Preqin Markets in Focus: Private Equity & Venture Capital in Japan’s Transitioning Economy

Japan is a market in economic and structural transition, offering a unique opportunity for private capital investors to play a key role in facilitating the next stages of the country’s growth. Amid significant uncertainty globally, and domestic pressures for improved corporate competitiveness, Japan’s private equity & venture capital (PEVC) industry is well positioned to be a vital source of transformational energy. 

Indeed, international investors have taken note of the potential value to be unlocked. Japan-focused PEVC assets under management have registered average annual growth of 12% since the end of 2010 – hitting a record high at the end of 2019. Despite COVID-19 headwinds, this trend looks set to continue with fundraising activity accelerating in H1 2020 and on track to top previous years. 

Read our report to explore the key trends defining this deepening private capital market, and discover the latest proprietary data on PEVC fundraising, performance, deals, and much more. Plus, read expert commentary from industry practitioners, and hear from the largest institutional investors active in Japan today in our exclusive roundtable. 

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