January 14, 2014

Japan's Suntory buys Jim Beam for US$13 billion in second largest Japanese deal

Japanese beer ina Tokyo station fridge
Picture: Japanese beer brands in a Tokyo railway station fridge

"Suntory’s $13.6 billion buyout of Beam, the maker of Jim the second largest acquisition of a U.S. company by a Japanese buyer....Outbound Japanese M&A and Japanese buyouts of U.S. companies ..peaked in 2012, according to Thomson Reuters. Japanese companies spent $85.5 billion (in 2012) ..buying companies outside of (Japan)...including $48 billion in U.S. deals."

Suntory’s Buyout of Beam Is Second Largest Japan-U.S. Deal
By Maureen Farrell
Jan 13, 2014
Wall Street Journal Online

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