Japan in eight charts

Fundraising surged in 2017 and all the funds met or exceeded their targets, according to data compiled by PEI's research team

Is Japan about to enter a “golden era” for private equity? That’s the view of Jun Tsusaka, co-founder of Tokyo-based private equity firm NSSK, after fundraising soared to $4.7 billion in 2017 and dealflow hit record levels.

With every fund meeting or exceeding their targets last year, there are definitely grounds for optimism in the Japanese market, as these charts compiled by our research team at PEI demonstrate.