This Buying Spree Dwarfs The One That Shook the World in the 80s

by Keith Fitz-Gerald.

They’re baaaaack. While the Chinese are busy grabbing all of the headlines, it’s really the Japanese who are making the biggest moves. So far this year, they’ve very quietly spent $101 billion on overseas acquisitions in a global buying spree that now dwarfs the one undertaken in the late 1980s and early 1990s according to Edward Jones of Dealogic. S&P Capital IQ reports 45 deals with a value of $18.7 billion year-to-date involving a Japanese investor or buyer and U.S. assets al…

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