Takako Taniguchi

Overseas investment banks grab top rankings in Japan due to outbound M&A spree

Foreign firms grabbed the first three places in Japan’s merger advisory rankings last year, handling deals worth a combined $403 billion.

Carlyle, Nomura said to jointly bid for Orion Breweries

Asahi Group Holdings Ltd., which holds 10 percent of Orion, would remain a shareholder

HNA’s container leasing unit said to attract Japan’s Orix, Ontario Teachers

The Chinese group has agreed to sell more than $22 billion of assets this year, including stakes in Hilton Worldwide and Deutsche Bank, as it seeks to pare its massive debt load.

Japan’s buyout pioneer Advantage Partners cheers trend of rise of serial entrepreneurs

Advantage Partners Inc. is increasingly buying companies from younger Japanese people who’ve been there, done that and want to move on to their next big idea. And that’s creating opportunities for private equity

Bain prepared to spend $900m for advertising M&A in Asia

Bain – which on Thursday acquired 87 per cent stake in Asatsu-DK Inc in a tender offer – seeks to revamp Japan’s No. 3 agency to better compete with rivals like Dentsu Inc.

Apple, Bain Capital said to agree on terms for Toshiba’s chip unit bid

Apple is interested in the chip unit because of the strategic importance of flash memory.

Japanese banks turn to PE, hedge funds for returns

Japanese banks are following the nation’s largest insurance companies in considering more alternative assets as choices narrow.

Toshiba chip sale talks hit impasse over payment timing

The Bain group wants to make payments after Toshiba resolves a legal dispute with Western Digital.

Government-backed Cool Japan Fund hit by harassment claims

Cool Japan-backed 500 Startups was earlier hit by allegations of harassment.

Bain, INCJ make $19b offer to buy Toshiba’s chip unit

US chipmaker Broadcom is the other leading contender in the race.