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Japan Dominates Asia-Pacific Outbound M&A For Q1

Law360, New York (April 21, 2017, 4:47 PM EDT) -- Japan’s continued hunt for growth pushed it to the top of the Asia-Pacific region for outbound deal value during the first quarter of 2017, knocking China from its top spot as Chinese buyers face their own regulatory and political challenges, experts say.

The first quarter of the year saw Japanese buyers ink $14.72 billion in transaction value outside their borders, surpassing the $11.55 billion worth of deals inked by Chinese buyers, according to Baker McKenzie LLP’s recently released cross-border mergers and acquisitions index.

Although China still...
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