Mergermarket M&A Forum Japan 2023

The premier M&A forum in Japan

The Conrad, Tokyo and online

29 Jun

Private equity: Growing importance in the M&A market

Last year, private equity deals in Japan increased from 2021 levels in terms of both number and value, with 96 deals agreed for a total of USD25.9 billion according to Dealogic. The rise in activity is driving increasingly more international private equity funds to set up offices in Japan as they look for opportunities to make large-scale deals from the number of corporate carveouts and the disposal of non-core assets. In addition, the favourable monetary policy, low rates, and Yen all work in favour of deal makers. Our panel of leading GPs will share their views on the opportunities and challenges in the market.

  • What issues tested GPs and their advisors in 2022, and are they expected to continue or will new challenges emerge?
  • Which sectors, prefectures, and transaction sizes have Japanese GPs been focusing on?
  • Will the re-opening of other Asian markets shift focus away from Japan?
  • What financing is available for the LBOs of Japanese companies?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Yohei Nakagawa Partner MORRISON FOERSTER Bio
    Reiji Terasaka Managing Director, Carlyle Japan Buyout Advisory Team CARLYLE JAPAN Bio
    Atsushi Akaike Managing Partner, Co-Head of Japan CVC CAPITAL PARTNERS Bio
    Yusuke Ichikawa Partner ADVANTAGE PARTNERS Bio
    Tetsuro Onitsuka Partner EQT PARTNERS Bio