M&A Pulse in APAC

The Asia Pacific M&A Newsletter
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Natixis CIB, Vermilion Partners and Azure Capital

Issue 7

EDITORIAL

FOCUS ON....
 

ECONOMIC SPOTLIGHT

Alicia Garcia Herrero, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, Natixis

Inbound M&A Into Asia Declined but also Reshuffled into ASEAN, Australia and India

Covid, rising interest rates, and heightened geopolitical risks have dampened cross-border international investment appetite for merger and acquisitions (M&A) in Asia.

Further Reading 

NETWORK IN THE NEWS

France is a Very Attractive and Open Destination, with a Market that Actively Welcomes International Investments

Marc Vincent, Global Head of M&A at Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking, spoke to Fusions & Acquisitions about foreign investment in France and Natixis CIB's M&A practice. 

Fund firms zero in on Southeast Asia as new hotbed of M&A opportunities

Miranda Zhao, Hong Kong-based head of M&A at Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking shared her views on acquisition trends among fund firms in Southeast Asia.

APAC finance sector M&A to slow further as buyers grow cautious of large bets

Miranda Zhao shared her views on M&A within the finance sector in Asia Pacific.

Asia-focused private equity fundraising slows in 2022

Miranda Zhao shared her views on  fundraisings by Asia-focused private equity vehicles.

Asia-Pacific finance M&A hit by geopolitics, supply chain disruptions in Q1

Miranda Zhao shared her views on the factors potentially hampering M&A deals in Asia-Pacific.

Denham, Nexif sell joint Aussie portfolio for $US1b to Ratch

Natixis CIB and Azure Capital advised Ratch Group on the transaction.

BlackRock in $1b-plus battery play

Azure Capital advised BlackRock on its acquisition of Akaysha Energy and A$1 billion capital commitment.

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DEAL SNAPSHOT
 

NEW FACES
 

Kate Quigg

Kate Quigg

Associate Director
Azure Capital

 Lillee Richardson

Lillee Richardson

Associate Director
Azure Capital

Oliver Henderson

Oliver Henderson

Analyst
Azure Capital

Luke Allan

Luke Allan

Analyst
Azure Capital

Alain Noel

Alain Noel

Analyst
Azure Capital

Selina Xie

Selina Xie

Senior Analyst
Vermilion

Qi Qi

Qi Qi

Analyst
Vermilion

INDUSTRY TRENDS
 

Q3 Outlook Forecasts Cloudy Days Ahead for Fintech M&A

On one hand, the fundamental trends that have been driving activity remain in place. On the other, market sentiment is largely pessimistic and the outlook for interest rates and inflation is challenging.

What Regulatory Trends Are Impacting China M&A in 2022?

China is currently witnessing a series of regulatory trends that restricts the scope for certain types of M&A deals. A spate of new antitrust, national security, and data security regulations have resulted in extra reviews from the government or even the collapse of deals. 

India Seeks Wider Authority Over Global M&A With Antitrust Law

India plans to overhaul its competition law so that global technology companies will have to seek the country’s antitrust approval for many overseas mergers and acquisitions.

Over $209 billion of M&A Deals Shelved Since June as Credit Woes Bite

Takeovers are falling apart in places from Sydney to Switzerland, leading to a gloomy late summer for Wall Street bankers as cheap financing dries up.

Perspectives from China: Chinese M&A in 2022

The story of China over the past few years has been one of slowing growth and an increasingly tightening regulatory environment. 

Australia M&A by the Numbers: Q2 2022

For Q2 2022, Australia witnessed 348 M&A transactions with USD 27.3 billion in total transaction value. Compared to Q2 2021, Q2 2022 saw a decrease in both M&A deal counts and transaction value by 29.4%, and 15.5%, respectively.

Asia-Pacific M&A Activity Remains Robust in 2022 as Companies Look to Accelerate their Transformation

Despite major geopolitical and financial headwinds, Asia-Pacific M&A activity in H1 2022 has been robust, according to analysis of M&A data by EY teams.

APAC Tech M&A Trends Report: Aggregate Deal Value Nearly Triples Since 2019

The Asia Pacific Technology M&A market has exploded over the last few years, nearly tripling 2019’s deal value total to over $111 billion in 2021, based on data gathered by S&P Global Market Intelligence. 

Asia-Pacific Deal Activity Down by 24.8% in August Compared to Q1 2022 Monthly Average

Deal volume (mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and venture financing deals) across the Asia-Pacific region during August 2022 was down by 24.8% and 16% compared to the monthly average of Q1 and Q2 2022.

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