Deal of the Year, Best MA Deal
Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group's $40 billion merger with UFJ Holdings
Seller's advisors Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan, Mitsubishi Securities
Acquirer's advisors Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Lazard Brothers
The deal, which spanned two years, created the world's largest bank by assets and provided the first major example of a contested MA transaction in Japan.
Jupiter Telecom's $1 billion IPO
Lead managers Nikko Citigroup, Goldman Sachs
Japan's second largest IPO of the year and the one, which showed the importance of foreign investors in the primary as well as the secondary market.