May 15, 2020

Deal Drivers: Japan Q1 2020

A spotlight on mergers and acquisitions trends in Q1 2020

In partnership with Mergermarket

Despite COVID-19 in Q1 2020, Japanese M&A was not hit as hard as expected, and, in fact, saw a year-on-year increase in deal value. 

Published in association with Mergermarket, this report provides a comprehensive review of Q1 2020 M&A deal flows across Japan.

Here are some highlights from the report:

  • The largest deal of Q1 2020 came from Japan’s industrials & chemicals sector, which also accounted for the third largest announced deal.
  • Of the 112 deals announced in the quarter, only nine involved an overseas buyer, and just one country – South Korea – was the source of multiple bids.
  • Japanese companies are sitting on large cash piles – US$4.8tn according to corporate filings.
  • Sector watch: Industrials & chemicals

Download the full report to learn more about recent trends driving M&A activity in Japan.

 

For more about Asia Pacific M&A trends, download our Deal Drivers Asia Pacific FY2019 report.

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