M & A - Japanese companies take off the gloves
Sumitomo-Mitsui Bank's attempt to disrupt the merger between Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group and UFJ Holdings has forced Japanese M&A into the spotlight. As Richard Morrow reports, with the economy improving companies are coming under pressure to boost shareholder value and profits, and there are still restructuring candidates waiting to be sold off.
Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group and UFJ Holdings high profile merger and Sumitomo-Mitsui Financial Group's attempts to spoil the party is probably a one-off in Japan.
But the mergers and acquisitions sector is blooming due to changes in the legal and accounting framework surrounding M&A, improving balance
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