Don Bell comments on Japanese market developments in IFLR1000

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March 14, 2014

Japanese banks and businesses have been turning their attention to potential growth opportunities in North America and Latin America. An IFLR1000 article featuring partner Don Bell—who recently joined Torys and has extensive M&A experience in North America and Japan—shares some of Don’s insights on emerging trends he sees coming out of the Japanese marketplace.

Below is an excerpt of the article.

“The Japanese economy seems to be improving as a result of the initiatives the Japanese government has undertaken over the course of the past 18 months or so. Japanese companies have a fair amount of cash they need to deploy, and many of them see growth opportunities outside of Japan,” Bell told IFLR1000.

“Japanese companies are active investors in natural resource projects, but in addition, as a result of the tsunami and earthquake [of 2011], Japan has an energy deficit and Japanese companies are looking for investment opportunities in energy-related projects. So there should be a fair amount of investment coming out of Japan that relates to that as well,” he said.

The drive to find investment opportunities, combined with the flourishing projects sector in many Latin American jurisdictions, should make for exciting times.

To read the full article, visit IFLR1000 website.


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