Asahi Kasei Corp.

Asahi Kasei Corp.

Asahi Kasei Corp.

Date Founded



Jinbocho Mitsui Building,1-105 Kanda Jinbocho,Chiyoda-Ku,Tokyo 101-8101

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



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

Company Description

Asahi Kasei Corp. operates as a holding company which provides monitoring, planning, and strategic management to its subsidiaries and affiliates. Its operations are carried out through the following segments: Materials, Homes, Health Care, and Others. The Materials segment includes caustic soda, chlorine, acrylonitrile, styrene, methyl methacrylate, adipic acid, polyethylene, polystyrene, and other petrochemicals. The Homes segment includes \"Long Life Home\" products and also provides remodeling, real estate, and urban redevelopment. The Health Care segment includes pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents. The Others segment includes engineering, employment agency and temporary staffing services. The company was founded on May 21, 1931 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Executives & Employees

Executive President, President, Representative Director

Managing Executive Officer & General Manager-Marketing

Managing Executive Officer, Chairman of Subsidiaries, Director

Senior Managing Executive Officer, Director

Managing Executive Officer, Director of General Affairs, Director

Senior Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of Separator Business

Primary Executive Officer

Managing Executive Officer, President of Nobeoka Office

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of Production Technology

Board of Directors

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

Executive President, President, Representative Director at Asahi Kasei Corp.

Managing Executive Officer, Chairman of Subsidiaries, Director at Asahi Kasei Corp.

Senior Managing Executive Officer, Director at Asahi Kasei Corp.

Senior Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of Separator Business at Asahi Kasei Corp.

Former Executive President, President, Representative Director at Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.

Director, Vice-Presidential Executive Officer at Asahi Kasei Corp.

Executive President & Representative Director at Asahi Kasei Homes Corp.

Professor at Kansai University

Independent Outside Director at Nitori Holdings Co., Ltd.

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Recent Transactions
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Asahi Kasei Corp., Asahi Kasei Medical Co. Ltd. purchase ViruSure Forschung- und Entwicklung GmbH

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ZOLL Medical Corp., Asahi Kasei Corp. purchase Cardiac Science Corporation from Aurora Capital Group LP, AlpInvest Partners BV

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ZOLL Medical Corp., Asahi Kasei Corp. purchase TherOx, Inc. from New Science Ventures LLC, Aperture Venture Partners LLC

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.

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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 LLP

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Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP


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