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Southeast Asia Falls Behind in Global M&A Boom

Global M&A activity approached new highs during 2015, but Southeast Asia was one of the least active markets according to the IFR Regional M&A Report 2015 - Southeast Asia.

Unsurprisingly, the slowdown in China and volatility across Southeast Asia has prompted some companies to look overseas to diversify their portfolios. Although overall deal volumes fell to reflect the broader M&A decline across the region, Japanese companies were the third most acquisitive nation in Southeast Asia during 2015, up from seventh in 2014. The current wave of consolidation in the global insurance sector is proving to be a happier hunting ground for M&A bankers, and foreign interest could come from a familiar source. Discover the details on where deals happened in the region, which companies were involved, and their deal sizes in the IFR Regional M&A Report 2015—Southeast Asia produced by Thomson Reuters in association with Merrill Corporation. Get more information on how M&A in the insurance sector is being driven by stricter US and European capital rules, which are forcing companies to shore up their balance sheets. And learn how Singapore has retained its status as the most active center for M&A activity in the region despite a slump in activity.

What’s covered:

  • Announced M&A volumes in Southeast Asia by region and country in 2015
  • Top five M&A deals in Southeast Asia by region and country in 2015
  • Top M&A advisors in Southeast Asia by region and country in 2015

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