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AVCJ Private Equity Forum Japan 2024

The Conrad, Tokyo and online

26 Jun

Japan update: Right here, right now

Japan confounded prevailing industry trends in 2023: it was the only major Asian market to see year-on-year increases in fundraising and exits, while investment reached an all-time high. Policy support, helpful regulatory reforms, a weak yen, and key structural factors driving deal flow all count in Japan’s favour as an investment destination. This has attracted more capital as global GPs and LPs prioritise Asia’s developed markets. Our panellists consider how long the music will last.

  • Will more challenging economic conditions rein in the market?
  • What is the appeal of Japan for LPs relative to other jurisdictions?
  • Are fund sizes at risk of becoming too large for the opportunity set?
  • How are managers developing their value creation capabilities?