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Economic and M&A outlook
Japanese cross-border M&A: Going global in 2018
Corporate Japan’s overseas expansion agenda continues unabated. Yet, increasingly, it is becoming clear that being a global enterprise entails more than just having global operations. This panel will discuss recent deal drivers and the outlook for Japanese cross-border M&A, as well as the changing mentality sweeping boardrooms at Japan’s most successful international corporations.
Investing in India: Beyond bullet trains
Japan is betting big on India’s growth story, led most recently by the multi-billion dollar Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail link and other mega projects. Significant other opportunities can be found outside the infrastructure space, and this panel will explore the sectors and states with the highest M&A potential, as well as the steps and strategies Japanese corporations must take to yield the most from their India investments.
Post-merger integration: Case studies and tales from the frontline
A significant amount of value continues to be lost once M&A deals close for Japanese corporations buying abroad. This panel will answer key questions concerning the post-deal process and analyze several case studies where deals succeeded in yielding their intended value by preserving the target’s talent, brand and corporate culture.
Digital transformation: Taking the leap
The world’s most innovative companies are going digital. Is corporate Japan keeping up? This panel will discuss how corporations can transition from traditional to digital enterprises, using M&A and other innovative methods, as well the latest technologies that are driving the future.
Private equity: Deal or no deal
With Bain Capital’s victory in securing Toshiba’s prized memory chip business, the doors to Japan may finally be opening for foreign private equity firms. This panel will discuss the playbook being used by the most active foreign PE firms to successfully navigate the Japan market as resistance to foreign buyout groups begins to thaw.