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 highlights include:
- Asia Pacific & Japan deal making activity in May totaled US$154.4 billion, a 30.5% decline in value compared to April. However, deal value in the region is up 68.5% year-over-year.
- The top deal of the month: China There Gorges (Europe) SA (CTG) of Luxembourg, ultimately owned by Chinese state-owned China Three Gorges Corp, launched an unsolicited tender offer for the remaining 76.59% interest in Portugal electric power distributor EDP Energias de Portugal SA.
- Morgan Stanley currently leads the Asia Pacific & Japan-involvement announced M&A financial advisor ranking with a 33.6% market share.
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