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We track the key trends in M&A and inward investment in Australia by Japanese firms.

29 Japanese companies entered the Australian market for the first time, attracted by a combination of Australia’s robust economic conditions and population growth (currently second in the G20).

A distinctive ‘second trend’ of acquiring businesses competing in the domestic Australian market is occurring in parallel with the traditional minority investments in minerals, energy and food. In this article, we review the 69 transactions and predict the trends for 2019.


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