2016 outlook: Making M&A pay

The second part of FinanceAsia's look at the year ahead explores the prospects for M&A activity.

2016 outlook: Making M&A pay

Asia enjoyed a surprisingly vibrant 2015 for MA. Total announced deal flow for Asia ex-Japan was $827.6 billion as of November 27, around 18% of the global total. That was 55% higher than in the same period in 2014, according to Dealogic.

Unfortunately, MA fees fell marginally to $1.1 billion over the same period. In Asia, advice did not pay well.

That was because almost a third of...

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