Corporate Program

Private Equity’s Next Opportunity: Seeing Japan through the Eyes of Richard Folsom

Private Equity’s Next Opportunity: Seeing Japan through the Eyes of Richard Folsom

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Richard Folsom, Daniel Bases

To register, please call the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208.

Recent changes in both Japan and the private equity industry may be leading to a sea change in private equity’s relation to the Japanese economy. Foreign investment in Japanese companies has steadily increased over the last 20 years, going from 6.3 percent of shareholder composition in 1992 to 28 percent in 2012. Meanwhile, the impact of Abenomics and its market reforms provides an unprecedented window of opportunity for private equity firms to enter the market. Additionally, the notion of outside investment encouraging better corporate governance has become increasingly popular in corporate and academic circles. Richard Folsom, Representative Partner of Advantage Partners, LLP and a private equity investor with years of experience in Japan, assesses the current Japanese market and provides his outlook on growth potential for private equity firms.


Richard Folsom, Representative Partner, Advantage Partners, LLP

Daniel Bases
, Correspondent, Thomson Reuters

12-12:30 pm    Registration & reception
12:30-1            Luncheon
1-2:00              Lecture and Q&A

General Admission: $65 lunch & lecture/$15 lecture only 

Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $45 lunch & lecture/$10 lecture only 

Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $45 lunch & lecture/$10 lecture only 

Academic, non-profit, and government: $30 lunch & lecture/$10 lecture only

Prepayment must be made with a credit card.

All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

For further information or assistance, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208 or email

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