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Shortlist: Japan M&A Awards 2019

The shortlist for Mergermarket's Japan M&A Awards 2019 has been announced.


International M&A Financial Adviser of the Year

  • Evercore Inc
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley

Domestic M&A Financial Adviser of the Year 

  • Daiwa Securities Group/ DC Advisory
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • Nomura Holdings, Inc.
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc

Boutique M&A Financial Adviser of the Year 

  • Evercore Inc
  • Frontier Management Inc
  • GCA Corporation
  • Rothschild & Co
  • YAMADA Consulting Group

International M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 

  • Latham & Watkins
  • Morrison & Foerster
  • Sullivan & Cromwell

Domestic M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 

  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Nishimura & Asahi

Private Equity Deal of the Year Large Cap (Private Equity firm) in conjunction with AVCJ

To be announced

Private Equity Deal of the Year Mid Cap (Private Equity firm) in conjunction with AVCJ

To be announced

Private Equity Legal Adviser of the Year in conjunction with AVCJ

  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Nishimura & Asahi

Mid-Market M&A Financial Adviser of the Year 50-300 million USD

  • Daiwa Securities Group/ DC Advisory
  • GCA Corporation
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura Holdings, Inc.
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc

Mid-Market M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 50-300 million USD

  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Nishimura & Asahi

Outbound M&A Financial Adviser of the Year

  • Deloitte
  • Evercore Inc
  • GCA Corporation
  • JP Morgan
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Outbound M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Nishimura & Asahi
  • Sullivan & Cromwell

Technology, Media & Telecom M&A Financial Adviser of the Year

  • Daiwa Securities Group/ DC Advisory
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura Holdings, Inc.
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc

Technology, Media & Telecom M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 

  • Hogan Lovells International LLP
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Nishimura & Asahi
  • White & Case LLP

Industrials & Chemicals M&A Financial Adviser of the Year 

  • Credit Suisse
  • Deloitte
  • GCA Corporation
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • Nomura Holdings, Inc
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc
  • UBS Investment Bank

Industrials & Chemicals M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Nishimura & Asahi
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Consumer M&A Financial Adviser of the Year

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura Holdings, Inc.
  • PwC
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc

Consumer M&A Legal Adviser of the Year

  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Nishimura & Asahi

Financial Services M&A Financial Adviser of the Year

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Financial Services M&A Legal Adviser of the Year

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Herbertsmith Freehills
  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
  • Nishimura & Asahi
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Pharmaceuticals,  Medical and Biotech Financial Adviser of the Year

  • Daiwa Securities Group/ DC Advisory
  • GCA Corporation
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura Holdings, Inc.
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc

Pharmaceuticals,  Medical and Biotech Legal Adviser of the Year

  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Linklaters
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Nishimura & Asahi

M&A Innovation of the Year

This award provides firms (either Legal, Financial or Consulting) the opportunity to highlight its unique and innovative approach to deal-making in Japan. Firms are invited to pitch one deal during the qualifying period 1st April 2018-29th March 2019 that best demonstrates its position at the forefront of new thinking on Japanese M&A. Firms should submit pitches directly to sarah.doyle@acuris.com by the 26th April 2019.

These awards are given at the discretion of the expert judging panel, based on notable deals during the qualifying period 1st April 2018-29th March 2019

Consumer M&A Deal of the Year (corporate winner) 

Financial Services M&A Deal of the Year (corporate  winner) 

Industrials and Chemicals M&A Deal of the Year  (corporate winner)

Pharmaceuticals, Medical  and Biotech M&A Deal of the Year (corporate  winner)

Technology, Media & Telecom M&A Deal of the Year  (corporate winner) 

M&A Deal of the Year (corporate winner) 

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