Japan Deal Momentum: Surging activity for sell-side and buy-side deals

Date: 27 May, 2021

Time: 11:00am JST

Virtual briefing in partnership with Mergermarket, an Acuris company


Japan is poised at a growth rate of 3.3% in 2021, as predicted by the IMF. Though this forecast is contingent on the summer Olympics pushing ahead, the country still presents positive prospects for M&A. 

In Q1 2021, Japan dealmakers announced 100+ transactions worth over US$15bn. Sectors that were the most important drivers of M&A activity in Japan in Q1 were Industrials and Chemicals (I&C) and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT).

As travel restrictions are being eased in the region, Japanese corporations are keenly looking at cross-border opportunities. Also, domestic M&A activities may be further driven by factors like founder-based businesses looking for buyers. 

Is Japan ready for a resurgence of sell-side and buy-side deal activity?

In this live discussion with panelists from PwC, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley, Anderson Mori Tomotsune, ORIX, and Datasite we take stock of the M&A activity in Japan and consider the outlook for the rest of the year. 

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