In 2021, the global private equity (PE) market experienced record highs in terms of capital invested and deal volume and Japan PE market experienced record highs in terms of deal volume. Since the brief hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarters of 2020, the PE industry, which was buoyed by low interest rates and high volumes of dry powder, quickly picked up, and continued momentum. This article overviews notable trends regarding Global and Japan PE markets based on data regarding 2021.
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Kenichi Ko, Partner, Morrison Foerster