Celebrating 15 years
Gideon Franklin Ltd was founded in July 2006 and in commemoration of our 15th anniversary in 2021, we are using a design by Euphemia Franklin on our website and various materials.
The design for our anniversary is inspired by medieval English paving tiles. Across the three tiles there are fifteen dots, one for each year of our company’s history. The emblems loosely represent our collaborative approach, bringing together Japan and the rest of the world.
The tiles are based on illustrations in a charming book on the topic printed in 1937 at the Shakespeare Head Press in a limited edition of 450 copies. These illustrations are all in orange, our company colour.
The mission of Gideon Franklin Limited since it was founded has been to help Japanese companies become more global, to support non-Japanese companies in the Japanese and Asian markets and to provide corporate finance services globally. We have advised on acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, integration, investor relations, dispute resolution and restructuring, hosting a variety of related events.
We wish to take this opportunity to thank all our clients, staff and partners for your support and look forward to further exciting future work together.
Looking back, memorable events include seminars for over 100 guests at the British Embassy in Tokyo (2016) and on the occasion of the opening of Japan House London (2018). In 2019 we opened our new office in London with a cookery demonstration by a master of shojin ryori, alongside a sake and cheese pairing.
Landmark transactions included the acquisition of a listed UK company for a Japanese client following a strategic review (2017), and in 2020 the successful auction for the disposal of the German subsidiary of a Japanese client with a US acquiror, indicating the global nature of our activities.
Plans for the future include an increasing number of ESG initiatives at the core of our activities and on behalf of our clients. In particular we are keen to support future generations to develop ever closer cross-cultural understanding and involvement in collaborative initiatives.
The book which inspired the design
Memorandum and Articles of Association, 18 July 2006
Japan House London opening seminar, 13 September 2018
British Embassy Tokyo seminar 2016
Shojin ryori demonstration