Merrill Corporation and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.
This month's report includes:
- With two jumbo deals above US$10 billion recently announced, Asia Pacific & Japan deal-making activity in April 2018 reached a monthly all-time high with US$219 billion, up 130.5% in value compared to the monthly volume in March 2018.
- Top deal of the month: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd of Japan agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Shire PLC, an Ireland-based manufacturer and wholesaler of pharmaceutical products, for an amended US$76.9 billion (including net debt).
- Morgan Stanley leads the Asia Pacific & Japan-involvement announced M&A financial advisor ranking with 35.5% market share.
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