Private Equity International’s 2022 special report on Japan featured insights from Ropes & Gray on dealmaking trends. In a Q&A feature, private equity partner Tsuyoshi Imai outlines notable milestones and developments in Japanese PE dealmaking, what is behind the growing acceptance of PE in Japan, as well as the challenges that increased deal volume and complexity may present.
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Ropes & Gray’s integrated Asia private equity offering focuses on advising private equity funds, public and private companies, and financial institutions on a full range of transactions on behalf of buyers, sellers and financial advisors. Our Tokyo team has led three of the five largest private equity deals in Japan since 2008, and the largest private equity deal and leveraged buyout in Asia ever – the US$18 billion leveraged acquisition of Toshiba’s memory chip business – and in 2022, we continue to work on some of the most complex cross border transactions in Japan, including the largest M&A and financing transactions involving Japanese parties.
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