[AJBCC Analysis] JAPAN-AUSTRALIA M&A: REVIEW AND TRENDS
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[AJBCC Analysis] JAPAN-AUSTRALIA M&A: REVIEW AND TRENDS

[NEW] 2020 Update | WHY ARE JAPANESE COMPANIES INVESTING IN AUSTRALIA?

Analysis of the reasons driving acquisitions by Japanese companies in Australia in 2019 reinforced the AJBCC’s findings from the data of the previous year. This indicated that the Japanese acquirers had:

  • significant size
  • many years of corporate history since establishment
  • substantial overseas experience

However, there was one anticipated characteristic which is yet to materialize – this is the significant entry of “second tier” Japanese companies.

This AJBCC update for 2020 examines the data presented in the latest HSF report, drawing its findings from 30 Japanese companies that acquired Australian companies during 2019.

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AJBCC SPECIAL REPORT DOWNLOAD | WHY ARE JAPANESE COMPANIES 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 – 2020)

In the latest analysis of Japanese investment in Australia, Ian Williams, Senior Adviser at Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Natalie McDowell, Senior Associate, find that diversification is a continuing theme.

Japanese investment in Australia, long channeled into the resources, energy and commodities area has spread out into a wide range of business sectors. This has brought new fields of interaction between Australian and Japanese executives.

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

Japan – Australia Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) have been increasingly active over the last few years.
AJBCC Member Company Herbert Smith Freehills, has analysed Japanese acquisitions in Australia up to 2019. 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.

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AUSTRADE REPORT 2017  | JAPANESE INVESTMENT IN AUSTRALIA

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

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