Japan Australia Investment Report 2023 – Partners in Prosperity: Latest trends in Japan-Australia M&A

言語:英語 ※JETROのみ日本語(通訳なし)
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 15:00-17:00 (Registration 14:30~)
Venue: Japan Bank for Interntaional Cooperation 9th Floor Auditorium
Sponsored by Herber Smith Freehills GJBJ, Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) and Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI)
Supported by Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Language: English, *JETRO’s presentation will be in Japanese (without interpretation)





◆セブン&アイ・ホールディングス:オーストラリアで750店ものコンビニエンスストアを運営する7-Eleven Australia社を(米セブン-イレブンと共に)17.1億豪ドル(約1700億円)で取得。
◆三菱商事:BHP三菱アライアンス(BMA)社を通じてQLD州で操業するDaunia炭鉱及びBlackwater炭鉱を豪Whitehaven Coal社に32億米ドル(約4,760億円)にて売却。
◆三菱UFJ信託銀行:豪年金管理大手でありASX上場企業のLink Administration Holdings Limited社の株式を11億豪ドル(約1050億円)にて取得。
◆エルエヌジージャパン株式会社:豪州最大手のエネルギー会社であるWoodside Energy Group Ltdの子会社との間で、豪州Scarborough田開発プロジェクトに参画するため、同ガス田権益の10%を取得することを定めた権益売買契約を締結。


Japanese cross-border M&A into Australia was very strong in 2023 with over 50 M&A deals and 38 new partnerships in 2023. Australia is regarded as an attractive non-US destination as it is a stable market and encouraging of Japanese investment. Active sectors included energy, innovation, real estate and decarbonisation.

There were several major energy-related transactions, major B2C acquisitions (Kirin, 7-Eleven and Kao) which show the attractiveness of the Australian domestic consumer market and the continuation of acquisitions of technology / BioTech companies by Fujifilm, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Nissui, Fujitsu, Angel Group, Komatsu, Hitachi, MUFG and Softbank Robotics.

The most notable M&A transactions involving Japanese companies in 2023 were:
◆Kirin’s $1.9 billion takeover of ASX-Listed Blackmores, a vitamins and supplements producer.
◆Seven-I Holdings’ (7-Eleven Japan) $1.71 billion acquisition (together with the US arm of 7-Eleven) of 7-Eleven Australia, which operates 750 convenience stores.
◆Mitsubishi Corporation and BHP’s US$3.2 billion sale of the Daunia and Blackwater metallurgical coal mines in Queensland to Whitehaven Coal.
◆Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Bank’s $1.2 billion takeover of ASX-listed Link Group, a superannuation and share registry administrator.
◆LNG Japan’s US$880 million acquisition from Woodside Energy of a 10% interest in the Scarborough LNG Project.

Joined by a speaker from Austrade and JETRO, our M&A experts will analyse the background to the strengthening of, as well as the opportunities and implications for the growth of, Japanese investment in Australia. You will hear from M&A specialists from Australia and Japan who are active in advising Japanese corporates in cross-border transactions.



Sally Townsend (Chair, Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ))

Elizabeth Cox (General Manager (North East Asia), Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and Minister (Commercial) at the Australian Embassy Japan)

宮﨑 拓(日本貿易振興機構(ジェトロ)、イノベーション部ビジネスデベロップメント課長)
Taku Miyazaki (Director, Investment and Alliance Division, Innovation Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO))

Ian Williams (Senior Adviser, Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney / Brisbane)

Damien Roberts (Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney)


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