Japan Deal Momentum

Surging activity for sell-side and buy-side deals

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  • Japan Inc’s appetite for cross-border deals appears to be returning as vaccination programs roll out globally. Which regions and/or sectors will be first to see deal interest from Japanese corporates as travel bans are lifted and in-person due diligence can be conducted? And in a post-COVID world, what are the key issues dealmakers need to be mindful of?

    Meanwhile, at home, deal activity continues to heat up with MBOs, corporate carve-outs, and founder-backed businesses seeking buyers. Japan is also seeing heightened interest from activists, in line with the increase in take-privates and merger activity. What can dealmakers do to prepare before becoming the target of activist campaigns?

  • 10:45

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  • 11:00

    Live Virtual Briefing starts

    In this live panel, we take stock of M&A activity in Japan and consider the outlook for the rest of the year, including:

    • Overview of Q1 2021 M&A activity and insight
    • What cross-border opportunities will open up as global vaccination campaigns are rolled out? 
    • Which sectors will witness the most deal activity, and why?
    • As activist presence in Japan deepens, what can dealmakers do to prepare before becoming the target of campaigns?
    • How are M&A transactions being conducted and what are the essential tools while travel remains curtailed?
  • 11:50

    Live Q&A

  • 12:00

    Closing remarks