M&A Pulse in APAC

The Asia Pacific M&A Newsletter
brought to you by
Natixis, Vermilion Partners and Azure Capital

Issue 2 - Q2 2020




In episode 07 of the  PJ SOLOMON Presents podcast, Jeff Jacobs, PJ Solomon's Head of M&A Execution and Cross-Border, speaks with Peter Adams of Vermilion Partners, on the outlook for US-China cross-border M&A.

Listen to other podcasts in the PJ Solomon series here 


Alicia Garcia Herrero, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, Natixis

RMB Internationalization Monitor

As Chinese officials step up their tones towards reducing USD reliance, some positive developments can be detected in the international use of the RMB.

The Natixis RMB internationalization Monitor tracks the uses of Renminbi in the private and official sector with reference to four key attributes of international money.

The report also reviews the latest developments in major RMB offshore centers.

Further Reading 


Azure advises APEX

Azure assists Panoramic on equity raising

Azure advised shareholders of Cranecorp

Vermilion advised on CAPSA disposal

Clipperton: The Great Lockdown – What to Expect for Tech?

What are the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on high growth innovative businesses? 


Igor Neshcherov

Igor Neshcherov

Azure Capital

Lauren Pattison

Lauren Pattison

Azure Capital


Global dealmaking drops to lowest level in more than a decade

Coronavirus calls time on one of the longest waves in mergers and acquisitions history.

The Case for M&A in a Downturn

Most companies are still in the early days of assessing the impact from the Covid-19 crisis on their business. But as they begin planning for the future, there may be opportunities to make one or more long-sought acquisitions.

China to encourage mergers among large logistics firms

China will encourage large logistics firms to merge in order to enhance their competitiveness and capabilities.

Gold M&A back on the agenda as coronavirus restrictions ease

A lull in corporate takeover activity among gold miners is expected to end as new coronavirus-linked travel restrictions are lifted in coming months.

Private equity requests for flexibility may backfire during pandemic

The unprecedented coronavirus crisis may have become a headache for private equity sponsors that have pushed for loose lending terms to finance leveraged buyouts as they saddled their portfolio companies with debt.

Private equity scouts for China take-private deals amid tension, volatile markets

Private equity investors are seeking Chinese companies to take private in the hope they can snap up bargains amid the coronavirus-related sell-off, but the banks that help find such deals are proving less keen to finance them.

Dealmaking: how’s virtual due diligence working out?

Time-saving and reduced travel costs are clearly a benefit, but face-to-face meetings are missed

Coronavirus prompts historic shift in Mitsubishi’s M&A strategy

One of Japan’s most active and aggressive dealmakers for more than a century, will impose a one-in, one-out policy toward acquisitions as coronavirus prompts a historic strategic shift.

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