Japan Deal Momentum: M&A, Private Equity and Tech Trends

Japan dealmakers have a booming pipeline going into 2022. Deal activity for inbound, outbound, domestic, and private equity-related M&A all saw an uptick in 2021 and is expected to continue this trajectory in the months ahead.

Inbound M&A in 2021 (YTD; 16 December) saw a 215% increase on year totalling USD 25.9bn over 59 deals while outbound M&A recorded USD 72.3bn across 250 deals compared with USD 38.2bn over 214 deals in 2020. Domestic M&A, meanwhile, saw a 29% increase in deal volume in 2021 (YTD) with 519 deals compared with a year prior.

Private equity buyouts and exits, and corporate divestitures will continue to be key themes in dealmaking in 2022.

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