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Issue 5



As the world focuses more resolutely on its climate change goals, we are seeing an inevitable increase of investment into new energy power sources as businesses seek to transition their operations from brown to green.


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.

Further Reading 


China’s M&A Kings Cash Out of Overseas Bets at Near-Record Pace

Higher valuations, demand drive reversal of acquisition spree.

Natixis, Vermilion Partners and EFG Hermes Advise CSAIL on First MENA Acquisition

The acquisition of 100% of Dubai-based wind and solar developer, Alcazar Energy Partners.

Natixis provided financing to Macquarie and Aware Super Ltd.

A$2,150m senior financing ahead of the acquisition and privatization of Vocus Group Ltd.

Azure Capital advised Banpu Energy Australia

The  acquisition of the 110.9 MW Beryl Solar Farm and 55.9 MW Manildra Solar Farm.

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Deal Snapshot


Paul Nicollet

Paul Nicollet

Vice President

Grant Mansell

Grant Mansell


Shaun Marnewick

Shaun Marnewick

Associate Director

Phenome Chan

Phenome Chan

Senior Associate

Beatrix Leung

Beatrix Leung


Ben Stacey

Ben Stacey


Grace Dalla-Bona

Grace Dalla-Bona



Global M&A volumes hit new record in 2021

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.

Will Asia’s deal making boom be sustained?

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.

Asia M&A bonanza fuelled by Southeast Asia, private equity deals

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 Spurs Banking M&A Boom in APAC

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.

M&A deals involving Hong Kong companies hit 4-year high

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 deal boom set to intensify on cheap cash, pandemic confidence

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.

Flush With Cash, Europe’s Buyout Firms Join U.S. Dealmaking Boom

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.

SPAC Boom Creates Fresh Targets for Short Sellers, Activists

Blank-check deals help businesses go public faster, and that has investors who hunt weak companies getting ready to pounce.

How to Avoid Getting Burned by Wall Street’s Hottest Money Machine

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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