Managing Intangible Property Of Japanese Multinational Companies In M&A Context

Figure 1 Stock and Asset Purchase

by KPMG
In recent years, Japanese multinational companies have been acquiring an increasing number of foreign companies or divisions of companies. Although the acquisition of existing foreign companies or business divisions has been an effective means for Japanese multinational companies to quickly expand their business into foreign and new markets, it has created difficulties related to integrating the management of the acquired foreign companies or business divisions. […] Read more

Global Capital Confidence Barometer – Buying And Bonding: Alliances Join M&A As Engines Of Growth

Figure 1 Key MA findings

by Ernst & Young
Our latest Global Capital Confidence Barometer continues to find a strong acquisition appetite together with a growing inclination to forge new alliances. Prolonged economic challenges are driving investment decisions, leading companies to ally and cooperate to generate growth as well as compete and acquire to gain market share. […] Read more

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: Japan 2016

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: Japan 2016

by KPMG
For the last few years, Japan has been reducing corporate income tax rates, and, by virtue of tax reform 2016, the effective tax rate is expected to drop below 30 percent. But to make up for tax revenues lost due to the reduced tax rates, various countermeasures have been introduced such as a limitation on the amount of deductible tax losses brought forward in a year. […] Read more

2016 Global Chemical Industry Mergers And Acquisitions Outlook: A Quest For Focus

2016 Global Chemical Industry Mergers And Acquisitions Outlook: A Quest For Focus

by Deloitte
In the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) 2015 Global chemical industry mergers and acquisitions outlook, record levels of chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2014 were observed, with a prediction that strong M&A momentum would continue in the industry into 2015. While the number of global chemical deals was relatively flat in 2015, the strong M&A momentum has continued with the number of global chemical deals in 2015 exceeding the previous six-year average by over 6 percent. […] Read more

The Deloitte M&A Index – 2016: Opportunities Amidst Divergence

M&A Index – 2016: Opportunities Amidst Divergence

by Deloitte
We are expecting 2015 to end with over $4 trillion worth of deals making it the highest for deal values since 2007. However, on a last-twelve-months (LTM) basis, there was a slowdown in the volume of transactions in the second half of 2015. Cross-border deals are a major feature of this M&A wave. More than $1 trillion worth of cross-border deals have been announced so far this year, of which a third were in the vibrant deal corridor between North America and Europe. […] Read more

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: Japan 2014

Figure 1 Japan – Withholding tax rates 2014

by KPMG
Insights into tax issues that need to be considered when mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are contemplated in Japan. Under the 2011 tax reform, the national corporation tax rate was reduced from 30 percent to 25.5 percent for fiscal years beginning on or after 1 April 2012. Accordingly, taking all the national and local taxes into account, the effective statutory tax rate for large companies in Tokyo was reduced from 40.69 percent to 35.64 percent. […] Read more

米企業巨大化、株高の裏で競争の「死」?

NIKKEI

by NIKKEI
再び勢いづいてきた米企業のM&A(合 保存 印刷 リプリント 共有 併・買収)。株式市場の関係者は収益力の強化をはやすが、相次ぐ巨大企業の誕生と市場の寡占化を警戒す る声も強まってきた。企業経営者と株主が笑う裏で、経済にダイナミズムをもたらす競争が死に絶える危険 はないのか。 […] Read more

M&A Beyond Borders: Opportunities And Risks

Figure 1 Attractiveness of regions as M&A destinations

by Marsh, Mercer, Kroll
Emerging market corporations are now more confident in their pursuit of M&A. Chinese, Indian and Russian companies have been prolific in venturing outside their domestic markets to do deals, demonstrating that they are well-managed, efficient and globally competitive. Many of them have recently had initial public offerings on stock exchanges – not so much to raise capital as to demonstrate greater transparency, dispel perceptions of reputational issues and effectively pave the way for future M&A deals. […] Read more

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