Managing Director Dr. Hiroaki Ishigaki spoke at the Japan M&A Forum 2019. He spoke on the panel titled “Buying America: Japanese investment into the US.” Dr. Ishigaki and other panelists answered the following:
- What makes the US an ideal market for Japanese corporations compared to other advanced markets?
- How much longer will Japanese investors be able to make acquisitions without facing similarly strict regulatory scrutiny from CFIUS?
- Which sectors are likely to be off limits to Japanese buyers on the grounds of national security?
- How has GAFA’s (Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon) deal-making activity in Japan impacted the tech space?