Jnet Client Newsletter 

Jnet is the bilingual newsletter of KPMG's U.S. Japanese Practice. Published since 1997, Jnet is issued quarterly to update you on audit, accounting, tax, and other business issues relevant to Japanese companies operating in the United States. 


Current Issue - Issue 2, 2015 



2015 M&A Outlook Survey Report

M&A in the U.S. has finally reached pre-recession levels. Deal value in the first three quarters of 2014 reached almost $1 trillion. The 5,843 deals announced during the period are among the highest on record and represent a seven percent increase in volume and a 33 percent increase in value from 2013.


In order to gain a more precise understanding of where the M&A market is heading, KPMG and Mergers & Acquisitions magazine have conducted a survey of over 735 M&A professionals from U.S. corporations, private equity (PE) firms, and investment banks.



KPMG Internal Audit: Top 10 Considerations in 2015 for Technology Companies

Our annual compilation of Internal Audit considerations for technology companies, "Top 10 in 2015," focuses on the critical role Internal Audit can play in helping companies manage some of their leading risks more effectively in today's challenging environment. In this year's publication, you will notice the continuing importance of disruptive technologies in determining the focus areas of Internal Audit—both in terms of presenting opportunities and new sources of risk.



Commodity Trading Companies – Meeting the Challenges of Tax and Regulatory Change

Commodity trading companies – Meeting the challenges of tax and regulatory change is a follow-up to the 2012 report, Commodity trading companies: Centralizing trade as a critical success factor, where ENR tax and management consulting professionals with KPMG International’s network of member firms explored the growing popularity of these models and outlined their benefits and risks, commercially and from a tax perspective.


The report describes how global companies can reap substantial benefits from their centralized commodity trading operations - but how their success depends on their ability to navigate and manage a dynamically changing global marketplace.



Auditing & Accounting Update

In this section, we provide brief updates on regulatory developments in auditing and accounting that may impact Japanese companies in the United States.



Tax Update

In this section of Jnet, we provide brief updates on legislative, judicial, and administrative developments in tax that may impact Japanese companies operating in the United States.