AJBCC SPECIAL REPORT | WHY ARE THE JAPANESE INVESTING IN AUSTRALIA?
This AJBCC special report analysed the data presented in the HSF report and considered what might have been the drivers for the acquisitions. To conduct this analysis, the AJBCC used, amongst other metrics, the publicly stated reasons why the 47 Japanese companies undertook these investments.
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AJBCC SPECIAL REPORT | WHY ARE THE JAPANESE INVESTING IN AUSTRALIA?

This AJBCC special report examined the data presented in the HSF report and considered what might have been the drivers for the acquisitions.

To conduct this analysis, the AJBCC used, amongst other metrics, the publicly stated reasons why the 47 Japanese companies undertook these investments.

The AJBCC Special report provides thoughtful analysis including

  • Reasons for Acquisition
  • Profile of Acquirers’ Overseas Investments
  • Age and Turnover of the Japanese Acquiring Company
  • New Entrants Versus Companies with an Existing Australian Presence
  • Acquiring Japanese companies’ sectors

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[DOWNLOAD] JAPAN-AUSTRALIA M&A: REVIEW AND TRENDS  (2017 – 2019)

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Japan – Australia Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) have been increasingly active over the last few years.

What are their nature? What size? Industries? Trends?

Courtesy of AJBCC Member Company Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), this report provides the reader with great insight into transaction which have occurred over the period 2017 – 2019.

The AJBCC acknowledges our thanks to HSF for this report which we are delighted to make available to the AJBCC subscriber community.

The report was prepared by Ian Williams, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills and Vice-President of the AJBCC, together with Natalie McDowell, Senior Associate HSF and Chair of the AJBCC Future Leaders’ Group.

You might also be interested in these other Japanese-Australia M&A articles by HSF and AUSTRADE:

AUSTRADE REPORT 2017  | JAPANESE INVESTMENT IN AUSTRALIA

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This 2017 report formed part of the marking of the 60th anniversary of the  Australia – Japan Agreement on Commerce.

A highly detailed read it provides:

  • Insights on Japanese investment in Australia – past, present & the future
  • Leading Japanese company case studies
  • Infographics highlighting investment and trade trends

M&A TRENDS 2017/2018 – JAPAN’S NEW WAVE OF INVESTMENT INTO AUSTRALIA | HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS

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A precursor to the current HSF report, released in May 2017 it details

  • Distinct ‘second trend’ of direct investment into Australia
  • Shows new trend of investing in ‘non-traditional’ consumer-focused sectors
  • Average investment value of the reviewed deals was A$243 million
  • 4 transactions exceeded A$500 million
  • There were 19 new entrants into the market that demonstrate a further strengthening the existing bilateral relationship.

JAPANESE INVESTMENT IN AUSTRALIA — LESSONS LEARNT | HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS

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Also written by AJBCC Member Company Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) this report
(October 2016)  explains the ‘Second Wave” of Japanese investment into Australia.

This report includes

  • Landmark Transactions
  • Learning
  • Success Factors
  • What more can be done
  • Applying the lessons learnt