Asahi Kasei Corp.

Asahi Kasei Corp.

Asahi Kasei Corp.

Date Founded



Nakanoshima-Dai Building,3-3-23 Nakanoshima,Kita-Ku,Osaka 530-8205

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Wholesale: Raw Materials
Wholesale: Livestock & Agriculture
Plastics & Synthetics

Company Description

Asahi Kasei Corp. is a holding company which provides monitoring, planning, and strategic management to its subsidiaries and affiliates. It operates through the following segments: Material, Homes, Health Care, and Other Businesses. The Material segment includes fibers, textiles, chemicals, and electronics. The Homes segment includes \"Long Life Home\" products and offers remodeling, real estate, and urban redevelopment. It also includes construction materials. The Health Care segment includes pharmaceuticals, medical care, and acute critical care. The Other Businesses segment includes engineering, employment agency, processing and sale of Asahi Kasei products, and temporary staffing. The company was founded on May 21, 1931 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Executives & Employees

Chairman & Director

Senior Executive Officer, General Manager-R&D

Executive Officer & General Manager-Production Technology

Representative Director, Executive Vice President, Head-Branch, R&D

Director & Head-Personnel

Director, Head-Legal Affairs & Compliance

Director & Head-Corporate Finance


President & Representative Director, Presidential Executive Officer

Senior Executive Officer

Board of Directors

Member, Audit & Supervisory Committee at Nitori Holdings Co., Ltd.

Director, Head-Legal Affairs & Compliance at Asahi Kasei Corp.

Director & Head-Personnel at Asahi Kasei Corp.

Director & Head-Corporate Finance at Asahi Kasei Corp.

Representative Director, Executive Vice President, Head-Branch, R&D at Asahi Kasei Corp.

Professor at Kansai University

Director & Primary Executive Officer at Asahi Kasei Corp.

President & Representative Director, Presidential Executive Officer at Asahi Kasei Corp.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.

Independent Outside Director at Nitori Holdings Co., Ltd.

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Recent Transactions
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Asahi Kasei Corp., Asahi Kasei Homes Corp. purchase Erickson Construction, Inc. from Atlas Holdings LLC

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Asahi Kasei Corp. purchases Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc. from Clearlake Capital Group LP

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Asahi Kasei Corp., Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corp. purchase SenseAir AB from Inlandsinnovation AB

Transaction Advisors

Advised onCanon, Inc., Canon Software, Inc. purchase Chori Joho System Co., Ltd. from Asahi Kasei Corp., Toray Industries, Inc., Chori Com Co., Ltd.

Legal Advisor

Advised onAsahi Kasei Corp. purchases Polypore International, Inc.


Advised onOkabe Co., Ltd. purchases Asahi Kasei Construction Materials Corp. /Ocean Resource Ops from Asahi Kasei Corp.

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Advised onAsahi Kasei Corp. purchases Polypore International, Inc.

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Advised onAsahi Kasei Corp. purchases ZOLL Medical Corp.

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Advised onAsahi Kasei Corp. purchases Polypore International, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

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Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP


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