Japan Private Equity in 2023: Opportunity in turbulence
The Japan private equity market had another strong year in 2022 with deal value of ¥2.8T, nearly as high as 2021’s record of ¥3.2T. 2023 is also off to a good start. In a turbulent world, Japan PE benefited as investors shifted focus away from China, while the yen’s depreciation created opportunities. While fundamental growth drivers for the market continue to provide tailwinds, PE is now also winning a larger share of M&A deals, in line with other developed markets.
Turbulence is also a time of opportunity for PE portfolio companies. Activist-owned portfolio companies can outperform slower-moving competition with clear plans, active engagement, and greater speed to action. While doing so, PE in Japan will need to focus on exiting earlier and better, to ensure the strong growth in capital deployment is accompanied by increased distributions to LPs.
Bain Partners will review key market trends and recommendation for investors to succeed in today’s volatile environment.
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