|Picture: Japanese beer brands in a Tokyo railway station fridge|
"Suntory’s $13.6 billion buyout of Beam, the maker of Jim Beam....is 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