China: Asia's M&A engine

China remains the engine for Asia's M&A market, though Southeast Asia has developed into an important component too.

China: Asia's M&A engine

Given how China nowadays dominates mergers and acquisitions activity in Asia, a bad year for China usually means a subdued year for the region as a whole. But with China's leadership changes out of the way, 2014 saw an uptick in business.

China went through a leadership transition last year, which made it more difficult for companies to execute deals” Mayooran Elalingam, head of MA for Asia at Deutsche Bank, said. But that has...

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