Goldman's Leven discusses private equity and Asian M&A

In the second of our M&A interviews, Johan Leven who runs M&A for Goldman Sachs in Asia, discusses why financial sponsors are better positioned in Asia than in the rest of the world.

What have been some of the broad themes driving MA activity in Asia during the course of 2006
We have seen continued consolidation activity in the region, both cross-border and domestic. Consolidation activity now forms the base of the Asian MA market. For example, MMC CorpÆs $4.7 billion acquisition of Malakoff falls into this category as a domestic transaction in Malaysia. In outbound cross-border deals, weÆve seen CNOOCÆs $2.7 billion acquisition of a stake in energy assets...

To continue reading, please login or register for free

Click for more on: johan leven | goldman sachs | ma

Print Edition

FinanceAsia Print Edition


  • 2nd Compliance Summit Southeast Asia

    17 August 2017  |  Singapore
    The 2017 Compliance Summit Southeast Asia will take an in-depth look at the key compliance considerations today with a focus on regulation and new ...