The latest annual review from Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) of Japan-Australia M&A transactions and the trends driving cross-border investment.
The review reveals a positive story for the Japan-Australia investment relationship. While the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on Japanese investment in Australia in 2020, it did not redefine the underlying trade and investment relationship. Sector diversification continues with Japanese companies becoming increasingly sophisticated in both the way they invest and implement post-merger integration.
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.
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.