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Audio: Japan M&A nothing like the 80s

July 2, 2008
M&A

Japanese companies are on the prowl for foreign assets, and this time it has nothing to do with Rockefeller Center and world-famous golf courses as Japan was famed for snapping up in the late 1980s at inflated prices. Steven Thomas, managing director and head of Japan mergers and acquisitions at UBS, said at the Reuters Japan Investment Summit that Japan Inc. sees foreign acquisitions as necessary to open up growth opportunities.

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