Japanese Trading Companies: Portfolio Strategies and Analysis

26 Jan 2024
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Eight Japanese trading companies analyzed by Bluefield—Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui Corporation, Hitachi Corporation, Itochu Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation, Marubeni Corporation, Toyota Tsusho, and Sojitz Corporation—reported a combined US$592.1 billion in assets under management in 2023.

Initially formed in post-World War II Japan, these Japanese companies (i.e., sogo shosha) are large conglomerates housing a wide array of businesses ranging from automakers to logistics to plant development. In some cases, these firms also function like private equity (PE) investors through their investment arms.

This Insight Report provides company analysis, comparative rankings, and profiles of eight Japanese trading companies across the global water and wastewater landscape. Bluefield’s analysis and perspectives highlight some of the key factors and trends shaping these firms’ respective strategies and decisions.

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