and law), enterprise value was assigned according to the EBITDA multiple and other methods calculated using normalized earnings. Net debt and other items were evaluated as an assessment of financial position. The parties agreed, based on the preceding calculations after prudent discussions, to the purchase price within a range of evaluation made by outside experts.

5. Schedule

Stock Transfer Date: July 30, 2021 (tentative)

6. Future Outlook

With completion of this acquisition, GCOMNET will become a consolidated subsidiary of TechnoPro Holdings from the first quarter of the fiscal year ending June 2022. TechnoPro Holdings does not expect this acquisition to have a material impact on its consolidated earnings for the fiscal year ending June 2022.

II. Details of Merger

1. Purpose of Merger

TechnoPro IT Company, an in-house company of TechnoPro, considers SAP to be one of its key solution offerings. Therefore it made Misystem Co., Ltd., which had strengths in the SAP related solution, a wholly owned subsidiary in May 2019 and then merged to TechnoPro, thereby expanding its business in midstream and downstream processes. The purpose of executing this merger is to 1) effectively transfer to TechnoPro the know-how GCOMNET has accumulated mainly in the upstream process of SAP implementation, and 2) establish an integrated end-to-end delivery structure. As a result of this merger, TechnoPro IT Company is expected to have more than 100 engineers in its ERP Business Department.

2. Merger Schedule

Agreement Date: August 30, 2021 (tentative)
Merger Date (effective date): October 1, 2021 (tentative)

3. Merger Method

Absorption-type merger in which TechnoPro will be the surviving entity and GCOMNET will be the absorbed entity.

4. Overview of Merging Parties (as of June 30, 2021)

(1) NameTechnoPro, Inc. (surviving entity)GCOMNET CO.,LTD. (absorbed entity)
(2) Headquarter Address6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato Ward, Tokyo1-1-12 Shibakoen, Minato Ward, Tokyo
(3) RepresentativeKoichiro Asai, Representative DirectorMasayuki Ito, Representative Director
(4) Business LinesEngineer staffing and subcontracting businesses related to technical fieldsConsulting, design, development, operation and maintenance of ERP package implementation, and engineer staffing
(5) Capital¥101 million¥30 million

5. Circumstances Subsequent to Merger

The surviving entity TechnoPro will retain its current corporate name, headquarter address, representative, business lines, and capital.

6. Future Outlook

As this is a merger between wholly owned subsidiaries, the transaction will have no impact on consolidated earnings of TechnoPro Holdings.

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