Swedish private equity firm EQT lines up near-record deals in Japan

Swedish private equity firm EQT lines up near-record deals in Japan

Sweden-based private equity firm EQT has a near-record number of Japanese deals in the pipeline despite market turbulence, executives said, helped by the country’s relatively stable financing environment and a flow of corporate shake-ups.

EQT’s robust deal-making activity in Japan puts the world’s third-biggest economy in the private equity limelight at a time when higher borrowing costs have suppressed buyouts in the United States and Europe after a record 2021. It also underlines the increasing pace of asset spinoffs by Japan Inc’s big names.

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