2020 was a turbulent year in every respect. For M&A in Asia Pacific, first-half activities fell to their lowest levels since the global financial crisis. But starting from the third quarter, we witnessed a dramatic up-tick.

While the world continues to grapple with the impact of the pandemic and M&A activities suffer severe disruptions, businesses have started to adapt their strategic activities to this new environment and some structural changes have emerged.

Covid-19 has brought to forefront the immense value-add a strong, well-functioning board can bring to an organization – and conversely the adverse effects that one lacking these attributes can manifest. The relevance of an ongoing, constructive, engagement with a strong collaborative board has increased in current volatile and uncertain environment.

By Raghu Narain
Covid-19 has propelled mankind into uncharted territory. As we collectively grapple with this unexpected catastrophe on a humanitarian level, the global M&A market is also navigating unprecedented challenges.

By Miranda Zhao

Covid-19 barreled into 2020 like an unprecedented tsunami, disrupting all aspects of our lives, from personal endeavors to bus...

We are delighted to welcome you to the first edition of "M&A Pulse in APAC", our newly launched newsletter focused on M&A in Asia Pacific. The premise for the newsletter is to share with you, news, insights and conversations that are pertinent to the M&A landscape in Asia Pacific, geographic insights/nuances, as well as a curated snapshot of the top news we felt shaped the industry during the quarter.