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Shortlist: Japan M&A Awards 2020

Japan M&A Awards 2020 Shortlist (company names by alphabetical order)

International M&A Financial Adviser of the Year

  • Deloitte
  • Goldman Sachs
  • 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 

  • AGS Consulting
  • Frontier Management Inc
  • GCA Corporation
  • Lazard
  • YAMADA Consulting Group

International M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • White & Case LLP

Domestic M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 

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

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
  • Ropes & Gray

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

  • Daiwa Securities Group/ DC Advisory
  • Deloitte
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • 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
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Nishimura & Asahi
  • TMI Associates

Outbound M&A Financial Adviser of the Year

  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • GCA Corporation
  • Lazard
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Outbound M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 

  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Nishimura & Asahi
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

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

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

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

  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Nishimura & Asahi

Industrials & Chemicals M&A Financial Adviser of the  Year 

  • Daiwa Securities Group / DC Advisory
  • Deloitte
  • GCA Corporation
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • Nomura Holdings, Inc.
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc.

Industrials & Chemicals M&A Legal Adviser of the  Year 

  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Nishimura & Asahi

Consumer M&A Financial Adviser of the Year

  • Lazard
  • Rothschild & Co
  • Nomura Holdings, Inc.
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc
  • YAMADA Consulting Group

Consumer M&A Legal Adviser of the Year

  • Allen & Overy
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Miura & Partners
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Nishimura & Asahi
  • TMI Associates

Financial Services M&A Financial Adviser of the Year

  • Deloitte
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Financial Services M&A Legal Adviser of the Year

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
  • Nishimura & Asahi
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • White & Case LLP

Pharmaceuticals,  Medical and Biotech M&A Financial Adviser of the Year

  • Deloitte
  • GCA Corporation
  • JPMorgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Pharmaceuticals,  Medical and Biotech M&A Legal Adviser of the Year

  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell 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 2019-31st March 2020 that best demonstrates its position at the forefront of new thinking on Japanese M&A. Firms should submit pitches directly to joyce.wong@acuris.com by the 15th May 2020.

These awards are given at the discretion of the expert judging panel, based on notable deals during the qualifying period 1st April 2019-31st March 2020.

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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