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  • Japan: Seven key trends - Bain Tokyo

    April 10, 2018 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    After a banner year in 2017 amid a huge increase in fundraising and record deal volume, there is a powerful sense that Japan really has come of age as a private equity market.

  • Japan: Seven key trends

    April 10, 2018 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    Competition in Japan's $1 billion-plus deal market is heating up. Deal flow is expected to remain healthy but funds will have to compete hard for assets, says Jim Verbeeten, Tokyo-based partner with Bain & Company.

  • Mega deals fuel Japan private equity

    October 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    Driven by big-ticket transactions, private equity deal volume in Japan has reached an all-time high of $23.9 billion from January to September 2017, according to Bain & Company’s Japan Private Equity Report 2017. “We expect this trend to continue as key fundamentals continue to strengthen,

  • Buyout giants break through the ice in Japan

    October 06, 2017 | Private Equity | Reuters | Media mention

    The next question for buyout firms is to how snag more deals. Shareholder pressure means there are likely to be many more corporate cast-offs. So buyout firms need to be better at spotting upfront how they can make businesses more valuable, says Jim Verbeeten, a partner with Bain & Company, or they

  • Cooper’s Take: Private-Equity Investors in Japan Have Busy Year 2016 marked the year private equity struck its largest deal ever in Japan

    April 07, 2017 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    According to Bain & Company's 2017 APAC Private Equity report, Japan had its largest-ever buyout deal in 2016.

  • Private Equity Better Make Yingde Work

    March 27, 2017 | Private Equity | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Bain & Company's 2017 APAC Private Equity report found that firms paid record valuations to acquire assets in Asia last year, forking out headier multiples than in the U.S.

  • PE Panorama: If in doubt, hire Bain

    March 20, 2017 | Private Equity | AsiaAsset Management | Media mention

    Bain & Company's 2017 APAC Private Equity report indicates that sources of value in the Asia-Pacific region are shifting.

  • China private equity deal values cratered in 2016, but that's not the whole story

    March 18, 2017 | Private Equity | CNBC | Media mention

    Uncertainties surrounding China dented private equity confidence in 2016, resulting in a 25.8 percent fall in value of PE deals in Asia Pacific, according to a report by Bain & Company. Despite the fall, 2016 was still the second-best year for Asia Pacific, the firm noted. Kiki Yang, a partner with

  • PE market eased slightly in 2016: Bain & Company

    March 17, 2017 | Private Equity | CNBC | Media mention

    Kiki Yang, partner with Bain & Company, says the private equity deals space is still going strong despite greater uncertainty in the markets.

  • State-backed shadow funds drive up China valuations; Financial services

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    State-backed shadow funds in China are helping drive corporate valuations in the region into "nosebleed territory", according to a new report from Bain & Company. "It's what I call corporate shadow capital," said Suvir Varma, a partner with Bain and head of the firm's Asia Pacific private equity