M&A Market Briefing: Japan

26 June 2019

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Mergermarket is pleased to present M&A Market Briefing: Japan, published in association with Merrill DatasiteOne.
Corporate Japan’s international buying spree continues unabated, with outbound M&A reaching new heights in 2018. Japanese buyers closed the year with US$174bn in deals, a staggering 119% increase from the year before and the largest on record according to Mergermarket data, as corporates search for growth and higher returns abroad. Likewise, dealmaking in Japan has increased in recent years, although foreign inbound M&A has been on the down trend since 2017.
This special infographic newsletter looks at the following trends and considerations as 2019 unfolds:
  • Cross-border M&A totals for Japan
  • Japanese outbound trends and target geographies
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions involving inbound and offshore capital flows
  • An inside look and analysis at Japan’s buying activity into the international healthcare and life sciences space