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Event Date Tue Mar 2 UTC (8 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Mar 2 4:00am - Tue Mar 2 5:00am
Location Live
Region EMEA

Senior industry leaders will share their insights
• Value - Unlocking value through carveouts and divestitures
• Opportunities - Will private capital inflows increase to Japan?
• Risks - Navigating cultural and operational barriers for successful deal making

Inbound Japan M&A activity and investment is expected to increase in 2021 with several key drivers putting Japan firmly on the map for international investors. Despite this, risks, and barriers to executing transactions remain.

Japanese companies are facing increasing pressure from shareholders to use capital and resources efficiently. Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of changes to the global industry landscape, including digital transformation. The rationalisation of business portfolios and a focus on core activities, will increase the trend seen in 2020 of carve outs and divestitures from Japanese corporates. The overhaul to corporate governance codes of conduct and shareholder accountability has heightened the interest of activists and private equity investors. Taken together, these reforms and responsiveness to shareholders, has placed Japanese corporates firmly in the cross hairs of investors. PE firms have large war chests to deploy, taking advantage of lower funding costs, distressed sales and lower valuations brought about by the pandemic.

Why attend?

• Understand - Identify opportunities within the Japanese corporate landscape
• Connect - Mitigate transaction risks and learn about best practices for successful deal execution in Japan, which carries certain unique elements but also evolving with new value protection techniques
• Discover - Understand the latest regulatory and governance landscape in comparison with the recent developments in other jurisdictions


2021 Speakers

Kana Inagaki
Tokyo Correspondent, Financial Times

Yutaka Kimura
Partner, Baker McKenzie

Michiaki Maebori
Managing Director, JP Morgan

Hiroyuki Otsuka
Managing Director and Deputy Head, Carlyle Japan

Safari Watanabe
Partner, Baker McKenzie

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• Baker McKenzie
• Nikkei Asia