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The Asia Pacific M&A Newsletter
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Alicia Garcia Herrero, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, Natixis
China Overseas M&A Monitor - 1H 2021: Acquisitions remain subdued in the first half of the year despite strong growth
The Chinese economy was on a rapid recovery track in the first half of 2021. The rebound in corporate profits should have helped M&A activity, but it actually remained sluggish. A key reason might have been the border restrictions and the uncertain international environment, so that China’s M&A announced deals, in number and value, have remained rathe sluggish. It is so far hard to accurately predict whether such an increase of the latter is sustainable or only temporary as uncertainties are huge.
Higher valuations, demand drive reversal of acquisition spree.
The acquisition of 100% of Dubai-based wind and solar developer, Alcazar Energy Partners.
A$2,150m senior financing ahead of the acquisition and privatization of Vocus Group Ltd.
Global M&A activity has breached new highs, building on the record-breaking dealmaking streak from the beginning of the year that has been aided by low interest rates and soaring stock prices.
Deal making activity in Asia Pacific (APAC) set all-time records in the first four months of 2021 in anticipation of a successful recovery from COVID-19.
Asian merger and acquisition activity surged to its second-highest level ever for a first half as Southeast Asian and private-equity deals hit records.
Fintech themes, including digital payments, online payments, and robo-advice boosted deals in the banking and payments sector in the second quarter of the year.
A total of 713 deals worth US$55.4 billion were announced in the first half, the most since US$68.9 billion in the first six months of 2017
Australia's record merger-and-acquisition (M&A) boom can only intensify in the near term as ultra-low interest rates and confidence that the economy will rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to drive deal activity, bankers said.
Europe’s private equity firms are snapping up U.S. companies at the fastest pace since the financial crisis and taking on more staff on the ground as they seek to expand their reach across the Atlantic.
Blank-check deals help businesses go public faster, and that has investors who hunt weak companies getting ready to pounce.
Special-purpose acquisition companies — better known as SPACs, or blank-check companies — made a splash during the Covid-era retail-trading surge.
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