Press Release: Mergermarket Japan M&A Awards 2022 Recognises Top Financial and Legal Advisers

Report Event 16 September

Press Release: Mergermarket Japan M&A Awards 2022 Recognises Top Financial and Legal Advisers

Tokyo, 16th September 2022 – Mergermarket, the world’s leading news and intelligence service for mergers & acquisitions, announced the winners of its Japan M&A Awards 2022 on 16 September 2022.

The Japan M&A Awards recognise financial and legal advisory excellence in Japan-related deals and are based on analysis of Mergermarket’s league table data, with input from an independent judging panel of ten industry experts and three professionals from ION Analytics.

From the financial adviser nominations, Mergermarket named Morgan Stanley as M&A Financial Adviser of the Year, as well as the Financial Services M&A Financial Adviser of the Year, Industrials & Chemicals Financial Adviser of the Year, and Technology, Media & Telecom M&A and Outbound M&A Financial Adviser of the Year.

Nomura Holdings, Inc was awarded the Mid-Market M&A Financial Adviser of the Year and the Consumer M&A Financial Adviser of the Year.

Houlihan Lokey was awarded the Boutique M&A Financial Adviser of the Year.

From the legal adviser nominations, Nishimura & Asahi won the most awards including M&A Legal Adviser of the Year, Mid-Market M&A Legal Adviser of the Year, Consumer M&A Legal Adviser of the Year, Financial Services M&A Legal Adviser of the Year, Industrials & Chemicals Legal Adviser of the Year, Pharmaceuticals, Medical and Biotech M&A Legal Adviser of the Year and Outbound M&A Legal Adviser of the Year.

White & Case was awarded the Technology, Media & Telecom M&A.

In the private equity sector, the Private Equity Deal of the Year Large Cap and Mid Cap were awarded to The Carlyle Group for its acquisition of JAG Energy and Apollo for its acquisition of MAFTEC respectively, while Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu  won the Private Equity Legal Adviser of the Year. ENEOS Corporation’s acquisition of Japan Renewable Energy Corporation was named the M&A Deal of the Year (Corporate Winner).

“We are delighted to be back in Tokyo for the 2022 Mergermarket Japan M&A Awards to acknowledge, highlight and celebrate the outstanding work that Japanese M&A dealmakers have done in the past 12 months despite very challenging global market conditions, says Allen Lee, Head of Asia Community Management at ION Analytics. “We would like to, once again, extend our congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Mergermarket Japan M&A Awards and thank them for their contribution to M&A in Japan.”


The complete list of the Japan M&A Award winners 2022 is as follows:

  • Mid-Market M&A Financial Adviser of the Year 50-300 million USD
    Nomura


  • Mid-Market M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 50-300 million USD
    Nishimura & Asahi


  • Consumer M&A Financial Adviser of the Year
    Nomura


  • Consumer M&A Legal Adviser of the Year
    Nishimura & Asahi


  • Financial Services M&A Financial Adviser of the Year
    Morgan Stanley


  • Financial Services M&A Legal Adviser of the Year
    Nishimura & Asahi


  • Financial Services M&A Deal of the Year
    Mitsubishi Corp. - UBS Realty Inc (KKR)


  • Industrials & Chemicals M&A Financial Adviser of the Year
    Morgan Stanley


  • Industrials & Chemicals M&A Legal Adviser of the Year
    Nishimura & Asahi


  • Industrials & Chemicals M&A Deal of the Year
    JSR Corporation (ENEOS Corporation)


  • Pharmaceuticals, Medical and Biotech M&A Financial Adviser of the Year
    SMBC Nikko


  • Pharmaceuticals, Medical and Biotech M&A Legal Adviser of the Year
    Nishimura & Asahi


  • Pharmaceuticals, Medical and Biotech M&A Deal of the Year
    FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd (PeptiDream Inc)


  • Technology, Media & Telecom M&A Financial Adviser of the Year
    Morgan Stanley


  • Technology, Media & Telecom M&A Legal Adviser of the Year
    White & Case LLP


  • Technology, Media, and Telecom M&A Deal of the Year
    Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd (Polaris Capital Group)


  • Outbound M&A Financial Adviser of the Year
    Morgan Stanley


  • Outbound M&A Legal Adviser of the Year
    Nishimura & Asahi


  • Private Equity Legal Adviser of the Year in conjunction with AVCJ
    Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu


  • Private Equity Deal of the Year Mid Cap (USD 50m – 500m)
    JAG Energy (The Carlyle Group)


  • Private Equity Deal of the Year Large Cap (USD 500m and above)
    MAFTEC (Apollo)


  • Boutique M&A Financial Adviser of the Year
    Houlihan Lokey


  • M&A Financial Adviser of the Year
    Morgan Stanley


  • M&A Legal Adviser of the Year  
    Nishimura & Asahi


  • M&A Deal of the Year
    Japan Renewable Energy Corporation (ENEOS Corporation)


The panel of judges consisted of:

  • Atsushi Akaike ,Partner, Co-Head of Japan ,CVC CAPITAL PARTNERS
  • Yoshikazu Hayashi, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development Office, MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • Yuka Hata, Managing Director, Head of Fund Investments, JAPAN INVESTMENT CORPORATION
  • Koichi Ito , Co-Head of Japan Private Equity and Managing Director, PAG Japan Limited
  • Hiroki Nakazato, Executive Officer, Aozora Bank, Ltd.
  • Takashi Niwa, Senior Director, Strategic Growth & Investment, FUJITSU
  • Ken Matsumoto ,Managing Director, Investment Group ,Cool Japan Fund
  • Mai Mizuta ,Managing Director ,Teneo
  • Koji Sasayama ,Representative Director, MCo Corporation
  • Yoichiro Shimizu , Head of Japan ,Datasite
  • Norie Hata, Chief Correspondent - Dealreporter , ION Analytics
  • Ryuya Shiga, Japan Bureau Chief - Mergermarket ,ION Analytics
  • Nozomi Toyama , Japan Private Equity Editor Mergermarket , ION Analytics

For more information, please visit Mergermarket M&A Awards - Japan



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