PE companies including Carlyle Group Inc. and KKR & Co. are betting on making deals in Japan later this year as firms protect themselves against the pandemic downturn. 

According to Kazuhiro Yamada, Head of Carlyle’s Japan buyout advisory team – “Corporate demand for consultation over future business models is increasing”.

The value of Japanese transactions worth more than $10 million and involving private-equity funds plunged 56 percent in the second quarter to $1.45 billion, according to the consultancy Bain & Co.

Source: The Japan Times

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