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The 2022 edition of this report, which we began publishing last year, summarises the outcomes of a joint survey by RECOFDATA Corporation and PwC Advisory LLC. It explains recent and future M&A trends in Japan and related points of focus from the perspective of ESG and the SDGs.
In recent years, the importance of sustainability management has increased rapidly. Looking back over the past year, following the revision of the Japanese Corporate Governance Code in Japan and the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), global and domestic frameworks related to climate change and human rights have advanced, and the priorities and directions that companies must take as part of their sustainability management have become clearer.
Under these circumstances, companies have begun to incorporate ESG into their management policies and business strategies in order to realise sustainability management and transformation. This survey shows that, as a way of realising this transformation in an inorganic manner, the number of M&A deals related to climate change measures and the circular economy, which are particularly important sustainability issues, have been on the rise in the Japanese market in recent years, and related initiatives have evolved significantly.
PwC Advisory LLC leverages professional expertise in the areas of strategy, finance and M&A and turnaround to help our clients balance their environmental and social contributions and business growth from a management perspective to realise their visions. In collaboration with the PwC global network, we offer quality professional services that enable our clients to build trust in society and deliver sustained outcomes.
RECOFDATA Corporation has been building up an M&A database for information since 1985.
Based on the idea that this database should be a common asset for the development of M&A in Japan, RECOFDATA edits and publishes the M&A trade journal MARR, operates the M&A information and data site MARR Online and provides the search service RECOF M&A Database.
To support human resources development in M&A and the vitalisation of the industry, RECOFDATA also operates the M&A Forum, including the M&A Forum Academy and the M&A Forum Award, which recognises outstanding works and research papers related to M&A. Their subsidiary MARR Matching provides a venue for matching through their M&A matching platform.
By providing a reliable M&A database, RECOFDATA helps companies execute their M&A strategy to grow and helps drive the development of the M&A market, ultimately contributing to the development of Japanese industry.