Setting the Stage for Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Ralf Bebenroth


This chapter deals about “setting the stage for Mergers and Acquisitions. It will be discussed that the shareholder structure has changed in Japan. Regional and City banks decreased their share ownership, while foreign investors increased it to almost 30 %. Also, several legal changes were implemented into the M&A relevant laws to foster an increased M&A. There are many reasons for undertaking an M&A, some are globally identical, for example, to create synergies or to save costs. However, there are also some Japan specific reasons to mention. One of them is that a (Japanese) firm needs to divest because it is too conglomerated. That would give also foreign firms a chance to easily access the (Japanese) market.


Foreign Investor Foreign Firm Japanese Firm Target Firm Merger Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kobe University Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration (RIEB)KobeJapan

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