Japan Holds Off China As Asia's Top M&A Buyer in 2012

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 10:08 PM EST) -- New data show Japanese corporate and private equity firms held off their fast-charging Chinese counterparts in 2012 to lead Asian nations with the most purchases of foreign entities last year, completing 566 deals valued at $105 billion, according to a Wednesday report.

The consulting firm DC Advisory attributed the strong showing to Japanese companies' large cash reserves and bolder approach after many years of austerity, according to a Wednesday report in the Financial News.

Japanese buyers have inked a string of big-ticket acquisitions of overseas companies...
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