M&A in China may slow, says Banfield

Head of M&A at Credit Suisse, Colin Banfield, says China's new regulations could dampen activity in the short term. He also explains why it has been difficult to close announced M&A deals in Asia this year.

What have been the trends in Asia ex-Japan MA during the course of 2006
2006 has been a record year for MA in the region with announced deals year-to-date already totalling $210 billion compared to 2005 full year values of $175 billion. The most active markets around the region have continued to be Korea, Singapore and China with India enjoying a breakthrough year off the back of a number of important deals such as Tata Steel's cross-border acquisition...

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