Can Japanese Companies Succeed in Outbound Acquisitions?
  • Shigeru Matsumoto


Matsumoto explores the history of Japanese outbound acquisitions over the past 30 years. The author discusses why management may pursue an overseas acquisition by analyzing both the process of overseas M&As and the reasons a firm would move forward with an acquisition. Matsumoto goes on to examine three instances of large-scale acquisition, Takeda, Softbank, and Suntory, that each cost more than 1 trillion yen. He looks at these cases in-depth to determine their level of success. Finally, he looks at the essential factors behind the success or failure of an outbound acquisition.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shigeru Matsumoto
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  1. 1.Graduate School of ManagementKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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