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SoftBank and MUFG lead Japan's record global M&A spree

Acquisitions in first half focus on US, China and India, with deal count jumping 30%

SoftBank Group, led by CEO Masayoshi Son, made nine of 15 outbound deals valued at over 100 billion yen. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Corporate Japan's total number of overseas acquisitions surged nearly 30% in the first half of 2019, with tech conglomerate SoftBank Group doing much of the heavy lifting.

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