26 Apr Japan’s M & A report on Australia: Key Findings
AJBCC member Herbert Smith Freehills has released its analysis of Japanese M&A activity in Australia based on “39 announced and completed M&A deals from Japan into Australia between January 2017 and February 2018.” What the analysis demonstrated was that:
- minority interests in joint ventures to secure minerals, energy and food for export to Japan was the hallmark of the period up to the mid 2000s
- the last 10 years have seen the development of a ‘second trend’ characterised by acquisitions which are targeting revenue and profit growth opportunities in overseas markets.
The report lists the remarkable diversity of the sectors in which Japanese M&A in Australia has occurred during the period reviewed.
Here is the significant sectoral spread in Australia of the 39 M&A deals by Japanese investors.
- Financial services
- Food and dairy
- Leisure / hotels
- Natural resources and energy
- Professional services
- Real estate
- Technology, Media, and Telecom