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M&A on an Upward Trajectory in North Asia Since 2012

The northern sub-region that includes China, Hong Kong and South Korea accounted for 67% of Asia-Pacific deals by volume and 80% of value in 2015, according to Mergermarket North Asia M&A Review: Trends Shaping the Region.

Despite worries over declining economic growth in China, which slipped below 7% for the first time since 2009, M&A activity in Asia has continued to rise. Deal values reached US$984 billion in 2015, led by a strong showing from North Asia, according to Mergermarket North Asia M&A Review: Trends Shaping the Region, produced with Merrill Corporation. The northern sub-region consisting of China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Japan, Mongolia and Taiwan saw deal value rise 58% year on year in 2015 and deal volume increase by 10%. Meanwhile, inbound deals have declined year on year, dropping 31% by volume and 42% by value following stock market volatility and speculative fears of overinflated markets in China. Find out how bilateral and multilateral governmental cooperation has influenced M&A activity, and why China still remains the leading destination for foreign companies, albeit at a reduced rate. Read our in-depth interview with Michael Buckley, executive director and head of international M&A at CITIC Securities, in which he presents a market update on investment trends in North Asia, with insights on the rising prominence of China’s outbound acquisition forays.

What’s covered:

  • M&A trends for the Asia Pacific region as well as North Asia
  • M&A deal flow and value, including domestic and cross-border deals, by country
  • Target sectors—from TMT and transport to construction and business services—by deal value and volume

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