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Mergermarket M&A Forum - Japan

The premier M&A forum in Japan

The Conrad, Tokyo and online

Following a successful year of deal activity, the Japanese M&A market in 2022 sees no signs of abating. Indeed, according to Dealogic data, Japan saw a deal volume of over $100 billion in 2021, and it is expected that outbound, inbound, domestic and PE-related M&A activity will continue on an upwards trajectory in 2022. Cross-border transformative M&A deals are also on the rise, with more regional corporates reshaping their portfolios.

Against this backdrop, the Mergermarket M&A Forum - Japan, co-hosted by Mergermarket and AVCJ, will be returning this year to Tokyo and online, bringing together leading corporate investors, M&A advisors and private equity fund managers for an exclusive gathering focused on the opportunities in the Japanese M&A landscape.

Through a series of interactive panel discussions, data presentations and case studies, the event will provide delegates with insights into the latest trends, opportunities and challenges when it comes to pursuing Japan M&A.

2021 Forum Demographics

M&A delegates

Top reasons to attend:

  • Regional view: Discover the future themes and trends which will dominate Japanese M&A in the year ahead
  • Corporates: Hear from top corporates and M&A experts in Japan on their insights into domestic and outbound dealmaking
  • Top trends: Get the latest updates on sectoral trends such as technology M&A, renewables, digital transformation
  • Strategies: Hear from leading corporates and private equity professionals on their investment strategies for the region
  • Network: Connect with 400+ senior delegates including 120+ corporate investors and 25+ speakers from Japan and Asia

Topics discussed will include:

  • Top trends in outbound, inbound and domestic M&A deals in the market, including portfolio diversification, corporate carve-outs
  • The growth of transformative cross-border M&A in the region- why acquirers are aiming to strengthen their portfolios
  • Decarbonsation as a growing trend and how this is impacting M&A activity in the region
  • Private equity activity in the region and how Japanese strategics are competing
  • Developments in corporate governance and shareholder activism in the region
  • Sector updates: technology M&A and digital transformation updates

Companies attending:

  • Accuron Technologies
  • AGC Inc
  • AIG
  • Air Products China
  • AJIS
  • Astellas
  • AUM Bioscience
  • Ayannah
  • Baosteel Metal
  • BNA Capital Ltd
  • Cadila Healthcare
  • Carborundum Universal
  • Cedar Holdings
  • Chevalier Group
  • Chia Tai Pharmaceutical Investment(Beijing)
  • Daicel Corporation
  • DIC Pension Fund
  • Dow Chemicals Pacific
  • ENEOS Corporation
  • Estate Express Bangladesh
  • First Pacific Company Ltd
  • Gold Mountains International Mining
  • H.I.S. Co.
  • Hakuhodo
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Invengo Technology
  • Itochu Corporation
  • Jadeja Partners
  • Japan Tobacco
  • JG Summit Holdings
  • John Crane
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Japan M&A Forum

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