EU Japan investment stock is expected to increase with the future Economic Partnership Agreement
European direct investments into Japan, European acquisitions in Japan
EU investments in Japan have been relatively constant around EURO 80 billion. There has been a marked reduction in EU investment in Japan in 2006 due to the withdrawal of Vodafone from Japan with the sale of Vodafone KK to Softbank for approx. EURO 12 billion (find details of the Vodafone-SoftBank M&A transaction here). This reduction of EU investment stock in Japan is clearly visible in the graphics below in 2006 and 2007.
For a listing of major European direct investments and acquisitions into Japan, consult The EU to Japan Direct Investments Register.
Japanese direct investment in Europe, Japanese acquisitions in Europe
Japanese investments in EU are steadily increasing, as Japanese companies are seeking to grow business outside Japan’s saturated market, and as Japanese companies acquire European companies for market access, technology and global business footprint. In 2012 the total investment stock of Japanese companies in the EU-27 has reached around EURO 150 billion.
For a listing of major Japanese direct investments and acquisitions into Europe, consult The Japan to Europe Direct Investments Register.
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