In the Japanese technology industry, there were 59 M&A deals announced in Q4 2023, worth a total value of $557.1m, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database. The $190.6m acquisition of OUTSOURCING by KK BCJ-78 was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. GlobalData’s Tech, Media and Telecom (TMT) Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report for 2023 delvers into the transformative themes steering M&A landscape in the TMT Sector. The report unveils essential insights, spotlighting trends and shifts within the industry. Buy the report here.

In value terms, M&A activity in Japan decreased by 85% in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $3.6bn and rose by 88% as compared to Q4 2022. Related deal volume decreased by 6% in Q4 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 16% lower than in Q4 2022.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in Japan in Q4 2023 were Daiwa Securities Group; Nomura; Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group with 3, 2, 2 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisorss supporting these M&A deals in Japan Q4 2023 were Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nishimura & Asahi; Fangda Partners with 3, 2, 1 deals respectively.

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This content was updated on 8 January 2024

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GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Acquisition, Asset transactions and Mergers.