Asia M&A punches below its weight

M&A has slowed this year due to the leadership changes in China and the cyclical slowdown in the mining sector, while fees remain well below the average in the US.

Asia M&A punches below its weight

This year has turned out to be a patchy one for MA deal flow out of Asia, due to a slowdown in China and a cyclical downturn in the mining sector, where most of the large deals are struck.

According to Dealogic, the total value of completed deals from Asia ex-Japan this year is $284 billion, which is 16% lower than the whole of 2012.

“MA volumes are down this...

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