Japan is expected to emerge as a hotspot for restructuring over the next 12 months as domestic industries consolidate and foreign multinationals reassess their activities in a weak and demographically challenged consumer market. South Korea and Japan are also tipped to see increased activity, according to a survey of private equity industry survey by global business advisory firm AlixPartners.
"What we are seeing in Japan is a lot of focus on industrial consolidation. The government has set up groups like Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and they are active in specific sectors...
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